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Morecambe and Wise Video Film Archive Restoration

'You Can't See the Join!' - Recovering Morecambe and Wise
Posted by BBC Research and Development on 29 Dec 2017, last updated 30 Dec 2017
A regular TV tradition at this time of year is the repeat of the Morecambe and Wise Christmas specials and 2017 is no exception - there is even a special BBC FOUR drama about the pair on air this evening too.
We thought readers might enjoy a good tale of some work we're involved with - to recover an episode of the comedy duo's TV series that was previously considered 'lost'. It involves some pretty advanced tech development work - a 'diseased' film, a trip to Nigeria, dentistry, lasers, X-ray tomography, algorithms and some goo... Television archiving expert Charles Norton writes about his involvement with the work in the first of this three part series.
In 1968, ITV lost Morecambe and Wise.
The famous comedy duo‘s contract with Lew Grade’s ATV company came up for renewal in early 1968 but Morecambe and Wise turned…

VHS TO DVD: The most perfect present for Christmas

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THINK CHRISTMAS. Think Ideal Xmas Presents for Loved Ones.
www.oxfordduplicationcentre.com
cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com
01865 457000







VIDEO SERVICES
Video Tape, Camcorder Tapes, Old Cine Film, 35mm Slides and Negatives, Photographs, Medium Format Film, SD Memory Cards, Floppy Discs, Laser Discs to DVD, Blu-ray, MP4 and Editable Computer Files.



AUDIO SERVICES
Audio Reel to Reel Tape, Vinyls and Lps, Audio Cassette, Dictaphone Cassettes, Mini Disc, DAT Tapes, Audio Restoration Works to Audio CD, WAV or MP3. 





PRINTING SERVICES
Family photos from phones, laptops, ipads, email, videos or cine film to DVD, Blu-ray and CD Duplication.







BESPOKE ARCHIVE DIGITISATION OXFORD

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BESPOKE ARCHIVE DIGITISATION OXFORD 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. From administration records, invoices, deeds and documents to 1000’s of photographs, medium format film and slides, negatives and special formats. We can quite capably support all our digitisation requirements. Our staff are highly trained and can offer guidance into your digital needs. Contact us on 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxforddigitisationcentre.com Services Digital files can be created from the following originals: • Books
• Ledgers
• Manuscripts
• Scrolls
• Maps
• Plans
• Newspapers
• Registers
• Magazines
• Photographs
• Photographic Film
• Glass plate Film
• Artworks
• Microfilm
• Microfiche
• Video/Cinefilm
• Audio tape formats Cheryl-Lee Foulsham
Director Oxford Digitisation Centre
A: 29 Banbury Road, Kidlingt…

THINK CHRISTMAS! Think Ideal Presents.

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I know we are only in November but its only 6 weeks until Xmas.
Not only do we provide corporate digitising but we prepare family archives from:
·Slide and Negative Scanning·Glass Plate and Lantern Slides·Book and Diaries·Photographs and Albums·Video Tapes and Audio Cassettes·Vinyl's and Laser Discs·Reel to Reel and Old Formats

So when thinking about a perfect present for the one that has everything, we suggest digging out all those old memories and bringing them in for us to prepare beautiful Christmas presents.  
With bespoke ideas to include personalised printing and direct images to CDs or DVDs, branded boxes and gift wrap if required, we can support all your ideas for the most wonderful gift a family  member can receive.
Cheryl-Lee Foulsham Director
Oxford Duplication Centre A: 29 Banbury Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AQ T: 01865 457000 | M: 07917 775477
W:www.oxfordduplicationcentre.com E:  cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com

WE HAVE BEEN PRESERVING HISTORICAL SPEECHES FROM SIR STIRLING MOSS!

