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Betamovie: Sony's Terrible (But Ingenious) Camcorder 20 Jan 2021 15:19 #112219

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Worth a watch as the explanation of how Sony recorded the video signals on to tape is quite interesting. I've known about omega wraps for a long time but never knew about the tube overscan

Also he does use a great word to summarise the technology!

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Betamovie: Sony's Terrible (But Ingenious) Camcorder 21 Jan 2021 02:29 #112228

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Had a customer donate his 3 pack Sony Betamax setup. Camera. Battery pack / charger. Recording 'suitcase'.

Also have a 3/4 U-matic portable (Ha! Recorder hanging off the shoulder is 40#) but no video camera for it. Maybe someday I'll fire these puppies up. The full sized VHS cameras are a hoot to mess with but the lack of quality is mind boggling. I get better images and details from 8mm movie film (40s-60s) I transfer than what tape captured through to the 90s could produce.


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