D-1 D-2 D-3 D-5 & D-9 BROADCAST TAPE CONVERSION

Broadcast Video Digitising and Conversion Service at Oxford Duplication Centre

Broadcast tapes converted to digital format Oxfordshire UK

Legacy Tape Format Transfer, Conversion and Encoding

D-1 Video | D-2 Video | D3 Video | D5 Video | D-9 Video | C-Type Video Reel

D3 was a video cassette format for broadcast use that was introduced by Panasonic in 1991, and was designed to provide the Japanese broadcaster NHK with a replacement for their 1-inch video tapes.

It is an uncompressed composite digital format for standard-definition video, and competed with the more expensive D-2. It used ½-inch wide metal particle tape, and came in three different sizes – small, medium and large – providing up to 50, 126, and 248 minutes respectively. Being ½-inch wide meant it was more practical for use in camcorders than the ¾-inch formats like D1 and D2.

During the 1990s, D3 was used by the BBC to transfer video from older analogue formats. The BBC are now transferring video from D3 but there is doubt the project will be completed within the lifetimes of the remaining D3 machines.

D3 lost out to Digital Betacam partly because Digital Betacam machines were simpler to maintain.

Panasonic introduced the component video format D5 in 1994 and this used the same cassettes as D3 but running at twice the speed, so a 120 minute D3 cassette provides 60 minutes in D5 machine. Information supplied by https://obsoletemedia.org/d3/


OUR SERVICES IN BROADCAST VIDEO TAPE CONVERSION

PROFESSIONAL BROADCAST DIGITISATION USING WORLD LEADING
AWS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE HIGHEST OUTPUT QUALITY

Adhering to National Archival Standards
Offering all output options to include 10bit, FFV1 and Pro-ResHD

All prices exclude VAT at 20%

Contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com
or contact 01865 457000
BROADCAST VIDEO TAPE PRICE LIST 1+
D-1 Video Tape 90.00
D-2 Video Tape 90.00
1" Sony Magnetic Tape 90.00
DVCProHD Tape 90.00
XDCam Disc 90.00

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