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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…