PROLINE 4100 Betacam Detector/Cleaner
- Polishes - Identifies Damage
ProLine 4100 Betacam Detector/Cleaner is designed to meet the
needs of broadcasters and other professional Betacam users.
Because the machine will accommodate both the standard and large
sizes, all cassettes for EFP, ENG, LMS, and production VTRs can
be recycled with this single machine.
Loose oxide, dust and dirt on the tape causes distracting
dropouts in both video and audio
and leads to
shorter tape life.
Videotape is cleaned and polished to "like-new"
condition. With TapeChek, you can maintain the quality of
your tapes for years to come.
- RECYCLES - The tape cleaning
module utilizes three vacuum-assisted wiping tissues that
effectively remove loose oxide and dirt from the tape
surface before and after polishing. Precision dual
sapphire burnishers polish the recording surface,
eliminate "snowplow" debris, and improve head-to
tape contact in your recorders. Temporary dropouts are
- FINDS TAPE DAMAGE - An
accurate CCD Line Array Detector incorporates over twenty
times more sensors than conventional detectors. They scan
the tape edge to edge at over 3,000 times per second.
They reliably locate edge damage, wrinkles, creases,
cinches, and edge stretches. They evaluate blank or
recorded tapes without affecting any of the recorded
material. Tape information displays provide four reports
of defect data and tape length, as well as machine
diagnostics and setup information. An optional built-in
printer provides comprehensive printed reports of tape
condition and locations of physical tape damage.
- FAST - The ProLine 4100
operates at 25 times NTSC speed. It cleans, evaluates,
erases and rewinds a one hour Betacam cassette in as
little as 2 * minutes
- FULLY AUTOMATIC - Insert
either size cassette into the motorized loader, and the
ProLine 4100 will automatically sense the cassette size,
hub size, and metal or oxide tape. The automatic cleaning-evaluation
cycle starts at the push of a button. Microprocessor
electronics control all loading and transport functions
for safe, gentle tape handling. The machine needs no
operator attention from start to finish.
- PAYS FOR ITSELF - The cost-effective
ProLine 4100 can save you thousands of dollars by
recycling expensive professional Betacam format tapes.
- VIDEO PRODUCTION FACILITIES
- PROFESSIONAL BETACAM USERS
- TAPE DUPLICATION FACILITIES
- TAPE RECYCLING FACILITIES
- PRODUCTION COMPANIES
- ERASER - An optional erase
module provides complete full width erasure of recorded
signal from Betacam oxide, Betacam SP, SX and Digital
Betacam tapes when selected. This erasure is better than
most bulk degaussers.
- PRINTER - A built-in, quiet,
fast printer is controlled by internal software which
provides hard copy reports, prints defect counts, and
graphically records defect locations.
- Betacam SP
- Betacam SX
- CASSETTE SIZES -
automatically senses standard or large size Betacam SP,
Betacam SX, and Digital Betacam cassettes.
- DETECTION SYSTEM - CCD based
defect detection system. Multiple detector elements scan
the tape virtually edge to edge at over 3,000 times per
second. Reliably locates transverse wrinkles, creases,
edge damage, and longitudinal creases. Does not affect
- CLEANING SYSTEM - Three
vacuum-assisted cleaning modules (two on the recording
side and one on the back side) use specially formulated
wiping tissues that safely remove all loose oxide
particles and dust from tape surfaces before and after
- BURNISHING SYSTEM - Dual
precision sapphire burnishing posts polish the tape's
recording surface in both forward and rewind directions.
- ELECTRONICS - All solid-state
circuitry, including microprocessor based "smart"
transport control system. Electronic sensors continuously
monitor tape speed and tension to ensure gentle tape
- DIAGNOSTICS - Monitors status
of tape transport and detection systems and provides
front panel diagnostic displays.
||25x Play Speed
||20 Beta tapes per hour
Note: 220 VAC; 50Hz not available
Please note that shipping in the
contiguous United States will be an additional charge of $195.00.
The machine is not available for international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping.