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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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DV and SD Confusion

When we speak of SD (Standard Definition) does this mean that the recording format is DV? or can we can it be any other format as well?

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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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SD can be any analog or digital format intended for NTSC, PAL or SECAM. 525 total TV lines (486 active) or 625 (576? active).

U-Matic, BetaSP, SX, DigiBeta, DVCPro, DV/DVCam, VHS, Hi-8 and more are all SD.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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DV is a subset of SD. There are other formats the fit into the SD category, however. For example NTSC DVD is SD.
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