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Video Tapes
Hi-8, 8mm
AKAI 1/4"
Betacam SP
EIAJ Video Reel
miniDV Tape
EIAJ Cartridge
Shibaden Reel
CV, Skip Field
EV, Sony 1" Reel
CVC Technicolor
Umatic 3/4-inch
Vcord I, II
VHS Video Tape

Audio Tapes
Audio Cassette
Audio Reels
Gray Audograph
Record Transfer
Wet Audio Tapes

Film and Slides
8mm, Super 8
9.5mm Film
16mm Film

Digital Media
USB Camera
Wet Tapes
Wet Movie Film

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Helical Scan Video Tape, EIAJ-1 B&W to Video Files, DVD, Download. 

EIAJ-2 color for Videocorders to Video Files, DVD, Download. 

CCIR European format B&W (PAL) to Video Files, DVD, Download.

Sony V-30H Video Tape for Helical Videocorders
Sony V-30H Helical Scan video

tape to DVD, Hard, Flash Drive file.

Cost for 5"-inch diameter reel $65. 
Cost for 7"-inch diameter reel $110.
Unknown content?  1 minute preview file download; $30 ($15 full transfer credit).   Obvious Mold on tape; add $15.
Common file types are H264-mp4 (small compact), H264-mov, DV-AVI, ProRes. 

EIAJ-1 B&W, EIAJ-2 is color. 
Most tapes are 5-inches (30 minutes) or 7-inches (60 minutes) in diameter.  Transfer includes normal recovery including cleaning and baking, if required.  Price is the same for all 1/2-inch wide open reel format; this tape was used for many different video formats.  Note that this early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts. 
Tape baking and cleaning are included in the price, there are no adders.


1969 EIAJ-1 B&W standard, EIAJ-2 color standard with a tape speed of 7.5ips. (European B&W CCIR/ PAL color machines have a tape speed of 163.22mm/s: 6.426ips which is 14.4% slower or 85.7% of the NTSC speed).  It was the first industry-wide standard video format, Electronics Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ), 1969 and uses a slanted Helical Scan video recording format which gives higher video quality per inch of tape than linear formats. Helical Scan recording was used by many previous formats, but was not standardized between manufacturers until the EIAJ standard. The B&W video standard is called Type I (EIAJ-1) and the color standard is EIAJ Type 2 (EIAJ-2).  Most of 1/2-inch open reel tape has the audio trach on the top (away from the machine) and control track on bottom (close to machine). Craig 6402 is reversed.

This 1/2"-inch EIAJ open reel format is Endangered; there is a small number of playback machines with no manufacturer support/ part availability and significant tape deterioration).  The ½”-inch wide video tape loaded onto an open reel very similar to ¼-inch wide open reel audio tape; the hub design between the two is the same.  Common reel sizes are 5-inch diameter 30 minute tapes and 7-inch wide 60 minute tapes.  This format was popular for Electronic News Gathering with the advent of battery powered portable machines.  It also a consumer, educational, and professional uses.  Tapes with color are not common.

What folks are saying...
I was thrilled to get it [h264.mp4 file on thumb drive] today- my how technology has improved.  It was exciting for me to see because I have been working on a history book and now I get a firsthand look at my narrative.  thank you for your work!  Kathy, Media, Pennsylvania, PA 19063.

If you were here right now, I'd give you a big kiss!  The tape transfer [to DVD and mp4] arrived and I've been in tears ever since. It is such a joy and thrill to see myself and my friends from high school back in 1969.  I was astonished at how good the quality is and I thank you so much for doing this job and taking such pains with it.  I will be shipping this week to you two more tapes.  Thank you so much!  Kathleen, New Jersey, NJ  08057.

The [DVD and h264.mp4 file on USB thumb drive] arrived and my husband was really excited.  The tape was from a class he taught over 40 years ago. So we are very happy.  thanks, Susan, Barrington, RI  02806.

We watchd both download files in entirety. They were exellent.  I will let you know when the DVDs arrive. thanks, Dinese in Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701.

