Digi Beta vs Beta:Is there a difference?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kitki83, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    At my job my boss was saying that the dubbing station doesnt take Digi Beta only does Beta, since I been working here I never heard of this and wondering he doesnt know what hes talking about or I dont know. But wanted to know whether theres such a great difference between the two types of tapes that requires two machines.

    Sorry just that my boss made me email people for this. Yes make the freelance graphic designer do job responsibilities not on contract.

    Thank You
  2. artalliance macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2005
    In the cool neighborhood of LA
    well, to start:

    Beta/BetaSP is an analog format.
    DigiBeta - as in the name - is digital.

    Therefore, yes the machines are quite different.
    But, most DigiBeta decks also read (not write) Beta/BetaSP, but not vice versa.
  3. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    No wonder I couldnt find it on Wiki I type "Beta Cam"

    Thank you this helped alot just now I think he has a regular beta that he thinks its DigiBeta awell the problem is solved.

    Thank you again!
  4. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    You're welcome. :)

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