Digital Betacam video conversion to DVD and other digital formats
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Digital Betacam (DigiBeta):

Developed by:  Sony. Digital standard definition format. Followed the Betacam SP format. Digital Betacam is the industry standard SD format for most TV stations and high-end production houses.
Launched in:  1993
Used for:  news acquisition format used in television production
a.k.a.:  Digital Beta Cam, Digi Beta , DigiBeta, D-Beta, DBC, Digi

Cassette sizes:

  • Digital Betacam -S – small factor format used in camcorders. Up to 40 min recording time.
  • Digital Betacam -L – Large factor format used in editing VTR-s. Recording time: up to 124 minutes

Magnetic tape used:  ½” metal-formulated tape
Cassette shells: blue color
Video recording: lossless 2 to 1 DCT-compressed digital component video signal at 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 sampling in NTSC (720x486) or PAL (720x576) resolutions at a bitrate of 90 Mbit/s resolutions at a bitrate of 90 Mbit/s.
Audio recording:
4 channels of uncompressed 48 kHz / 20 bit-encoded digital audio.

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