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Video Tapes
Hi-8, 8mm
AKAI 1/4"
Betacam SP
Betamax
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
Mini-Cassette
Micro-Cassette
Record Transfer
Wet Audio Tapes

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

Digital Media
USB Camera
LaserDisk
 
Recovery
Wet Tapes
Wet Movie Film



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Video Tape Pricing

DescriptionPricing
Sony V-30H Helical Scan 5
Transfer Sony V-30H Helical Scan video
tape to DVD, Hard or Flash Drive file.
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 files.

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.

1969 EIAJ-1 B&W standard, EIAJ-2 color standard with a tape speed of 7.5ips. 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).

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.

Typical machines:
Sony AV-3400, AV-3600, AV-3650, Sony AV-8650 color (~1974)
Matsushita Panasonic NV-3020, NV-3120 color, NV-3130 (~1972), NV-3150, NV-3160 color

Typical tapes are either 5-inch diameter, 1200 feet, 365m, 30 minutes or 7-inch diameter, 2400 feet, 730m, 60 minutes. 
AMC 4096 -7201, 7" back coated. Audio Magnetic Corp, Gardena CA.
AMPEX 163-30S,  5" and 7"
Ampex 164,        5" and 7"
Ampex 174,        7-inch DD - 7-1/4" diameter 60 minute
Ampex 194,       5" Helical Scan Video.  (29E285101-05)
AMPEX Silver Chrome, 5" dia, Helical Scan Video Tape
BASF FV 26 AE,  7" x 2400ft, 60 minutes.
Generic brand #4095,   7" helical scan video tape reel.
IRISH 182,                   7" Ferro-Sheen tape, USA.
Karex Silver chrome      5" helical scan video tape
Karex Silver Chrome 2,  5" diameter
Karex SC2-3,              7" x 2400ft (730M), 60 minute.

Typical recording/ playback machines are:
Sony AV-3600, AV-3650, AV-8600 color, AV-8650.  Panasonic NV-3020, NV-3060 color 

Shibaden 7
Shibaden 7"-inch diameter video tape reel is very similar to Concord NV reels also.
1/2"-inch non-standard CV, Skip Field, Skipfield, Concord NV format, and Shibaden format Transfer record archive VTR video tape reel spools to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web files.

Most tapes are 5-inches (30 minutes) or 7-inches (60 minutes) in diameter.  Includes normal recovery including cleaning and baking, if required.  Price is the same regardless of 1/2-inch wide open reel format; this tape was used with different video formats.  Note that this early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts.

Typical tapes are either 5-inch diameter, 1200 feet, 365m, 30 minutes or 7-inch diameter, 2400 feet, 730m, 60 minutes. Example tapes continued:
Maxell VT-7,   7"  tape for helical scan recorders
Memorex Chroma 80-7B, 5" helical scan video reel
Memorex Chroma 80-8C, 7" 
Memorex Chroma 80-9C, 5" diameter
Memorex Chroma 80-10C, 5" x 1/2 x1200feet (380m)
Memorex Chroma 80-20C, 5" helical scan videotape
Panasonic NV-P50, 5", VPN-3065, HL-21103
Panasonic NV-R50-5" diameter, 30 minute reel.
Panasonic NV-P71, V7030, 7" National Video 

Scotch 3M, 351, 7 inch,  polyester backing, 
Scotch 3M, 361, 5" 845ft - R130B, 20 minute.
Scotch 3M, 361, 5" R148B, 30 min video tape                        
Scotch 3M, 361, 7" x 1/2 x 2400ft (730m) - R153B
 
Shibaden Video Tape, Tokyo Japan, 7" diameter
 
Sony V-30,    4.5" dia, 9 min, 380ft, 116m, 300 oersted
Sony V-30D,  4.5" 20 min, 845ft, 255m, with new machines
Sony V-30H, 5" dia, 30 minute, 25 micron, 300 Oersted
Sony V-31,    7" inch Large Hub, 30 min, 30 Oersted 
Sony V-32,   7" dia, 60 min, 720m, 1.0 mil 300 oersted.
Sony V-32H,  7" dia, 60 min, for helical scan recorders

