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Old 20th Sep 2021, 10:36 am   #4
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Location: Lefkada, Greece
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Default Re: Sanyo Betacord Video Cassette Recorder (VTC 9540)

Only the early Betacam oxide tapes can be used for recording on this machine, and the recordings will be in domestic Beta (Betamax) format. The rest of the variants of Betacam (SP, SX, Digital) use metal particle tape which will damage the heads. A 20-min Betacam tape is the same as an L-500 and a 30-min one is the same as an L-750. The VTC 9540 is the same as the 9300PN just a bit modified for the South African market. Not sure how it found its way to the UK.

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