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  Texas Commission on the Arts: Video Conservation Guide
Betacam and BetacamSP tape stocks are still available.
The obsolescence of Betacam is less of an issue as long as newer decks such as Digital Betacam continue to be options for playback.
For many in the archival and conservation fields, Betacam SP is still an option for preservation masters, rather than a format needing re-mastering.
www.arts.state.tx.us /video/id/betacam.asp   (541 words)

 A Transition for Betacam
As if we haven't had enough milestones lately, the news that Sony is ending production of analog Betacam was one of those periodic reminders from out-of-the-blue that all technology is ephemeral, no matter how much it may have changed the world.
That first Betacam, model BVV-1, was a remarkable invention, even though its single 2/3-inch Saticon tube couldn't touch the performance of even today's cheapest discount store consumer camcorders.
The Betacam suite was also a hit, soon operating almost 24 hours a day.
www.tvtechnology.com /features/Big-picture/f-fb-betacamRIP.shtml   (1225 words)

 Sony Global - Sony History
Eventually, Betacam became the de facto standard for ENG, capturing 95% of the market.
Sony responded by introducing Betacam SP (Super Performance), its own line of hardware, which used metal tape.
This was widely accepted by users as it not only improved image quality, but also was compatible with conventional Betacam, thus generating growth of the standard throughout the industry.
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 BETACAM SP @ Tape Resources
MAXELL 289613 B-10 MSP BETACAM SP (50 @ $7.49) (increments of 10)
MAXELL 289513 B-20 MSP BETACAM SP (50 @ $8.29) (increments of 10)
FUJI BETA SP FUJI M321SP-5M BETACAM SP (increments of 10)
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 Macie Video Service - Betacam, DVCAM and Camera, Camcorder and VTR Service and Repair
Macie Video Service - Betacam, DVCAM and Camera, Camcorder and VTR Service and Repair
for warrantee camera and camcorder repair of Betacam SP and DVCAM camcorders.
Betacam SP, DVCAM, Ampex and BTS qualified VTR and camera service.
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 DVCPRO DVCAM, Betacam, Beta SP ,PAL Professional Audio Video & Broadcast Equipment ..Equipments
DVCPRO DVCAM, Betacam, Beta SP,PAL Professional Audio Video and Broadcast Equipment..Equipments
Sony DVCAM Digital Betacam SP SX and more
PAL (B) Note : If you are a reseller, importer, trader or broadcaster, please check local import / export regulations
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  Sony Broadcast Professional Video Equipment, DVCAM, Betacam
Betacam SX studio VT player with analogue Betacam playback
Betacam SX studio VT recorder with analogue Betacam playback
Compact office video player with analogue and SDI outputs, for replay of Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP and Betacam tapes.
www.expandore.com /product/Sony/Proav/broadcast.htm   (657 words)

  Betacam to DVD, Betacam SP to DVD transfer
In casual use, "Betacam" singly is often used to refer to a Betacam camcorder, a Betacam tape, or a Betacam video recorder.
All Betacam variants from Betacam SP on use the same shape cassettes, meaning vaults and other storage facilities do not have to be changed when upgrading to a new format.
The original Betacam format records on cassettes loaded with oxide-formulated tape, which are exactly the same as its consumer-market oriented predecessor Betamax, which was introduced 7 years earlier by Sony in 1975.
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  Betacam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Betacam's significance came in three areas: in new technologies that the format introduced; in broader technical improvements that Betacam simply incorporated; and in a number of new practices that developed alongside widespread adoption of the format.
Betacam emerged along with a number of new genres in the late 1980s.
When several Betacams were stolen from the frenzied corps that covered the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995, police quickly theorized that the gear--essentially low-cost studios-in-a-package--was probably already being used in the pornographic video industry that flourished in the San Fernando Valley area near Los Angeles.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/betacam/betacam.htm   (1277 words)

 The Betacam Format
Betacam was a high-quality format and attracted a lot of attention amongst professionals.
Betacam tapes were 1/2-inch with 300 lines of horizontal resolution.
Betacam was a relatively short-lived format, replaced by the next generation of the Beta family: Betacam SP.
www.mediacollege.com /video/format/beta/betacam.html   (209 words)

