BETACAM SP Transfer to Digital

We specialize in Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and Digital Betacam conversion to ProRes 422 digital files. Betacam SP tapes can be digitized in SD, or HD resolution via our broadcast quality real time optical hardware encoders from Teranex.

This technology is used by all television networks globally, to bring content that was originally recorded in SD to the HD platform we live in today.

To learn more about our process of digitizing your Beta SP tapes, please contact our friendly technical advisors who will answer all of your questions.

Contact Us for Rate Quotes / More Info. Tel. (310) 227-2400 *
Contact Us for Rate Quotes / More Info. Tel. (310) 227-2400
How many tapes do you have. Would you like digital files in SD or HD. Other Specifications.
 Resolution chart showing SD 720x486i vs HD 1920x1080p pixel output.

Resolution chart showing SD 720x486i vs HD 1920x1080p pixel output.

 We use professional Sony broadcast decks to digitize your media.

We use professional Sony broadcast decks to digitize your media.

 Betacam SP Tapes (commonly referred to as BetaSP) launched 1987

Betacam SP Tapes (commonly referred to as BetaSP) launched 1987

Digital File Output to Standard Definition
720x486 pixel resolution (480i Native)
4X3 Aspect Ratio

Digital File Output to High Definition
1920X1080 pixel resolution (1080p)
16X9 Aspect Ratio
(De-Interlacing and Cadence (3/2 pull down removal)

Digital File Formats:
ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264

DPX | Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit | DNxHD | AVI

 Teranex Broadcast Quality Standard Definition to High Definition Optical Encoder. (See chart above, SD 720x480i pixels in red. HD, 1920x1080 pixels in blue)

Teranex Broadcast Quality Standard Definition to High Definition Optical Encoder. (See chart above, SD 720x480i pixels in red. HD, 1920x1080 pixels in blue)

Betacam SP or "Beta SP" was the industry standard for most television stations from 1987 through the late 1990s. Despite the format's age it remained a common standard for video post-production into the 2000s. Beta SP tapes come in “S” or “L” sizes. Imagine Video has the professional Sony VTR’s specifically designed for Beta SP conversions . We can transfer a single tape or an entire library of tapes.

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