Sony V-35,   5"  "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-62 ,  5" dia, 30 minutye, high density tape
Sony V-62H, 5" dia, 30 min, for helical scan recorders
Sony V-71,   5" dia, 30 minute, Helical Scan Videotape

Sony V-72,   7" dia, Cobalt high density 530 Oersted.
Sony RH-5,   5" dia, empty take up reel
Sony RH-7V, 7" dia, empty take up reel
Sony RH-72, 7" dia, empty take up reel for V-31 tapes

 
Typical recording, playback machines: 
Panasonic NV-P530 video tape cartrage
Panasonic NV-P530 video tape cartrige
Panasonic, Hitachi 1/2"-inch video tape cartrage cassettes NV-R50, NV-P510, NV-R520, NV-P530, R-430 transferred recorded to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files.

Includes normal recovery including cleaning and baking, if required.  Price is the same regardless of 1/2-inch wide open reel format; this tape was used with different video formats.  Note that this early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts.

The Video Cartridge was developed by Panasonic in 1969 based on the EIAJ, ½-inch video format. It was convenient consumer format but also was used by educational and professional users as well.  Most cartriges are 30 minutes and it is fairly common to have EIAJ-II EIAJ-2 color format. 

Format is based on the EIAJ standard and can be Black& White or Color.  Each cartrage consists of a single spool of ½-inch wide videotape in a housing; cartrages normally play for 30 minutes and common markings are Panasonic and Hitachi.

This Panasonic EIAJ cartrage format is Extinct (playback machines are rare, tape is more than 20 years old).

Machines

Tape cartrages use common 1/2"-inch wide video tape, common Brand names are:
Hitachi EIAJ
Panasonic NV-R50, (VPK 19-P-1), 5" dia cartrage cassette 
Panasonic NV-510, 30 minute cartrage cassette. National Video Tape for Helical scan recorders.
Panasonic NV-R520 inner reel, 1 mil (.001 inches thick)
Panasonic NV-P530 Cartrage cassette, 30 min. National Video tape. Matushita Electric.
     These tape cartrages were recorded/ played by Panasonic NV-5110, -5120A machines. 
     These were color EIAJ-2 and sometimes known as EIAJ-M format.
Technicolor CVC V30 Video Tape Cassette
Transfer archive CVC Technicolor 
Compact 
Video Cassette, Muntz, Funai, Microvideo
Transfer CVC Technicolor Compact Video Cassette (not VHS-C), Muntz, CVC Funai, Microvideo to DVD, Hard drive or Flash drive files.

Includes normal recovery including tape baking, if required.  note: if tape is stuck in 
machine, send the machine with no power supply. We can remove the tape for transfer.

CVC 1/4 inch, Compact Video Cassete, 6.35mm wide videotape  
Funai V30 CVC. Funai FZ3000
Technicolor V30, VC30 Model 712
Technicolor Microvideo V30, model 730
Technicolor VE30, Model 730E
Uher, Muntz
Funai FZ4500. 
Technicolor V45, Model 745
 Funai FA-81HC head cleaner.
Muntz HG60 CVC
Microvideo. Seimens.
Technicolor V60, Model 760, F612VE
Scotch, Sony Umatic 3/4
Transfer save U-Matic SP, 3/4" -inch video
large, small Umatic cassettes to DVD, 
Hard drive, Flash drive files.
Transfer record U-Matic SP videotape, Umatic, 3/4 -inch videotape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive files.

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.

Machines were commonly available from Sony, JVC, and others.


SMALL CASSETTE
Ampex 197 BCS-30.
Kodak Eastman EB-950, KCS20s, EB20
Maxell KCA-60-HG
Scotch 3M MBR-20S master broadcast video cassette
Scotch 3M UCA-20S color plus. UCA-30S. UCA-60.
SPS-20
Sony KCS-20
Sony KSA -60
Sony KSP-S20 129m. SPS-20, small cassette  
FULL SIZE LARGE CASSETTE
AGFA KCA 60 BP large broadcast cassette

Ampex 167 KCA-60
Ampex 187 KCA-05. KCA-10. KCA-60
Ampex 187 UCA-15
Ampex 197 BCA-10. BCA-60
Ampex 297 
Dupont KCS  
Memorex MRX UCA-40. MRX UCA-60.
Scotch 3M UC-30. 
Scotch 3M UCA-5. UCA-30. UCA-60 high energy 
KCA-5, 5min, large tape                                                        .
UCA-15, 15min, large tape
Sony KSP-30. KCA-30. KCA-60.
Sony UCA-30
Sony VP-5020 3/4" Umatic playback machine. 
FF/ Rewind idler assembly is pn x-3646-026-0. 
 