 Need Analog video transfer to DVD? You've found the place!
Pictures you get using a Betacam system are generally superior to those you would get using any of the preceding formats.
The difference between Betacam and Betacam SP is in the tape.
Betacam SP uses a metal tape and is an improvement over Betacam.
www.apmstudio.com /professional-conversion/betacam-to-dvd-betacamsp-beta.asp   (343 words)

 DV vs. Betacam SP
Both oxide Betacam and Betacam SP produce image quality superior to S-VHS and Hi8 formats, primarily because of Betacam's separate recording tracks for luminance (Y) and chroma (Cr and Cb), rather than the color-under modulation method of S-VHS and Hi8.
Betacam SX is a proprietary MPEG-2 derivative format (4:2:2 Profile@Main Level) proposed by Sony to ultimately replace Betacam SP.
Betacam SX gains some compression credit for the use of B-frames and compressing the audio stream, but it's highly likely that the effective spatial compression of Betacam SX is greater than 5:1.
www.dvcentral.org /DV-Beta.html   (3827 words)

 Betacam PALsite: The Betacam Format
Betacam SP differs from the plain Betacam system in that it uses high grade Metal Oxide tape to achieve greater performance through increased carrier and deviation frequencies.
Digital Betacam, is a full 4:2:2 digital variant of the format which uses DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) to achieve the 2:1 compression.
Heralded as 'Betacam for the masses' the launch of the UVW range brought the Betacam SP format within reach of many who until then had been unable to afford the high cost of the BVW series machines.
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 Betacam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Betacam is a family of half-inch professional videotape products developed by Sony from 1982 onwards.
In casual use, "Betacam" singly is often used to refer to a Betacam camcorder, a Betacam tape, or a Betacam video recorder.
All Betacam variants from Betacam SP forward, use the same shape cassettes, meaning vaults and other storage facilities do not have to be changed when upgrading to a new format.
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 Betacam SP Hawaii video production
Some of the small downsides of Betacam SP- Chroma detail is nice, but not as nice as DVCAM or digibeta, or other 1/2 inch 4:2:2 digital formats.
Betacam SP is a little softer looking than these formats, and it is a component analoge format, and I don't count these as con's myself, but some do compared with 4:2:2 digital formats, which do have very nice and striking color detail.
I personally like both, and do like the look of Betacam SP because of its less electonic look, which is pleasing for your eyes and brain to take in.
www.videohilites.com /betacam.html   (453 words)

A component recorder, such as Betacam SP machine, used for editing or duplication in a composite environment requires that the video signal be decoded at the machine's input then encoded again on the machine's output.
The Digital Betacam's digital audio tracks are much higher quality than the Betacam SP audio tracks, especially when Digital Betacam is connected to digital audio sources and mixing equipment.
The goal is to allow standard Betacam SP recording and playback to be done in systems that have digital electrical connections as the native signal path.
www.henninger.com /library/digibeta/home.html   (7543 words)

 Sony Electronics News and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NFL teams are beginning their transition to the Betacam SX format immediately; all are expected to complete their migration by the start of the 2004 season.
The NFL teams' adoption of the Betacam SX format underscores the growing trend among sports organizations that are increasingly turning to digital video technology to take advantage of its high image quality and streamlined workflow capabilities.
Alesso said that Betacam SX players can play back "literally millions" of recorded Betacam and Betacam SP half-inch cassettes, which protects a team's legacy of analog tape recordings, permits compatibility among other NFL teams, and allows continued access to analog Betacam tapes that might come from colleges and scouts.
news.sel.sony.com /pressrelease/3257   (703 words)

 U-Matic < - > BetaCam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The BetaCam deck is not on Maybelline, but on a separate trolley of it's own.
>LI> Connect the composite output of the BetaCam to one of the inputs on the monitor on Maybelline (via the patch bay).
Turn on the BetaCam and the U-Matic (if they are not already on), then turn on the MX-1.
www.cs.ubc.ca /nest/imager/contributions/lioy/format.transfers/umatic.beta.html   (314 words)

