We digitize Video Formats

We support most video formats in SD and HD. Many newer cassette formats have different sizes based on the length of tape recording capacity. In order yo give your the right box sizes, please see which tape size you have.

If you have odd formats not listed here or tapes in PAL, please contact us directly and we are happy to see if we can support and give you a quote for an individual project.

  • Video SD Formats
  • Video HD Formats

BetaCam-Family

We support the full range of BetaCam Family. From Analog BetaCam, BetaCam SP, BetaCam SX, Digital Betacam, IMX.

DVCPro

We support all DVCPro formats. DVCPro Standard has a yellow top lid while DVCPro 50 a blue. If you need HD (red), please see the Tab "HD Tape Formats".

DV/DVCam Family

We support all DV / DVCam formats. This includes DV and MiniDV. For HDV format, please see the HD formats.

VHS Family

The VHS family support includes S-VHS as well as VHS-C.

U-matic Family

U-matics are a 3/4 inch format. We support for Hi-Band (BVU) and Lo-Band U-Matics.

BetaMax

We support BetaMax format. If you have BetaMax recordings for Audio recordings, please contact us for a quote.

8mm Video Family

We support 8mm video tape formats for Analogue 8mm (Video8), Hi8 and Digital8.

XDCam SD

We support XDCam format for SD. HD is support in the HD format package (please see the Tab "HD Tape Formats").

1in B/C Format

A widely used open reel video format was the 1 inch Type C format (by Ampex and Sony).

D2 Format

D-2 is an early professional digital videocassette format. It was introduced in 1988 by Ampex.

D3 Format

D-3 is a digital SD format with an uncompressed composite digital video format which was released in the early 1990s.

HDCAM Standard

The HDCam format was a popular HD format based on the BetaCam design. For the highest quality HDCam SR version, please contact us.

DVCPro HD

DVCPro HD was the HD version of DVCPro with 100 Mbps. However, the digital format did not store true HD and was downsampled on the horizontal resolution during recording.

HDV

HDV is based on DV format and has heavily compressed MPEG2 8-bit 4.2.0 recording.

XDCam HD

XDCam HD stored MPEG based video files in 8-bit with color sampling in 4:2:0 or 4:2:2.

Digital Format and Delivery Options

We deliver in most production formats from ProRes over MPEG2 to DNxHD as well as options for low resolution Proxy files. Many of our archival clients also require preservation formats in lossless long term preservation formats. You can chose the right format options for your needs when you order. If you do not find the right format, please contact us and we will try to offer an options or suitable alternative.

The digital master files can be delivered on Flash Drive/HDD, LTO or into Cloud storage buckets (AWS and Azrue supported). Please remember that file sizes can be significant. Click the button below to find more about formats and delivery.