MiniDV

Overview

Those who demand exceptional image quality will demand the high-density digital recording technology of FUJIFILM. As video progresses from analog to digital, FUJIFILM is the name to trust.

Fujifilm DV Cassettes maximize the performance of your Mini DV system. Not only do they deliver the high output and high C/N ratio that high-density digital recording demands, they boast an exceptionally low error rate. Reliability and durability are also outstanding, so you can count on their superior sound and image quality every day of the year.

High-Density Digital Recording Demands High Output and High C/N Ratio Characteristics

Compared to analog recording, the high-density digital recording of the Mini DV (Digital Video) system requires a tremendous amount of signal data. The thin cobalt-vacuum-evaporated magnetic layer of FUJIFILM's Mini DVCassette tape results in high energy levels with retentivity of 450mT(4500 Gauss) and coercivity of 120kA/m(1510 Oe) for high-output digital video recording.

The DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) Protective Layer Ensures Excellent Durability for Reliable Performance

The DLC protective layer was specially formulated to safeguard the high performance of the cobalt-evaporated magnetic layer. Its diamond-like resilience offers superior wear resistance and when combined with the lubricant layer presents an impenetrable barrier to moisture, allowing high output to be maintained even after repeated playback. And the low-friction coefficient of the lubricant layer provides stable tape transport under a wide range of environments.

The Low Error Rate Enhances the Precision of Recording and Playback

The high-output characteristics of the thin cobalt-evaporated magnetic layer provide a wide margin of error while the stable head-to-tape contact and ultra-smooth magnetic layer significantly reduce spacing loss for a low error rate even in the short-wavelength range.

A Unique Cassette-Case Design Safeguards this High-Performance Tape

The design of the tightly sealed cassette shell inhibits the adhesion of dust and dirt. The three-lid structure ensures opening and closing involves the minimum of movement for exceptional sealing performance, and to achieve the precision required by the Mini DV system, a reel-lock feature prevents slack developing in the tape.

The Structure of FUJIFILM Mini DVCassete Tape

Technical Data

    DVM60 DVM80
Magnetic Properties Coercivity (Hc) 120 kA/m
Retentivity (Br) 450 mT
Squareness (Br/Bm) 0.8
Physical Properties Tape Width 6.35 mm
Tape Thickness 7 µm 5.3 µm
Transparency Less than 5 %
Recording Characteristics Optimum Recording Current 0 dB
Data Signal Output Level (21 MHz) More than - 1 dB
Frequency Response (21 MHz / 10.5 MHz) ± 2 dB
Overwrite Level (21 MHz / 10.5 MHz) Less than + 2 dB
C/N (21 MHz) More than - 2 dB
C/N (10.5 MHz) More than - 2 dB
Tracking Signal Output Level (0.47 MHz) 0 dB
Tracking Signal Overwrite Level (0.47 MHz / 21 MHz)
Impulse Response
Less than + 1 dB
± 5 %

Note

  • Please note that the DV digital video system is NOT compatible with analog video systems.
  • Two sizes of cassettes are available for the DV digital video system - the Mini DVCassette and the DVCassette. The latter is suitable for extended recording and playback.
  • In accordance with copyright laws, Mini DVCassette recording are for private viewing only.
  • Mini DV is a commercially registered logo.
  • Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for product improvement purposes. Color and packing may differ from that shown in the catalog.

Line-up

Model Tape Length Recording Time Shell Color Pack Dimension
SP LP
DVM60CME E 70.4 m(230 ft.) 60 min. 90 min. Black Single 52.3 x 73.5 x 16.5 mm
DVM80CME E 93.1 m(305 ft.) 80 min. 120 min. Black Single
DVM60 x 3CMIXME E 70.4 m(230 ft.) 60 min. 90 min. Mix (3-Color) 3-Cartridge
DVM60 x 5CMIXME E Mix (5-Color) 5-Cartridge