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Sony J-30SDI Compact Betacam Series Player for Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, Digi-Beta and MPEG/IMX, includes SDI and FireWire Outputs

B&H # SOJ30SDI Mfr # J30SDI
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The J-30SDI is a video tape player only for the entire range of Betacam-derived ½-inch formats. Those formats include Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, MPEG/IMX and Digital Betacam. The players work with both NTSC and PAL recorded elements. To fit into modern edit suites and production facilities, the unit outputs iLink which is Sony's version of FireWire, along with uncompressed SDI video for the highest quality standard definition video available.

Digital Video Outputs Even From Analog Source Material
Just because the production world has almost completely gone digital (film productions does still exist) doesn't mean that analog source video is obsolete. The J-30SDI takes Beta Oxide and SP analog recordings and outputs them via either FireWire or SDI, depending on what your NLE system can accept. The remaining Beta formats remain digital at all times. The machine also outputs time-code signals independently for the analog formats.
Audio Output
The J-30SDI can access all 4 channels of audio native to the 1/2-inch Beta family of professional formats. The user may select any 2 at one time, channel 1 or 2, and channel 3 or 4. These selections control the headphone output also.
Signal System NTSC and PAL
Tape Format
  • Digital Betacam
  • MPEG/IMX
  • Betacam SX
  • Betacam/Betacam SP
  • Tape Speed Digi-Beta-96.7 mm/sec.
  • MPEG/IMX-53.776 mm/sec. (NTSC)
  • BetaSX - 59.515 mm/sec (525 mode), 59.575 (625 mode)
  • Betacam/BetaSP - 118.6 mm/sec (525 mode), 101.5 mm/sec (625 mode)
  • Maximum Playback Time
  • Digi-Beta-124 minutes
  • MPEG/IMX-184 minutes
  • BetaSX-194 minutes
  • Betacam/BetaSP-90 minutes
  • Audio Signal Format Digital and Analog Audio Playback
    Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Input and Output Connectors Sync- BNC (x 1 input)
    Composite Video- BNC (x 1 output)
    Composite Video- RCA (x 1 output)
    S-Video- 4-Pin (x 1 output)
    FireWire- 6-Pin (x 1 output)
    SDI Video- BNC (x 2 output)
    Time Code- BNC (x 1 output)
    Audio- XLR (x 2 output)
    Audio- RCA (x 2 output)
    RS-422A- 9-Pin (x 1)
    RS-232C- 9-Pin (x 1)
    Headphones- 1/4-Inch Stereo (x 1 output)
    Power Requirements 100-240 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 55 Watts
    Operating Temperature 41° to 104° F
    5° to 40° C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4 in.
    307 x 100 x 397mm
    Weight 18 lbs.
    8.2 kg
    Sony J-30SDI Compact Betacam Series Player for Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, Digi-Beta and MPEG/IMX, includes SDI and FireWire Outputs
  • Infra-red Remote Control
  • Vertical Stand
  • VTR Warranty
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    1000 Hours or 1 Year Parts Warranty, Whichever First, on Rotary Drum Assembly
    90 Days Labor Warranty
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