D-9 / Digital S (JVC) video cassettes
light grey Digital S DS10 video cassette, rectangular with rounded corners

JVC Digital S (subsequently known as D-9) 10 minute video cassette

introduction to D-9 / Digital S video cassette transfer

We offer a range of delivery formats for our video transfers. We use the International Association of Sound & Audiovisual Archives Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings, delivering FFV1 lossless files or 10-bit uncompressed video files in .mkv or .mov containers. We create viewing files as H264 encoded .mp4 files or DVD. We can deliver any other digital video files,  according to your needs. 

We can provide the appropriately-sized usb media for your files, or use media supplied by you, or deliver your files online. Files delivered on hard drive can be for any operating system MacOS, Windows or GNU/Linux and filesystems (HFS+, NTFS or EXT3).

Due to varying tape durations and their gradual physical degradation, it’s not always appropriate to create fixed prices for our services. We’ve found that assessing tapes prior to confirming costs is a more accurate and fair method.

We offer free assessments please contact us to discuss your project.

D-9 / Digital S video machines

D-9 / Digital S format variation

end view of Digital S video cassette with protective shield open to reveal black magnetic tape

Digital S video tape cassette shell open to show ½ inch tape inside

rack-mounted JVC Digital S component video recorder

JVC BR-D 750E machine for Digital S / D-9 video

light grey Digital S / D-9 cassette with rulers indicating width 18.8 cm by height 10.3 cm.

Digital S / D-9 cassette dimensions: 18.8 x 10.3 x 2.5cm

D-9 / Digital S video tape risks & vulnerabilities

D-9 / Digital S video recording history

Originally known as Digital S, it was given the designation D-9 by SMPTE in the spring of 1999.