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DV: Obviously short for “Digital Video,” the term DV refers to a specific format for encoding (recording and playing back) digital video. DV codec utilizes intraframe compression and uncompressed audio and was a common method for recording Standard Definition video utilizing MiniDV cassette tape. DV is also associated with the more professional DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 or DVCPRO HD as well as closely related to HDV. DV encoded data can be wrapped in the standard container formats including AVI, MOV, and MXF. [ Video Glossary ]

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