Mini DV is a video cassette designed for use in Mini DV digital camcorders. The picture quality of digital video (DV) recorded on a Mini DV cassette is basically identical to the quality of DV recorded on a Hi8 or 8mm cassette by a Digital8 camcorder. However, Mini DV tapes are tiny — literally pocket-sized — which allows for greater portability. Mini DV tapes are available in lengths of 30 and 60 minutes (plus, recording in LP mode lets you extend total recording time with a 60-minute tape to 90 minutes). Mini DV tapes usually cost a bit more than 8mm or Hi8 tapes, and aren't always as easy to find.
Most digital camcorders record video and audio on a Mini DV tape. The ...
1/4-inch digital tape format.
A video format using a digital signal rather than an analogue signal. ‘Mini' is due to the smaller size of the tape.
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A type of camcorder recording media format. Implies recording, manipulating, storing and playing back video images digitally.
The leading digital video format. It has the highest resolution and smallest dimensions of all consumer video recording formats.
The newest of the video formats. Mini DV can be bought at any electronics store and will deliver a 500-line resolution image similar to a beta. The advantage is Mini DV is a common format and does not need to be bought (or cameras rented) at specialty stores.
Mini DV is a small videocassette tape which records images and sound in digital format.
Compact videocassette format which records picture and sound information as digital data. Mini DV provides exceptional resolution, accuracy and color richness.
A design based on the technology of professional broadcast digital recording media, the mini DV is incredibly small and its capable of delivering more than 500 horizontal resolution lines-a quality that is even higher than the standard TV system. Together with PCM Audio in 16-bit stereo or 12-bit stereo x2 your high quality pictures get the great sound it deserves.
A digital video format with both high resolution (up to 530 lines) and small size, allowing for smaller camcorders.