Museum & Library Videotape Digitization | Media Burn


Every second of your videotapes deserves expert care, attention, and preservation

Your audio and video collections are irreplaceable. As an archivist or librarian, you’re probably well aware that those tapes may soon be unplayable and lost forever. No matter how well you store and protect your media collection, your tapes are deteriorating. Even the equipment required to play them is obsolete and becoming increasingly rare.

Save your collection now, before it’s too late. Entrust your tapes to expert archivists whose passion is the preservation of history and culture.


Convert your videotapes to a digital library

We can help you convert and organize those recordings of voices, stories, and events into a fully digital library that affords you the option to search by names, titles, dates, or other metadata. Consider what you could be preserving for years to come:

  • documentaries;
  • shorts;
  • symposia;
  • lectures;
  • interviews;
  • oral histories;
  • feature films;
  • video art; and
  • performances.

You can trust us with your tapes

Don’t allow those videos to simply deteriorate in storage. Talk with one of the expert team members at Media Burn. We’ve been in the business of preserving invaluable, history-rich video collections for over 15 years.

We’re not-for-profit, we’re driven, and we don’t take shortcuts. We take great pains to digitize and preserve every second of video that can be saved. It’s our mission.

Contact us to develop a personalized plan for the digital preservation of your entire video and audio collection.

Video archivers you can trust

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

Accepted formats


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

Connect with us

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.

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