DVCAM Tape and Cassettes
Both DVCAM and DV formats use Advanced Metal Evaporated tape. However, DVCAM tape costs a little more. It is manufactured on different machines to professional specifications. Materials are treated differently. The raw cobalt used as the magnetic medium is denser. The base film is more durable. DVCAM tape has 50% fewer dropouts, 50% less shrinkage and 25% increased resistance to wear. Its Diamond Like Carbon Coating (DLC) is optimized under more carefully controlled conditions. All these improvements over the DV format account for better picture, fewer artifacts, better carrier to noise ratio, less tape shrinkage over time, and longer tape life.