Author Archives: Colin

Digitising Sir Chay Blyth’s video archive

We’ve been digitising a large part of round-the-world yachtsman Sir Chay Blyth’s video collection in an effort to create a complete digital video archive of his seafaring adventures. Sir Chay Blyth is perhaps best known for being the first man … Continue reading

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Transferring MICROMV – the last videocassette format

Back in 2001, when I was a freelance writer for camcorder magazines like Camcorder User and Video Camera, I reviewed the first of a revolutionary new digital tape format called MICROMV called the Sony DCR-IP1. This was one of the … Continue reading

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Betamax to DVD transfers

SimplyDV is pleased to tell you that we’re now able to offer transfers from Betamax video-cassettes once again. Price £15.00 per tape! We’re pleased to announce that following the complete refurbishment of the first of our ageing Sanyo VTC-5000 Betamax … Continue reading

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High volume audio cassette transfer job complete

A sigh of relief here at SimplyDV Towers as a large and very time-consuming job for The Open University is completed. The client – a faculty that has been storing a collection of educational research recordings that were made during … Continue reading

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