M / MII

M and MII, also known as M2 (Panasonic) video cassettes
khaki-grey MII (M2) video cassette, rectangular with side notches top and bottom

Shiny blank MII video cassette

introduction to M & MII video 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 a more accurate and fair method.

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

M & MII video machines

M & MII format variation

end view of MII (M2) video cassette with protect shield opened revealing shiny black magnetic tape

MII video cassette shell open to show ½ inch tape inside

large cream-coloured Panasonic MII (M2) video recorder

Panasonic AU 750 MII video machine

khaki-grey MII (M2) video cassette with rulers indicating width 18.7 cm by height 10.6 cm.

MII video cassette dimensions: 18.7 x 10.6 x 2.5 cm

M & MII video tape risks & vulnerabilities

M & MII video recording history