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Old May 23rd, 2019, 08:35 AM   #1
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Betacam playback in a Betacam SP deck?

Just wondering if it is possible. Have a Sony PVW2800 unit.

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Old May 23rd, 2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Betacam playback in a Betacam SP deck?

Beta SP recorders will play Betacam tapes, and oddly, the Betacam original machines will usually play back SP tapes. The difference being they cannot record on an SP tape because the formulation needs very different bias and EQ. SP took over after quite a short run for the original, so backwards compatibility was pretty important.
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Old May 23rd, 2019, 04:30 PM   #3
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Re: Betacam playback in a Betacam SP deck?

Had a feeling it was likely to be something like that. Many thanks for the info.

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