J Series Compact Player (This model is discontinued)

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J Series Compact Player with SDI (Serial Digital Interface) and i.LINK interfaces. Provides Betacam , Betacam SP, and Betacam SX playback compatibility. Plays both large-size and small-size cassettes.


  • Compact body design
  • Compatible with both small and large cassettes
  • NTSC / PAL versatility
  • i.LINK interface
  • SDI interface (x2)
  • TC output
  • Flexible audio outputs with 2 CH audio monitor
  • Ideal for presentations
  • Shot Mark compatible
Features Benefits:
Compact body design. Perfect for desktop, space-constrained or awkward environments.
525/625 versatility. Switchable between 525/60 and 625/50 playback modes, enabling playback in international environments.
SDI interface 2 BNC SDI outputs are provided, one with super-imposed character display capability.
i.LINK interface. 1/2" SD Betacam material can be converted to a 25Mbps DV signal, which includes 4 channel audio + video + TC + VTR control, opening the door to the DV world.
TC output 1 BNC connector is provided for SMPTE12M TC output.
Flexible audio outputs. Audio from Ch 1/2, CH 3/4, and Cue track can be selected as outputs for the analog outputs and headphone jack.
Bright New Metallic Color. Bright new color easily fits in with other office furniture and desktop computers.

General Specifications Detail:
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 Betacam SX: Approx. 5 min. with BCT-184SXLA Betacam/Betacam SP: Approx. 5 min. with BCT-90MLA
Input Signal Ext. sync:
BNC (x 1), Frame lock
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)
Output Signal Analog composite:
BNC (x 1), Pin Jack (x 1) , 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O
S-video output:
Mini DIN 4-pin (x 1), Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C; 0.286 Vp-p burst, 75 ohms
SDI output:
BNC (x 2), SMPTE 259M, 270 Mb/s, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 O
Analog component output:
BNC (x 3), Y: 1.0 Vp-p, R-Y/B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 O
i.LINK (DV) output:
6-pin (x 1), IEEE 1394
Time Code output:
BNC (x 1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O, unbalanced
Monitor output L/R:
Pin Jack (x 2): -10 dBu at 47 kO load, unbalanced, XLR (male x 2): +4 dBm, 600 O load, low impedance, balanced
Headphone output:
JM-60 Stereo Phone Jack, -8 to -12 dBu at 8 O load, unbalanced
Power Consumption 55 W
Power Requirements AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Remote Control RS-422A:
D-sub 9-pin (female) (x 1), Sony 9-pin remote interface
D-sub 9-pin (male) (x 1)
Search Speed Range 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
Weight 8.1 kg (17 lb 14 oz

Optional Accessories

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operational manual

Product Brochure

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j10sdi brochure.pdf 01/01/2004 pdf / 369K Download now
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Product Manual

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J10, J10SDI, J30, and J30SDI Manual 08/01/2005 pdf / 1,075K Download now