The Development History of Digital Video Camera

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The DV is the abbreviation of the Digital Video. It is a form of the Digital Video which was explored by the union, consisting of SONY, Panasonic, Victory, Sharp, Toshiba and Cannon etc. However, DV represents the Digital Video Camera. Nowadays, the DV has become the necessities of our daily life, however, do you know about the development history of it?

This first Digital Video Camera was born in 1995, up to now, it is 15 years old. Up to 2008, it has experience a huge change, the storage medium has changed into hard disk from DV and DVD, the pixel has changed into 0.8 m form 4 m, and the quality of image has changed into HDV from DV. All of the changes happened within the 13 years.

In 1995, the first Digital Video Camera was born.

In July, 1995, the Sony Company launched the first Digital Video Camera DCR-VX1000. It attracted all of the attention from different areas. It was widely adopted by the TV new reporter and producer around the world. The first Digital Video Camera adopted Mini-DV tape and 3CCD transducer. It has the function of 10 times optical zoon. And it was installed with the Optical anti-quake System. The price of the first Digital Video Camera is about $4000. The DCR-VX1000 is one of the important changes on the history of image. Since then, the DV began to enter into the digital era.

In 2000, the first DVD camera was born.

In August 2000, Hitachi Company introduced the first DVD camera DZ-MV100. At that time, this camera just can record through DVD-RAM, while the Hitachi Company first introduced the DVD into the Digital Video Camera as the storage medium. They adopted 8cm DVE-RAM DVD-R as the storage medium and got red of the inconvenience caused by DV tape. It is an important renovation from the introduction of DCR-VX1000. Unfortunately, the camera did not attract the attention from other people successfully; so that it just sold in Japan. And the customer knew about the DVD camera from SNOY three years later.

In 2004, the first Micro-drive video camera was born.

In September 2004, JVC launched the first batch 1x inch Micro-drive video camera MC200 and MC100. Then the hard risk began to enter into the consumer Digital Camera era. The capacity of the two cameras is 4GB. It adopts MPEG-2 to compress the video image. The user can set the compression ratio to prolong the time. Until, JVC launched Everio G with 1.8 inch; its maximum capacity reached 30GB. However, the price is not higher than others.

In 2004, the first HDV 1080i high-definition video camera was born.

In September 2003, SONY united Canon, sharp and the JVC formulated the high-definition video standard HDV. In September 2004, SNOY launched the first high-definition camera HDV 1080i. The recording resolution ratio reached 1440×1080, and the horizontal scanning line is the double times of DVD. Besides, the definition has been improved revolutionarily. The HDV 1080i plays an important transition role on the popularities of HDV camera.

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This article was published on 2010/11/05