Sony Beta max ESX-HiFi L-750 Video tape cassette
Transfer Beta 1, 2, 3, BetaMax, 
Beta I, Beta II, Beta III, Beta HiFi, Beta stereo, PAL Beta, Secam Beta to DVD, Hard or Flash drive files.
BETA BETAMAX transfer record vintage Beta 1, 2, 3 video tape, BetaMax, Beta I, Beta II, Beta III, Beta HiFi, Beta stereo, PAL Beta, Secam Beta to DVD, Hard drive or Flash drive files.

Beta-max was the early competitor to VHS tapes.

BetaMax, commonly called Beta, was developed by Sony about 1975, it was a major competitor to VHS format in marketing wars of the mid-1980s and eventually fell out of favor.  The format is Critically Endangered (small number of playback machines with little or no manufacturing support).  BetaMax has 250 lines of resolution.

Video cassette with ½-inch wide video tape. The cassette is slightly smaller than VHS cassettes and is not compatible.  Betamax cassettes are mechanically similar to Betacam and Betacam SP but are not format compatible; RTI Betacam tape cleaner machines will work for BetaMax tapes.  The tape path inside the machine is very similar to the larger ¾-inch Umatic format.

Machines were marketed by JVC and many manufacturers. 

BETA, BETAMAX 1/2 inch wide Consumer Video tape, rated for 750 Oersted
L-120, Maxell Betamax EX120
L-125, Sony, BASF, Scotch/ 3M
L-250, Sony. Maxell. 3M. BASF
L-500, BASF L500 chrome pn 54552. 
L-500, Memorex L0500 video cassette.
L-500 Sony Dynamicron
L-750, BASF L750HG super chrome. BASF ESB Dynamicron.
L-750, PD Magnetics/ Dupont. L-750HG Chrome Videocassette.
L-750, Scotch 3M. L750 EG Chrome.
L-750 E-HG extra high grade.
Sony Beta L-750 HG, ES, ES/L-750. 
Maxell Betamax EX750 Epitaxial. L-750 ESB Beta Dymanicrom
Sony L-830. Beta, Super Beta, Super Hi-Band, Beta hi-fi, BNR 
 
 Sanyo VTC-20C video cassette tape
Transfer Vcord VTC-20C, V Cord I, Vcord II V-60, V-120 video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
Transfer Sanyo Vcord VTC-20C, V Cord I, video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files. 

Vcord from Sanyo VTC-7100 non standard Vcord format cassettes. 

In 1974, Sanyo released the first V-Cord, VT-20C video cassette tape and machine VTC7100.  Sanyo video cassette tape VT-20C (tan color housing) has twin reels with ½-inch wide video tape and are 20 minutes when used in the VTC-7100 machine.  

Sanyo Vcord format is Extinct.

Typical machines were Sanyo VTC-7100 (15lb, portable)

 Sanyo VcordII V-cord II video cassette V-60, V-120
SANYO Vcord-II video cassette V-120 holds 2 hours in LP mode and 1 hour with Standard recording speed.

Transfer Sanyo Vcord Vcord II V-60 and V-120 video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files. 

Vcord II, 2 standard cassette formats

In 1976, Sanyo released a non-compatible V-Cord II format and V-60 and V-120 video cassettes (black color); the recorder was the first have two recording speeds, freeze frame, and slow motion.  The Sanyo V CORD II video cassette has twin reels with ½-inch wide video tape. Sanyo V-cord II V-60 cassettes hold 60 minutes and V-120 hold 120 minutes at LP tape speed and hold half as much at the standard STD tape speed.  The thin tape used in Sanyo V-Cord II (black case) tapes may have serious damage if used in Vcord machine VTC-7100.