 FUJIFILM Global | Products | Professional AV Media | BETACAM SP
Acclaimed and respected throughout the industry, Fujifilm M321SP videocassettes are the Betacam SP tape-of-choice for thousands of video professionals around the world.
Superior Fujifilm metal tape technology and Super-Fine Metallix metal magnetic particles team up to ensure that you get superb Betacam SP video and audio quality for recording, editing and playback.
Exclusive Fujifilm Super-Fine Metallix metal magnetic particles are formulated to match the high carrier signal frequencies of Betacam SP, and are given an oxidation-resistant surface treatment to ensure long, reliable service.
www.fujifilm.com /products/professional_av/betacamsp.html   (244 words)

 The Digital Betacam Format
Digital Betacam, AKA Digibeta or D-Beta, was introduced by Sony in 1993 as a replacement for the analog Betacam SP format.
Digital Betacam was superior in performance to DVCam and DVCPro, while being cheaper than D1.
Digital Betacam attracted a fair amount of professional support but didn't go as far as to become an industry standard like it's predecessor.
www.mediacollege.com /video/format/beta/digital-betacam.html   (150 words)

 FUJIFILM Global | Products | Professional AV Media | Digital BETACAM
Specially formulated ultra-fine metal magnetic particles ensure high output and a low error rate, while superior binder and backcoating materials provide the durability and reliability that broadcasters demand.
Ultra-fine metal magnetic particles that are approximately 20% smaller than those used in Fujifilm Betacam SP tapes are densely packed together to achieve +2dB higher output.
The figures marked with * are comparisons with the Fujifilm Digital Betacam reference tape.
www.fujifilm.com /products/professional_av/digitalbetacam.html   (243 words)

 5, 10, 20, 30, 60, 90 Minute Sony, Fuji, Maxell, Quantegy Betacam SP Tapes @ Tapestockonline.com
Betacam SP, Beta SP, BCTSP or BCTMA no matter what you call it there is no questioning Sony's Industry leading quality standards when it comes to the Betacam (Beta) SP product.
Betacam tapes as well as Beta SP tapes produce better quality images and that is why they are most often used by professionals.
We carry Sony Betacam SP Tape, Maxell Betacam SP Tapes, Quantegy Betecam SP Tapes and Fuji Betacam SP Tapes.
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 Rent a Digital Betacam deck or other VTR decks: HDCAM | Panasonic AJ-1200A
Whether you need to rent a Digibeta deck, a Betacam SP deck, or a budget DVCam or 3/4" deck, we have the high-quality equipment to ensure a professional result, at a price you can afford.
The Betacam SP format has quickly established itself as the preferred format for analog component recording and playback in the broadcast and production industry.
It plays back Betacam SP and Digital Betacam tapes in both analog (composite and component) and digital (SDI and AES/ EBU) formats for both audio and video.
www.studiobfilms.com /rentals/vtr-detailed.html   (839 words)

 Betacam SX Information
The Betacam SX digital recording system uses a component digital recording format, with the advanced compression algorithm of MPEG2 4:2:2P@ML.
They all use the same size cassette tape as Betacam SP, which gives you up to 60 minutes on a single S-cassette.
You can also use your current Betacam SP metal tapes in all of the camcorders for a great digital picture; (in the Betacam SX units, recording time is double the stated time of the Betacam SP tape).
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 All Brand-New Sony, Fuji, Maxell, Quantegy Digital Betacam in All Lengths @ Tapestockonline
Since it's launch in 1994, Sony's Digital Betacam tape format has become the standard in mainstream high-end digital acquisition and post-production.
The superb multi-generation recording characteristics of Sony Digital Betacam tape and recorders have led to the digital betacam format becoming the de0facto global mastering format in standard definition digital production.
BCT-D Digital(Digi) Betacam represents a new stage of metal videocassettes tape in terms of high output, durability, and long-term archive capability.
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