EIAJ Video Reel
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Film and Slides
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BETACAM, BetacamSP videotapes to File, Flash Drive, Download, or DVD.
Digital BETACAM, DIGI-CAM to File, Thumb Drive, Download, or DVD.
DVCam NTSC and PAL video tape to File, Flash Drive, Download, or DVD.
AMPEX 198, Sony Betacam SP
video tapes professional format
|Betacam (SP) NTSC, PAL to File, Download, DVD; $40 each
Digital Betacam, DigiCam NTSC, PAL File, Download, DVD; $40 per tape.
DVcam NTSC, PAL to File, Download, or DVD; $40 per tape.
BetaCam, Betacam is a professional video format.
The original Betacam format was released in 1982 with true broadcast quality of 300 lines of horizontal resolution. It is an analog component video with 300 lines of horizontal Y luminance and 120 lines of chominance resolution (compared to about 30 lines of chromanance for Betamax and VHS). Betacam was limited to the smaller 60 minute cassette tapes.
BetaCam SP (Superior Performance) was released in 1986 and increased the horizontal resolution to 340 lines largely due to new metal formulated tapes. Betacam SP equipment received many reliability and feature upgrades and larger 90 minute tapes became available.
Betacam and Betamax use the same videotape cassette construction and blank tapes can be interchangably recorded, but the video formats are very different. Betacam SP tapes use a different metal-fomulated magnetic layer and should not be used in consumer Betamax equipment; they will cause pre-mature head wear in betamax equipment.
Typical Betacam Machines: Sony Beta-SP BVW-10, 15, 40, PVW, UVW.
Typical Betacam SP Machines: Sony BVW-50, -60, -65, -70, -75, others.
'Iindustrial' Betacam Machines: (early 1990s) PVW-2600, -2800. (mid-1990s) UVW-1600, -1800 series.
Typical Digital Betacam Machines: DBeta DVW, SX DNW.
What folks are saying... The Betacam tapes and [ProResHQ] files on my Hard Drive arrived in good order. Everything looks good. Thanks again - David, Montrose, IA 52639.
How it works:
1. CONTACT US with questions or to get an estimate.
2. Print our SHIPPING LABEL from the tab at the top of the web page.
3. Number your tapes/media, keep a list, and enclose titles and contact info.
4. Seal in plastic bags, Pad very well, use Standard mailing envelope or corrugated box.
5. We confirm arrival and email our findings and normally bill using Paypal.
(Paypal accepts credit cards for us and you do not need to be a member).
6. Prepay and checks accepted. Normal completion is 3 weeks.
BetaCAM, Beta-Cam 1/2 inch wide Professional Video Tape
||SMALL OUTLINE TAPES
Fujifilm M321SP, 10 minBetacamSP metal tape, Japan.
Maxell B-5, Betacam SP professional.
Sony Betacam-SP. Sony BCT-10MA SP, 256ft, 78m.
Sony BCT-20G 492ft (150m) back coated.
Sony BCT-5MA, 42m, 138ft back coated / envers enduit
Sony BCT-20MA SP, 492ft, 150m, back coated
Sony BCT-D6, BCT-D12, BCT-D32, BCTD40
Maxell MXB-10MSP, MXB20MSP, MXB30MSP
Maxell B-20MSP. Maxell MX-B62SX
Maxell BD-22, BD32, BD40
HEAD CLEANING TAPE
Betacam SP, Sony BCT-5CLN, 4 minutes, 5sec cycle, rated 50 cleanings.
DV Cam, Sony PDV-M12CL, rated 140 cleanings.
|LARGE OUTLINE TAPES
Ampex 398 SP, metal tape. Large tape.
Sony BCT-60MA, BCT-xxMA, Large tape
Sony BCT60MLA. BCT-xxMLA SP, Large tape
Sony BCT-D64L, BCT-D94L, BCT-D124L
Maxell MX-B90MK SP. Maxell MX94SXL
Maxell BD-22, BD32, BD40, Large
Transfer archive BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, flash drive, or web files.