Maxell HDCAM Tape White Paper
Maxell HDCAM Tape White Paper What is the HDCAM tape format? HDCAM AKA SMPTE D-11 format was developed and introduced by Sony in 1997 to meet the needs of the global film industryin the 21st century. The HDCAM format features Digital High Definition-1920 horizontal and 1080 vertical lines of active pixel picture-to provide increased contrast, sharpness and detail. And because High Definition video has five times the resolutionof the Standard Definition video, the effect is an image that is life-like with increased clarity.