Digital Betacam

1/2-inch Component Digital Videocassette (Metal Tape)

 

digi-beta

Features

  • To achieve recording at levels of density at 7.5m2/bit required for the Digital BETACAM format, Maxell brought together its extensive expertise in developing advanced metal tape technology and cassette mechanisms for professional broadcasting applications. The result: Maxell Digital BETACAM videocassettes for high-density component digital recording.
  • Offers maximum performance with exclusive multi-orientation technology and advanced dispersion systems, a high-durability design with Maxell Ceramic Armor Metal Particles, and smooth tape travel.
  • Utilizes an advanced cassette mechanism to bring about extra-low error performance, ideal for all types of professional applications-ENG/EFP, editing, transmission, and post-archival playback.
  • Shock-resistant high-electro conductivity shell ensures long term reliability.

Specifications

Unit

Typical value

Physical properties

Tape width

mm

12.650

Tape thickness

µm

13.8

Magnetic layer thickness

µm

3.0

Base film thickness

µm

10.0

Backcoating thickness

µm

0.8

Yield strength

N (kgf)

25 (2.6)

Breaking strength

N (kgf)

49 (5.0)

Residual elongation

%

0.07

Magnetic layer electrical resistance

/sq.

1 × 1010

Magnetic properties

Coercivity (Hc)

kA/m (Oe)

127 (1,600)

Retentivity (Br)

mT (G)

260 (2,600)

Squareness ratio (Br/Bm)

-

0.84

Electrical properties

Optimum recording current

%

100

RF output (32MHz)*

dB

0

C/N*

dB

0

Sensitivity*

dB

0

Frequency response*

dB

0

Audio S/N*

dB

0

*Indicates a comparison with MAXELL reference tape.

Product Lineup

Cassette size

Model

Tape length

Recording time (min.)

Dimensions (mm)

Weight (kg)

(m)

(ft.)

Cassette

Case

w/case

per package

L

B-D124L

732

2,402

124

254 × 145 × 25

271 × 162 × 33

0.75

8.1

B-D94L

557

1,827

94

0.70

7.6

B-D64L

382

1,253

64

0.64

7.0

B-D34L

206

676

34

0.60

6.6

S

B-D40

241

791

40

156 × 96 × 25

172 × 111 × 33

0.28

15.9

B-D32

195

640

32

0.27

15.1

B-D22

136

446

22

0.25

14.2

B-D12

78

256

12

0.23

13.4

B-D6

43

141

6

0.21

12.4

Pack Sizes

The following pack sizes include;

  • 1 Pack