HDCAM / HDCAM SR born digital HD video recordings in PAL / NTSC
dark grey and blue rectangular HDCAM cassette

Sony HDCAM SR video cassette, 94 minutes in 60i; 117 minutes in 24P

introduction to HDCAM / HDCAM SR cassette transfer

We offer a range of delivery formats for our video transfers. We use the International Association of Sound & Audiovisual Archives Guidelines for the Preservation of Video Recordings, delivering FFV1 lossless files or 10 bit uncompressed video files in .mkv or .mov containers. We create viewing files as H264 encoded .mp4 files or DVD. We can deliver any other digital video files,  according to your needs. 

We can provide the appropriately-sized usb media for your files, or use media supplied by you, or deliver your files online. Files delivered on hard drive can be for any operating system MacOS, Windows or GNU/Linux and filesystems (HFS+, NTFS or EXT3).

Due to varying tape durations and their gradual physical degradation, it’s not always appropriate to create fixed prices for our services. We’ve found that assessing tapes prior to confirming costs is a more accurate and fair method.

We offer free assessments please contact us to discuss your project.

HDCAM / HDCAM SR machines

HDCAM / HDCAM SR format variation

smaller Sony HDCAM video cassette on top of larger - both dark grey and orange

Large and small size Sony HDCAM video cassettes

enlarged image shows JVC Hi Resolution monitor with colour bars, patch bay with cables and Sony HDCAM recorder

Sony JH-3 HDCAM Digital Video Cassette Player with monitoring set-up

dark grey and blue rectangular HDCAM cassette with rulers indicating width 25.3 cm by height14.4 cm.

HDCAM SR cassette dimensions: 25.3 x 14.4 cm. We also transfer the smaller 15.6 x 9.6 cm tapes

HDCAM / HDCAM SR tape risks & vulnerabilities

HDCAM / HDCAM SR recording history