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One of the Beta formats great virtues is a superior picture. Because of it's larger video drum it is able to record a greater amount of picture information than the other format. Taking advantage of this, and improved video tape formulation, Sony engineers pushed the carrier envelope up to increase the picture detail. The result was called SuperBeta and the picture above is a reproduction of a Sony literature piece that presents this technology in layman's terms. Click on the picture to see other Sony SuperBeta promotional pieces.