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#1 Patrick Casey

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 02:27 PM

Shopping around for a used Digibeta VTR but I'm having problems finding info and reviews. Does anyone have any recommendations for which ones to look for and which ones to avoid?


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 04:18 PM

Hi,

The DVW-A500 is the standard deck, which also plays out standard Beta SP to SDI. It's the full featured edit deck and is fairly expensive; look for the version without the A if you don't need SP support. At the other end of the spectrum is the J7, which is a playback-only device but which plays more or less anything that'll fit in the slot, including IMX if I remember correctly.

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#3 Patrick Casey

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:24 AM

Hi,

The DVW-A500 is the standard deck, which also plays out standard Beta SP to SDI. It's the full featured edit deck and is fairly expensive; look for the version without the A if you don't need SP support. At the other end of the spectrum is the J7, which is a playback-only device but which plays more or less anything that'll fit in the slot, including IMX if I remember correctly.

Phil


I'm wondering if you mean the J3? I can't find a Sony J7 anywhere. Well I can actually, but it seems to be a mobile phone or something. Anyway, the J3 SDI did what I wanted it to do, so cheers buddy.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:34 AM

Hi,

I'm fairly sure there was a J7 too, but J3 is similar in my memory. Haven't been much in touch with it for 18 months or so.

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#5 Tom Bays

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:46 AM

Hi,

I'm fairly sure there was a J7 too, but J3 is similar in my memory. Haven't been much in touch with it for 18 months or so.

Phil



The J-3 is a playback deck...it can play beta sp and sx, Mpeg IMX or Digi Beta.

It's a nice little deck but the Shuttle is dirt slow.
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#6 Michael Shubitz

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 06:03 AM

I have the J30SDI and it is a good playback maschin.I am using an external jog to improve the handling. It is light and I carry it with my digibeta.
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