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

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Sony J-30 Compact Betacam Series Player for Betacam, Beta SP, MPEG/IMX, Beta SX and Digi-Beta includes Component and FireWire Output
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Sony J30 Overview

The J-30 is a video tape playback machine for the entire range of Betacam-derived ½-inch formats. Those formats include Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, MPEG/IMX and Digital Betacam. The tape player works with both NTSC and PAL recorded material. To fit into any modern or existing edit suite the unit outputs iLink (which is Sony's version of FireWire) along with analog component video for very stable Beta SP import quality.

Analog or Digital Video Outputs

The J-30 accepts any of the Sony Beta-derived formats and outputs your choice of FireWire or analog component video. The machine also outputs time-code signals independently via a BNC connector. The formats include Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, MPEG/IMX and Digi-Beta.

Audio Output

The J-30 has 2 XLR and 2 RCA audio outputs that can access 2 separate pairs of audio channels. The user can select from channels 1 and 2 or channels 3 and 4. These channels are also selected for headphone monitoring also.

Sony J30 Specs

Signal SystemNTSC and PAL
Tape FormatDigital Betacam, MPEG/IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam/Betacam SP
Tape SpeedDigi-Beta: 96.7 mm/s
MPEG/IMX-53.776 mm/s (NTSC)
BetaSX: 59.515 mm/s (525 mode), 59.575 (625 mode)
Betacam/BetaSP: 118.6 mm/s (525 mode), 101.5 mm/s (625 mode)
Maximum Playback Time
  • Digi-Beta-124 minutes
  • MPEG/IMX-184 minutes
  • BetaSX-194 minutes
  • Betacam/BetaSP-90 minutes
  • Audio Signal FormatAnalog Audio Playback plus FireWire
    Frequency ResponseNot Specified By Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise RatioNot Specified By Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise RatioNot Specified By Manufacturer
    Input and Output ConnectorsComponent Video: BNC x3 (x1)
    S-Video: 4-Pin (x1)
    Composite Video: BNC (x1)
    Composite Video: RCA (x1)
    FireWire: 6-Pin (x1)
    Sync: BNC (x1)
    Audio: XLR (x2)
    Audio- RCA (x2)
    RS-422A: 9-Pin (x1)
    RS-232C: 9-Pin (x1)
    Headphones" 1/4" Stereo (x1)
    Power Requirements100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption55W
    Operating Temperature41-104°F (5-40°C)
    Dimensions12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4" (30.7 x 10 x 39.7 cm)
    Weight18 lb (8.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight23.36 lb
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