You want them in your video productions. You want them in your technology
too. For more than forty years now JVC has been smoothing out the migratory
path from one video technology to another. To this day, the color-under
and 2-head helical scanning technology we invented continues to provide
the foundation upon which all analog video tape recorders are based. From
open-reel 1-inch tape to 3/4-inch cassettes to VHS, JVC has made sure
that every new video technology we develop delivers the quality you need
today without wiping out your investment in previous technology or limiting
your choices in the future. That commitment to end-users is what makes
our revolutionary D-9 format the logical choice for the migration to digital.
Originally known as
Digital S, it was given the designation D-9 by SMPTE in the spring of
1999. D-9 uses a 50 Mbps compression scheme which has been widely recognized
by the engineering community as the blueprint for digital broadcasting
in the future and the ideal choice for HDTV production and broadcasting.
JVC has worked with other leading manufacturers to make D-9 an open standard
and is now working on new SMPTE standards for interfacing D-9 compressed
What does this mean
to you? It means that there is finally an accepted, reliable digital video
standard that delivers the high-end digital performance broadcasters need
at a price that's comparable to many analog systems. Using 4:2:2 color
component digital sampling and mild 3.3:1 compression with a data rate
of 50 Mbps and robust 1/2-inch tape, JVC's D-9 provides superior image
quality that rivals even the highest priced digital systems. Ideally suited
for the higher resolution demands of 16:9 images as well as for standard
4:3, D-9's exceptional image quality sustains itself from acquisition
through multi-generation editing, special effects and up-conversion.
JVC has already developed
a full suite of D-9 products - from camcorders to editing recorders, and
will soon launch a wide array of DTV-ready and HDTV-ready products. The
world-wide family of standard D-9 products has already established a solid
reputation for its high-quality pictures, cost efficiency, reliability,
and unlimited future potential.