betasp to quicktime suggestions (newbie)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Vinny, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Vinny macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2004
    I need to convert some betasp tapes to compressed quicktime videos. Aside from a Mac with FCP, what components do I need? (capture card, dv converter, betasp vtr??) I won't be doing much editing, and what I need to edit can be done in FCP. Basically, I just need to get the contents from the betasp tape on to my Mac and the rest can probably be done there. Of course I may have no idea what I'm talking about ;)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. PegasusMedia macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    You need a Beta deck & the ability to capture analog; by way of any number of hardware cards/breakout boxes etc.

    Unless you have a huge amount of tapes it would likely be cheaper & easier to just go somewhere & pay for a dub from the Beta to DV.

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