I am thrilled!  Thank you for doing such a great job. It is a real treasure [mp4 files for internet download].  Jocelyn, New York, NY 10012.

They are FANTASTIC [5-inch video tape reels to ProRes422 files on flash drive], thanks for all you and your company does to preserve all of our videotaped history.  I'll be sending more....   thanks, Carl Oregon, OR 97068.

I have downloaded the [h264.mp4 file from CCIR video tape reel] and have seen it: fantastic!  Thank you very much for your work.  Dario, Padova, Italy 35126.

It worked!  We downloaded the files from Dropbox. You took extra time with me solving my problem and many thanks! The kids are gonna love them! thanks, Lindsay MB Canada.

Thanks very much!  The tape [EIAJ video reels] and DVDs arrived yesterday and all is in good condition. We'll likely be in touch with future video projects as funding allows.  Best, Angie. Alaska Library

Yes [the Dropbox file of the CCIR (PAL) tape] download all works! Thank you. Now one mystery is solved.  Zoe, New Zealand.

We received the [Dropbox] delivery earlier today. Thank you for all your help. We appreciate it and our patron was very happy to see the dance performance again.  Lawrence, Washington DC library, 20052.

Hello, thanks for the great job on the tape transfer. It looks like we have another EIAJ to be captured. Will send along with a hard drive for ProRes422HQ file.  thanks, PK,  CA, California business 90404.

The DVDs and [h264 MOV file on] flash drive arrived yesterday. I really enjoyed watching the show. The quality is better than I thought it would be. It brought back so many good memories. Thanks again! David, Columbus Ohio OH  43220.

They [ on flashdrive and DVD] arrived and have been very enjoyable. Think we started family reality without knowing it. Thanks for taking good care of this- we have more and will be sending them soon. Carole New York, NY 10003.

Got it today...very pleased.  Thank you very nuch.  [7"-inch video tape reel to h264 on customer flash drive and DVD]  Mulberry, Indiania IN  46058.

Amazing that you were able to salvaqge the 7" inch EIAJ video tape reel with hardened glue blobs on the tape and reel! thanks, Paul, video transfer business, Burlington Vermont VT 05401.

I have downloaded the video [1/2 inch European format CCIR (PAL) from the web] and it looks great!!! My family is very excited and we are happy, thanks again for your amazing support, Chen A, Israel.


How it works:
1. CONTACT US with questions or to get an estimate.
2. Print our SHIPPING LABEL from the tab at the top of the web page. 
3. Number your tapes/media, keep a list, and enclose titles and contact info. 
4. Seal in plastic bags, Pad very well, use Standard mailing envelope or corrugated box.  
5. We confirm arrival and email our findings and normally bill using Paypal.      
    (Paypal accepts credit cards for us and you do not need to be a member).
6. Prepay and checks accepted. Normal completion is 3 weeks.

Typical tape reels are 4.5-inch, 11cm; 5-inch, 13cm; 7-inch, 18cm diameter. 
AMC 4096 -7201, 7" back coated. Audio Magnetic Corp, CA.
AMPEX 163-30S,  5" and 7-inch diametr.
Ampex 164,   5" x164-1250B and 7" x 2400-DD
Ampex 174, 2400-DD, 7x 1/2" -inch 60 minute
Ampex 194,   5" 29E285101-05.  7" 194-2400-DD.
AMPEX Silver Chrome, 5" dia, Helical Scan Video Tape

BASF FV26AE,  18cm:7"; 12.7cm:1/2", 730m:2400ft, 60 min.
BASF Badische Anilin-Soda-Fabrik AG, 6700 Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Generic brand #4095,   7" helical scan video tape reel.
HITACHI R-716 Video Tape for Scan Recorders R716. 
IRISH 182,                   7" Ferro-Sheen tape, USA.
IRISH 183-30, 7-inch diameter, with Ampex Logo on case.
Karex Silver chrome      5" helical scan video tape
Karex Silver Chrome 2,  5" diameter
Karex SC2-3,              7" x 2400ft (730M), 60 minute.
Matsushita Electric NV-R71, 7" diameter
Maxell VT-7,   7"  video tape for helical scan recorders

