VIDEO TAPE ARCHIVE TRANSFERS TO AVI/MOV UNCOMPRESSED, FFV1, MPEG IN OXFORDSHIRE UK
Oxford Duplication Centre hold an established 10 years of experience in the fields of video tape conversion. Highly recommended in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas by leading corporate companies incuding B4 Business, Blenheim Palace, Educational Facilities and many 1000's of private clients.
"FFV1" stands for "FF video codec 1" and is a lossless video codec, on arithmetic- and entropy-coding algorithms. The arithmetic coder of FFV1 is very similar to (and based on) that of H.264. FFV1 is implemented as part of the free, open-source libraries of the project FFmpeg. FFmpeg is one of the most widely used program libraries for processing digital video.
It was designed and implemented by the FFmpeg developer and maintainer "Michael Niedermayer" in 2003. Due to the fact that it is included directly in FFmpeg and LibAV directly by default, many applications and devices support FFV1 out of the box (For example, VLC player or Sorenson Squeeze/)
Video applications supporting FFV1 can be used to edit lossless material directly (without transcoding or proxy copies). Even over the network. No special hardware needed.
Comparison tests have shown that FFV1 currently produces the smallest files at the fastest speed. It can be used to capture SD material in realtime, and HD possibly, too.
HIGH QUALITY ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION OF YOUR VIDEO TAPES
We offer video tape digitising, archiving and preservation for individuals, institutions and archives in Oxfordshire and the UK. Working with video has its many complications. Our computers and conversion systems are robust and perfectly able to handle large data throughput. We are experienced in handling fragile and deteriorating videos and can support the baking of tapes.
Very good lossless compression ratio (Comparable to JPEG2000-lossless).
Low CPU ressource requirements, compared to JPEG2000-lossy or Dirac (FFV1 uses simpler algorithms).
Encoding 8bit SD PAL video material can be done in realtime on a regular off-the-shelf state-of-the-art PC, using only a single CPU core (@3.3 GHz).
Therefore, no special encoding/decoding hardware is required.
Large number of pixel-formats and colorspaces natively supported. List can be extended on demand.
Technical specifications of this format are freely available, accessible for everyone.
Source code available and released under a Free Software license (OpenSource).
Considerably small size of program code = simple implementation.
Large number of tools supporting this codec, due to its appearance in FFmpeg's libraries.
No interoperability issues with different applications.
Larger userbase than most other lossless codecs.
Possibility to enable CRC checksums in the video bitstream to detect and correct data errors.
THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING VIDEO TAPE AND FORMATS
Acetate (1950s-1970s): tape base that deteriorates over time by drying out. The tape will be very brittle and may have a distinct smell of vinegar; the breakdown of the acetate is often referred to as vinegar syndrome.
PVC (1950s-early 1970s): inexpensive plastic tape base that was not widely used.
Polyester (early 1950s-present): also referred to as Mylar or PET. Chemically stable tape base that became the norm for videotape manufacturing by the 1970s.
USING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY ENCODING FROM AWS ELEMENTAL
We can convert your various tape formats to broadcast quality streams whether for editing, archive or playback
Clients include Universities, Production Houses, Museums, Historical Societies, Libraries, Educational Sectors and Corporate Businesses
Please email email@example.com or Tel: 01865 457000
Real-Time Archiving Enabling the creation of high-quality VOD files, saving editing cycles and lowering the cost of content delivery
HDCAM SR • HDCAM • DIGITAL BETACAM • DVCPRO HD • 3/4" U-MATIC • BETACAM SP • DVCAM • HI8 • BETACAM SX • VHS NTSC + PAL • VHS/HI8/MINIDV
VIDEO TAPE TO DIGITAL FILE
Other outputs include H.265 (HEVC) High Efficiency Video Coding, MPEG-2, VC-1, XDCAM (Sony Format)
For clients that require both an archive/editing file and a viewing or streaming file, we can offer this for the additional price below.
SD / HD CONVERSION
Up-Converting SD to HD - Down Converting HD to SD, Cross Converting HD Formats - Selected SD Conversion
We offer professional tape baking which involves using a specialist oven to draw moisture from problematic tapes, so they can be safely digitised without damage.
STICKY SHED SYNDROME
All prices exclude VAT @ 20%
Clients are requested to supply their own hard drive, alternatively we can supply these at an addtional cost.
Turnaround is dependant upon the project, which can be discussed to suit your requirements.
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Contact: 01865 457000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 29 Rear Part Banbury Road Kidlington OX5 1AQ H: Monday to Thursday 8am - 4pm Friday 9am - 3pm
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