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DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR VHS TAPES! Valuable VHS Tapes

DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR VHS TAPES UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THIS! Oxford Duplication Centre 29 Banbury Road Kidlington OX5 1AQ Tel: 01865 457000 Email: cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com Cast your mind back to the dozens of VHS tapes lying in a box in your attic ranging from Disney classics to The Lion King. While those are not valuable, there are numerous VHS video tapes in existence that are worth quite a lot of money. LIMITED EDITION VHS TAPES Due to that fact there are not many copies of each tape, certain VHS tapes have become rather valuable. Overwhelmingly the majority of films are the horror genre with many banned quickly after their release. We suggest looking for VHS tapes that never made it to DVD or Blue-ray. SO WHY ARE VHS BECOMING VALUABLE? VHS collectors cite that current movies feel too cleaned-up on DVD and Blu-ray. They enjoy the mistakes made and the bad makeup and imperfections. Watching them on VHS is closer to the old drive-in or grind-hous

DEREK PARFIT (1942-2017)

DEREK PARFIT (1942-2017): ARCHIVAL DIGITISATION PROJECT  We were very privileged to have been asked to undertake a vast and somewhat disorganized order consisting of many thousands of medium format film, 120 film, 126 film, 35mm positive and 35mm negative slides to convert to digital images . These were found in a basement and understanding the importance of the find and along with funding in place our client sought out our company, based upon our reputation and testimonials to prepare these for historical documentation. Not only are we to digitise this order but we need to collate and index each film into a correlating folder for future use. This is a typical task that we offer at Oxford Duplication Centre, as we pride ourselves on our ability to organise and successfully convert all media into digital formats. HISTORY: Derek Parfit (1942-2017) was one of the most influential philosophers of our time. His thought challenged our understanding of ethics, rationality, and id

Digitising Broadcast Tapes to Modern Formats including Pro-Res, MOV, H264/5

At Oxford Duplication Centre we have a digitising department located in-house equipped with Betacam SP and U-Matic decks.  We can confidentally digitise your old broadcast tapes into suitable file formats to include Pro-Res, Quicktime, MPEG4 or H.264.  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 broadcast tapes into high quality digital files. 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, editable on any timeline, cloud storage, creation of DVDs if requested and files can be easily placed onto Flash Drive or other external media. Transfer your Professional NTSC and PAL tape formats - DVCAM, MiniDV, HDV, Betacam (SP, SX and DigiBeta), Sony IMX, HDCAM, DVCPRO (25/50/100) tapes - U-