Memorex 1/2 x 1200, 79L GG 6130B W3. 
Memorex Chroma 80-7B, 30min, 7"x 1/2"x 1200'ft helical scan.
Memorex Chroma 80-8B, 7-inch diameter, 1/2  x 2400 ft.
Memorex Chroma 80-8C, 7" x 1/2 x 2400 feet.
Memorex Chroma 80-9C, 5" diameter
Memorex Chroma 80-10C, 5" x 1/2 x1200feet (380m)
Memorex Chroma 80-20C, 5" helical scan videotape 

National NV-P71, 7'-inch, 730m helical scan video tape.
Oregon Magnetics, 5 inch diameter, 30 mnute video tape reel.
Panasonic NV-P50, 5", VPN-3065, HL-21103
Panasonic NV-R50-5" diameter, 30 minute reel, Japan.
Panasonic NV-P530, 30 minute cassette.
Panasonic NV-P71, V7030, 7" National Video, Matsushita Japan  
Scotch 3M, 351, 7 inch x 1/2 in x 2400ft, 12.7mm x 730m,  polyester backing. 
Scotch 3M, 361, 5" 845ft - R130B, 20 minute.
Scotch 3M, 361-1/2-1200-R148B, 5-inch, 30 min video tape, 12,7mm x 365m.      
Scotch 3M, 361-1/2-2400-R153B, 7" Guardsman Series, Cat. 34-7003-0760-5A 
Scotch 3M, Guardsman Series, 7" Cat 34-7003-0771-2.
Scotch 461-1/2-2400-R153B, 12.7mm x 730m.

Sony LV-5, LV-10 endless loop video cartridge for helical scan recorders.
Sony V-30,    4.5" dia, 9 min, 380ft, 116m, 300 oersted
Sony V-30D,  4-5/8" 20 min, 845ft, 255m, with new machines
Sony V-30F, 4-5/8" dia, 10 minute, 380ft.
Sony V-30H, 5-1/8" dia, 30 minute, 1210ft, 25 micron, 300 Oersted
Sony V-31,   7" inch Large Hub, 30 min, 1240ft, 30 Oersted 
Sony V-32,   7" dia, 60 min, 2370ft, 720m, 1.0 mil 300 oersted.
Sony V-32H,  7" dia, 60 min, for helical scan recorders
Sony V-35,   4-5/8" 20 min, "Automatic Threading" has special leader
Sony V-38,   5" dia video tape for helical scan recorders
Sony V-60H, 5" High Density, 25 micron, Gold Lettering
Sony V-61, video tape for helical scan videocorders
Sony V-62 ,  5" dia, 30 minute, high density tape
Sony V-62H, 5" dia, 30 min, for helical scan recorders
Sony V-71,   7" dia, 30 min, large hub, RED High Density Helical Scan Videotape
Sony V-72,  7" dia, Cobalt high density 530 Oersted, red box, blue "V-72".
Sony RH-5E,  5-1/8" empty reel for V-30H, 30 minutes.
Sony RH-5V,  4-5/8" empty reel for V-30F and V-30D, 20 minutes.
Sony RH-7V,  7" dia, empty reel for V-32, 60 minutes.
Sony RH-72V, 7" dia, large hub empty reel for V-31 tapes, 30 minutes.
Unknown, VT-232-19, 4.5-inch diameter 

Typical machines:

JVC KV-350, KV-360. 
Panasonic National Matsushita NV-3020, NV-3110 (1971), NV-3120 color, NV-3130 (1972), NV-3150, NV-3160 color.

Sony AV-3400, AV-3600, AV-3650, Sony AV-8600, AV-8650 color (~1974).
Shibaden SV-510, SV-520 color, SV-550, SV-620 color.


1/2" -inch EIAJ format for Helical Scan Videocorders, VTR video tape Transfer archive recover for open reel, reel to reel, R2R to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web