Broadcast Video Tapes to Pro-Res, 10-bit or MPEG4 Digital Files | Oxford UK

Broadcast tapes converted to digital format Oxfordshire UK

Broadcast Tape Transfer Services | Convert Tapes to Digital

Oxford Duplication specialise in the preservation of analog video, audio and motion film archives for historical libraries, companies, governments and institutions. 

Our broadcast workflow injestion supports clients with audio-visual video tape digitisation from 1 tape to 1000's. Based around World Leading AWS conversion and Blackmagic units we can support archives and production clients.

We offer professional video outputs to include 10-bit uncompressed, FFV1 lossless video files, all Pro-Res outputs, Quicktime .MOV to the recommended quality outputs in line with iASA Industry Standards.

Output Formats: Uncompressed 10-bit AVI | FFV1 Uncompressed | ProRes 422 HQ HD | ProRes 422 | Avid DNxHD | AVI | MOV | H264 | DPX. 


Assets are accessed for mould, damage or baking requirements, or any other restorative procedures.

An inventory is prepared of all assets to include engineer transfer recommendations prior to transfer.

Analogue assets are transferred to the assets required output to include: Broadcast WAV, 10bit, FFV1, Pro-Res files at high quality sample rate and bit depth.

Digital assets are transferred at the original sample rate and bit depth.

Indexing and metadata tags adhere to client specifications, with tracks and files labelled with corresponding tape or reel numbers. 

Output media is prepared to Hard Drive, RAID, USB or Server.


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. 

COST PER VIDEO TAPE TO DIGITAL FILE 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Viewing File H.264/MPEG-4 32.50 30.00 27.50 25.00 22.50 20.00
Editing File Pro-Res/MOV 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00
Archive 1 FFV1 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00
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.

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm.
29 Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ. Parking is available at the front of the building or rear car park.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email