Broadcast Video Tape Digital Transfer

Impact Studios has been in the video production business since 1995. In that time, we've seen a lot of formats come and go. From 1" analog reel to reel tape to Beta SP cassettes, we have used just about every format created over the last 30 years. From time to time, we still have a need to recall archival footage for a new project and for that reason, we have kept some of our most used video tape players in top working condition. As a service to other producers, we will transfer your video tape to a digital format of your choice. Just download and go.

We offer the following formats:

  • Betacam
  • Beta SP
  • Digital Beta
  • Betacam SX
  • HDV

All transfers are done digitally. Beta formats are transferred directly from tape to digital format using SDI video and DV formats are transferred using Firewire. Digital off-load reduces noise and degradation caused by external Analog to Digital conversion. Your videos will be promptly transferred and uploaded to a secure online format for download. Optionally, we can provide your files on hard drive, Blue Ray discs or media cards. Impact Studios transfers Beta formats in either NTSC or PAL standards.

Videos will be recorded in your choice of the following formats with up to 8 channels of audio:

  • ProRes 
  • DNxHD 
  • H.264
  • Transcoding to any other format & upscaling, optionally available.

Our pricing is simple and straight forward. We charge $40/half hour, rounded to the nearest half hour. Our technicians will monitor and screen your video while it is being transferred to ensure quality. If your tape is degraded we will notify you and offer a solution, when possible. All work is done in house in our New York facility.

Our tape library prior to digitizing. We had over 3,000 tapes in the library, and digitized several hundred irreplaceable tapes before disposing of them. Let us bring your archive library on line.