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

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  • Brand: SONY
  • Model Number: J-30SDI
  • Product Code: BS17354
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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.


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world has almost completely gone digital (film productions does still exist) doesn't mean that analog source video is obsolete. The J-30SDI takes Beta Oxide and SP analog recordings and outputs them via either FireWire or SDI, depending on what your NLE system can accept. The remaining Beta formats remain digital at all times. The machine also outputs time-code signals independently for the analog formats.


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.

Technical Details

Signal SystemNTSC and PAL
Tape Format
  • Digital Betacam
  • Betacam SX
  • Betacam/Betacam SP
  • Tape SpeedDigi-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 FormatDigital and Analog Audio Playback
    Frequency ResponseNot Specified by Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise RatioNot Specified by Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise RatioNot Specified by Manufacturer
    Input and Output ConnectorsSync- 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 Requirements100-240 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz
    Power Consumption55 Watts
    Operating Temperature41° to 104° F
    5° to 40° C
    Dimensions (WxHxD)12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4 in.
    307 x 100 x 397mm
    Weight18 lbs.
    8.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight24.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.75 x 18.25 x 11.25"

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