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St. Jacob Illinois IL Greentree AV

Serving Individual, Business, and 
Institutional media conversion needs.
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note: We will be closed July 8 and will re-open July 15th. We can still receive materials but will not be confirming receipt while closed.

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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NTSC 3/4"-inch Umatic Video Tape Cassette to Video Files, Download, or DVD.

PAL 3/4"-inch Umatic tape to Files, Download, or DVD.

Scotch, Sony Umatic 3/4-inch video tape cassette
Small, Large, & SP Umatic cassettes

3/4" Umatic (SP) to  Files, Download, DVD: $40 per tape.
PAL European Umatic to Files, Download, DVD; $50 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. 
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The Umatic format is Threatened, playback machines are available, format is obsolete, tapes can be unstable.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...
These [PAL] Umatic tapes [transferred to DV.avi files on thumb drive] were from our monastary in India, brought to USA by monks and handed to me to find some way to transfer them.  Thanks to you, they will now be very happy monks! Great service, I'm very greatful! All the best, Karen Maryland MD 20837.

I received the original 3/4-inch Umatic tape and thumbdrive... everything looks great!  Thank you for your service. Keli, Maine MA 02067.

Thanks, the [mp4 files on] thumb drive and [Umatic] tapes are here and it is great!!!!  William, Florida, 32080.

The 3/4" umatic and flash drive have arrived. Everything came out just fine...thank you.  Matt, NY 14739.

The new DVD [from umatic tape] has arrived and content is good. Thanks so much for your work. Greatly appreciated for a 1974 tape that I had not seen before.  Bob, PA, Pennsylvania 17406.

DVD [from 3/4-inch umatic video tape to mp4 file on thumb drive] arrived and looks great! thanks, Jimmy, MA 01852.

I received the package today [Umatic tapes to mp4 files on flash drive and DVDs] - everything is AMAZING!  I can't thank you enough for helping us to preserve some really special parts of our organization's history.  If I come up with any other media, you'll definitely be the first one I contact. Best, Caryn, Washington DC, 20015.

I received the tapes, DVDs, and files [Umatic 3/4"]. They look great- better than I had expected. Thank you for your help with this. Bob, CA, 94903.

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.


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.  Most orders
    shipped Postal Priority mail $9.50.  FedEx/UPS normally $15.  Heavy or International: actual cost.
    Paypal accepts credit cards and you do not need to be a member.
6. Order will be shipped after payment.  Prepay, checks accepted.  Normal completion 3 weeks.

Typical Umatic cassette video tape models and brands. 

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. 
Kodak Eastman EB-950, KCS20s, EB20
Maxell KCA-60-HG
Scotch 3M MBR-5s, MBR KCS-20XBR master broadcast videocassette
Scotch 3M MBU-18s Master Broadcast Videocassette.
Scotch 3M UCA-10S, UCA-20S color plus. UCA-30S. UCA-60.
Sony BCS-20.
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 
Sony KCS-5CL 
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.
Memorex U30.
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 KC-30
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. 

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

Transfer record U-Matic SP videotape, Umatic, 3/4 -inch videotape to DVD, Hard drive, Flash drive files.