The DVCPRO HD Format
Despite the "HD" tag, DVCPRO HD is not true high-definition in the current sense. Higher resolutions are downsampled thus:
- 1280x720 becomes 960x720
- 1920x1080 becomes 1280x1080 (59.94i)
- 1920x1080 becomes 1440x1080 (50i)
Signals can be upscaled on playback for better compatibility with high-definition equipment.
DVCPRO50 is backwards-compatible with standard DVCPRO and DVCPRO50.