3/4″ U-Matic Tape Transfer Services - Legacy Tape Formats
HDCAM SR • HDCAM • DIGITAL BETACAM • DVCPRO HD • MINI-DV 3/4" U-MATIC •BETACAM SP • DVCAM • HI8 • BETACAM SX • VHS NTSC + PAL • PRORES 422HQ • MOV • H264 • UNCOMPRESSED 8 OR 10 BIT • DPX
Oxford Duplication provides professional video tape digitising services for archive companies, historical societies, corporate business, independent directors and producers, who would like to archive and re-purpose their titles.
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.
Legacy Tape Format Transfer, Conversion and Encoding
Our heritage SD (standard definition) video tape digitisation service support clients with audio-visual video tape digitisation from 1 video tape to 1000's. Based around World Leading AWS conversion and Blackmagic units we offer archival preservation video outputs to include 10-bit uncompressed, FFV1 lossless for the recommended quality outputs in line with iASA Industry Standards. To include all Pro-Res outputs, Quicktime .MOV video files.
TAPE BAKING STICKY SHED SYNDROME
Oxford Duplication Centre have more than 20 years of experience handling virtually every brand and every formula of source media, assures the safety of your master. We are able to transfer the content of unstable media by properly preparing the tape while retaining the integrity of the master.
Analog tape is made up of multiple layers joined by an adhesive. Molecular breakdown of the adhesive and absorption of moisture by the tape’s lubricants causes some tapes to “stick” and “shed” when traveling through a tape machine’s transport. This is due to the formula of the binder that was used to manufacture most tapes beginning in 1973; it takes approximately nine years after manufacture for the problem to occur.
To temporarily alleviate the problems of sticking and shedding, the primary method of stabilisation is to cure the tape at a constant temperature with circulating air. When performed correctly, this process is benign and can be repeated as needed. The baking process serves to temporarily correct the problem by slowly re-setting the molecules and removing the moisture.
At Oxford Duplication Centre, this is done using specific archival dehumidifiers that maintain an unvarying temperature of 125°F and do so without subjecting the tapes to harmful magnetic fields.
| USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY |
ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL AND BLACKMAGIC DECKS
How do you capture video tapes ? Amazon Elemental Processing and Blackmagic: We use the worlds most advanced 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? Professional U-Matic SP decks, transferring Low-band, SP and High-band in PAL, NTSC and SECAM. Professional Sony Digital Betacam units which transfer both large and small video tapes from DigiBeta, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX in PAL or NTSC. Professional DV decks that transfer both large and small tapes from DVCAM and DVCAM HD in PAL or NTSC. Professional Panasonic decks that transfer DVCPRO and DVCPRO50 tapes in PAL or NTSC. Professional Sony HDCAM decks that transfer Large and small tapes.
Can you up-scale SD to HD? We use AWS Elemental hardware and dedicated software to up-scale digital files which offer image sampling, edge detection techniques and multi-direction diagonal filters, offering a superb HD looking video, perfect for your requirements.
Are tapes cleaned before transfer? All tapes are gently cleaned using professional machinery. This is to ensure the best possible conversion but also to preserve our machinery.
How to order? Please place your order by emailing email@example.com or place your order online . Alternatively, please do contact us to discuss your order.
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.
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 SD to HD - Down
Converting HD to SD, Cross Converting
HD Formats - Selected SD Conversion
|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|
|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.
|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.
Please contact us on 01865 457000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a competitive quotation.
SPECIALIST HOME FORMATS
|Our audio-visual studio can support clients with our Vintage and Rare Consumer Video Tape Conversions to Broadcast Quality Outputs.
Excluding VAT @20%
|V60 Video Tape||60.00|
|JVC D-9/DIGITAL S||30.00|
|D VHS (NTSC/HD OR PAL SD)||45.00|
|PHILIPS ORIGINAL LP OR SP VCR FORMAT (1502 OR 1702)||60.00|
|1" TYPE C VIDEO TAPE SONY PAL OR NTSC||90.00|
|PHILIPS VIDEO 2000||60.00|