Panasonic AJ-P66MP DVCPRO Tape
The DVCPRO digital cassette tape brings an exceptionally compact size and high reliability to wide range of professional applications like broadcasting or program production.
This 6.35-mm-wide metal particle digital tape (the world's smallest and lightest) incorporates newly developed high-output metal magnetic particles that have made downsizing possible while delivering superb picture and sound quality. The DVCPRO cassette tape also boasts excellent tape transport stability and outstanding durability.
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 general purpose 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 low-noise, high-frequency characteristics needed in high-density digital recording.
Why do some tapes have a yellow lid/door and some have a red lid/door? Cassettes labeled as DVCPRO have a yellow tape-door and indicate recording time when DVCPRO25 is used and Cassettes labeled as DVCPRO HD have a red tape-door and indicate recording time when DVCPRO HD-LP format is used. The formula for the tape in the cassettes are the same.
Recording Time for Panasonic AJ-P66MP Tapes:
66 Minutes for DVCPRO (25 Mbps)
33 Minutes for DVCPRO 50 (50 Mbps)
16 Minutes for DVCPRO HD (100 Mbps)