Philips N1500 / N1700

Philips Video Cassette Recording (VCR) format N1500 / N1700
square-ish N1500 video cassette with striped label

Philips N1500 VC30 video cassette with Op Art graphic

introduction to Philips N1500 / N1700 video cassette transfer

Common brands / models of N1500 and N1700 VCR tape include: BASF LVC-, BASF SVC- and Philips VC- series tapes.

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.

Philips N1500 / N1700 video machines

Philips N1500 / N1700 format variation

Grundig top-loading SVR video recorder

Grundig SVR 4004 EL machine

2 top-loading N1500 / N1702 video recorders

Philips N1500 (top) & Philips N1702 (bottom) machines

square-ish N1500 video cassette with rulers indicating width 12.7 cm by height 14.5cm

Philips N1500 cassette dimensions: 12.7 x 14.5 x 3.8 cm

Philips N1500 / N1700 video tape risks & vulnerabilities

Philips N1500 / N1700 video recording history