Betacam SP

1/2-inch Component Videocassette (Metal Tape)

High output characteristics over a wide frequency range ensure high-fidelity video and audio performance that make Maxell Betacam SP perfect for master tape applications.

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Features

  • Used widely in broadcasting operations including ENG/EFP, BETACAM SP provides better performance than 1-inch VTR tape, in spite of its light, compact cassette-type design.
  • Maxell BETACAM SP videocassettes with exclusive Ceramic Armor Metal Particles and other advanced tape technologies realize high reliability and image quality.
  • High output characteristics over a wide frequency range ensure high-fidelity video and audio performance that make Maxell Betacam SP perfect for master tape applications.

Specifications

Unit

Typical value

Physical properties

Tape width

mm

12.650

Tape thickness

µm

14.5

Magnetic layer thickness

µm

3.0

Base film thickness

µm

10.5

Backcoating thickness

µm

1.0

Yield strength

N (kgf)

25 (2.6)

Breaking strength

N (kgf)

44 (4.5)

Residual elongation

%

0.07

Magnetic layer electrical resistance

1 × 1010

Magnetic properties

Coercivity (Hc)

kA/m (Oe)

121 (1,520)

Retentivity (Br)

mT (G)

250 (2,500)

Squareness ratio (Br/Bm)

-

0.88

Video properties

RF output (7.0MHz)

dB

0

Video S/N*

dB

0

Dropouts (-16dB, 10µs)

count/min.

3

Still life

min.

more than 120

Audio properties

Sensitivity (1kHz)*

dB

0

Frequency response (15kHz/1kHz)

dB

0

Erasing effect

dB

73

 

 

Product Lineup

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Cassette size

Model

Tape length

Recording time (min.)

Dimensions (mm)

Weight (kg)

(m)

(ft.)

NTSC

PAL

Cassette

Case

w/case

per package

L

B-90MLBQ

670

2,189

94

110

254 × 145 × 25

271 × 162 × 33

0.76

8.2

B-60MLBQ

457

1,499

64

75

0.70

7.6

B-30MLBQ

243

797

34

39

0.63

6.9

B-20MLBQ

172

546

23

29

0.61

6.7

B-10MLBQ

93

305

13

15

0.58

6.4

S

B-30MBQ

222

728

31

36

156 × 96 × 25

172 × 111 × 33

0.29

16.3

B-20MBQ

150

492

21

24

0.27

15.4

B-10MBQ

78

256

11

12

0.25

14.4

B-5MBQ

42

138

6

6

0.24

13.7

 

Pack Sizes

The following pack sizes include;

  • 1 Pack