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

Common brands / models of DVCPRO video tape include: Panasonic AJ-P12M; Panasonic AJ-P24M; Panasonic AJ-P33MP; Panasonic AJ-P66M; Panasonic AJ-P66L; Maxell DVP-24M; Maxell DVP-66L; Fujifilm DP121-46M and Fujifilm DP121-66L.

We offer a range of delivery formats for our video transfers. Following International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives TC-06 guidelines, we deliver FFV1 lossless files or 10-bit uncompressed video files in .mkv or .mov containers for archives. We can also produce Apple ProRes mezzanine files for ease of editing. We provide smaller viewing files as H.264 encoded .mp4 files or on DVD. We're happy to create any other digital video files, according to your needs.

We can provide the appropriately-sized USB delivery 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).

DVCPRO video cassette recordings can vary both in duration and in the extent of physical tape degradation, so we always assess tapes before confirming the price of a transfer.

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

For an introduction to our assessment and treatment processes, please see our guide to "what happens to your video tape".

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