The shelf life of magnetic tape is volatile and often requires restoration methods such as mechanical cleaning or tape baking before playback can be attempted. Once the material arrives at our facility, we can advise if such a restoration method is needed.
All media is digitized as uncompressed files using the best interconnection method that the source format allows (i.e. Digital betacam transfers use SDI connections whereas BetacamSP use component).
Our digitization rates include your choice of two digital output formats. Typically our clients ask for a preservation copy and an access copy. Here are some sample video file formats along with their approximate size.