EIAJ Video Reel
CV, Skip Field
EV, Sony 1" Reel
Vcord I, II
VHS Video Tape
Wet Audio Tapes
Film and Slides
8mm, Super 8
Wet Movie Film
Transfer 3/4"-inch Umatic Video Tape Cassette to Video Files, Download, or DVD.
PAL European format 3/4"-inch Umatic tape to Files, Download, or DVD.
Small, Large, & SP Umatic cassettes
3/4" Umatic (SP) to Files, or Download, or DVD: $40 per tape.
PAL European Umatic to Files, Download, or DVD; $50 per tape.
Includes normal recovery including tape baking, if required.
1971 Sony. This is a standardized format and is commonly called ¾-inch or Umatic. It records up to 60 minutes of color television with 250 lines of resolution and has stereo sound. Its technical names are ANSI/SMPTE 21M, and Type E Helical Scan video format.
The Umatic format is Threatened, playback machines are available, format is obsolete, tapes can be unstable. This dual reel Cassette format uses ¾-inch wide video tape. It found common use in professional settings such as business, education, industry, and New Gathering. An extension to the original format is called ‘SP’ (Superior Performance) and usually uses a special high quality tapes that give additional resolution in SP machines. SP tapes can be played in non-SP machines with only normal video quality.
What folks are saying...
The mp4 file Download [from Umatic video tape] is better than I expected. The slipcover photo is a nice touch. Much thanks for your attention, thanks, Toshi, Jamaica, NY New York 11435.
Received the [flash]drive and the file works fine. Oh the days of analog video revisited! The generation loss and artifacts are still there but it is still better than our 1/2" dubs. [Umatic videotape to mov file on flashdrive] Thanks and good job. Dave, video company, CA California, 93711.
We recieved the DVD transferred from Umatic videotape] and all is well. Thanks for doing it. Until I learned about your company I was afraid I'd never be able to see what was on the tape. Kevin, Illinois, IL 61520.
Thanks, I got the tapes and flash drive [mov files] today and I am very pleased with the work. I am selecting the next batch of tapes to send. thanks, Stinson, Kansas City MO Missouri 64131.
Wow, I am overwhelmed with the exwllwnt work GreentreeAV did in thew recovery of the 17 Umatic 3/4" tapes [to ProRes files on a Flash Drive]. Great job. Carl, Oregon, 97068.
Wanted you to know that I received the hard drive [with files] and the two boxes of original tapes 9Umatic 3/4", Video-8, and 7" EIAJ-1 video reels], all in good order. I looked at some of the videos and am very satidfied with your work. Highly professional. Don, New Mexico 87508.
Received the  tapes and [ProRes] files [on flash drive]. Thanks for all you and GreentreeAV are doing keeping Century. Are you up to doing some more 3/4" mini-Umatics? [yes], Carl Oregon, 97068.
Thank you very much for the great service and speed you've provided. The video quality, considering the [very old Umatic tape] source material was terrific. I will keep you in mind for future projects. Neil, video transfer business, Oregon 04102.
We received the [3/4" -inch Umatic] tapes and thumb drive with [mp4 file] footage on it- really looks beautiful, you did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for everything! Carra California CA 90291.
I received my flash drive of my TV commercials today [from 3/4-inch Umatic video tapes]. Considering they are 33 years old they came out good. Thank you for your services and glad I found you. Cindy, Texas, 77354.
Confirming arrival. I watched [the DVD of my Umatic tape] yesterday and cried all the way through it (happy tears)!! I plan to show my husbend as a surprise for Father's Day. Thanks very much, Andrea, West Virginia, WV 26508.
The videos [h264.mp4 on USB flash drive] arrived and all are good. Thank you for your work. It waqs a great pleasure working with you. thanks, Eric, Winston-Salem NC, North Carolina 27105.
We received everything [DVDs] and all looks good. Thank-you, Sue, Virginia, 23834.
We received the DVDs and they came out great. Thanks for doing such an awesome job. And I received the original tapes baks also, thanks. I am making backup copies of the DVDs for safe storage and will make duplicates for family so there won't be any shortage of backups. Thanks again, Bob, Rhode Island RI 02874.
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 padded mailing envelope or corrugated box.
5. We confirm arrival, email findings after recorded, and normally bill using PayPal.
Common Postal shipping $7.50. UPS/FedEx $15. Heavy, International: actual cost.
Paypal accepts credit cards and you do not need to be a member.
6. Shipment after payment. Prepay, checks accepted. Normal completion 3 weeks.
Typical Umatic cassette video tape models and brands.
Machines were commonly available from Sony, JVC, and others.
Kodak Eastman EB-950, KCS20s, EB20
Ampex 197 BCS-20, BCS-30.
Eastman KCS 20, EB-900
FUJI H521, KCS-20 backcoated Beridox, Japan.
FUJI H521EBR, KCS-20 U-matic, Fuji Photo Film Co, LTD, Tokyo 106.
Scotch 3M MBR-5s, MBR KCS-20XBR master broadcast videocassette
Scotch 3M MBU-18s Master Broadcast Videocassette.
Scotch 3M UCA-20S color plus. UCA-30S. UCA-60.
Sony KCS10, KCS-10K, KCS20, KCS-20 BR
Sony KSA -60
Sony KSP-S20 129m. SPS-20, small cassette
Sony KCS-20XBR 129m/423ft Umatic Broadcast Tape, back coated.
Head cleaning tape
Scotch UCS-HC, 5 minute.
Sony BCT-5CLN, 50 cleanings
|FULL SIZE LARGE CASSETTE
AGFA KCA 60 BP large broadcast cassette
Ampex 167 KCA-30, KCA-60
Ampex 187 KCA-05. KCA-10. KCA-60
Ampex 187 UCA-15
Ampex 197 BCA-05, BCA-10. BCA-60, BCS-60
Ampex 297 SPS-20
Crolyn / Dupont KCA-30 Crolyn. KCS
Maxell KCA10, KCA60, made in Japan.
Memorex MRX UCA-40. MRX UCA-60.
Panasonic NV-P23, 20 minute 3/4-inch Umatic, Matsushita, Osaka, Japan.
Scotch 3M, MBU-15S, MBU-30
Scotch 3M UC-30 High Energy color videocassette.
Scotch 3M UCA-5. UCA-10, UCA-15, UCA-20, UCA30
Scotch 3M UCA-40, UCA-50, UCA-60 high energy
Sony KCA-5, KCA-10BRS, KCA-20K, KCA-30 BR, KCA-60, KCA-60BRS.
Sony KCS-20K, KCS-20XBR Broadcast Master 129m, 423 ft.
Sony KSP-30. KCA-30. KCA-60.
Sony UCA-5, UCA-10, UCA-15, UCA-20, UCA-30, UCA-40, -50, UCA-60
Sony VP-5020 3/4" Umatic playback machine.
FF/ Rewind idler assembly is pn x-3646-026-0.
Transfer record U-Matic SP videotape, Umatic, 3/4 -inch videotape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive files.