The Sanyo Vcord format is Extinct.  V-Cord II STD  recording uses two heads to record both fields of an interlaced video frame; LP mode uses one field of each interlaced video frame thus allowing twice as much video on the tape at lesser quality. Vcord II format has a tape speed of 2.91 ips in STD mode and 1.45 ips in LP mode.

Typical machines are Sanyo VTC-7300, VTC-8000, VTC-8200 and Toshiba in Canada KV-4000, KV-4100, and KV-4200.

Maxell GX-Gold VHS T-120 Video Tape cassette
Maxell VHS, T-120 Video Tape
VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, SVHS, PAL, Secam 

VHS Video tape, 1/2" (12.7mm) wide video tape
xx xx


VHS-C, Compact Video Cassette,  1/2" (12.7mm) wide videotape, typical tapes are:
BASF VHS-C TC-20 (20 minute SP/ 40 min LP/ 60 min EP)
BASF VHSC, EC60, PHG HiFi, 85m
Fuji SH Grade SHG (super high grade)
JVC- TC-20 EHG
 Fuji TC-30. (30 min SP/ 60 min LP/ 90 min EP)
JVC Hi-Fi, EHG library master. 
Maxell TC-30 HGX-Gold
Panasonic EHG library master, SHG, TC30. VHS-C (62m)
Scotch TC-30 EHG 45, 
TDK TC-30, EHG extra high grade.x
 
SONY MP120, 8mm camcorder video tape
SONY 8mm MP120 camcorder video tape cassette
8mm Camcorder tape, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Digital 8

This small cassette tape uses very thin and fragile 8mm wide video tape.  Similar tapes include the original 8mm and Digital8 camcorder formats;  modern camcorders could play all three tape formats interchangeably.

These 8mm formats are Threatened, playback machines are available, format is obsolete, tapes can be unstable. Developed in 1989, this is a small standardized cassette format with 8mm wide tape.

Video8 Casette (8mm). Camcorder Videotape

Video8
Fuji P6-60 
Sony metal HG, P6-60HG
Sony 8mm MP120,P6 120MPR.
TDK 8mm P6-120MP metal particle
TDK HS30 high standard, SP 30 min, LP 1 hour. 
Hi8
Fuji PS-90                                                                  .
TDK MP-90. 
Maxell Hi8 XR- Metal, P6-120XR.
Maxell GX-MP120 metal.
Maxell EX-M120, P6-120. extended 
Sony miniDV DVC DVM60PRR camcorder video tape cassette
Transfer record Sony miniDV DVC DVM60PRR camcorder video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web files.
MiniDV, mini DV DVC 

miniDV Video Tape Casettes (intro 1995), Camcorder video tape 
JVC MiniDV60, DVM 60ME, M-DV60DU 
Maxell MiniDV 60ME, DVM60SE
Panasonic DVM60ME. AY-DVM60EJ.
Sony DV60, DVM60 ME
TDK MiniDV60, DVC60, DVM60 ME.
AKAI 1/4
Transfer AKAI 1/4"-inch video tape reel to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
Transfer AKAI 1/4"-inch video tape reel to DVD, Hard drive or Flash drive files.

Simialr tapes: Maxell VT-7B

Sony Betacam SP, AMPEX 198 Video Tape cassette
Transfer archive BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, flash drive, or web files.

Transfer archive BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta video tape cassette to DVD, Hard drive, flash drive, or web files.

BetaCam, BetaCam SP, Beta cam is a professional format. 

BetaCAM, Beta-Cam 1/2 inch wide Professional Video Tape 
SMALL OUTLINE TAPES
Fujifilm
Sony BCT-10MA SP, 256ft, 78m.  
Sony BCT-20G 492ft (150m) back coated.
Sony BCT-5MA, BCT-20MA SP, 492ft, 150m, back coated
Sony BCT-D6, BCT-D12, BCT-D32, BCTD40
Maxell MXB-10MSP, MXB20MSP, MXB30MSP
Maxell B-20MSP. Maxell MX-B62SX
Maxell BD-22, BD32, BD40 
LARGE OUTLINE TAPES
Ampex 398 SP, metal tape. Large tape.
Sony  BCT-60MA, BCT-xxMA, Large tape
Sony  BCT60MLA. BCT-xxMLA SP, Large tape
Sony  BCT-D64L, BCT-D94L, BCT-D124L
Maxell MX-B90MK SP. Maxell MX94SXL
Maxell BD-22, BD32, BD40, Large 
Sony Video Recording Tape V-12-60 EV 1
Transfer Sony 1"-inch EV open reel video tape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files. 
Transfer Sony 1"-inch EV open reel video tape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files. 

