Digital VHS video conversion to DVD and other digital formats
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D-VHS:

D-VHS Videotape Logo

Digital video recording format developed by JVC in cooperation with Hitachi, Matsushita and Philips.
Launched in:  1998
Used for: Consumer digital video recorders. Backward compatible with VHS and S-VHS.
a.k.a: DigitalVHS, Digital VHS, DVHD, D-VHS, Data VHS

Tape Length:
 

Tape Label

Data storage

Tape Length

Recording Time

HS or VHS-SP

STD or VHS-LP

LS3

LS5

DF-240

25 GB

248 m (813 ft)

120 min (2 h)

240 min (4 h)

720 min (12h)

1200 min (20 h)

DF-300

31.7 GB

314.464 m (1,048 ft)

150 min (2:30 h)

300 min (5 h)

900 min (15 h)

1500 min (25 h)

DF-420

44 GB

433 m (1,420 ft)

210 min (3:30 h)

420 min (7 h)

1,260 min (21 h)

2100 min (35 h)

DF-480

50 GB

500 m (1,640 ft)

240 min (4 h)

480 min (8 h)

1,440 min (24 h)

2400 min (40 h)

 Magnetic tape used:  12.7 mm magnetic tape, superior oxide formulation than VHS
Manufacturers: JVC,  Hitachi, Matsuhita and Philips.
Video recording: MPEG transport stream. Standard Definition and High Definition.
Audio recording: MPEG stereo. Some versions with Dolby and DTS.

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