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Reference EN 62141:2006
Title Helical-scan digital video cassette recording format using 12,65 mm magnetic tape and incorporating MPEG-4 compression - Type D-16 format
Project Number 16745
Abstract/Scope specifies the track content, format, and recording method of the data blocks containing compressed video, AES3 audio data, and associated data which form the helical records on 12,65 mm tape in cassettes. This standard supports recording of source picture formats using 1920 1080 pixels with the 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 sampling structure specified in SMPTE 274M at the frame rate of 23,98 Hz, 24 Hz, 25 Hz and 29,97 Hz, and using 1280 720 pixels with the 4:2:2 sampling structure specified in SMPTE 296M at the frame rates of 50 Hz and 59,94 Hz (see note). This standard also supports recording of 12 channels of AES3 audio data and 3 lines of uncompressed blanking interval data. This standard includes packetizing and shuffling operations supporting picture compression using the DCT and DPCM encoding methods defined by ISO/IEC 14496-2 (MPEG-4 simple studio profile).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-06-08
Current Stage code deadline 2007-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 62141:2005 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.40 - Video systems
Keywords Video recording; Helical-scan; Digital; Magnetic tape; MPEG-4 compression
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5060 2006-04-20 2006-05-04 export to doc file  EN
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3099 2005-02-08 2005-02-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-06-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-05-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) SMPTE RP 188:1999
SMPTE 372M:2002
SMPTE 299M:1997
ITU-R BT.709-5:2002
SMPTE 276M:1995
SMPTE 292M:1998
SMPTE 12M:1999
SMPTE 274M:2003
SMPTE 296M:2001
ISO/IEC 14496-2:2004
EN 61213:1994
EN 61237-1:1994

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