DVCAM Transfer Services | Convert DVCAM Tapes to Digital
HDV and DVCAM are high-definition video recording formats. These formats use the smaller MiniDV tapes and medium sized DVCAM tapes.
HDV is able to produce a high definition image by compressing the amount of data imprinted onto the tape. Videographers appreciated this format because of its wide acceptance (being supported by JVC, Sony, Canon, and Sharp), low cost, small size, and high image quality.
DVCAM is a professional version of DV created by Sony. The tape is transported 50% faster. This provides better quality, but less compatibility with consumer-based products. You can expect to record up to 45 minutes of DVCAM footage on a 60 minute MiniDV tape.
We transfer DVCAM to digital at the native resolution of the original recording, 720 x 480 for NTSC format or 720 x 576 for PAL format. Transferring broadcast videos to digital ensures that your archival footage is safely backed up and protected from further deterioration or loss of content. Digital files can be viewed, shared or copied with ease, and can be edited as you please.
Please contact us on 01865 457000 or email email@example.com for a competitive quotation.
| 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.
Transfer in SD 720 x 576 resolution. 4X3 Aspect ratio.
Transfer in HD 1920X1080p resolution. 16X9 Aspect.
Digital File Formats Options:
ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264
HD DPX | Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit | DNxHD