Professional acquisition (and mastering) format from Panasonic.

DVCPRO HD is a high definition extension of Panasonic’s DVCPRO standard definition format. The format is popular due to high quality camera systems available from Panasonic. Varicam cameras allow 24p (or 23.98p) acquisition for film style production.

Although the studio VTR is full featured and supports 8 channels of audio, DVCPRO HD is not a common mastering and delivery format.

DVCPRO HD records 720p and 1080i signals. It does not have the ability to record 1080 23.98p format which limits usability in projects intended for theatrical release.