SUPER BETA VIDEO TAPE  CONVERSION OXFORDSHIRE UK

Broadcast Video Digitising and Conversion Service at Oxford Duplication Centre

SuperBeta (1985 – 1988)

SUPER BETA TRANSFER TO NATIVE VIDEO FILES. ALL CODECS SUPPORTED. CONTACT TEL: 01865 457000

SuperBeta (sometimes called High Band) was a development of the consumer Betamax video cassette format, and was introduced by Sony in 1985.

SuperBeta increased the horizonal resolution from 240 to 290 lines (a big improvement, but still lower resolution than LaserDisc). In addition, some machines could record at a faster tape speed known as Beta-Is (4cm per second), the same speed as the original Beta-I mode on the first Betamax machines, for even higher quality.

Preserving Broadcast Tapes into Digital Preservation Collections

USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY
ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL AND BLACKMAGIC DECKS

Our engineers have over 12 years of experience working with magnetic tape. It is this expertise that can guarantee your broadcast tapes are converted with the highest picture and sound quality. All tapes are digitised to the same resolution as your original recording, ensuring no loss of quality. We can convert your various tape formats to broadcast quality streams whether for editing, archive or playback

Clients include Universities, Production Houses, Museums, Historical Societies, Libraries, Educational Sectors and Corporate Businesses

Please email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com or Tel: 01865 457000
Real-Time Archiving
Enabling the creation of high-quality VOD files, saving editing cycles and
lowering the cost of content delivery
HDCAM SR • HDCAM • DIGITAL BETACAM • DVCPRO HD • 3/4" U-MATIC •
BETACAM SP • DVCAM • HI8 • BETACAM SX • VHS NTSC + PAL • VHS/HI8/MINIDV
VIDEO TAPE TO DIGITAL FILE 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Viewing File H.264/MPEG-4 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Editing File Pro-Res/MOV 50.00 42.50 37.50 32.50 27.50 25.00
Archive 1 FFV1 50.00 42.50 37.50 32.50 27.50 25.00
Archive 2 10bit Uncompressed 50.00 42.50 37.50 32.50 27.50 25.00
Other outputs include H.265 (HEVC) High Efficiency Video Coding, MPEG-2, VC-1,
XDCAM (Sony Format)
For clients that require both an archive/editing file and a viewing or streaming file,
we can offer this for the additional price below.
SD / HD CONVERSION 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Up-Converting SD to HD - Down
Converting HD to SD, Cross Converting
HD Formats - Selected SD Conversion
22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
We offer professional tape baking which involves using a specialist oven to draw
moisture from problematic tapes, so they can be safely digitised without damage.
STICKY SHED SYNDROME 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
TAPE BAKING 14.00 12.75 11.25 9.75 9.00 8.00
All prices exclude VAT @ 20%

Clients are requested to supply their own hard drive, alternatively we can supply
these at an addtional cost.

Turnaround is dependant upon the project, which can be discussed to
suit your requirements.

Our offices are open to clients by appointment Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm

Our office and customer parking is located at the back of our premises behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com