Betacam SX

1/2-inch Component Digital Videocassette (Metal Tape)

A superior product unsurpassed in its reliability for ENG/EFP operations under various environmental conditions.

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Features

  • BETACAM SX achieves 4:2:2 component digital recording and backward compatibility with BETACAM/BETACAM SP, also providing high interface ability with non-linear editing systems and video servers.
  • Maxell has employed its highly reliable tape production technologies and highly accurate cassette mechanism in the development of BETACAM SP and Digital BETACAM, and has now capitalized on those technologies in the development of BETACAM SX to optimize smooth tape travel.
  • A superior product unsurpassed in its reliability for ENG/EFP operations under various environmental conditions.
  • A unique process of minimizing tape shrinkage is incorporated which achieves superior stability characteristics suitable for long-term storage such as video archiving.

Specifications

Unit

Typical value

Physical properties

Tape width

mm

12.650

Tape thickness

µm

14.0

Magnetic layer thickness

µm

1.5

Base film thickness

µm

11.7

Backcoating thickness

µm

0.8

Yield strength

N (kgf)

22 (2.2)

Breaking strength

N (kgf)

43 (4.4)

Residual elongation

%

0.06

Magnetic layer electrical resistance

1 × 1010

Magnetic properties

Coercivity (Hc)

kA/m (Oe)

127 (1,600)

Retentivity (Br)

mT (G)

250 (2,500)

Squareness ratio (Br/Bm)

-

0.84

Video properties

Optimum recording current

%

100

RF output (25.7MHz)*

dB

0

C/N*

dB

0

* Indicates a comparison with MAXELL reference tape.

Product Lineup

 

Cassette size

Model

Tape length

Recording time (min.)

Dimensions (mm)

Pcs/case

Weight (kg)

(m)

(ft.)

Cassette

Case

w/case

per package

L

B-194SXL

707

2,320

194

254 × 145 x 25

271× 162 × 33

10 pcs

0.73

7.9

B-184SXL

671

2,201

184

0.72

7.8

B-124SXL

456

1,496

124

0.67

7.3

B-94SXL

349

1,145

94

0.64

7.0

B-64SXL

241

791

64

0.61

6.7

S

B-62SX

231

758

62

156 × 96 x 25

172 × 111 × 33

50 pcs
(10 pcs
inner × 5)

0.28

15.6

B-32SX

124

407

32

0.25

14.1

B-22SX

88

289

22

0.24

13.7

B-12SX

52

171

12

0.23

13.2

B-6SX

31

102

6

0.23

12.9

**BETACAM SX is a trademark of SONY Corporation.

Pack Sizes

The following pack sizes include;

  • 1 Pack