U-Matic Low Band/High Band Video Tape Conversions in Oxford UK

Broadcast Video Digitising and Conversion Service at Oxford Duplication Centre

Broadcast tapes converted to digital format Oxfordshire UK

U-Matic Video Tape Transfer, Digitisation and Conversion to Digital Files Oxford UK | To Broadcast or Preservation Files

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 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. 


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
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+
Viewing File H.264/MPEG-4 32.50 30.00 27.50 25.00 22.50 20.00
Editing File Pro-Res/MOV 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00
Archive 1 FFV1 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00
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
14.00 12.75 11.25 9.75 9.00 8.00
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.


Our offices are open to clients by appointment Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premises, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com