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The DVCPRO HD Format


DVCPRO HD is an enhanced version of DVCPRO and DVCPRO50. DVCPRO HD increases the data rate to 100MBps, which is why it is sometimes called DVCPRO100. DVCPRO HD cassettes are identified by a red lid.

Despite the "HD" tag, DVCPRO HD is not true high-definition in the current sense. Higher resolutions are downsampled thus:

Signals can be upscaled on playback for better compatibility with high-definition equipment.

DVCPRO50 is backwards-compatible with standard DVCPRO and DVCPRO50.