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Lost 1970 Les Dawson videotapes saved for ITV

While broadcast TV companies often transmit programmes that contain archive video recordings, they rarely¬†have the means to digitise their video tape archive. So what’s the solution? SimplyDV recently undertook almost 21 hours of transfer of rare 1970 videotape recordings made … Continue reading

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Restoring old David “Kid” Jensen DJ interview

Restoring and digitally archiving a 1978 Sony Half-inch EIAJ High Density videotape interview with the former BBC Radio One DJ. The Sony half-inch EIAJ black & white format videotape reel contains an interview I did with BBC Radio One DJ … Continue reading

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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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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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