Sony J-30SDI Compact Betacam Series Player for Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, Digi-Beta and MPEG/IMX with SDI and FireWire Outputs

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About Sony J-30SDI

The J-30SDI is a video tape player only for the entire range of Betacam-derived ½-inch formats. Those formats include Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, MPEG/IMX and Digital Betacam. The players work with both NTSC and PAL recorded elements. To fit into modern edit suites and production facilities, the unit outputs iLink which is Sony's version of FireWire, along with uncompressed SDI video for the highest quality standard definition video available.

Sony J-30SDI Features

  • Digital Video Outputs Even From Analog Source Material: Just because the production world has almost completely gone digital (film productions does still exist) doesn't mean that analog source video is obsolete
  • Audio Output: The J-30SDI can access all 4 channels of audio native to the 1/2-inch Beta family of professional formats. The user may select any 2 at one time, channel 1 or 2, and channel 3 or 4. These selections control the headphone output also

Sony J-30SDI Specifications

Signal System
Tape Format
Digital Betacam
Betacam SX
Betacam/Betacam SP
Tape Speed
Digi-Beta-96.7 mm/sec.
MPEG/IMX-53.776 mm/sec. (NTSC)
BetaSX - 59.515 mm/sec (525 mode), 59.575 (625 mode)
Betacam/BetaSP - 118.6 mm/sec (525 mode), 101.5 mm/sec (625 mode)
Maximum Playback Time
Digi-Beta-124 minutes
MPEG/IMX-184 minutes
BetaSX-194 minutes
Betacam/BetaSP-90 minutes
Audio Signal Format
Digital and Analog Audio Playback
Input and Output Connectors
Sync- BNC (x 1 input)
Composite Video- BNC (x 1 output)
Composite Video- RCA (x 1 output)
S-Video- 4-Pin (x 1 output)
FireWire- 6-Pin (x 1 output)
SDI Video- BNC (x 2 output)
Time Code- BNC (x 1 output)
Audio- XLR (x 2 output)
Audio- RCA (x 2 output)
RS-422A- 9-Pin (x 1)
RS-232C- 9-Pin (x 1)
Headphones- 1/4-Inch Stereo (x 1 output)
Power Requirements
100-240 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz
Power Consumption
55 Watts
Operating Temperature
41° to 104° F
5° to 40° C
Dimensions (W x H x D)
12-1/8 x 4 x 15-3/4 in./ 307 x 100 x 397mm
18lbs. / 8.2kg
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