Javascript Menu by

St. Jacob Illinois IL Greentree AV

Serving Individual, Business, and 
Institutional media conversion needs.
Email Greentree AV

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

Troy Maryville St. Jacob Marine Web Site


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
5-inch diameter Sony V-30H Helical Scan video 
tape reel to DVD, h264.mp4 file, Flash Thumb Drive.

Cost for 5"-inch diameter reel $65. 
Cost for 7"-inch diameter reel $110.
CCIR (PAL) European format, add $10 per tape.
Each DVD $10. Most flash drive/ USB thumbdive $10.

Don't know what is on your tapes?    
Approx 1 minute Preview emailed: $30 each, $15 credit towards full transfer. 
Most Mold cleaning, repairs; add $15.
Common file types: H264.mp4 (small compact), 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.  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 is early video technology and usually contains sync, start/stop disturbances, and dropouts. 
Tape baking and cleaning are included in the price, there are no other 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) 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 1969. EIAJ and most previous 1/2-inch tape formats have the audio track is along the top edge (away from the machine) and control track along the bottom edge (close to machine). Craig 6402 is reversed.

This 1/2"-inch EIAJ open reel format is Endangered; there are only a small number of playback machines with no manufacturer support/ part availability and usually significant tape deterioration.  The ½”-inch wide video tape is 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 diameter 60 minute tapes.  This format was popular in schools, universities, Electronic News Gathering, and home use with the advent of battery powered portable machines.  Color recording was possible but not very common.

What folks are saying...
The [7-inch diameter tape for helical scan recorder, eiaj] tape and DVD arrived today and Looks Great!  Thanks for the transfer. Roland, Maryland, MD 20723.

I received the box today, Thank you!  They [5 mp4 files on flash drive] are good and considering they are a 40 year old 1/2" videotape.  I have some more reel-to-reel video tapes from my days of college radio (projects and airchecks) that I will be sending. thanks, John. Arizona, AZ, 85226.

The video reel [to mp4 file on thumb drive] has my uncle practicing golf and that is so cool.  One golf student looks like my Mom. Thanks, I'll recommend your service to others. Ted, Gergia, 30905.

The service you provide is invaluable. The four guys in the 46 year old tape [7-inch video tape reel to DVD and mp4 download] were all teenagers then- and now we're senior citizens in failing health. So it's like looking into a time capsule.  Saying thank you doesn't express the depth of gratitude I have for Greentree. You did an absoultely tremendous job. I cannot thank you enough.  John, FL  33704.

We want to say thank you for the amazing job you did with our old BASF video tape from 1980 [transferred to mp4 file on FD flash drive and DVD] that was not kept in a good storage place. My husband enjoyed seeing his High School days again.  We highly recommend your company to anyone who needs this service.  Thank you again! Anita, Virginia VA 22407. 

My daughters loved watching their ol' Mom as a young woman teaching. Thanks again for your work [transferring eiaj 1/2" video reels to h264.mp4 files on flash drive]. thanks, Valerie, California CA 93922.

Everything arrived in perfect condition [5-inch diameter EIAJ-1 video tape reels and DVDs]. The audio was exellent and video was good. The tape was almost 40 years old. I am happy. Thanks, Alan, ME Maine 04107.  

Thank you sooooooooooo much. [helical scan video reel of high school play to mp4 download]. People are going to be so excited.. Beth, Oklahoma, OK  73742.

I received the tapes and mp4 files on thumb drive and they look good.  I found a couple more that I will be sending in.  thanks, Adam, University Library, Washington 98033.

Thanks, Looks Marvellous. The quality is brilliant. Thank you so much. [3 CCIR (PAL) helical scan video tape reels to DVD and mp4 files on thumb drive] Cheers mate. Daniel, Victoria, Australia.

DVD and mp4 file [on my thumb drive stick] has arived. All was perfect. Thanks for your work. I have already passed your name on to a few friends who have film to transfer. take care, Mike, Houston Texas, TX 77031.


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 tracking and save the number.  
5. We confirm arrival, email findings after recorded, and normally bill using PayPal.  Paypal
accepts credit cards and you donot need to be a member.
6. Most orders shipped Postal Priority mail $9.50.  Heavy or International: actual cost.
    Paypal accepts credit cards and you do not need to be a member.
7. Order will be shipped after payment.  Prepay, checks accepted.  Normal completion 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 194-1250-BE, 5" 29E285101-05.  
AMPEX  194-2400-DD or DV. 7-in, Redwood City, California        

AMPEX Silver Chrome, 5" dia, Helical Scan Video Tape
Bang & Olufsen 7-in x 750 meter/ Spilletid 70 minutes, Danske Hof, Denmark. 
BASF 2501, 18cm x 12.7mm, 60 minute, Videoband, Germany.
BASF FV26AE,  Videoband, 18cm:7"; 12.7mm, 730m:2400ft.
BASF Badische Anilin-Soda-Fabrik AG, 6700 Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Concord VT-1B, Chromadyne 300, 1/2-inch x 2400 feet, New York.
EHI Series 439 5-inch x 1/2 ' x 1250 feet, , San Diego California.
Fujifilm V600 Videotape, 7-inch diameter, v3102c, 26057-001.
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. 759-0467-020.
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, polyester, 300 Oersted
Sony V-31,   7" inch Large Hub, 30 min, 380m, 1240ft, 25 micron, 10 mil, 30 Oersted 
Sony V-32,   7" dia, 60 min, 2370ft, 720m, 1.0 mil, polyester, 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, 1240ft, 380m, large hub, RED High Density Helical Scan.
Sony V-72,  7" dia, 720m, Cobalt high density RED, 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.
TDK VT-305 Video Tape for Helical Scan Recorders, 380m (1200ft), TDK Electronics.
Universal 250-5000 5"x 1/2" Helical Scan Tape, Universal Tape Corp, Gardena CA 90249.
Universal 250-7240 7-inch x 1/2" Helical Scan Video Tape, Gardena USA.
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