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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Sony to stop making Betamax tapes in 2016

The format was introduced in 1975, disappeared from mainstream use in the 1980s and Japan seems to have been the main holdout for the remaining use of the format.

More at Sony's Betamax, long thought dead, officially gets last nail in its coffin - CNET

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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #2
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HDCAM SR will live on. I know some post houses still have to deliver HDCAM SR.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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More than enough old reusable Betamax tapes around to last until next century.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 09:18 PM   #4
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Re: Sony to stop making Betamax tapes in 2016

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HDCAM SR will live on. I know some post houses still have to deliver HDCAM SR.
That's great. This is about Betamax.
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