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Jupiter opts for Panasonic’s HD mastering VTR

Dubai-based electronics manufacturer, Jupiter Group has acquired a Panasonic HD mastering VTR to enable HVD (High Definition Versatile Disc) authoring.

Dubai-based electronics manufacturer, Jupiter Group, which launched a Vinverth High Definition video recorder in the Middle East earlier this year, has now acquired a Panasonic HD mastering VTR to enable HVD (High Definition Versatile Disc) authoring. The Group currently has the exclusive rights to distribute Indian movies on the HVD format to consumers in the Middle East, India and Africa.

“Vinverth is the first company in the world to launch a HVD player and also distribute movies on the HVD format,” says Faizal Abdul Karim, manager, advertising and promotions, Jupiter Electronics. “This will enable people to view movies in High Definition.”

From the original film negative, Jupiter does a HD telecine transfer onto D-5 tapes and brings them from India to Dubai for HVD authoring onto D9 tapes. “We chose the D9 disc because it is single-sided and double-layered, which means people can’t make copies of this disc,” says Karim. He also adds that Jupiter chose the Panaosonic AJ-HD3700BE because the company has preferred the D-5 HD format. “We have found that this tape genuinely offers high definition quality unlike some other competing products,” he explains.

The AJ-HD3700BE meets all HD and SD production requirements and supports full bandwidth (1920x1080) and 4:2:2 digital 10-bit component video in HD plus SD NTSC and PAL. It offers support for SD video, HD Cinema mastering as well as digital projection and DVD distribution.

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