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WE HAVE BEEN PRESERVING HISTORICAL SPEECHES FROM SIR STIRLING MOSS! and many other important historical footage and audio of historical and academic value.
It takes between 10-15 years for audio and video content to start the degradation and become format obsolete. Many libraries, archives and museums currently hold enormous time based media. Consider environmental issues surrounding storage and this becomes a major issue. Quite frightening when the historical content could be lost forever.
It doesn't have to be though. Our team are here to support.

PRESERVING TIME BASED MEDIA
Audio and video materials of significant cultural and historical value can sometimes fall under the hands of people who lack specialised training. At Oxford Digitisation Centre we understand the challenges of preserving time based media. We support collections from several units to the 1000's expertly handling the contents and converting them to formats suitable for archiving and online viewing.
TIME IS RUN…

UNDERSTANDING DIGITISATION and why you should bite the bullet and digitise.

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OXFORD DIGITISATION CENTRE01865 457000 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.
DIGITISATION IS A STEP EVEN GREATER THAN THE INTERNET! Digitisation is fast becoming imperative where analogue materials are required to be converted to digital in formats that include H.264 MPEG4, MP3, TIFF and PDF's.
THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN At Oxford Digitisation we specialise in supporting you with all your ongoing digital conversion needs as the world moves further into online presence.
LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE http://www.oxforddigitisationcentre.com/Diary-Book-Scanning-Service-Oxfordshire-UK.html
Archives of collections, videos, audio, documents, film and photographic film have great potential to businesses in providing exciting online content, not to mention ensuring you have high quality copies that are kept digitally in case of …

LETS TALK AUDIO! and freeing your collections and archives.

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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.Our client wished to discuss options to find the best way to extract the CD archive. We offered a cost effective solution for extracting and converting ready to suit the purpose.
This is one solution of many that we offer at Oxford Duplication Centre. Our digitising services and staff are able to support you with any manner of digitisation, duplication and archiving. Helping you to free valuable space and time.
Services in audio include:
·Audio Transcoding Solutions ·Izotope Audio Restoration ·DAT, Standard and Micro Cassette Tapes ·Reel to Reel ·Vinyl & LPs, Voice O Graphs ·8 Track Reels and ADAT Tape
Warm regards
Cheryl

Cheryl-Lee Foulsham Director
Oxford Duplication Centre Digitising Specialists
A: 29 Banbury Road, Kid…

TRANSFER VHS TAPES TO DVD OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK

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TRANSFER VHS TAPES TO DVD OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK
Unlike others in our industry, we process and check every order by hand here in our high-tech studio in Kidlington Oxfordshire UK.
We understand how important these moments are, so we’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
VHS to DVD or Digital File Link
VHSVHS-CSVHS TapesHi8Digital 8andVideo 8TapesMini DV TapesMini DVD TapesBetamax TapesFloppy DiscsMemory Cards SD FormatsMobile PhonesVideo Tape RepairsDV Cam TapesBetacam TapesNTSC to PALor PAL to NTSC

VIDEO TAPE TRANSFERS IS WHAT WE DO IN OUR KIDLINGTON STUDIO
The VHS format is not only out of style, it’s out of date – it’s getting harder and harder to find a VCR in someone’s home, much less on the shelf at Best Buy. Add that to the fact that VHS tapes are notoriously poor stewards of your memories – tapes get chewed up, the film gets ripped out by the VCR, and even in perfect condition they only last about 20 years!

UMATIC TAPE TRANSFERS IN OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK

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UMATIC TAPE TRANSFERS IN OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK
Sony Umatic tape, also known as 3/4 Inch, gives the reliable performance and value that you expect from the pioneer of the Umatic format. The videotape measure 3/4 inches wide, hence the name. We offer the BRS and BRST series in all lengths from Sony.

