This is a used Ampex CVC-7A (Sony BVP-7A) Betacam SP 3CCD video camera with a used Ampex CVR-5 (Sony Bvv-5) video recorder back. This is a strong camera, and seems to be in working order. Retail price when it was new, $40,000.00. American Professiona
l Film Camera, this was pulled from a working environment. Has a microphone kit, and seems to have low hours. I'll only accept money orders or cashier checks! Shipping and Handling is $40.00
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Sony Corp.'s Betacam SP format is the standard of comparison of video tape recording formats. According to Sony Europe, more than 350,000 Betacam SP devices have been sold world-wide. The majority of broadcast electronic news gathering (ENG) operations currently use Betacam SP camcorders and VTRs. Virtually all broadcast stations require (or at least strongly prefer) Betacam SP source footage. Most clients of professional video production firms specify Betacam SP for industrial shoots and are likely to require videographers to use Sony or Ikegami camcorders. Although the M-II format from Panasonic Broadcast and Digital (formerly Television) Systems Company (PB&DSC) offers about the same performance as Betacam SP, Sony and Betacam SP are untouchable when it comes to brand recognition and status.