Betacam, Betacam-SP NTSC PAL Video Tape Transfer to file

BETACAM, BETACAM-SP video tape transfer to file: $45.  Complete pricing below.

Betacam is a professional video cassette format introduced by Sony in 1982.  Betacam is a non-compatible refinement of Betamax and is an analog component video format with tapes limited to 60-minutes.  In 1983 Sony released the Betacam professional camcorder that found use by Electronic News Gathering professionals for television news reporting.  

Betacam SP (superior performance) upgrade was introduced by Sony in 1986.  It increased video resolution, improved reliability, and added 90-minute tapes.  Betacam SP machines include later Sony BVW, PVW, and UVW (mid-1990s) series.  Betacam and Betacam SP equipment is available.


PRICES:
Transfer BETACAM (SP) video tape to file: $45 per tape.
Transfer BETACAM (PAL) videotape to file: $60 per tape.
USB FLASH DRIVE (Thumb drive) for file(s): $10 each (16Gb max).
DOWNLOAD files and 30 day Cloud storage: $10 per order (25Gb max).
DVD (DVDs are becoming obsolete): $15 each (2 hours max).
PREVIEW 1-minute Download: $30 ($15 credited towards full transfer).
Most REPAIRS (splice, re-case): $15 per tape. 
 
h264.mp4 is a very common and well supported file format; files on a USB flash drive will play in Windows and MAC computers and will plug & play in many modern TVs.  
 
Other file formats available by request (uncompressed 10 bit YUV avi, mov, etc).
 
Betacam tape is ½ wide and travels at a speed of 12cm/s.  Large cassettes are 194 minutes and measure 9-5/16 x 5-11/16 x 1 inch.  Small cassettes are 62 minutes and measure 6-1/8 x 3-3/4 x 15/16 inches.  Betacam machines include the early Sony BVW series.
 
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.

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, UVW-1800 series. Typical Digital Betacam Machines: DBeta DVW, SX DNW.

BetaCAM, Beta-Cam 1/2 inch wide Professional Video Tape

SMALL TAPES
Ampex 398-30M, 30 minute.
Fujifilm M321SP, 10 minBetacamSP metal tape, Japan.
Maxell B-5, Betacam SP professional.
Sony Betacam-SP. Sony BCT-10MA SP, 256ft, 78m.
Sony BCT-10Ma metal Betacam-SP. 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

BETACAM LARGE TAPES
3M BC60ML, BC90ML BetacamSP Component Digital Video Cassette.
Ampex 398 SP, metal tape. Large tape.
BASF60ML, 457m, 1499ft, Betacam-SP Mega, Video Broadcast tape.
FUJI M321SP-60ML, 60 minutes, BetacamSP, metal tape, Japan.
Quantegy BSP-90MLA Broadcast Video Series Metal Video Tape.
Sony BCT-60MA, BCT-xxMA, Betacam-SP Large tape.
Sony BCT60MLA. BCT-xxMLA BetacamSP, Large tape.
Sony BCT-D64L, BCT-D94L, BCT-D124L
Sony BCT90MLA, BetacamSP, large video cassette.
Maxell MX-B90MK SP. Maxell MX94SXL
Maxell BD-22, BD32, BD40, Large

HEAD CLEANING TAPE

Betacam SP, Sony BCT-5CLN, 4 minutes, 5sec cycle, rated 50 cleanings.
DV Cam, Sony PDV-M12CL, rated 140 cleanings.
Sony BCT-5CLN, 50 x 5 second cleanings.


Transfer archive BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, flash drive, or web files.