An analogue videotape format using 12.5mm tape developed by Sony and derived from the earlier Betamax. Also includes Betacam SP (Superior Performance), and digital versions Digital Betacam and Betacam SX. This is Sony professional broadcast quality video format. Do not confuse it with Betamax! Certain Betacam tapes ( 5, 10, 20 and 30 minutes oxide only ) can be used in Betamax VCR's but Betacam recordings can not be played on a Betamax machine or vice-versa.
Portable, professional, high resolution record/playback tape format using the same videocassette shell as the original Betamax. Unlike its predecessor, it records video in component ( YUV) format.
An analog component VTR system using a 1/2-inch tape cassettes. This was developed by Sony and is marketed by them and several other manufacturers. Although recording the Y, R-Y and B-Y component signals onto tape many machines are operated with coded (PAL or NTSC) video in and out. The system has continued to be developed over the years to offer models for the industrial and professional markets as well as full luminance bandwidth (Betacam SP), PCM audio and SDI connections. Digital versions exist as the high-end Digital Betacam and Betacam SX for ENG and similar applications.
a video tape recording format that is analog/component in which signals (Y/R-Y/B-Y) are recorded on 1/2" oxide tape.
Analogue, component video format ie broadcast rather than domestic quality. Uses ½" cassette. Now includes Betacam SX and Digital Betacam.
1/2-inch videotape format with 300 lines of horizontal resolution. It stores luminance information on one track and chrominance information on another.
Portable camera/recorder system using 1/2-inch tape originally developed by Sony. The name may also refer just to the recorder or the interconnect format; Betacam uses a version of the Y, R-Y, B-Y color difference signal set. Betacam is a registered trademark of the Sony Corporation.
Broadcast quality 1/2 inch videocassette format developed by Sony.
A portable, professional camera/recorder analog videotape recording system using 1/2-inch tape cassettes. Betacam was developed by Sony and is marketed by them and several other manufacturers. Some digital versions exist such as the Digital Betacam and Betacam SX.
An analog video taping system using a 1/2-inch tape cassette, developed by Sony. Digital versions include Digital Betacam and Betacam SX.
Oxide video tape (consumer)
Component analog video tape recording format.
The most common broadcast quality video format.
A broadcast-quality format developed by Sony and used in several types of camcorders.
Sonyâ€™s Betacam is the industry standard for professional video. It is not the same format as the Betamax video which competed with VHS in the 1980â€™s (and lost)
A component videotape format developed by Sony that uses a Y/R-Y/B-Y video signal and 1/2-inch tape.
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.