DIGITISATION GUIDELINES FADGI VIDEO REFORMAT COMPARISONS IN OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK
OUR CLIENTS LIST IS IMPRESSIVE. WORKING WITH UNIVERSITIES, MUSEUMS, PRODUCTION COMPANIES, CORPORATE AND CONSUMERS
OUR DIGITISING BROADCAST VIDEO TRANSFER SERVICES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Our preservation archive transfer services for capturing content from professional broadcast tapes and converting to new digital formats can conver the following specifications. 10 bit uncompressed files in either AVI or Quicktime codecs. Pro-Res 422, FFV1, H.264 MOV, H.264 MP4, DVD and Blu-Ray discs. These can be converted to storage media, cloud or your own server. We can support both PAL and NTSC tape formats for DVCam, MiniDV, HDV, Betacam SP SX, Digibeta, Sony IMX, DVCPro, VHS, U-Matic.
Video Tape to Digital Formats
Pro-Res 422 HQ
10bit Uncompressed AVI
These can be delivered on the following media: External Hard Drive, USB Flash Drive, DVD Data Disc, Blu-Ray Data Disc, Upload to Server
After about 20 years, the tape medium starts to deteriorate. By 30 years, the reels of content can become unplayable. Unlike paper documents or movie film, videotape playback is inextricably linked to specific hardware. The problem lies with the VTR; formats are forever changing, and it is becoming more difficult to keep machines from the earlier formats operating. There are fewer and fewer quad machines still working, and other formats such as B and C will inevitably go the same way.
10 BIT UNCOMPRESSED DIGITAL FILES PERFECT FOR PRESERVATION
Archive tapes are mostly open-reel 2in quad and 1in helical scan, although early cassette formats such as U-matic and the original Betacam are beginning to show signs of decay. It has been estimated that 84 percent of the European archive is in analog format, with 3 percent on quad and 15 percent on 1in.
USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Up-Converting SD to HD - Down Converting HD to SD, Cross Converting HD Formats - Selected SD Conversion
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
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.
At Oxford Duplication we can preserve, archive and digitise your professional and corporate video tape formats to include VHS, SVHS, SVHC-C, Betacam SP SX, U-Matic (3/4 video tape) and HDCam into any digital video format from 10 bit uncompressed to your chosen codec AVI/Quicktime to compressed formats H264 MPEG4, FFV1, Pro-Res files for online use, YouTube or other suitable platforms. Alternatively we can provide authored DVD and Blu-Rays with menu suppliments. Our services are suited for the long term archival of video that will support your archive preservation requirements.
FILE SIZES: Digital video produces vast amount of data. Using PAL-SD as an example, image only no audio and stored as YUV422 16bit with a resolution of 720x576 and applying no compression would result in a file size of 1.15gb per minute. For 10bit would represent 1.4gb per minute. Therefore we ask for a hard drive suitable for storage on all orders.
10BIT UNCOMPRESSED AVI/MOV: For long-term archiving purposes, the most important factor for choosing a codec is to be able to preserve the content adequately in a stable manner and its vendor-independent accessibility over time. AVI is currently recommended by The National Archives for meeting the requirements suitable for preservation archiving of video tapes.
FFV1 - LOSSLESS COMPRESSION: We offer several choices of archival conversions to suit your requirements. FFV1 is a lossless compression format meaning there are compression algorithms which reduce the filesize but still preserve every bit in its original state, even after recompressing an infinitive number of times. Think of a Zip file!
PRO-RES & H.264 MPEG4 - LOSSY ENCODING:Apple Pro-Res is perfectly suitable for video editing and ideal for MAC users. But for archival reasons due to being lossy it is not recommended for archival purposes. The same is applied to MPEG4 whereby this format is perfect for viewable copies of originals.
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Contact: 01865 457000 Email: email@example.com Address: 29 Rear Part Banbury Road Kidlington OX5 1AQ H: Monday to Thursday 8am - 4pm Friday 9am - 3pm
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