Sony J-30SDI Compact Betacam Series Player

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  • Daily$175.00
  • Weekly $525.00
  • Weekend $262.50

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Rental Rules & Information

Rental Rate Day Charge Schedule

  • 1 Day Rental = 1 Day Charge
  • 1 to 3 Day Rental = Charge for each day (3 Day Charge)
  • 3 to 7 Day Rental = 3 Day Charge
  • Weekend (Saturday / Sunday) = 1.5 Day Charge
  • Month Rental (28 Days) = 10 Day Charge

Equipment Pick Up and Drop Off Times

Equipment pick up – Equipment will be ready the day before the rental date between 4pm and 6pm (Monday to Friday) or at the time of opening the day of the rental (8am)

Equipment Return – Equipment must be returned between 8am and 10am the day following the rental date (Monday to Friday) or the Monday following a weekend.

If pick up or drop off times are outside of these hours them additional charges may apply.

Insurance- All equipment rentals require a Certificate of Insurance or Deposit before any item can leave Fusion Cine. Get covered using our Fusion Cine Insurance Program

Please note that we rent equipment across Canada, but currently only facilitate rentals out of our Vancouver location, so rentals outside of this area may require additional shipping time.

Total Cost per day: $

The Sony J-30SDI Compact Betacam Series Player is a video tape player only for the entire range of Betacam-derived ½-inch formats. Those formats include Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, MPEG/IMX and Digital Betacam.

The players work with both NTSC and PAL recorded elements. To fit into modern edit suites and production facilities, the unit outputs iLink which is Sony's version of FireWire, along with uncompressed SDI video for the highest quality standard definition video available.


  • DV-device connectivity
  • Powerful playback capability (Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX and Digital Betacam formats)
  • Compact body design
  • Replay of both small and large cassettes
  • 525/625 versatility
General Specifications Details
Dimensions (W x H x D) 307 x 100 x 397 mm (12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4 inches)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time Digital Betacam: Approx. 5 min. with BCT-D124L
MPEG IMX: Approx. 5 min. with BCT-184MXL
Betacam SX: Approx. 5 min. with BCT-184SXLA
Betacam/Betacam SP: Approx. 5 min. with BCT-90MLA
Load/Unload Time 7 s or less
Operating Humidity 25% to 80% (relative humidity)
Operating Temperature +5 °C to +40 °C (+41 °F to +104 °F)
Playback Time Digital Betacam: Max. 124 min. with BCT-D124L
MPEG IMX: Max. 184 min. (525 mode)/220 min. (625 mode) with BCT-184MXL
Betacam SX: Max. 194 min. with BCT194SXLA
Betacam/Betacam SP: Max. 90 min. (525 mode)/108 min. (625 mode) with BCT-90MLA
Power Consumption 55 W
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Search Speed Range Digital Betacam: ±21 times normal playback speed
MPEG IMX: ±32 times normal playback speed
Betacam SX: ±35 times normal playback speed
Betacam/Betacam SP: ±18 times (525 mode), ±20 times (625 mode) normal playback speed
Servo Lock Time 1.5 s or less (from standby on)
Tape Speed Digital Betacam: 96.7 mm/s
MPEG IMX: 64.467 mm/s (525 mode), 53.776 mm/s (625 mode)
Betacam SX: 59.515 mm/s (525 mode), 59.575 mm/s (625 mode)
Betacam/Betacam SP: 118.6 mm/s, 101.5 mm/s (625 mode)
Weight 8.2 kg (18lb 1 oz)

What's included

  • Sony J-30SDI Compact Betacam Series Player for Betacam, Beta SP, Beta SX, Digi-Beta and MPEG/IMX, includes SDI and FireWire Outputs
  • Infra-red Remote Control
  • Vertical Stand

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