Digitise your historical audiovisual material before it’s too late, digitise your audiovisual now!
In the case of audio and video documents, digitisation is often the only viable method for long-term preservation. Apart from the instability of the medium itself, dedicated replay equipment is rapidly vanishing – according to UNESCO we are now looking at as little as 10 years before we lose the ability to deal with a large amount of this media, adding urgency to preserve your audio and visual media.
At NZMS we put conservation first, we ensure that your audio and video media is put through a unique appraisal and assessment prior to any digital processing. Your media is precious and we take the utmost care using approved conservation techniques to protect and preserve your history before it goes near our digitisation devices.
We provide advice on the digital formats and provide a high resolution preservation master and an access file in the formats that suit your needs. Audiovisual media we digitise;
There is a wide range of videotape formats, both consumer (home player and handycam) and commercial, we digitise all videotapes to Archival standards.
Reel to Reel tapes
There is a range of 1/4″ reel to reel tape speeds. We work with all of them to digitise reel to reel audiotape to Archival standards.
A huge amount of recorded history exists on compact audiocassettes. We will digitise your audiocassettes to Archival standards.
Many individuals maintain vinyl record collections and these can be digitised for personal use.
Motion Picture Film
Many organisations and individuals have a large amount of historical records on 8mm and 16mm film. We digitise 8mm and 16mm motion picture film to Archival standards.