USE QUOTE CALCULATOR

USE QUOTE CALCULATOR
USE QUOTE CALCULATOR
Digitisation Services
DIGITISATION
Audio Visual Collections

From Betamax, compact audio cassette and CD to VHS

Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
Slide
previous arrow
next arrow

Audio Visual Collections

In addition to digitising still image archives, we also offer an expert digitisation service for scanning audio visual material; including cine film and other legacy video formats. Digitising audio visual material is not easy and requires specialist equipment, which is why few archives undertake AV digitisation in-house.

Problems with degradation of many analogue AV archives (as a result of conditions such as vinegar syndrome, mould and sticky shed syndrome) and technical obsolescence of formats are two key threats to audio visual cultural heritage material.

Converting analogue film and tape collections to digital formats can preserve their precious content and enable opening up of access to the material online through digital collections management systems such as PastView. Digitisation can also allow for the video footage to be restored and enhanced using grading and digital restoration techniques (see below).

Related Articles & Services

Working for the past, present and future of jazz

The National Jazz Archives asked TownsWeb for a new and mobile friendly site with plenty of great new publishing features, take a look!

Continue Reading

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum – Stories of Survival

Find out how the The National Holocaust Centre and Museum prepared their AV content for digitisation and transcription ready for their ‘Stories of Survival’ project.

Continue Reading

Brand Archives making the most of their digitised heritage

We asked archivists working with John Lewis, Diageo, British Pathé to share some of the inspiring ways their digited resources are being used.

Continue Reading