Category Archives: Technology

Latest acquisition: a 1971 Sony CV-2100ACE videotape recorder

In order to meet at increasing demand for digitally archiving very early low-guage video formats we need old technology! Our latest acquisition is a Sony CV-2100ACE 1/2″ Helical Helical Scan B&W EIAJ VTR (Video Tape Recorder) dating from 1971. This … Continue reading

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Keeping our heads clean

The trouble with old, obsolete video tape formats is that they tend to deteriorate after many years of storage. This 1977 Scotch 3/4″ U-Matic tape containing a video recording from the University of California has dropout problems and an edge … Continue reading

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Creating high-quality archive files with Teranex 2D

With the move to larger space now complete, we’re assembling a new Apple Mac-based video capture and editing system based around a Blackmagic Teranex 2D digital video processor. Although the Teranex 2D was acquired – and put to good use – before … Continue reading

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Professional format transfers – now with added Teranex!

As another volume transfer assignment nears completion we have Blackmagic’s Teranex 2D processor to thank for the quality of the 10-bit uncompressed Quicktime master files. As this post goes to press (so to speak) we’re close to completing a volume … Continue reading

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