1" wide video tape format on a single reel with a unique 3 three hole drive pattern. Typical tape markings are Sony V-11, V-12, V-11-60A, V-12-60A, Scotch. Tapes are usually 2460ft, 750m and normally run for 60 minutes, color is possible but not common.  Tape reel spools are usually metal and sometimes plastic (that warp); full reels are 4 pounds each.

Sony released  the EV video tape format in 1974.  Machines were only capable of B&W, however color recording/ playback was possible with the addition of a color adapter. 

Typical machines were Sony EV-210, EV-310, EV-320. 

Wet muddy broken video tapes can be saved, transferred to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
WET tAPES CAN BE SAVED.   Transfer recover Wet Video Tapes, Flood Damaged, 
Dirty, Wet, Muddy, Moldy tapes, Hurricane Water, and other damage to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.
WET TAPES CAN BE SAVED.   
Transfer recover Wet Video Tapes, Flood Damaged, 
Dirty, Wet, Muddy, Moldy tapes, Hurricane Water, and other damage to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, web files.

The success of wet, damaged tape recovery depends on many factors including type of tape and your proper handling.  See additional information in FAQ and Recovery page.  Number tapes, keep a list of titles. There is a Blank tape charge.  Wet, dirty, hurricane, flooded basement, tape recovery.

Pioneer LaserDisk, Scotch 3M 34-7017 Laser disk

Transfer record recover archive LaserDisk, Laser-disc to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files.

 

Transfer record recover archive LaserDisk, Laser-disc to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, or web files.

Laserdisk, Laser Disk to DVD. 

Typical LaserDisk:
Scotch 3M Laser Videodisc, Copyright 1990, 34-7017-4924-3, 60 minutes per side 



Typical DVD, Insert, and case are included.

Typical DVD, case, and Insert included.

Includes Recorded, Labeled DVD, Case, and Insert; still photo of our choice normally printed on case insert; you suggest Title. Chapters approx. every 7 minutes.  High Quality 100 year Archival Rated DVD media. Time Base Correction (TBC) standard.  Minor exposure and color correction. Noise reduction.  DVDs with multiple tapes have an On- screen menu; all others are Autoplay. Everything professionally packed for return shipment.
Only one copy of 'out of print' copyrighted material for your own personal use.

 Verbatem PNY Flash Thumb drives
Small Flash Thumb drives, Hard drive, DVD can hold audio/video files

Edit video yourself. Video Files to Hard Drive, Flash drive, web files. QuickTime h264, .avi, mp4, MPEG2
Video Files, Edit video yourself.  Avi or .mov (h264) video files in USB external Hard Drive that you provide, or MPEG2 data files on DVD. (5 minutes - approx. 1 Gb.  30 minutes - 7Gb,  1 hour -13Gb). Cost is the same for files or playable DVD; 

Tape Preview
Tape Screening

Video Tape Repairs

Wet dirty tape recovery, 

see above. 

Don't know what is on your tapes? 

Approximately 1 minute of material emailed to you for identification 

Broken, crinkled, splice, housing, missing parts, dirty? Most media can be completely or partially recovered. If nothing is saved with our best effort - you pay only return shipping (if you want it returned). Your approval required if cost is more.  Repaired tapes should be transferred to other media and played sparingly.

  How it works:
CONTACT US with questions or to get an estimate.
PRINT our SHIPPING LABEL from the tab at the top of the web page.  
Number the tapes & keep a list.  Enclose Titles, Contact info, pack very well.  
We email to confirm arrival. 
We email our findings after tapes are recorded and normally bill using paypal
      (paypal accepts credit cards for us and you do Not need to be a member).
Prepay and Checks accepted. Normal completion is 3 weeks.