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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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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, 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The Umatic format is Threatened, playback machines are available, format is obsolete, tapes can be unstable.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...
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.

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 exellwnt 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 [7] 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.

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.


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.