Digital Master

Highly affordable and accessible, Digital MasterTM Tape for HDV is the ideal first step into the thrilling world of High Definition.


Digital Master

• Designed for MiniDv, DVCAM and HDV camcorders, Digital Master tape is the only professional videotape with 2 active magnetic layers, improving carrier to noise ratio by 2.5db for 95% fewer errors and 60% fewer dropouts than consumer DV tape!
• A new AMEII metal evaporation technology has been used to improve the packing of grains inside the magnetic layer, increase tape retentivity (Br) and output as well as achieve better C/N and error ratios.
• Quality Control has been enhanced following a complete review of the production process, resulting in improved drop-out figures.
• By using a new method for creating the Diamond Like Carbon protective layer on the tape surface, a dramatic improvement in wear resistance has been achieved, resulting in reduced head wear.
• A new lubricant ensures low friction and reduced head stain. With superior stability, tape damage is minimised.
• Digital Master is also highly flexible and convenient media, enhancing compatibility between camcorder and VTR. It also offers a protective locking album case preventing accidental opening.
• Cleaning Tape: PDVM-12CL and PDV-12CL

* Product assortment may vary by region. Please consult your local Sony Account Representative.


General Characteristics
Master Carton Quantity (piece)
PHDV-276DM: 50
PHDV-186DM: 50
PHDV-124DM: 50
PHDV-64DM: 50
PHDVM-63DM: 50
Master Carton Weight (kg)
PHDV-276DM: 7.6
PHDV-186DM: 7.3
PHDV-124DM: 7.0
PHDV-64DM: 6.9
PHDVM-63DM: 4.434
Playing time (min)
PHDV-276DM: 276
PHDV-186DM: 186
PHDV-124DM: 124
PHDV-64DM: 64
PHDVM-63DM: 63
Tape length (m)
PHDV-276DM: 315
PHDV-186DM: 214
PHDV-124DM: 143
PHDV-64DM: 75
PHDVM-63DM: 73
Weight (g)
PHDV-276DM: 142
PHDV-186DM: 135
PHDV-124DM: 130
PHDV-64DM: 127
PHDVM-63DM: 64
Magnetic Properties
Intrinsic coercivity (kA/m)
Retentivity (mT)
Squareness (Br/Bm)
Physical Properties
Thickness: backcoating (µm)
Thickness: base (µm)
Thickness: magnetic layer (µm)
Thickness: total (µm)
Width (mm)
Thickness non-magnetic layer (µm)
Video and Audio Performance
RF Playback output (dB)