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DV vs Betacam SP: 4:1:1 vs 4:2:2 – Artifacts and Other Controversies

Chapter: Image Acquisition

Topic: Camera and Recorder Format

This paper represents an attempt to dispel the rumor and innuendo surrounding the 4:1:1 versus 4:2:2 issue, especially as it relates to the “Is DV better (or worse) than Betacam SP?” controversy, and DV compression artifacts.