DVCPRO

Panasonic DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD born-digital video cassettes in PAL / NTSC
dark grey and yellow rectangular cassette

Panasonic 33 minute DVCPRO video cassette (size: Medium)

introduction to DVCPRO 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 a more accurate and fair method.

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

DVCPRO cassette machines

  • Panasonic AJ-D640 x 2
  • Panasonic AJ-D750 x 2
  • Panasonic AJ-SD255
  • Panasonic AJ-D940 PAL / NTSC 25 / 50 Mbps
  • Panasonic AG-DV2500 PAL / NTSC

DVCPRO format variation

end view of cassette with yellow protective shield opened to reveal black shiny tape inside

DVCPRO cassette shell open to show ¼ inch / 6.35mm tape inside

Dark grey rack-mounted machine with multiple buttons, dials and displays with text: DVCPRO SLOW MOTION

Panasonic AJ-D940 DVCPRO machine

dark grey and yellow rectangular cassette with rulers indicating width 9.7 cm and height 6.3 cm

DVCPRO cassette dimensions: 9.7 x 6.3 cm. We also transfer the larger 12.4 x 7.7 cm tapes

DVCPRO tape risks & vulnerabilities

DVCPRO recording history