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The D-1 tape was released by SONY in 1986 followed by the D-2 in 1988, D-3 in 1991 and the D-5 HD in 1994. The D-1 and D-2 tapes were developed for use within the professional video market. Both D-1 and D-2 were uncompressed formats. D-1 is still known for having some of the most stunning standard definition quality on tape. D-2 tapes were made as a less expensive alternative to D-1. D-3 tapes were Panasonic's response to the D-2 by Ampex. The D5 HD tape holds SD and HD resolution video and is still used in some professional applications.
Do you have any of these tapes? Well you’re in luck, because we are one of the very few establishments with the capability to play these tapes. These formats are rare, and the machines to play them are even more so.
We can capture the full quality video of these tapes directly on a DVD, or to a hard drive/thumb drive. Please feel free to speak with our technician about the tape formats/lengths so we can ensure perfection on your project.