Panasonic AJ-P66MP Digital Video Cassette
The World's Most Compact Digital Video Cassette for Broadcasting. The ultracompact DVCPRO cassette is just 1/4 the overall size and 1/6 the weight of the standard 1/2-inch cassette tape used in news gathering, yet it offers twice the recording time — 66 minutes. This combination of smaller size and longer recording time means extra flexibility in the field. The DVCPRO generalpurpose cassette tape lineup also includes a tape with 184 minutes* of recording time for editing use. In both news gathering and editing, compact dimensions and extended recording time give DVCPRO cassette tapes a big edge in convenience.
MP Tape Technology Achieves Higher Output, Lower Noise. The DVCPRO cassette tape delivers significantly higher output and lower noise than conventional MP tape. The key is a newly developed ultra-fine metal magnetic particle that's less than half the size of previous metal particles but has 70% more energy. With remanent magnetization of 370 mT (3,700 Gauss) and coercivity of 183 kA/m (2,300 Oe), DVCPRO tape achieves output that's 5 dB higher than previous tape. The high-energy particles are mounted in an extremely dense pattern on tape with an ultra-thin 0.2 micron magnetic coating — the thinnest ever in a broadcast-use metal tape. The result is an exceptionally advanced tape with the lownoise, high-frequency characteristics needed in high-density digital recording
Smooth Tape Transport, Excellent Durability and Reliability. An ultra-flat base film and advanced calendering techniques give DVCPRO tape an ultra-smooth magnetic layer surface that eliminates spacing loss and micro-dropouts. This results in both low error rates and a higher C/N ratio, even in the high-frequency band. DVCPRO tape also features a new type of binder using a high-polymer that helps protect the magnetic layer and assure excellent durability, even with repeated usage and still playback. This means exceptional reliability in the most demanding environments and after long periods of storage.
Durable Cassette Shell. A tough cassette shell and sealed structure assure durability and prevent entry of dust or other particles into the cassette. The cassette also features a reel-lock mechanism that prevents tape sagging and a slide-type eraseprevention mechanism to protect against mishaps.
High Cost-Performance. High-quality DVCPRO metal tapes are more cost effective. Their smaller size can mean lower costs in other areas, too, thanks to their easy portability in the field and minimal storage requirements after editing. This all adds up to higher performance with lower operating costs.