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Betacam SX

Betacam SX cassette

Betacam SX is a digital version of Betacam SP. Launched in 1996, Betacam SX served as a transitional format which was cheaper than Digital Betacam. It also had the advantage of being compatible with Betacam SP tapes.

Betacam SX uses MPEG 4:2:2 compression with 4 channels of 48 KHz 16-bit PCM audio.

Betacam SX cassettes come in the same S and L sizes as other Beta formats, coloured yellow. S tapes have a recording time of approximately 60 minutes; L tapes record up to 194 minutes.