- What kind of record times can I expect when using NTSC Betacam, Betacam SP or Digital Betacam lengths to shoot in PAL?
- Will the Sony BCT-30MA tapes work in an ED Beta Sony unit?
- Will Betacam Oxide work in a Betamax VCR?
What kind of record times can I expect when using NTSC Betacam, Betacam SP or Digital Betacam lengths to shoot in PAL?
|Betacam Metal/Oxide||Recording Mode|
|Cassette Model||Tape Length(m)||NTSC||PAL|
Sony experts say, yes! Betacam SP will work with ED Beta machines.
Any of the small shell BCT-MA series tapes will work. Running time in Beta II mode is 6X the stated Betacam SP running time. Thus, a BCT-10MA would run 60 minutes, a BCT-30MA would run 180 minutes and so forth.
Here's a list of what's available:
Betacam SP - Small Cassette
Once again, we consulted the Sony experts, and yes! Betacam Oxide will work in Betamax VCRs.
What we still have available can be found here: