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Durable, High-Output Professional Tape–Ideal for the HDV Format

Ideal for the HDV Format

High-output Panasonic tape is ideal for the HDV format, which is weak in error correction.
The large amount of information for HD image quality produces images with smooth edges and excellent color reproduction. It also has fewer dropouts, which makes it ideal for professional uses that demand high reliability.

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Industry Highest Output with Less Dropout

Panasonic's advanced S-AME(Super Advanced Metal Evaporation) technology has increased magnetic density to achieve the highest output level in the industry.

High Output Level
Less Dropout

Enhanced Still Durability and Low Head Wearing

With Panasonic's original hybrid lubricant, MQ tape has succeeded in minimizing head clogging, while suppressing increases in the friction ratio (increasing head life.)

Comparison of still durability
Comparison of friction increase

Comparison of Lubricant structure

Robust DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) Film

In order to ensure the tape's performance under challenging usage conditions, a much thicker professional DLC film is employed to provide significantly added strength. A proprietary surface treatment has been applied to enable a uniform coating of the lubricant.

Tough cassette with anti-static lid

The precision engineered cassette shell is molded of ABS resin, which prevents warping and provides tough impact resistance and durability.
The anti-static cassette lid treatment repels dust, debris, and contaminants, minimizing dropouts. A paper label comes already affixed, allowing for quick and easy writing.


2-way opening soft case

A soft material that won't break if dropped is used for the cassette case. The 2-way lid construction lets you easily extract the tape with one hand, even while shooting.

2-way opening soft case

MQ Series Line-up and Specifications

Mini HDV/DV/Professional Mode


Recording time
Recording Mode Track Width Recording Time
Professional mode 15 µm 42 min.
HDV 1080i 10 µm 63 min.
HDV 720p / DV (SP) 10 µm 63 min.
HDV 720p / DV (LP) 6.67 µm 94 min.
Coercivity 120 KA/m
Max Residual Magnetic Flux Density 500 mT
Squareness 0.8
Optimum Recording Current 0 dB*
Data Signal Output level (21 MHz) more than 0 dB*
Frequency Response (21/10.5 MHz) within ±2 dB*
Overwrite (10.5/21 MHz) less than 2 dB*
C/N (21 MHz) more than –1 dB*
C/N (10.5 MHz) more than –1 dB*
Output level (0.47 MHz)
0 dB*
Overwrite (0.47/21 MHz) less than 1 dB*
Impulse Response (1/90 Tb) within ±5 %

* As compared to DV Cassette reference tapes