Sony Betamovie BMC-100
High quality Archival Fine Art Print (Giclee Print)
Size: A2 (594mm x 420mm) / (23.3" x 16.5")
Hahnemühle Photo Rag, Archival UltraChrome pigment ink
Each print is signed by the artist
All prints are wrapped in archival tissue paper and shipped using rigid fibreboard cardboard packaging to prevent crushing and bending. All duty of care is taken to ensure it gets to you you in pristine condition.
Shipping is via Australia Post with a flat rate for both Australia and International. Please allow 3-6 business days within Australia and 6-10 business days for international shipping.
Introduced in 1983, the Sony Betamovie was the world's first camcorder - a video cassette recorder and video camera combined. Before that, users had to carry the camera and recorder separately. An example is the Hitachi Staticom camera/recorder combo. This camera can only record; unlike modern camcorders it is not possible to play back recordings in the camera itself. To see what you have taped, you eject the cassette and put it into your home Betamax player.
The original PAL Betamovie (model BMC-100) was black and silver with a rainbow-coloured carrying strap.
Compared to the technology of its day, this camcorder was compact, but right now, I have a video camera on my mobile phone that can record video at a higher quality. This particular camera was being left for hard rubbish collection. It was rescued by a work mate and given to me not long ago.