SMB realised its first mediARC in Q2 2017 for the digitisation and management of its entire legacy video archive consisting of 140,000 hours of Betacam, DigiBeta, U-matic
, One Inch, and MiniDV tapes to SBA's enterprise datacentre.
Independent documentary filmmakers had been working with 16mm film, or analogue video formats like U-matic
or Betacam at this point.
Those deemed most at risk were in formats that included U-matic
and 16mm film, glass and lacquer transcription discs, open-reel audio tapes, and photo negatives.
Let's imagine that you bought a piece of video art in the 1980s, and what the gallery gave you is a U-matic
tape or, god forbid, a VHS.
Drunken Dunkan Sparkly Deathtrap The World Keeps The Maitlands The Pencil Necks Sleep Tape Volume 11 Furr U-matic
Chris Taylor Art Neilsen Fie Fie Fie Instant Species Toby Burton Post Culture Red Light Effect June Bug Max Lilleyman Persian Rug Sale Prime Kicking Jenny Smoking Luck Chanda Cartel Flux Palantir Lisa helping Oxjam The festival venues: The Parish on Kirkgate.
Due to pressing desires to protect high-use--but deteriorating-VHS and U-matic
tapes and the prohibitive costs of outsourcing digitization, the media librarian and the visual media collections coordinator undertook building an in-house digitization rack with attention paid to long-term archival quality and viability.
The Library was recently awarded a National Historical Publications & Records Commission grant to preserve their Dance Division U-matic
videotapes - the U-matic
videotape format and its recording and playback hardware are obsolete, which makes these tapes a high priority for preservation.
The director of Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra (SBKK), Shobha Deepak Singh, too has plans to digitise her collection of spool tapes, U-matic
and cassettes containing live performances of cultural shows held at the Kamani Auditorium in the late 1960s, which she has recorded.
The first Grant provided in 1987 was utilized to install the present studio, control room and other related facilities in U-Matic
Format at the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage in Lok Virsa.