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

Broadcast Video Digitising and Conversion Service at Oxford Duplication Centre

umatic pro res transfer services in oxfordshire uk

U-Matic Video Tape Transfer to Native Video Files. All Codecs Supported. Contact: 01865 457000

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. 

 Our large studio use professional broadcast Sony machines, which are built to the highest standards and maintained by our experienced engineers.    Our studio is equipped with 12 high grade U-matic tape machines each with TBC (time based correction) as standard to ensure the highest quality output of your tapes.  

Preserving Broadcast Tapes into Digital Preservation Collections


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 cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com 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. 

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 Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 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