U-MATIC TAPE BAKING - STICKY SHED SYNDROME OXFORDSHIRE UK

Broadcast Video & Audio Tape Archiving 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. 

Legacy Tape Format Transfer, Conversion and Encoding

  1. DV, HDV and DVCAM PAL or NTSC
  2. HDV 1080i PAL or NTSC
  3. Digital Betacam, IMX, BetacamSP & Betacam SX PAL or NTSC
  4. U-matic low band, PAL, Umatic Hi-band/SP (PAL)

  5. Pro-Video Digital Formats

  6. Real-time Capture and Encoding to ProRes, MPEG2, H.264
  7. Standards/Frame Rate Up/Down/Cross Conversion
  8. Blu-ray Disc Encoding and Authoring

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.

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 cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com
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 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Viewing File H.264/MPEG-4 22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
Editing File Pro-Res/MOV 40.00 32.50 27.50 22.50 20.00 17.50
Archive 1 FFV1 50.00 42.50 37.50 32.50 27.50 25.00
Archive 2 10bit Uncompressed 50.00 42.50 37.50 32.50 27.50 25.00
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 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
Up-Converting SD to HD - Down
Converting HD to SD, Cross Converting
HD Formats - Selected SD Conversion
22.00 20.00 18.00 16.00 14.00 12.00
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.
STICKY SHED SYNDROME 1+ 5+ 10+ 25+ 50+ 100+
TAPE BAKING 14.00 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 addtional cost.

Turnaround is dependant upon the project, which can be discussed to
suit your requirements.

VIDEO FORMATS

Digitising Options:
 
Transfer in SD 720 x 576 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

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

Our offices are open to clients on a click and collect basis Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm

Our offices and customer parking is located behind the large green building opposite Ben Mead Road.