In the Summer of 2016, we prepared Sir Roger Bannister, the English middle-distance athlete and neurologist who ran the first sub-4-minute mile, his large video tape archive to high quality digital files. As much as I wished to talk to Sir Bannister about his 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, where he set his British record in […]
We are supporting a client with their large archive of documents which has suffered smoke damage from a fire that occurred in their building. Fortunately for our clients, the documents were in their fireproof safes so apart from smoke damage they survived fairly well. Preserving vital corporate and historical documents is a huge responsibility as […]
We are currently working on a very large archive of old books that require HQ scanning to Archival TIFF images. Once processed, these images will be OCR (optical character recognition) applied before being prepared to PDF format.
Currently we are working on a collection of photograph albums dating back to 1939 which hold historical images from World War II. It is important to handle these rare albums with a ‘white glove approach’, to ensure oils from our hands are not transferred across to the media. All images are gently brushed and cleaned […]
Companies are starting to make the transition online to support an ease of day to day operations running and streamlining management. New technology allows companies of all sizes to become more stategic and efficient in their businesses. It is now the time to start capitilising on the benefits of digitisation.
At the beginning of 2020 Databasix hosted a webinar wherein we discussed the data protection challenges for the year ahead. At no point during the preparation or delivery of the webinar did I talk about working through a global pandemic.
Tapes do not improve with age. Quite the opposite. Corporates, consumer and heritage clients have vast archives of magnetic tape that contain information that needs to be preserved. 70% of all audio-visual material is under the threat of deterioration, damage or obsolescence. From about 1950 through the 1990s, most of the world’s audio-visual was entrusted […]
Don’t throw out your old VHS tapes until you read this. With decluttering all the rage, you may be unearthing old VHS movie collections from the 80s, 90s, or earlier from your attic or the back of a closet.
Now more than ever we should be thinking carefully about how our records, media and analogue materials should be accessed in times of restricted access. With media on-line this allows archives to be stored safely and their digital counterpart used for accessing.
Working with private family video tape orders to corporate and archival conversions of all formats of media from video, audio, image and text. We cater from 1 wedding VHS tape upto 10,000’s of archives.
Don’t lose it, archive it before it’s gone! Starting the New Year can include looking at ways to cost effectively support both office space and time when it comes to extracting your archives in storage.
Welcome to Oxford Duplication, the centre for all duplication, conversion and digitisation of any analogue material to digital, ready for online presence or for digital archival preservation to National Archive requirements within the fields of audio video image and text.
Preserve your recorded moments digitally. Send in your ageing tapes, film, pictures, and audio recordings. You’ll receive new DVDs or digital copies with your originals, safely and simply. To preserve the content of your videotapes, digitising them is a must before they deteriorate.
Christmas does seem a while away but with only less than 11 weeks to go; and with Kidlington putting their lights up what seems rather early, we thought it also wise to encourage clients to think about Christmas presents to their loved ones.
The most common challenge in digitising moving image is the file sizes that result from the actual digitisation. The file sizes can be huge and with that comes the increased cost of storage and maintenance for long term preservation.
Cast your mind back to the dozens of VHS tapes lying in a box in your attic ranging from Disney classics to The Lion King. While those are not valuable, there are numerous VHS video tapes in existence that are worth quite a lot of money.
We are very privileged to have been asked to undertake a vast and somewhat disorganized order consisting of many thousands of medium format film, 120 film, 126 film, 35mm positive and 35mm negative slides to convert to digital images .
Magnetic tape damage is pretty common. Family tapes store video and audio information in the form of a magnetic strip. The VCR has special heads that can pick up on these magnetic signals and translate them into images and sound that plays on your TV.
Safety Film vs Nitrate Film: Working with our client World History Archive, they commissioned us to prepare over a course of several years their archives of safety film. Currently we are several thousand in to a 24,000 order!
Working with clients to include libraries, museums, archivist collections, Royal Navy, Blenheim Palace, B4 Business, Colleges and University of Oxford we support companies with their extensive collections that need converting into digital formats.
So what is this new term that is floating around and one that sits very comfortably with Oxford Digitisation Centre? In its simplest it means the conversion of analogue information into digital information.
With changes in search engines, content has become very important in getting people to your website. This brought our client to us to digitise a large batch of corporate CDs containing seminars and training talks that were prepared several years ago for online listening.
Future proof your digital business with our transcoding solutions. Transcoding of digital video files is important to ensure obsolete or outdated videos on your website are current and also give the best playback experience regardless of viewing device and connection speed.