MEDIETYPES  
 

Some media may come in several formats (country-based): We can convert from and to most formats: please see. overview here:

What can be expected by a digitalisation: Read more on our website or give us a call if you are in doubt.

Need a little explanation and elaboration of file systems for disks and USB-stick, etc.: Read more here:

Cassette tapes or to LP or other:

Naturally we digitalise to / from all types

- eg. from cassette tape to CD and to audio files - but also to cassette tapes

 

The same goes for LP discs, where we digitalise from LP to CD and to audio files - but also to LP discs. Please call for prices and a quote.

 

 
VIDEO MEDIA (We can help with all - here are the most common ones)  
   
TYPES (in random order) Description

mini DV             

Mini DV
1985: probably the most widely used format before digital recordings

HI8             

MV MICRO (MicroMV)

2001-2006: Designed for SONY's mini cameras.

 

Betamax

Betamax
1976-2002: U-matic's replacement and was developed by JVC - but commonly known as a SONY product. Available in different lengths, which can sometimes be difficult to convert into minutes. See if possible. here
 

VHS-bånd

VHS-TAPES

1976: The most widely used tape format. Existing in different time lengths.

S VHS

S VHS (SuperVHS)

1984: Compact version of the S-VHS tape.

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S VHS C

S VHS C (Super VHS C)

1984: Compact version of the S-VHS tape.

 

VHS C

VHS C

1982: Compact version of the S VHS band.

 

Digital 8

Digital 8

1985: Launched by SONY for their Handycam. Available in two types: Video 8 and HI8 systems:

 

Video 8

Video 8

1985: Developed by Sony. Alternative to VHS-C.

 

            

HI-8 (HI8)

1985: Alternative to SVHS-C.

 

HI8

DVCPRO

1995: "Sister" to DVCAM - Especially Used by Professionals. Available in 4 types: DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO Progressive)

 

HI8              

DVCAM

1996: An attempt for a common media for many producers and recorders for private.

 

Video 2000

Video 2000 (V2000)
1979-1988: A really high quality media that never really caught on since 'only' Philips and B & O sold compatible machines.
 

CVC video

Compact Video Cassette (CVC) was one of the first video cassette types that used smaller tape sizes than the previous VHS and Betamax.

CVC was developed by Funai Electronics primarily for portable use and intruded in 1980 by both Funai and Technicolor.

Betacam

1982-1992: Is a professional band format: Available in some types: Betacam (DigiBeta), Betacam SP, Betacam SX VTR (also called Digital), HDV, HDcam HDcam SR, and 2001 Betacam IMX (Digital Betacam)

The types came in different colors so you can see the difference.

We recommend that these to be digitalised to PRO-RES as H422 or H444

U-Matic / Umatic

1971: Was especially used in the 70's.

Also found and digitalised from Umatic SP format.

 

VCR (Video Cassette Recording)

1971: The "first" tape type (primarily used by Philips and Grundig)

 

1" Tape (1' Video)

(Ampex VTR Type C  og Type A og Type B): VTR 1 inch

1976: Open video tape on reels - most used in studios and TV shows. We handle Type A, B and C = PAL and NTSC format)

 

Wire recording (Steel wire reels / echo recording / Echo recording wire / Iron reels)

1920-1951: Sound from before all other media - recorded on steel wire and often in good condition. Discovered by Dane Valdemar Poulsen called "Telegraphone"

... we are probably the only ones in Europe who still offer to digitalise these (?)

Reel film 8 mm

1932: Developed by Kodak. Replaced in 1965-1990 by:

     

 
   

Reel film Super8

1965: Further developed by Kodak. Replaces the old "regular 8" and "double" primarily used for home recordings.

 

 

Reel film 9.5 mm

1922: Most used until 1932 for "Pathé Baby" film.

 

Reel film 16 mm

1923: Developed by Kodak. Was replaced in 1932 by 8 mm.

 

 

Reel film 35 mm

35mm is typical for professional recordings (cinema movies, etc.). The format was produced in 1952 in nitrate film (highly flammable). After 2008, more and more cinemas will transition over to digital projectors and 35 mm is about to be discontinued.

Reel film 65/70 mm

We do not digitize 65/70 mm (Imax) movies - but will provide contact information to a relevant company which can.

        

Blu-Ray, Laser Disc, DVD, HD DVD

Digitalisation and "RIP" of Blu-ray, Laser Disc (also the big), alm. DVD and HD DVD, etc.: We digitalise all these types of media to your media of choice.

 

 

HD / HDV / HDCAM / IMX / SX / SRX /   VTR 1" / VTR 2"

Primary for use in professional studios, there are a variety of media and types in very high resolution. These must be specifically handled and digitalised to another format. We offer to do this at very a good price. But these will vary from our other media prices: Please see this link for these formats and tapes - click here:

 

VF-50 disks
Video floppy disk. Introduced in 1988 by Canon for images and (short) video footage on Xapshot camera.
 

SOUND MEDIAS

 
   
TYPES Description
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Cassette tape

1962-1990: The successor to the RCA tap (1958). Most widely used audio tapes through the 80's and early 90's

NB: SEE AT TOP OF THE PAGE - WE ALSO DIGITALISE BACK TO CASSETTE TAPES

Laccor records (78's)

1900-1957: Produced by Schellak and Aspest

 

Single-plate (45s)

ca. 1949-ca. 1988: Made of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). Diameter of 18 cm. From 1960 in Stereo.

