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Panasonic Ships AMQ DV/DVCAM Compatible Tape Line

Increases output level and durability while decreasing drop-outs (June 20, 2005)

Panasonic Broadcast has announced the immediate availability of its Advanced Master Quality (AMQ) professional DV tape series, offering a new level of durability and reliability in DV tape for professional users. The new 6.35MM metal evaporative tape provides unprecedented performance for DVCAM, DV SP and DV LP recording.

The AMQ Series offers advancements in regard to drop-outs, clogging and still image playback in comparison to previous Panasonic professional DV tape, and it excels over competitive brands in terms of fewer drop-outs, higher signal output and lower error rate.

A newly-developed robust dry-type lubricant and a durable diamond-like carbon (DLC) film with extra thickness dramatically boost durability during still image playback and significantly extends VTR head life. These advanced production technologies allow the AMQ tape to stand up to the repeated rewinding, fast-forwarding and playback typical of professional editing. The new series offers a new surface treatment process (Super Advanced Metal Evaporation or S-AME) for improved magnetic density and an increased output level of +1.2dB, resulting in a more precise and secure recording.

Improvements even extend to the cassette housing, with a new gray color, dust-proof anti-static lid and durable ABS resin shell construction--the same material used for high-quality data tape. An easy-write cassette label is already affixed to the cassette housing, so writing titles directly on the label is quick and easy. Both the large and small tape sizes use a two-way open soft vinyl case that is rugged yet easy to open.

Model Number / Tape Length / Suggested List Price
AY-DVM33AMQ / 33 min. Mini-DV / $19.95
AY-DVM48AMQ / 48 min. Mini-DV / $21.95
AY-DVM63AMQ / 63 min. Mini-DV / $23.95
AY-DV96AMQ / 96 min. Standard DV / $29.95
AY-DV124AMQ / 124 min. Standard DV / $38.95
AY-DV186AMQ / 186 min. standard DV / $43.95
AY-DV276AMQ / 276 min. Standard DV / $51.95

About Panasonic Broadcast
Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Co. is a leading supplier of broadcast, professional video and presentation products and systems. Panasonic Broadcast is a unit company of Panasonic Corporation of North America. The company is the North American headquarters of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) of Japan, and the hub of its U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations

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