The DVCPRO Family: High Reliability, Wide Interchangeability
DVCPRO HD was developed as the highest recording format of the DVCPRO
family. Since the first DVCPRO VTR reached the market in 1996, this expanding
family of video formats has helped launch a major shift in the use of digital
equipment in news gathering. In 1998, DVCPRO 50 was introduced, with its 4:2:2
sampling rate for improved image quality. And in 2000, the DVCPRO family grew
again with the debut of the DVCPRO HD VTR.
The ongoing evolution of DVCPRO products and technology reflects Panasonic's
ability to continually develop new, cutting-edge products that meet emerging
worldwide needs in broadcasting, production and other pro video applications.
One hallmark of the DVCPRO family is its wide interchangeability. Panasonic's
top-of-the-line HD studio VTRs can play DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV tapes. This
compatibility among products — and the flexibility it provides — remains one of the
central design concepts underlining Panasonic's development of DVCPRO
In 2003, Panasonic began developing the DVCPRO P2 series. While upgrading
the recording media from tape to the solid-state P2 memory card, Panasonic
insisted on using the same DVCPRO/DVCPRO 50 codecs. Now, with the new
AG-HVX200, Panasonic introduces a P2 camera-recorder that offers a multi-codec
capability, allowing you to select from DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV
as the recording format.
Panasonic's DVCPRO Migration Story
Higher Reliability And Consistent Compatibility from DV to DVCPRO HD