J Series Compact Player (This model is discontinued)

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J Series Compact Player with analog component video output and i.Link interface. Provides Betacam , Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX, and Digital Betacam playback compatibility. Plays both large-size and small-size cassettes.


  • Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX, and Digital Betacam playback compatibility
  • Compact body design
  • Compatible with both small and large cassettes
  • NTSC / PAL versatility
  • i.LINK interface
  • Flexible audio outputs
  • Ideal for presentations
  • Shot Mark compatible
Features Benefits:
Compact body design. Perfect for desktop, space-constrained or awkward environments.
Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX, and Digital Betacam playback compatibility Complete 1/2" Standard Definition Betacam playback compatibility
525/625 versatility. Switchable between 525/60 and 625/50 playback modes, enabling playback in international environments.
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.
Flexible audio outputs. Audio from Ch 1/2, CH 3/4, and Cue track can be selected as outputs for the analog ouputs and headphone jack.

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 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)

Optional Accessories

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Operation manual

Product Brochure

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j30 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