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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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Helping to write “The History of DJ” for DMC

SimplyDV is helping to tell the story of the DJ by creating new ProRes422 master files from DMC’s archive recordings. Through the Summer months of 2014 SimplyDV’s Colin Barrett has been overseeing the job of creating Quicktime ProRes422 HQ digital video … Continue reading

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Remembering Big George Webley

Musician, singer, composer, bandleader, family man and all-round decent bloke Big George Webley left us on May 7th. As a tribute, we’ve restored the video for his first single. Continue reading

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Rescuing Milton Keynes’ history on film

Milton Keynes is perhaps unique in being the only UK town or city whose development has been documented on film and video since its inception. That didn’t prevent some unique film from being consigned to a skip. Here’s a short … Continue reading

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