 

 

 

LP record (33 1/3)

ca. 1949-ca. 1988: Made of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). - hence the nickname “vinyl record") Diameter of 30 cm. From 1960 in Stereo.

ZIP-DISK (ZIP drive)

1994 introduced by Iomega as portable media with 100 MB capacity and later with 250 MB and 750 MB.

 


 

MINIDISC

1991: from SONY. Never got a big breakthrough in Europe.

  

8-Track

1966-1983: 8-Track tapes / 8-track cartridge were very popular as audio tapes for car stereos and became widely used in the United States. All 'decent' American cars from that period had a car stereo with an 8-track player.

  

“reel to reel” Tapes

1948: Replaces the steel wire recorder from 1898 - here with magnetic plastic-type tape. “reel to reel” Tapes have a typical diameter from 9 - 26.5 cm.

We digitalise in all 4 speeds 4.75 / 9.5 / 19/38

 

 

 

Polyphon

1897-1912: Originally first produced by 'Polyphon Musikwerke' in Leipzig - hence the name. The large metal plates with holes in them still provide a surprisingly good sound.

We digitalise in all sizes 6 '- 24.5'

 Micro Cassette (MC-60B Ribbon)

"mini cassette tape"

Most commonly used for voice recorders and voicemails - These cassette tapes are available in 4 types / sizes.

 

DAT Tapes

Digital tape. Available in 3 audio speeds: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. We digitalise all types.

 

 

COMPACT DISC - CD

Used for both audio and data.

MASTER TAPE AUDIO (U-MATIC and DAT bands, etc.)

Some studios recorded audio master recordings on "Video tapes" - typically in the 70's-80s on Umatic, then on Beta and most recently on DAT tapes. It requires a number of special audio adapters to digitalise these. Please read more here about how we do.

 

 

DATA MEDIA
TYPES               Description

FLOPPY DISC 3,5'

1980: Memory disc. Typical with 1.4 Mb capacity. The first for MAC (1984), however, is in 400 K.

 

FLOPPY DISC 5 1/4'
1976: Memory disc. Typical with 1.2 Mb capacity. Some types, however, only with 90 K.

 

FLOPPY DISC 8'

1971: Memory disc. Up until 1979 had a capacity of 100 K, then after 1979 with 500 K.

 

 

ZIP-DISK (ZIP drive)

1994 introduced by Iomega as portable media with 100 MB capacity and later with 250 MB and 750 MB.

 


 

SYQUEST DISK

1986 introduced by Seagate. SyQuest was widely up until 1997, but was overtaken by ZIP discs and CDs

Syquest were portable medias with 44 MB capacity and later with 88 MB - 200 MB and up to 2 GB.

 


 

TRAVAN DISK

1995 introduced by 3M as portable media with 400 MB capacity (TR-1) and later up to 2002 in other types / models with 1.6GB (TR-3) - 4GB (TR-4) - 10GB (TR-5 / NS20 ) and 20GB (TR-7).

Both HP Colorado, Iomega and AIWA have produced Travan discs and disk drives. All with the same technology as 3M.

 


 

COMPACT DISC

Used for both audio and data

DAT Bånd

Digital tape

VF-50 diske

Video floppy disk. Introduced in 1988 by Canon for images and (short) video footage on Xapshot camera.

 

 

 

 

Hard-Disk fra PC
 

DLT Tapes
 

DLT (digital linear tape) magnetic strips that are primarily used with special software to backup and copy computer data (as an external drive). DLT uses a special compression calculation "Digital Lempel Ziv 1 (DLZ1)" that allows these magnetic tapes to save and retrieve data very quickly.

 

DLT tapes are available in different brands and DLT formats, and typically can accommodate 70, 128 or 208 GB.

SuperDLT is the term for DLT stations that can read / write 10 MB / sec. (for DLT tapes with 100GB only)

 

What can be expected by a digitalisation: Read more here or call us if you are in doubt.

 

 

Pictures and Recordings and Information from Mobile Phones:

We would like to transfer the pictures, recordings, etc. which otherwise seems to be lost on the old mobile when it breaks: Do not give up - we can save almost anything from all types.

 


 

PHOTO MEDIAS  
   
TYPES               Description

Negatives

Negatives from all negatives iformat 2 to 3 (common formats 24 x 36) can be scanned and placed on DVD, CD on USB stick / disk or sent per. email.

 

Slide in frames

Slides in formats 2 to 3 (regular formats 24 x 36) can be scanned and loaded on DVD, CD on USB stick / disk or sent per. email. Deliver in frames and in designed boxes if necessary.

 

Photographs

    Pictures

    Old letters

     Documents

Almost all “old on paper”, we digitalise to digital pictures and files.

 

  

 

FILM FILES / LYD FILES

 
   
FILM FILE FORMATS               Description

 

 

 

 

 

Converting file formats

We convert all movie / audio / file formats to what is requested / required.

and whichever codex you want.

For DNxHD see below

Especially for Russian recordings: We, as the only ones, offer Matroska format (Matryoshka)

 

 

 

Data, documents and regional specific recordings, etc. We digitalise / convert.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

     Eirstudio is known to handle all media types ...

- If you do not see the media you would like to overspill, feel free to contact us at Eirstudio.ie

 

   We always find a solution.

 

 

 

 

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