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St. Jacob Illinois IL Greentree AV

Serving Individual, Business, and 
Institutional media conversion needs.
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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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Transfer Shibaden Video Tape Reels to File, Download, or DVD.

Shibaden 1/2-inch video tape reel

Shibaden Video tape and case made by Shiba Electric Co of Tokoyo Japan

Transfer to File, Download, or DVD: $110 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. 

1967, Shibaden 1/2" inch helical scan open reel format requiring a user supplied take-up reel. Equipment was also marketed under the names Apeco Trletape and Bell & Howell.  It is a Skip Field format and is not compatible with Sony CV or any other skipfield format.  It uses standard 1/2" inch videotape and runs at 7.5 ips (same as CV), but the machine has a larger head drum which gives slightly better video image compared to the CV format.  The format and playback equipment are rare.




Most tapes are 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.

Shibaden Hitachi SV-510U, SV-610, SV-700U (basic VTR, 1968), SV-707 (record only portapack), SV-800U (VTR and TV combo 1968).  APECO Teletape.

Shibaden 1/2-inch video tape reel
Shibaden Video Tape Transfer Services. Shibaden Tape Reels are usually 7-inches diameter. Shibaden Video Tape is 1/2" wide video tape.

Example tapes:
APECO Tele-tape.
Shibaden R-716, 7-inch 60 minutes, Precision Video Tape, Shiba Electric Co. Tokyo, Japan.
Shibaden 4.5 inch, 11 cm diameter reel.
Shibaden 7-inch, 18cm diameter, 2400 feet, 730m, 60 minutes; Shi
baden Video Tape, Tokyo Japan.

What are Customers saying?
Amazing work with the [open reel video tapes] transfer [to mp4 file download and mp4 files on thumb drive].  This is going to be very special for my family. Thank you. Thomas.

I'm back in now and got the package.  This [7 inch video tape reel to mp4 file on mac hard drive] is pretty great!  Is a nice surprise that there's sound, too. Thanks!!  Amber, West Virginia WV, 25425

Thanks for the exellent collaboration.  The hard drive and tapes [Bang & Olufsen format tapes] have arrived and we have viewed many of them. Best wishes: Martti, Finland.

Fantastic! I'm very thankful that you were able to bring order out of chaos!!! [video reel to DVD], Erwin, New York NY 13088.

The package arrived on Monday [2 video tape reels to mp4 file on flash drive and DVD].  All is ok. Looks great. Everyone was so young back then. Thank you for your service. Do have a blessed and successful New Year, Raphael, Wisconsin, WI  53024.

Thanks for the exellent work.  The result [very old medical video tape reels transferred to mp4 for download]. The result was better than anticipated. Sincerely, Marti, Finnland.

Awesome...  What a trip!  [open reel video tape to mov Download].  OR Oregon  97702.

Thanks for an exellent job.  The most valuable old tape is now saved [Harmon-Kardon helical scan]. I really appreciate your efforts to save this tape of the professor. It was a pleasure to work with you.  Martti, Finland.


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.


1/2"-inch non-standard vintage antique Shibaden format Transfer record archive restoration conversion remastering duplication VTR video tape reel spools to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive, Thumbdrive, or web files.