Film and video data has been recorded to tape for more than fifty years. Historical cinematography reels containing film may be much older.   Unfortunately tape begins to deteriorate and decay after 10-15 years.

Tape Ark has the tools and experience required to read and retrieve data types from ageing film and video tapes created at any time through the history of film and video data recording – from old film reel tapes to newer, but now redundant video tape technologies. 

Here is a selection of broadcast media and entertainment data and file formats that Tape Ark support: