JVC FINALIZES TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF
D-VHS STANDARD(STD) MODE
New concept VHS cassette recorder is in tune with the rapidly
progressing digital broadcasting and multimedia era.
Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.(JVC) has finalized the technical specifications of the D-VHS Standard (STD) Mode. Standardization of the specifications was achieved after consultation with Hitachi, Ltd.,Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd. and Philips Electronics N.V.regarding D-VHS,which was announced in April of 1995.This paves the way for D-VHS technology to be incorporated in
products, further advancing VHS as a recording medium in the upcoming
D-VHS is a new technology which is based on VHS, the world's most popular home video format. In addition to offering the features of conventional VHS, to address the needs of multimedia applications, this new VHS technology offers bit stream recording capability which will allow recording of compressed digital data such as digital broadcasts. By making the most of the advantages of tape media - namely high capacity and low cost - expectations are that D-VHS can be used in new applications, including as an in-home digital data storage device.
The possibilities of D-VHS as a home data server of digital broadcasts (which can transmit large amounts and diverse digital data along with the TV program itself), as well as use in two-way digital communication, etc., which is expected in the future multimedia age, are obvious.
To meet the broader system connection requirements among digital equipment in the upcoming multimedia era, JVC has adopted the recent world trend IEEE1394 Digital Interface for the D-VHS Standard (STD) Mode.
MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF D-VHS
- In addition to analog recording of current broadcasting systems (such as NTSC,PAL), timeshifting of digital broadcasts by bit stream recording is possible.
- By offering the high-capacity characteristics of tape media, data recording in step with the multimedia era is possible.
- By maintaining compatibility with the current VHS format, playback of the vast VHS software library existing worldwide is possible.
- By utilizing most of conventional VHS technology, parts, and production facilities, widespread penetration and development for home use is possible.
D-VHS logo mark will be attached to the unit and video cassette.
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