Reprinted from an HDV Format Co-Promoters press release:
Canon Inc., Sharp Corporation, Sony Corporation, and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) today announced that the specifications which realize the recording and playback of high-definition video on a DV cassette tape have been established as the HDV format. The four companies proposed the basic specifications for the format in July 2003 and have received supportive opinions from many companies. The specifications for the HDV format will become available from the beginning of October 2003. The four companies will also propose the format as an international standard format.
HDV Format Web Site: http://www.hdv-info.org/
The following companies have expressed support for the HDV format at present
The four companies will gradually incorporate features which enable to recognize tapes recorded using the HDV format in future DV format-compatible products to enhance user convenience, and promote such features throughout the industry.