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What you’ll need is a capture card with I/Os for the Beta deck. I would suggest going with a card from BlackMagic Design: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/
The cards work with PC or MAC and FCP, PPRO, or Vegas. I’m pretty sure they have two types: one that does SD, the other does both SD and HD. If you’re only working with SD then you can save some $$$ by buying the SD only card. Here is a great place to buy: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=search&Q=&b=1535&shs=blackmagic&ci=1&ac=&Submit.x=13&Submit.y=8&Submit=Go
The cards also have realtime effects support. Also the cards have on-board audio.
Hope this helps you!