A D5 VTR (1994) adapted to handle high definition signals. Using around 5:1 compression the signals connect via an HD-SDI link. HD D5 can be multi-format, operating at both SD and HD TV standards. It can replay 525-line D5 as well as HD D5 cassettes. Formats include 480/60I, 1080/24P, 1080/60I, 1080/50I, 1035/59.94I and 720/60P. The recorder can also slew between 24 and 25 Hz frame rates for PAL program duplication from a 1080/24P master.
Cassette recording times vary according to format, the longest is 155 minutes for 1080/24P.