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John Delaney
please ... 16x9 on BetaSP?
on Nov 24, 2010 at 5:02:06 am

i'm pretty sure you can;t put hd video on a BetaSP tape, but how about 16x9 sd? if so, how?

sorry about the basic question and that i didn't know which forum to put it in


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Dave LaRonde
Re: please ... 16x9 on BetaSP?
on Nov 24, 2010 at 3:40:18 pm

Beta SP was never designed to do 16x9. But you have two options:

You can letterbox the 16x9 video to make a 4x3 picture, which any Beta SP deck can play back with no problem.
You can squeeze the 16x9 video horizontally to fit into 4x3; you turn it into anamorphic video. The party playing back the tape then has to unsqueeze it using special equipment. There aren't any Beta SP decks built to handle such anamorphic pictures.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Delaney
Re: please ... 16x9 on BetaSP?
on Nov 25, 2010 at 2:53:22 am

Thank you kindly, sir.

Your second point about anamorphic video is what I was getting at. I assumed that the necessary equipment is more standard. I guess the expense is on me to get a 16x9 delivery format, not to mention HD.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: please ... 16x9 on BetaSP?
on Nov 29, 2010 at 3:49:08 pm

[John Delaney] "I guess the expense is on me to get a 16x9 delivery format, not to mention HD."

That is correct. Unfortunately, migrating from SD to HD comes with a large-sized price tag.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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