Video Transfer & Logging Services
We are happy to advise you on your project.
Please contact Sara Chapman:
Why trust Media Burn to transfer your footage?
Quality Control and Expertise
Because your footage is precious and you can’t afford to lose it.
Videotapes were not meant to last. If your tapes are more than ten years old, it’s likely that they suffer from sticky shed and other forms of deterioration. Our staff watches every moment of every tape to make sure it transfers successfully in the best quality possible.
Our preservation methodologies correspond to the highest national standards. We have been recognized with grants from the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and others.
You’re not an archival expert–that’s our job.
Media Burn is a boutique footage transfer service that provides highly personalized attention to your project. We’ll advise you on file formats and storage methods to fit your specific needs.
We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Because your money goes towards preserving documentary films and making them accessible to everyone.
By hiring us, you’re supporting Media Burn’s efforts to preserve independently produced media and to make it available for free to global audiences.
We are happy to receive your tapes in person or as a shipment.
*Please contact us to discuss your project prior to delivering tapes.
Digital Betacam, Betacam SP Betacam SX, Betamax
Hi-8mm, Hi-8mm HiFi,
(All regions: NTSC, PAL, SECAM)
Standard video transfer rate: $70 per footage hour plus $5 setup fee per item.
You get a larger master for archiving and preservation as well as a compressed file for online viewing or sharing.
We can also upload the files to your ftp site, Dropbox, YouTube, or other site.
Note: Tapes that are unplayable due to extensive sticky shed or other damage will require additional work.
We’ll contact you before proceeding. We do not treat mold.
Past Clients Include: