Sony Betacam: Not the Beta you’re thinking of (it’s way better)

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This discussion is long-overdue.

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00:00 Intro
02:58 A closer look
04:50 The Beta / VHS Format War
11:33 Picture Quality Comparison
15:15 Home Video
17:41 What Betacam Is
21:52 Why videotape is usually pretty bad
25:57 More heads is more better
27:20 Three signals with two heads?
31:15 The tape moves really fast – this is a problem
32:40 Sony’s ridiculous solution
34:28 Using the machine
37:31 Betacam’s competition
39:42 bloops