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The bad news: time is running out for magnetic media
Videotapes—no matter how well they’re stored—are deteriorating. Very quickly. Even the equipment needed to watch videotapes is now obsolete. Experts predict most, if not all, videotapes will be unwatchable in the near future.
Now is the time to begin digitizing your tape collection. Otherwise, your archives—and the history they hold—may be lost forever.
Entrust your tapes to expert archivists whose passion is the preservation of history and culture
Your collection of videotapes is irreplaceable. Only through video can you relive voices, stories, events, and milestones from the past. Wouldn’t you like to access those videos quickly and easily, without having to search through a clutter of tapes?
Who needs Media Burn?
We’re happy to help anyone with a significant collection of valuable video or audio tapes, including individual collectors and media creators. But in case you’re wondering, most of our clients fit into one of the four categories below.
Ensure the safety of your company’s media assets.
Museums & Libraries
Digitize your audio and video collections.
Colleges & Universities
Protect and celebrate your school’s legacy.
Preserve your milestones in television or advertising.
Why choose Media Burn?
For over 15 years, we’ve been in the business of digitizing professionally produced videotapes. Our expert team consists entirely of experienced video curators.
We care deeply about every project we accept. We don’t take shortcuts. We closely monitor every tape as we digitize it to assure the highest possible transfer quality.
We’re passionate about preserving history and culture. We’re part of a nonprofit organization dedicated to archiving documentary video and television.
Since 1979, the MCA had created more than 100 hours of artist interviews to accompany exhibitions. Because of the condition of the tapes, we were hesitant to even play them. We needed a reliable vendor to digitize this content, which is irreplaceable and totally unique. We were very pleased with your work—how you communicated clearly and completed the project within our timeframe. We have been thrilled to be able to share these videos with the public, researchers, and studios.”— Library Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
1″ type C • 3/4” U-matic • digital Betacam • Betacam SP • Betacam SX • Betamax • Hi-8mm • Hi-8mm HiFi • Video-8 • VHS • S-VHS • VHS-C • mini-DV • DVCAM • DVCPro • DVD • CD • audio cassette
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Contact us for a personalized price quote or technical consultation for the digital preservation of your video collection. Want to speak with us directly? Give us a call at 312-964-5020.