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Sony J-30 Digital Betacam Player

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The J-30 is a Compact Player with i.Link (firewire) and SDI output. It has playback compatibility with Digital Betacam, Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and MPEG IMX.


Rent for $150.00/day
Rent for $150.00 per day


  • Compact design ideal for desk-top use
  • Multi-format playback capability; Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP and Betacam
  • Accommodates both small and large cassettes
  • Can be installed either horizontally or vertically
  • 525/625-line switchable playback
  • Equipped with SDI, FireWire, analog composite video and S-Video outputs, RS-232C/422A control interfaces, two channels of audio monitor output and audio headphone output
  • Equipped with the industry standard RS-422A Sony 9-pin remote control interface, this compact player can be used not only for viewing and logging but also for feeding source material to servers and nonlinear editors. Should not be used as editing players in conventional linear editing applications.
Product Info
Manufacturer Part #J30
Rental Includes

J30 Playback Deck, power cable, manual & case.

Signal System NTSC and PAL
Tape Format
  • Digital Betacam
  • Betacam SX
  • Betacam/Betacam SP
Tape Speed Digi-Beta-96.7 mm/sec.
  • MPEG/IMX-53.776 mm/sec. (NTSC)
  • BetaSX - 59.515 mm/sec (525 mode), 59.575 (625 mode)
  • Betacam/BetaSP - 118.6 mm/sec (525 mode), 101.5 mm/sec (625 mode)
Maximum Playback Time
  • Digi-Beta-124 minutes
  • MPEG/IMX-184 minutes
  • BetaSX-194 minutes
  • Betacam/BetaSP-90 minutes
Audio Signal Format Analog Audio Playback plus FireWire
nput and Output Connectors Component Video- 3-BNC (x 1)
S-Video- 4-Pin (x 1)
Composite Video- BNC (x 1)
Composite Video- RCA (x 1)
FireWire- 6-Pin (x 1)
Sync- BNC (x 1)
Audio- XLR (x 2)
Audio- RCA (x 2)
RS-422A- 9-Pin (x 1)
RS-232C- 9-Pin (x 1)
Headphones- 1/4-Inch Stereo (x 1)
Power Requirements 100-240 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz
Power Consumption 55 Watts
Operating Temperature 41° to 104° F
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4 in.
Weight 18 lbs.

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