Editing with Beta

Simon White

E-mail: simon.white*clubmac.org.au
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Current Beta Machines: SL-F50 (PAL)

In the 80's I used to put together a monthly video presentation for a real estate agent. I'd shoot on Video 8 and then edit onto a Beta machine (can't remember the model number, it was the one with the front-loading tray).

The Beta was so accurate and responsive to the PAUSE button, you could edit with an accuracy of about .5 to 1 second. The tapes had no dialog so I wasn't cutting on words or dialog.

This Beta machine also allowed me to then rewind the tape and have the real estate agent record a narration on it... something VHS couldn't do.

Beta was best!

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Submitted Sat Dec 14 21:45:14 1996