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Sony BCT-30MA 30-Minute Betacam SP Video Cassette (Small)

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The Sony BCT-30MA Betacam SP Video Cassette (Small) is a 1/2" metal tape made for Betacam SP equipment. It offers high C/N, low head-wear, reduced dropouts and outstanding durability, making it ideal for ENG, post-production and other broadcast applications, including TV transmission. It is compatible with Betacam SP recorders. The tape is supplied in a plastic album case.

This Betacam SP video cassette has 30 minutes of recording time.

Betacam SP 1/2" video cassette with 30 minutes or recording time, supplied in an album case.
A strengthened binder gives metal tape greater durability under the stress of repeated use---important for cart machines and repeated editing.
Alumina-silica metal particle coating keeps retentivity and coercivity high after years of storage.
Dropouts are prevented by the stronger binder, sophisticated quality control and anti-static lid.
Specially designed lubricants extend head life, and controlled surface roughness minimizes modulation noise for a higher S/N ratio.
Format Betacam SP
Recording Time 30 minutes
Tape Length 728' (222m)
Coating Alumina-silica metal particle
Packaging Album case (1)
Weight 9.76 oz (276g)
Sony BCT-30MA 30-Minute Betacam SP Video Cassette (Small)
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    SonyBCT-30MA Betacam SP Cassette (Small)
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Produces great video (4)
    • Durable design (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries (3)

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      5.0

      excellent product

      By DJ Studios

      from Honesdale, PA

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Produces Great Video

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries

        Comments about Sony BCT-30MA Betacam SP Cassette (Small):

        reliability and performance.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The only Betacam tape I will ever use

        By Lonnie J

        from Kerrville, TX

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Produces Great Video

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony BCT-30MA Betacam SP Cassette (Small):

          From the original Betacam maker, Sony is the only tape I will use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great product!!!

          By Terri

          from Ann Arbor, Michigan

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Produces Great Video

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Home Movies

            Comments about Sony BCT-30MA Betacam SP Cassette (Small):

            Reliable product.

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            4.0

            You can count on this one

            By Blaze

            from Bronx, NY, NY

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Produces Great Video

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Public Access Channel

              Comments about Sony BCT-30MA Betacam SP Cassette (Small):

              These tapes are used to be viewed on BronxNet's Channel 68. Since the shows that are copied onto these tapes are shown in re-runs several times a year, it is essential that they be durable.

              • How long have you owned it:
              • More than six months

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              • You Pay: $12.95
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