SUPER BETA TRANSFER TO NATIVE VIDEO FILES. ALL CODECS SUPPORTED. CONTACT TEL: 01865 457000
SuperBeta (sometimes called High Band) was a development of the consumer Betamax video cassette format, and was introduced by Sony in 1985.
SuperBeta increased the horizonal resolution from 240 to 290 lines (a big improvement, but still lower resolution than LaserDisc). In addition, some machines could record at a faster tape speed known as Beta-Is (4cm per second), the same speed as the original Beta-I mode on the first Betamax machines, for even higher quality.
Preserving Broadcast Tapes into Digital Preservation Collections
| USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY |
ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL AND BLACKMAGIC DECKS
How do you capture video tapes ? Amazon Elemental Processing and Blackmagic: We use the worlds most advanced AWS Elemental conversion units. With built in high quality de-interlacing, our conversion units offer the most advanced improved image uality with excellent noise reduction.
What professional machines do you use? Professional U-Matic SP decks, transferring Low-band, SP and High-band in PAL, NTSC and SECAM. Professional Sony Digital Betacam units which transfer both large and small video tapes from DigiBeta, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX in PAL or NTSC. Professional DV decks that transfer both large and small tapes from DVCAM and DVCAM HD in PAL or NTSC. Professional Panasonic decks that transfer DVCPRO and DVCPRO50 tapes in PAL or NTSC. Professional Sony HDCAM decks that transfer Large and small tapes.
Can you up-scale SD to HD? We use AWS Elemental hardware and dedicated software to up-scale digital files which offer image sampling, edge detection techniques and multi-direction diagonal filters, offering a superb HD looking video, perfect for your requirements.
Are tapes cleaned before transfer? All tapes are gently cleaned using professional machinery. This is to ensure the best possible conversion but also to preserve our machinery.
How to order? Please place your order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or place your order online . Alternatively, please do contact us to discuss your order.
Can I drop orders in or post them to you? You are most welcome to bring orders in to our office. Alternatively, you can send your order using the Post Office.
How long do the orders take to process? This depends upon the order and the difficulties associated with magnetic tape. We would need to assess your order to offer an exact timeline. If your order is needed in a hurry then we can support you with our express service.
|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|
|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.