Betacam SX was introduced around 1996 as a digital version of Betacam SP and positioned as a cheaper option to Digital Betacam. The MPEG format compressed the video signal to about 18 Mbit/s. This format stores video using a 4:2:2 colour space.
The tapes come in small and large sized cassettes and are a bright yellow with BETACAM SX label. S tapes will hold up to 62 minutes and L tapes will hold up to 194 minutes.
As recent as 2011, SX tapes were still being used in some broadcast environments such as CNN, CBC, and CTV, etc.
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