Tape Archiving, Recovery, and Tape Transfer Services

At SMV, we specialize in the process of recovering, transferring, and preserving obsolete videotape and other film formats and converting them to digital files. Our focus is preserving your memories and assets so that you can enjoy or monetize them as you see fit.

Our operators are experts in their field, producing the highest quality variants, tape to digital, and tape transfer services available. We process every inch of film and tape by hand at our in-house facilities in Burbank, CA, which is known to be the studio and media capital of California if not the world. Our facilities are state-of-the art, producing quality from start to finish.

At SMV, we use state-of-the-art equipment and processes in order to deliver the utmost quality. We diligently handle each project, implementing the utmost care, scrutiny, and security to each step of the process.

Using the latest technologies available, our award-winning staff has the experience necessary to address most types of image defects. We apply the same level of professionalism across the board, whether it is transferring treasured family memories or recovering feature films and videos.

SMV has over 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry. In that time, we have catered to all the major networks, studios, and platforms. You can rest assured that you have chosen the best company for any of your archiving projects, be it general tape transfer service, tape to digital or variants.

We will continue to serve the industry proudly, from entertainment customers to corporate, we welcome everyone.

Obsolete Formats, Tape Archiving, and Recovery

At SMV we work to transfer, recover and digitize your obsolete formats. We transfer from all videotape formats both in PAL and NTSC. Formats we transfer from include:

  • 2″ Quad NTSC
  • 1″ Tape
  • ½” Reel to Reel
  • 3/4″ U-matic
  • Digital Betacam
  • D1
  • D2
  • D3
  • D5
  • D9
  • Digital S
  • DCT
  • Digital 8
  • Hi8
  • Video 8
  • DV Cam
  • Mini DV
  • HDV
  • DVCPRO
  • D-VHS
  • Betacam
  • Betacam SP
  • Betacam SX
  • MII
  • VHS
  • Betamax

Not only that, we can also work with film formats of all sorts, including 8mm, S8mm, and 16mm. We have a commitment to excellence, turning your media into digital media files that you can easily access for enjoyment or monetization purposes for years to come.

File Formats

SMV is proud to utilize the latest technology in order to transfer your tapes to a digital format. We transfer to a wide assortment of file types, including:

  • 10-bit Uncompressed ProRes
  • DVC Pro 25
  • DVC Pro 50
  • DV
  • XDCAM
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4 Digital Files

We are also capable of transferring to DVD, hard drives, and flash drives alike. Whatever your needs, SMV is equipped to make the process of archiving your tapes easier than ever before.

Need a Quote? Our workflow experts are standing by. Call us on 818 333 0333 or fill out the inquiry form.

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