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It depends on how the recorded audio is configured. If it's mixed stereo, then simply take Ch1 (Left) and Ch2 (Right) outputs to their respective inputs on the capture hardware. This also applies if the recording is in split mono. However, if audio is only on one of the channels I'd recommend putting the audio through a sound mixer and panning the solo channel to the centre - i.e.: across both input channels of the capture device.
Bear in mind, also, that Betacam-SP allows for 4 channels of audio recording - two linear channels (LNR) and two embedded audio channels. For master tapes mixed to stereo you'll be OK though because tracks 1 and 3, and 2 and 4 will have the same content. Your machine will only read the LNR tracks (I think).
It's a good idea to use a sound mixer anyhow because often sound levels need to be optimised for digital conversion, especially when levels are too high. Avoid clipping at all costs!
I'm currently undertaking the digital conversion of 9,000 UMatic-SP, Beta-SP and DigiBeta tapes for a European broadcast TV client where every tape's audio seems to be configured differently!!