- January 7, 2021 at 2:59 am
I have around 30 or so, 30 minute load, BetaCam SP tapes that I would like to digitize and I am looking for the most economical way to do it. At the moment, all I have is a Mac Pro with no PCI expansion box or capture card, and no deck.
Other than the above mentioned items, am I leaving anything out, and any recommendations on a basic playback deck?
Thanks in advance!
- January 7, 2021 at 9:01 pm
how can anyone answer you, and tell you what capture product to get, if you don’t say what Mac Pro you have – a 2009 Mac Pro, a 2013 Mac Pro Cylinder, or a 2019 Mac Pro ?
And you do know, when you go to eBay to get the cheapest BetaSP machine you can find, the odds are, it will break while you are using it, and chew up your tapes
- January 15, 2021 at 5:58 am
Trashcan (is anyone still using the old cheese graters?). I understand an expansion chassis would be a requirement.
Whats your advice on a deck?
- January 16, 2021 at 12:51 am
everything you want is on ebay. A thunderbolt 2 capture product from AJA or Blackmagic, and an old Beta SP VTR. Like I said – who knows what kind of condition your Beta machine will be in –
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