14 February 2013 by Shifali Rao
DV or Digital Video recording format is one of the oldest recording formats for digital video (launched around 1995). DV was used to store Standard Definition video and has mostly been replaced with the newer HDV (High Definition Video) format which is required for high definition video. DV video is largely stored in Magnetic Tapes which came in 3-4 different sizes.
Due to DV being a much older format, the best camcorders which support DV often also support the newer HDV and AVCHD formats.