3/4" U-MATIC to SD or HD Digital

 3/4" U-Matic Tape Transfer Service in SD or HD Digital Files.

3/4" U-Matic Tape Transfer Service in SD or HD Digital Files.

 We Use Professional Sony 3/4” U-Matic SP Decks

We Use Professional Sony 3/4” U-Matic SP Decks

Output to Standard Definition: 
720x486 pixel resolution (480i, Native)
4X3 Aspect Ratio

Output to High Definition:
1920X1080 pixel resolution (1080p)
16X9 Aspect Ratio

(De-Interlacing and Cadence (3/2 pull down removal)

Output Formats:

ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264 | DPX
Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit, AVI | All Codecs.
ProRes 422HQ digital file size (SD) = 36GB per hour.
ProRes 422HQ digital file size (HD) = 100GB per hour.

 Resolution chart showing SD 720x480i vs HD 1920x1080p

Resolution chart showing SD 720x480i vs HD 1920x1080p

Pro video transfer U-MATIC Tapes

We specialize in Sony 3/4” U-Matic SP tape conversion services to digital files. U-Matic tapes can be digitized in SD, or HD resolution via our broadcast quality, real time optical hardware encoders from Teranex.

This technology is used by all television networks globally
to bring content that was originally recorded in SD to the HD platform we live in today.

For more information about our process of digitizing U-Matic
tapes in SD/HD, please contact our friendly technical staff
who can answer any questions you might have.

Contact Us For Digitizing Rates / Info Tel. (310) 227-2400 *
Contact Us For Digitizing Rates / Info Tel. (310) 227-2400
How many 3/4" U-Matic tapes do you wish to digitize? Other info about your project.
 Professional Broadcast Video Digitization Services in Los Angeles, CA

Professional Broadcast Video Digitization Services in Los Angeles, CA

 
 Teranex Broadcast Quality Standard Definition to High Definition Optical Encoder. (See chart above, SD 720x480i pixels in red. HD, 1920x1080 pixels in blue)

Teranex Broadcast Quality Standard Definition to High Definition Optical Encoder. (See chart above, SD 720x480i pixels in red. HD, 1920x1080 pixels in blue)

3/4” U-Matic SP was introduced in 1971 and was one of the first videotapes that used a self contained cartridge or "cassette" instead
of open reels of videotape. The tape was 0.748" wide, so the format is often known as "three-quarter-inch" or simply "three-quarter" tape. Imagine Video has the Professional Sony BVU-950 VTR decks, specifically designed for 3/4” U-Matic SP. We can transfer a single tape or an entire library of tapes.  

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