SimplyDV: Your Digital Video Solution!
Transfer and transcoding of videotape recordings to file-based video formats for editing and archiving
We use broadcast TV grade hardware and software to transfer and transcode:
- VHS, VHS-C and S-VHS
- U-Matic 3/4″ Low Band, High Band (BVU) and High Band SP (BVU-SP)
- Video-8, Hi-8 and Digital-8mm
- DV, MiniDV, DVCAM and DVCPRO
- Betacam and Betacam-SP (Beta-SP)
- Digital Betacam (DigiBeta), Betacam-SX (Beta-SX) and MPEG-IMX
PRO-VIDEO FORMAT TRANSFERS TO FILES FOR EDITING OR ARCHIVING:
Professional format 4:3 SD transfers to ProRes422, 10-bit/8-bit Quicktime, DPX Sequence and MPEG-4/H.264 from £24.00 (£20.00 + VAT) per hour or part thereof. See Price List. PLEASE NOTE: Media (Hard Disc Drive or USB Flash Drive) is subject to separate quotation. Please ask for information.
VIDEO ASPECT RATIO CONVERSION FROM SD TO HD 14:9 OR 16:9:
Professional format 4:3 SD aspect ratio conversion to 4:3 pillarbox or 14:3 within a 1920×1080 or 1280×720 frame, upscale to 1920x1080p or 1080i 50/60 fps using Blackmagic Teranex 2D to ProRes (any profile), 10-bit/8-bit Quicktime and MPEG-4/H.264. from £25.00 + VAT per hour or part thereof. See Price List. PLEASE NOTE: Media (Hard Disc Drive or USB Flash Drive) is subject to separate quotation. Please ask for information.
HOME VIDEO (INCL. CAMCORDER) FORMATS TO MPEG-4/H.264 FILES:
Home video format (VHS, S-VHS, Video-8/Hi-8, MiniDV, Betamax) transfers to MPEG-4/H.264 starting from £15.00 (£12.50 + VAT) for the first 90 mins and then an additional £10.00 up to a MAXIMUM of 3 HOURS (180 minutes). A three-hour tape converted to MPEG-4/H.264 will therefore cost you £25.00 incl VAT. PLEASE NOTE: This excludes the cost of the storage media – hard disc drive, USB stick, SD card etc – onto which files will be written.
HALF-INCH (1/2″) SKIP-FIELD “CV” AND EIAJ HELICAL SCAN “AV” FORMAT OPEN REEL VIDEO TAPE TRANSFERS:
All ageing 1970s open-reel video tapes in these standards suffer from hydrolisation and require heat treatment before attempting to transfer. Our combined price for baking and transferring each tape to editable file is £60.00 incl VAT per tape. Price of transfer only: £36.00 (£30.00 + VAT) per tape. Baking only: £36.00 (£30.00 + VAT) per tape. For more information on half-inch helical reel-to-reel video transfers see here.
Interested? Ask Colin Barrett via the Contact page.