Phone : (03) 8528 9800

Phone : (03) 8528 9800

Phone : (03) 8528 9800

Phone : (03) 8528 9800

WE ARE REPAIR AND RECOVERY EXPERTS FOR AT-RISK FORMATS SUCH AS U-MATIC 

VideoLab

DIGITISATION & TRANSFER SERVICES FOR OBSOLETE AUDIO-VISUAL MEDIA  

Phone : (03) 8528 9800

Phone: 0439 975 271 or 03 8528 9800                                                                    

Email: info@videolab.com.au                                                           

We offer transfer, digitisation, conversion, and preservation consultation services to organisations interested in shifting their audio-visual content to modern file formats for archiving, editing, restoration, broadcast, social media, etc

 

Film reels (8mm, 16mm, 35mm), transparencies (slides, negs), video tape (Umatic, Betamax, VHS, DigiBeta, Mini DV, Video 8), audio reels (1/4", 1/2", 1") objects, documents etc can be converted to lossless quality files and supplied on USB, Hard Drive, SSD, CD, DVD or via download link​, in a wide range of codecs & containers

  • We are dedicated to proper handling and professional procedures that respect your assets 

  • We go the 'extra mile' to retrieve data from problematic media that other companies may turn down 

  • We can supply you with multiple versions to suit any application

  • We can generate quality assurance reports on digitised files using a variety of tests on the metadata to ensure it is internally consistent. Frame rates, resolution, bit rates, system formats, etc can all be validated

  • We are available for preservation consultation, offering on-site appraisals to educational institutions, government departments, NGOs, and private businesses who are looking to format shift their content to modern formats 

  • We are entrusted with the preservation of assets from clients such as Ambulance Victoria, Department of Defence, Mushroom Records, The Nine Network, CFA, The Walt Disney Company, Cricket Australia, Melbourne University, RMIT, LaTrobe University, Victoria UniversityThe Menzies Foundation, as well as many independent filmmakers, musicians, editors and historians

Send us an email at  info@videolab.com.au  to discuss your project requirements

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VIDEO PRODUCTION & FORMAT SHIFTING
 

Umatic (Lo-Band, Hi-Band, SP)

Betamax

Video 8

Hi-8

Digital 8

Mini DV

VHS

S-VHS

VHS-C

HDV (720p & 1080i)

Mini DVD & DVD

Digibeta

Beta SP

Beta SX

Beta MPEG IMX

DVC Pro

HD Cam

DVCam

Digital S

XD Cam 

Formats:

  • Video tape to file  (any codec/container)

  • Supply Blu-Ray, DVD, SSD, USB, d'load link

  • Format shift DVD to .mp4 or .mov file

  • Editing  /  titles  /  credits 

  • Removal of blank sections

  • Color correction

  • Enhancement / Forensic Work 

  • Audio levels optimised 

  • Legalise/prepare video for broadcast 

  • De-interlacing and  up/down scaling

  • Transcoding 

  • NTSC-PAL-SECAM conversion

  • Damaged tapes repaired 

  • Tape analysis  /  baking 

Services:

Supplied in your choice of codec/container e.g h264 /h265 mp4, wmv, avi, uncompressed Quicktime, ProRes 422 or 4444, DPX, JPEG2000 .mxf, FFV1 .mkv, etc

AUDIO DIGITISATION & FORMAT SHIFTING

DAT (Digital Audio Tape)

Dictaphone Tapes

Micro Cassette

Mini Cassette

Mini-Disc

PCM Audio Masters, F1 (VHS, Beta)

Compact Cassette 

Vinyl Records (33.3rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm)

Field Recorders 

1/4" Open Reel Tape

1/2" Open Reel Tape

1" Open Reel Tape

Phone Recordings

ADAT multitrack

Tascam DA-88 multitrack

Formats:

  • Convert audio tape to .mp3, .wav, .aiff, .flac

  • Supply via CD / USB / SSD / d'load link

  • Audio CD format shift to file 

  • Separate tracks into individual files

  • Sound sweetening and restoration

  • Re-mixing of multitrack audio 

  • Editing 

  • Noise reduction  

  • 192kHz captures

  • Broken tapes repaired

  • Tape baking 

Services:

Supplied in your choice of codec/container i.e .mp3, .flac, .aac, .wav, broadcast .wav, 16bit, 24 bit, up to 192kHz sample rate

FILM DIGITISATION

DATA MIGRATION 

8mm  /  Standard 8mm  /  Super 8mm

16mm 

35mm

Silent & sound reels 

Digitise to HD, 2.5K, 4K, 6.5K

ProRes 422 or 4444

Uncompressed .mov or .avi

FFV1 .mkv

DVD and CD to file 

Floppy disk 3.5" or 5.25" to file 

DAT & DDS tapes to file

LTO / DLT / Bernoulli / Syquest disk to file

Zip drive & Jaz drive to file

Tape & data cartridges to file 

QIC, 4mm, 8mm

9 track, 3M 3480 to file 

OUTPUT OPTIONS

As per National Archives of Australia guidelines

Film:

Video

Audio:

Prints/Negs/Documents

Objects/Transparencies:

  • Digital Surrogate Master

  • Ideal for preservation

  • Up to 6.5K 

  • Large file size

  • As DPX, .mov, FFV1 .mkv

Archival

  • Digital Surrogate Master

  • Ideal for preservation

  • Native frame rate & resolution

  • Large file size

  • As .mov, FFV1 .mkv, .avi

Archival

  • Digital Surrogate Master

  • Ideal for preservation

  • 24 bit 48 kHz or 96 kHz

  • Large file size

  • As .wav or broadcast .wav

Archival

  • Digital Surrogate Master

  • Ideal for preservation

  • 48bit colour, up to 9600 DPI 

  • Large file size

  • As lossless RAW or .tiff

Archival

  • Edit Master

  • Ideal for editing or broadcast

  • Native resolution or scaled

  • Medium file size

  • As ProRes 422 or 4444 .mov

Editing

  • Edit Master

  • Ideal for editing or broadcast

  • Native resolution or scaled

  • Medium file size

  • As ProRes 422 .mov

Editing

Editing

  • Edit Master

  • Ideal for editing or broadcast

  • 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 24 bit 48 kHz

  • Large file size

  • As .wav or broadcast .wav

  • Edit Master

  • Ideal for editing or publishing

  • Native or scaled 

  • Large file size

  • As .tiff

Editing

  • Access file

  • Ideal for public sharing/online

  • Supplied as HD/2K/4K

  • Small file size

  • As h264 .mp4 

Distribution

  • Access file

  • Ideal for public sharing/online

  • Supplied as HD/2K/4K

  • Small file size

  • As h264 .mp4 

Distribution

  • Access file

  • Ideal for public sharing/online

  • 16 bit 44.1 kHz

  • Small file size

  • As .mp3, .flac, .aac 

Distribution

  • Access file

  • Ideal for public sharing/online

  • Native or scaled resolution 

  • Small file size

  • As .jpg

Distribution

  • Review file, no processing

  • Ideal for editors & archivists

  • Low res w/ timestamp option

  • Very small file size

  • As h264 .mp4 or .wmv

Browsing

  • Review file, no processing

  • Ideal for editors & archivists

  • Low res w/ timestamp option

  • Very small file size

  • As h264 .mp4 or .wmv

Browsing

Browsing

  • Review file, no processing

  • Ideal for editors & archivists

  • 128 kbps 

  • Very small file size

  • As .mp3

  • Review file, no processing

  • Ideal for editors & archivists

  • Thumbnail

  • Very small file size

  • As .jpg or .pdf

Browsing

 
 
 
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