Tag Archives: tape

SimplyDV ends audio reel transfer service

In order to concentrate on doing what we do best, we’ve taken the decision to end our reel tape transfer service. In addition to offering multiple format video transfers, which forms the core of our business, we have also been … 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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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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Repairs to audio tape before transfer to digital file

In addition to the high volume of videotapes we’re asked to digitise, we also receive quite a few batches of audio tape that require transfer and digitising by clients. Before we run a transfer of reel-to-reel audio tapes on either … Continue reading

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