U-MATIC TAPE BAKING - STICKY SHED SYNDROME OXFORDSHIRE UK

Broadcast Tape Duplication at Oxford Duplication Centre

Broadcast and Standard VHS Tapes Oxfordshire UK

VIDEO DIGITISING SERVICES CORPORATE BROADCAST VIDEO TAPES

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. 

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 stabilization 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.

The length of baking time varies from hours to days, depending on mass (the width and length of the tape). The baking process stabilizes the tape for one to three weeks.

SPECIALISING IN VIDEO DIGITISING AND PRESERVATION
WORKING TO NATIONAL ARCHIVAL GUIDELINES
TO PRESERVE VALUABLE ARCHIVES INTO DIGITAL FORMATS


CURRENT CLIENTS INCLUDE UNIVERSITIES WITHIN THE UK, LEADING CORPORATE AND HISTORICAL CENTRES,
EDUCATIONAL SECTORS, PRODUCTION HOUSES, MUSEUMS
TO INCLUDE PRIVATE CONSUMER COLLECTIONS

Contact cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com or Tel: 01865 457000
SUITABLE USES NATIVE SD 720X486 RESOLUTION 4X3 AR 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
VIEWING H.264/MPEG4 44.00 35.25 30.75 26.75 24.25 22.00
EDITING PRO-RES 50.00 40.00 34.75 30.25 27.50 25.00
ARCHIVING FFV1 50.00 40.00 34.75 30.25 27.50 25.00
ARCHIVING 10BIT UNCOMPRESSED 60.00 48.00 41.75 36.50 33.00 30.00
ADDITIONAL SERVICES 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
UPSCALING COST PER TAPE: HD 1920X1080P RESOLUTION 16x9 AR 24.00 19.25 16.75 14.50 13.25 12.00
TAPE BAKING COST PER TAPE 16.00 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 ADDITIONAL COST

TURNAROUND IS DEPENDENT UPON THE PROJECT WHICH CAN BE DISCUSSED TO SUIT YOUR REQUIREMENTS
Professional broadcast tape digitisation is one of our specialities.
To ensure a perfect conversion our machinery is serviced on a regular basis by our
experienced engineers to ensure the highest and most professional tape digitisation

U-matic machines that we use are as follows:

Sony Corporation: U-Matic Videocassette Recorder VO-5630 PAL/SECAM/NTSC
Sony Corporation: U-Matic Videocassette Recorder VO-5800PS
Sony Corporation: U-Matic Videocassette Recorder VO-5800PS
Sony Corporation: U-Matic Videocassette Recorder BVU800P Professional
Sony Corporation: U-Matic Videocassette Recorder BVU820P Professional
Sony Corporation: U-Matic Videocassette Recorder BVU950P Professional

VIDEO FORMATS

Digitising Options:
 
Transfer in SD 720x486 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

DIGITAL BETACAM
DVCPRO HD
HDCAM
DVCAM
1” Type “C”
8MM - HI8- DIGITAL 8
BETA SP - DIGIBETA
DVCPRO 25/50/100

BETACAM SP
HDCAM SR
MINI-DV
3/4™ U-MATIC
D1 - D2 - D3 - D5
S-VHS - VHS- C-
BETACAM SX
 HDV

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

SPECIALIST HOME FORMATS

VINTAGE AND RARE CONSUMER VIDEO TAPE PRICE LIST. Excluding VAT @20% 1+
V60 Video Tape 45.00
HDCAM 40.00
VHD NTSC DISC 30.00
JVC D-9/DIGITAL S 30.00
XDCAM DISC CALL
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
W-VHS CALL
PHILIPS VIDEO 2000 60.00

Contact Us 01865 457000

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm / Friday 9am-3pm

29 Rear Part Banbury Road Kidlington Oxfordshire OX5 1AQ United Kingdom
Parking is located behind the large green building . We are located at the rear of the premises.
Email: cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com