Convert your old UMATIC tapes to CD or computer files such as WAV, AIFF or MP3 before they wear out!
U-MATIC LINK
Serving Oxfordshire and the UK. Convenient location near Oxford, with a large customer car park.  We convert all types of audio: music, recitals, interviews, evidence, and much more. Our umatic tape audio services are extensive and cover the following:
Audio Laser Disc ConversionAudio Reel to ReelsAudio DAT TapesUmatic Tapes78Vinyl33.3Vinyl & LPSVoice O GraphsAudio Restoration
UMATIC CONVERSIONS IN OXFORD UK The format was intended for professional use and so advanced features enabling full editing functionality were designed into the system from the start. Because it uses a 3/…

CONSIDER THE FUTURE ISSUES OF PROFESSIONAL TAPE; and their potential to digital!

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Consider the ease of having your library and large collections of tapes prepared into digital format and the wonderful quick access to that media than what you currently have in its current medium. Its appealing isn't it?
Then consider the potential damage of decay, the risk of fire, the myriad of possibilities that could happen to archive materials if they are not converted into the modern formats and uploaded to hard drive or the cloud.  Not to mention freeing up some valuable space! At Oxford Duplication Centre we preserve professional format video tapes to standard definition 720p or full HD 1080p in PAL or NTSC. We are highly recommended as one of the leading archival and conversion specialists in Oxfordshire we can support corporate, archive and consumer orders. From 1 units to the many 100's.  
We offer special rates for converting bulk collections and libraries of video tapes. And located conveniently in Kidlington we can support all your tape and file based video project…

TAKING THE CHEAP OPTION. AND WHY WE SUGGEST YOU DON’T

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TAKING THE CHEAPER OPTION. AND WHY WE SUGGEST YOU DON’T!
This case study is about how the cheapest price is sometimes not always the best price.
A regular client came in and asked for the best possible deal. We endeavor to support great prices but unfortunately this time the client was armed with a quotation from another company that had radically undercut our price. 
We reluctantly had to let them go because the margins were just not feasible. But I was very concerned about this company as I had not heard of them before. 


I stressed that for the other company to make such a low margin means 2 possible reasons:
1. They are on the process of bankruptcy and pushing for as many sales as possible
2. They are using the cheapest stock possible
As a company ourselves we are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for our duplication services. We compete with these high ranking companies offering the same discs, the same packaging options and high quality finishes and all our prices reflect that. Any c…

COMPLETE DIGITISATION, DUPLICATION AND ARCHIVE SPECIALISTS

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Complete professional digitisation services for the conversion of archives, images, text, video and sound into digital formats, for use in machines, computers and cloud. CD DVD & USB Duplication and Data LoadingDigital Printing, Packaging & FulfilmentAudio & Video Tape ConversionsAV Post Production & AV RestorationFamily Tapes, Photographs & Slide ScanningProduction Tapes & Archive Quality ImagesArchive Quality ScanningDocument Scanning & Wide Formats
Specialists in converting analogue tapes, professional tapes, oversized scanning, slides, paper documents, photographs, maps, archives, glass plates & books within the fields of film, video, audio and scan into readily accessible digital formats.
Our video and audio editing suites are perfect for restoration and post production services. From DVD repair, video stabilisation, transcoding, authoring, Izotope audio repair and much more, we can provide affordable solutions for your projects.
Oxford Duplication …

OXFORD TRANSCODING SOLUTIONS IN OXFORDSHIRE UK

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OXFORD TRANSCODING SOLUTIONS IN OXFORDSHIRE UKVideo Duplication at Oxford Duplication Centre
Oxford Duplication Centre is one of the only companies in Oxfordshire recommended by University of Oxford, B4 Business, Sobell House, Macmillian Trust, PACE and Nightshift. CONVERTING OBSOLUTE OR OUTDATED FILE FORMATS TO CURRENT MEDIA Becoming aware of your file requirements is essential to online presence. As file formats evolve with developers moving to new and improved functionality, it is essential to keep upto date on your website and digital media business needs. MOST COMMONLY USED FORMATS H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) is a block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression standard. As of 2014 it is one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of video content. It supports resolutions up to 4096×2304, including 4K UHD. Creating and delivering transcoded videoSupporting and guidance of video codecs for online…