Micro Mv Camcorder Format Explained

Micro MV was a videotape format introduced in 2001 by Sony. This cassette is physically smaller than a Digital 8 or DV cassette. In fact, Micro MV is the smallest videotape format — 70% smaller than Mini DV or about the size of two quarters.

Micro MV has not been a successful format. From 2006, Sony stopped offering any new Micro MV camcorder models.

The Micro MV format does not use the highly popular DV format. Instead, it uses 12 Mbit/s MPEG-2 compression, like that used for DVDs and HDV.

Each cassette can hold up to 60 minutes of video.

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