SUPPORTING OUR CLIENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL AND AFFORDABLE VIDEO CONVERSIONS
Video Format - A history of video recording and playback. From 1950's onward. To include video formats. Please contact email@example.com or call 01865 457000 to talk to a friendly technician.
1956: Amplex. The first commercially successful video tape format for broadcast use. 2" quadruplex. The BBC conducted a live demonstration of the VERA video tape recording system it had been developing since 1952. But removes it in favour of the quadruplex.
1969 - early 1980's: EIAJ-1/2" open reel video tape.
Sony launches the first video cassette format U-matic. It reached the UK in 1973. Used for the domestic market but it soon finds a new market in the educational, industrial and broadcast applications in 1971.
1972: Cartrivision - US first video format to offer films for rental
1972 - 1973: Cartrivision
1972 - late 1970's: EIAJ-2
1972 - late 1970's: V-Cord
1975 - 1977: VX
1975 - 1978: Television Electronic Disc (TeD)
1975 - 1980's: 1" Type B
1976 - mid 1990's: 1" Type C
1977: First video rental store in US opens in LA
1978: Telefunken omits TeD for VHS
1979: Super Video Recording SVR
1983: Sony introduces Betacam camcorder. The first integrated camera and video recorder for professional use. Prior video cameras were connected to a separate recorder unit.
1983 - 1990's: Video single
The Sony Corp v Universal City Studios (the Betamax case) is settled, with US supreme court determining home video recording is legal in US.
1985: The Jewel of the Nile is last feature film to be released on CEDs/SelectaVision 1986.
1986 - early 1990's: Mll
1987: Sony introduces first commercial digital videotape format D1.
1987 - 1990's: D1
1987 - 1990's: CD-Video
1988: Philips and Grundig end distribution of Video 2000 home video format after losing out to VHS.
1988 -early 1990's: Extended Definition Beta
1988 - 2000's: D2
1990 - 1991: Video Single Disc
1990 - 2002: Laser Juke
1993 -2000's: Video CD
1994 - late 2000's: D5/D5 HD
1995: DVD-Video is launched in Japan.
1997: DVD-Video is launched in US.
1997 - late 1990's: MovieCD
1998: DVD-Video is launched in the UK and Europe.
1998 - present: Interactive DVD
1998 - 1999: DIVX Digital Video Express
1998 - 1999: Sony Ruvi
2001 - 2006: MicroMV
2001 - 2007: Superbit
2001 - 2016: MPEG IMX
2002: Worldwide production of DVD-Video discs surpasses VHS tapes.
2002 - 2004: D-Theater
2003 - 2006: Personal Video Disc PVD
2003 - 2009: Flexplay
2003- 2011: HDV
2003 - present: Professional Disc
2004 - 2007: Nintendo Game Boy Advance Video
2004 - 2011: Universal Media Disc
2006 - 2008: HD DVD
2007: Netflix launches its steaming video service
2008: JVC, the company that invented VHS format ceases production of standalone VHS video cassette recorders.
2008: Toshiba announces it will no longer manufacture or market HD DVD players or disc drives, ending the format war with Blu-Ray.
2013: Blockbusters goes into administration in the UK.
2014: Sony announces it will discontinue Playstation Portable.
Transfer your Professional NTSC and PAL tape formats - DVCAM, MiniDV, HDV, Betacam (SP, SX and DigiBeta), Sony IMX, HDCAM, DVCPRO (25/50/100) tapes - U-Matic 3/4", and Sony open reel 1/2" and 1" video tapes. Videotapes to Digital MP4 video file available. Editable DV files with timecode (for PC or Mac) available upon request. 7-10 day average delivery time.
OUR SERVICES IN BETACAM BROADCAST CONVERSION
| USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY
ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL AND BLACKMAGIC DECKS
Our broadcast workflow supports clients with audio-visual digitisation using World Leading AWS conversion and Blackmagic units, offering hardware standards conversion (SDI/HD-SDI) with up/down or cross conversion to any file in any frame rate. With cloud storage, our clients can upload or download content direct to our servers, ensuring a seamless direct process that is highly desired by our clients.
We offer professional video outputs to include 10bit uncompressed, all Pro-Res outputs, Quicktime .MOV or FFV1 lossless video files in a .MKV container for the recommended quality outputs in line with iASA Industry Standards. Output Formats: ProRes 422 HQ HD | ProRes 422 | Avid DNxHD Uncompressed 10bit |AVI | MOV | H264 | DPX.
Clients include Universities, Production Houses, Museums, Historical Societies, Libraries, Educational Sectors and Corporate Businesses
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01865 457000
|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|
|For clients that require both an archive/editing file and a viewing or streaming file,
we can offer this for the additional price below.
|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.
Broadcast tapes typically have superior video and sound quality to that of a consumer tape. There are a variety of broadcast tapes we can transfer to digital file.
We can capture content from Professional Broadcast video tapes and convert it to new digital formats such as ProRes 422, H.264 MOV, H.264 MP4, DVD and Blu-ray Disc.