Whether your archive video collection consists of CCTV and security footage, medical imaging, engineering or subsea video, police and investigative evidence, news sports footage or other entertainment content, the tapes it’s stored on are likely deteriorating, making it harder to access with time.

Tape Ark offers a comprehensive range of video digitization services at any scale and for any industry. Tape Ark can digitize 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.

By liberating your tape-based video content you gain immediate and ongoing access to your collection. The benefits are real, instant and achievable.  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.

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.

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Tape Ark uses its own custom designed software, developed to handle many of the complex issues that can be encountered during the digitization of aging 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 is performed with the utmost care.

Data digitization 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 in your preferred cloud platform; saving you costs and increasing production efficiencies, but still giving rapid access to the content – far outstripping the use of tape.


Tape Ark prides itself on its technical capability. Customers feel assured their objectives and unique challenges are well understood – what’s important to them, where they’re headed, and the opportunities that lie ahead.

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