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Metal Evaporated Tape for the Next Generation using Newly-Developed Tape Layers

To enhance reliability and durability to meet every professional application and after extensive study, Fujifilm has redesigned every layer of the DV171HD's metal evaporated tape. This has resulted in the introduction of Fujifilm DV171HD which features an entirely-new magnetic layer, lubricant layer, DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) protective layer and base film. As a result, DV171HD offers unsurpassed durability and reliability with extremely high signal output.

1. NEW Hybrid Structured Lubricant Layer

Consistent Stability Even Under Extreme Conditions

A new lubricant layer is used to coat the new DLC protective layer. This lubricant layer was created from two newly developed lubricant agents, and this achieves enhanced reliability in any environment, providing synergy with the new DLC protective layer.

DV171HD Lubricant Layer Image

2. NEW DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) Protective Layer for Enhanced Reliability and Durability

Excellent Durability is Achieved Through the Use of a New DLC Layer

The cobalt particles of the magnetic layer must be protected from damage and moisture. The newly-developed DLC layer delivers both durability and flexibility through the use of extremely small and evenly distributed carbon particles.

3. NEW 100% Cobalt High Energy Magnetic Layer

High-Output is Achieved Through Extremely Small, Densely-Packed Magnetic Particles

By applying finer magnetic particles and packing them densely, DV171HD videocassettes record and playback high definition video and high quality sound by minimizing dropouts and spacing loss, in addition to delivering high-output, lower error rates and a high C/N ratio.

4. NEW Base Film for Improved Stability and Runnability

Consistently Stable and Smooth Surface

The newly-developed base film provides improved tensile strength and stable transport. As a result, DV171HD videocassettes maintain their high signal output and offer outstanding durability and stable running in synergy with new lubricant layer and the new DLC layer.

High Reliability Even Under Extreme Conditions

DV171HD videocassettes deliver high reliability and durability even in the most demanding professional production environments and in every running mode. For example, during longer standby mode (still mode) and/or in repeated use such as editing, DV171HD videocassettes consistently deliver both high signal output and smooth tape transport.

Technical Data

Magnetic Properties
Coercivity(Hc) 120kA/m
Retentivity(Br) 500mT
Squareness(Br/Bm) 0.8
Physical Properties
Thickness:Magnetic Layer 0.2µm
Thickness:Total 7.0µm
Tape Width 6.35mm
Video RF Output +1dB*
Video C/N +1dB*


  • The figures marked with* are comparisons with Fujifilm reference tape.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Cassette Size Tape Length Recording Time(min.) Dimensions(mm) Weight
(Including Case)
DV(LP mode) Professional mode Cassettes Shell Case
S 33S 39m
33 49 22 66x48x12 108x78x20 58g
(0.26 lbs.)
48S 56m
48 72 32 59g
63S 73m
63 94 42 60g
L 64L 74m
64 96 42 125x78x15 138x94x20 120g
96L 111m
96 144 64 122g
124L 143m
124 186 82 124g
186L 213m
186 279 124 129g
276L 315m
276 414 184 136g


  • HDV is a registered trade mark of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited.

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