Tape Ark offers a comprehensive range of video digitisation services from virtually any video tape, including VHS, Betacam, Betamax, MicroMV, MiniDV, 8mm, DVCPRO, U-matic and many more.

By liberating your video data and gaining ongoing and immediate access to your collection the benefits are real, immediate and achievable.  For a full list of benefits and more detailed information on content digitisation please click here.

Once your data is liberated and accessible in a digital format, a whole new world of digital content opportunity is suddenly at your fingertips. This includes:

Once your video data is liberated and accessible in a digital format, a whole new world of digital content opportunity is suddenly at your fingertips. To read about what is possible once your content is digitised please click here.

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Tape Ark can digitise your video data to multiple data formats, creating suitable file copies and storing them in the cloud ready for streaming, production or preservation, depending on your requirements.

Some popular types of video file formats include:

  • .AVI (Audio Video Interleave) 
  • .FLV (Flash Video Format) 
  • .WMV (Windows Media Video) 
  • .MOV (Apple QuickTime Movie)
  • .MP4 (Moving Pictures Expert Group 4), M4P, M4V
  • .WEBM
  • .MPG, .MP2, .MPEG, .MPE, .MPV
  • .OGG

In addition to converting your media content and transferring it into the cloud, Tape Ark can also create low resolution proxy clips that allow you to view the video from highly available storage at a reduced cost.  The higher resolution broadcast videos are then put in latent storage like AWS Glacier, and only retrieved after watching the proxy once you are sure you want the clip.  This allows for cost savings, but high availability at the same time.

Tape Ark uses its own custom designed software, developed to handle many of the complex issues that can be encountered during the digitisation of ageing video tape media.  Our data preservation professionals have years of experience in restoring and liberating at-risk data from tape media and will ensure that regaining access to and preserving your valuable data becomes a reality.

Data digitisation to the cloud using Tape Ark’s advanced data recovery and transcription workflow is the most logical, reliable and cost effective data management plan for your deteriorating data assets.  As an additional benefit, you can also load this content into the AWS Elemental system for media management and streaming.

Your data can be stored for immediate or nearline access using either AWS S3 or AWS Glacier saving costs, but still giving rapid access to the content – far outstripping the use of tape.

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