Digibeta Transfer service in L.A.
We specialize in Digital Betacam conversion to digital files on external hard drives. DigiBeta tapes can be captured in standard or high definition 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 the world is watching today.
To find out more about our process of digitizing your Digital Betacam tapes, please contact our friendly staff who can
answer any technical or rate quote questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Output to Standard Definition NTSC
Output to Standard Definition PAL
720x486 pixel resolution (480i Native)
4X3 Aspect Ratio
Output to High Definition NTSC
Output to High Definition PAL
1920X1080 pixel resolution (1080p)
16X9 Aspect Ratio
(De-Interlacing and Cadence(3/2 pull down removal)
Output File Formats:
ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264 | DPX
Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit | AVI | DNxHD | QT |
ProRes 422HQ File (SD) = 36GB per hour.
ProRes 422HQ File (HD) = 100GB per hour.
Digital Betacam (commonly referred to as DigiBeta, D-Beta, DBC or simply Digi) was launched in 1993. It supersedes both Betacam and Betacam SP, while costing significantly less than the D1 format. S tapes are available with up to 40 minutes running time, and L tapes with up to 124 minutes. The Digital Betacam format records a 3 to 1 DCT-compressed digital component video signal at 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 sampling in NTSC (720X486) or PAL (720X576) resolutions at a bitrate of 90 Mbit/s plus four channels of uncompressed 48 kHz / 20 bit PCM-encoded digital audio. It is a popular digital video cassette format for broadcast television use. Imagine Video Services has the professional Sony DVW-A500 VTR decks specifically designed for DigiBeta conversions. We can transfer a single tape or an entire library of tapes.