Broadcast video digitising and conversion service UK based
Digital Betacam tapes were used in television production. Due to the age of these tapes, they are at risk of deterioration. Our services support clients with National Archive Standard transfers of all Betacam video tapes to include Digital Betacam (aka DigiBeta or D-Beta), Betacam SX and MPEG IMX video tape for both PAL and NTSC standards.
Using International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives TC-06 guidelines, we can deliver full preservation copies in FFV1 lossless, 10-bit uncompressed in .mkv or .mov containers, Apple ProRes mezzanine files for editing and viewing H.264/MPEG4 files.
Our heritage video tape digitisation service support clients with audio-visual video tape digitisation from 1 video tape to 1000's.
Preserving Broadcast Tapes into Digital Preservation Collections
| USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY |
ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL AND BLACKMAGIC DECKS
How do you capture video tapes ? We use Blackmagic and AWS Elemental conversion units. With built in high quality de-interlacing, our conversion units offer the most advanced improved image uality with excellent noise reduction.
What professional machines do you use? U-Matic SP decks, Sony Digital Betacam, DigiBeta, BetacamSP BetacamSX MPEG IMX, DV Decks, DVCam, DVCamHD, Panasonic Decks, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 - For both large and small video tapes
Can you up-scale SD to HD? Yes, our hardware can up-scale digital files which offer image sampling, edge detection techniques and multi-direction diagonal filters.
Are tapes cleaned before transfer? All tapes are gently cleaned. This is to ensure the best possible conversion but also to preserve our machinery.
Can I drop orders in or post them to you? You are most welcome to bring orders in to our office. Alternatively, you can send your order using the Post Office or our couriers.
How long do the orders take to process? This depends upon the order and the difficulties associated with magnetic tape. We would need to assess your order to offer an exact timeline. If your order is needed in a hurry then we can support you with our express service.
|HDCAM SR • HDCAM • DIGITAL BETACAM • DVCPRO HD • 3/4" U-MATIC •
BETACAM SP • DVCAM • HI8 • BETACAM SX • VHS NTSC + PAL • VHS/HI8/MINIDV
|COST PER VIDEO TAPE TO DIGITAL FILE||1+||5+||10+||25+||50+||100+|
|Archive 2||10bit Uncompressed||60.00||55.00||50.00||45.00||40.00||35.00|
|ADDITIONAL SERVICES||1+||5+||10+||25+||50+||100+||Up-Converting Digital Files||14.00||12.75||11.25||9.75||9.00||8.00|
|Additional H264/MPEG4 Access Files||14.00||12.75||11.25||9.75||9.00||8.00|
|Tape Baking - Sticky Shed Syndrome||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 tosuit your requirements.