U-MATIC LOW BAND/HIGH BAND SP VIDEO TAPE CONVERSIONS IN  OXFORDSHIRE UK

Broadcast Video Digitising and Conversion Service at Oxford Duplication Centre

Broadcast tapes converted to digital format Oxfordshire UK

PROFESSIONAL U-MATIC LOWBAND HIGHBAND AND SP BROADCAST VIDEO TAPE TRANSFERS IN OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK

Our studios hold an impressive range of U-matic video tape machines, which are regularly serviced by expert engineers.  This includes the lastest models Sony BVU-950 and Sony BVU-850 which offer TBC (Time Based Correction).   Our services are highly specialised, providing archive preservation using the world leading AWS Elemental live archive units to convert  all types of U-matic PAL, NTSC and SECAM, Low Band, High Band (BVU) and SP (Superior Performance) U-matic tapes to any digital file format. 

For Archival Preservation, we use The National Archives preservation guidelines to deliver high quality recordings in either FFV1 lossless or 10bit uncompressed video files in .mkv or .mov containers, with a  additional viewing files encoded H.264 .mp4.   

Digitising Options: Transfer to native SD 720 x 576 resolution.  4X3 Aspect ratio. Up-Scale to HD 1920x1080p resolution. 16X9 Aspect ratio. Digital File Formats Options: ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264 | XDCAM HD DPX | Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit | DNxHD | AVI | DCP

TAPE BAKING STICKY SHED SYNDROME

Some tapes may require baking to remove moisture caused by Sticky Shed Syndrome.  Typically associated with U-matic tapes due to a breakdown in the glue (binder) that holds the oxide atoms onto the tape. Signs include squealing as the tape passes through the head. Without baking this will transmit through the ouput and will damage the tape and/or players.  

Please contact us on 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com for a competitive quotation.

USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY
ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL LIVE

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 40.00 32.50 27.50 22.50 20.00 17.50
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.


Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com

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

Customer parking is located at the back of the premises behind the large green building attached, opposite Ben Mead Road.