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PROFESSIONAL LEGACY VIDEOTAPE PRESERVATION IN OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK

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ARCHIVING LEGACY TAPES BEFORE THEY DETERIORATE PROFESSIONAL LEGACY VIDEOTAPE PRESERVATION IN OXFORD OXFORDSHIRE UK Oxford Duplication is well known for our duplication services within CD DVD and USB. But how well do you know our new departments that have been growing out of our business for the past 3 years. NATIONAL PRESERVATION STANDARD CONVERSIONS From 2015 we have been developing our archival and preservation departments within audio video image and text. And with great success. Holding accounts with University of Oxford, University of Southampton, The Open University, Hackney Council, Production Companies, Historical Societies and Oxfordshire County Council preparing all their digitisation requirements. OUR DIGITISING BROADCAST VIDEO TRANSFER SERVICES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Our preservation archive transfer services for capturing content from professional broadcast tapes and converting to new digital formats can conver the following specifications. 10 bit uncompressed files in e…

OUR BROADCAST VIDEO TRANSFER SERVICES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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OUR BROADCAST VIDEO TRANSFER SERVICES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Our preservation archive transfer services for capturing content from professional broadcast tapes and converting to new digital formats can converT the following specifications. 
10 bit uncompressed files in either AVI or Quicktime codecs. Pro-Res 422, FFV1, H.264 MOV, H.264 MP4, DVD and Blu-Ray discs. These can be converted to storage media, cloud or your own server. We can support both PAL and NTSC tape formats for DVCam, MiniDV, HDV, Betacam SP SX, Digibeta, Sony IMX, DVCPro, VHS, U-Matic.
There are only three ways to preserve analogue content: 
1. Conserve the originals; 
2. Make copies of the originals, using the same or similar technology (dubbing analogue content onto new analogue carriers); and 
3. Move the content onto new technology. 


At Oxford Duplication we can support all your digitisation of analogue materials into archive ready digital files.
At Oxford Duplication we can preserve, archive and digitise your prof…

Audio Recording Through the Ages – Oxford Duplication Centre

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Audio Recording Through the Ages – Oxford Duplication Centre The late 19th and 20th centuries brought with them a huge range of exciting technological developments, including everything from the advent of electrification to railways, telecommunications and engines. 
However, an often overlooked breakthrough was the development of audio recording technology – before 1877, there was no way to record and play back sound and music. It’s mindblowing to consider this, especially as today we can digitally encode audio and store thousands of songs on a smartphone!




So how did we get to this stage? The 20th century brought rapid developments to the world of audio, with new technologies transforming formats and production methods every few decades. For example, the earliest technology that could reproduce sound – Thomas Edison’s phonograph – used wax cylinders to store the resulting audio, but the end result was often low quality and with poor fidelity.

The recordings were time consuming to p…

PHOTOGRAPHIC GLASS PLATE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE SCANNING SERVICES FOR CORPORATE AND CONSUMER CLIENTS IN OXFORDSHIRE UK

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PHOTOGRAPHIC GLASS PLATE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE SCANNING SERVICES FOR CORPORATE AND CONSUMER CLIENTS IN OXFORDSHIRE UK Oxford Duplication have established a preservation technique perfect for preserving photographic plates and prevent their valuable historical information from being lost. The emulsion on the plate can deteriorate. In addition, the glass plate medium is fragile and prone to cracking if not stored correctly.
History of Photography, Glass Plate and Tintype Ferrotype Negatives There are 2 types of glass plate negatives and 1 type of tintype negative. Collodion Wet Plate and Gelatine Dry Plate and further below more information about Ferrotypes also known as Tintypes. 



Collodion Wet Plate Negatives - 1851 until the 1880s. Invented by Frederick Scoff Archer an English sculptor. Frederick used a viscous solution of collodion coated glass with light-sensitive silver salts. Glass plates created a sharper stable and detailed negative than paper. This was more supported by photogr…

PERSONAL FAMILY MEMORIES AT CHRISTMAS

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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.
PERSONAL FAMILY MEMORIES AT CHRISTMAS Each year we become busier and busier during this period with clients requesting beautiful bespoke memories from VHS tapes, audio reels, cassettes, vinyl’s and photographs and slides.  These are typically prepared in DVD cases with designed artwork and printed to fit both the disc and the cases. These make stunning personal presents! ·Slides and Negatives Photographs and Diaries ·VHS Tapes and Digital Tapes ·Audio Reels and Vinyls ·CD DVD and USB Duplication
BRINGING YOU CLOSER AT CHRISTMAS At Oxford Duplication, we can support you with every aspect of duplication, archiving and preservation of your precious family moments into stunning presents, that will not only engage the whole family but bring you all much clos…

U-Matic Tape Transfers to DVD, Quicktime, MPEG4, FFV1 and 10Bit Uncompressed National Archives Specification Formats Oxfordshire UK

BROADCAST TAPE CONVERSIONS OXFORDSHIRE UK
Oxford Duplication can prepare all your U-matic tape transfers to DVD Quicktime, MPEG4, FFV1 and 10 Bit uncompressed digital files.
We are highly recognised as one of the leading professional archive and preservation specialists in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas of the UK.
Supporting your libraries of lowband U-matics, highband U-matics (BVU) (BVU SP) (U-matic SP).
Our engineers have over 10 years experience in preparing National Archives specification of digital formats. Working with many leading Universities and corporate clients, we can support all your conversions.
Conversions include: 10-bit Uncompressed Quicktime YUV or RGB videoApple ProRes 422 Quicktime (all Pro-Res formats)MPEG-4/H.264Quicktime AVIDPX

Warm regards Cheryl-Lee Oxford Duplication Centre of Archiving and Preservation www.oxfordduplicationcentre.com www.theduplicationcentre.co.uk 01865 457000 29 Banbury Road Kidlington Oxfordshire OX5 1AQ
cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com

BROADCAST TAPE CONVERSION TO 10BIT UNCOMPRESSED, FFV1, PRO-RES, MOV, MPEG4 DIGITAL FILES

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BROADCAST TAPE CONVERSION TO 10BIT UNCOMPRESSED, FFV1, PRO-RES, MOV, MPEG4 DIGITAL FILES Broadcast Duplication at Oxford Duplication Centre
At Oxford Duplication Centre our digitising and preservation department located in-house and equipped with SVHS, Betacam SP and U-Matic decks can confidentally digitise your preservation broadcast tapes into suitable file formats to include 10bit Uncompressed AVI/MOV files, FFV1 Lossless Compression Files, Pro-Res Lossy Files, H.264 MPEG4 viewing files. Please contact us on 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com for a competitive quotation. Our studio is supported by Window Workstations using Blackmagic devices and dedicated cloud servers to convert your professional broadcast tapes into high quality digital files for either editing purposes or archival preservation. Our servers are industry standard that are used by BBC. So you can guarantee the quality. The benefits of converting your broadcast tapes include archival and space…

EVER HEARD OF AUDIO WIRE RECORDING?

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Oxford Duplication Centre Audio Recording to CD, WAV, AIFF, MP3
SO WHAT IS WIRE RECORDING?
Wire recording or magnetic wire recording was the first early magnetic recording technology. An analog type of audio storage in which a magnetic recording was made on a thin steel wire.
The first crude recorder was invented in 1898 by Danish inventor Valdemar Poulsen.  With the first magnetic audio recorder to be made commercially available anywhere was The Telegraphone, which was manufactured by the American Telegraphone Company in Springfield Massachusetts.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The wire is pulled rapidly across a recording head which magnetises each point along the wire in accordance with the intensity and polarity of the electrical audio signal being supplied to the recording head at that instant.  
By later drawing the wire across the same or similar head whilst the head is not being supplied with an electrical signal, the varying magnetic field induces a varying electric current in the head recre…