ProVideo Tape Output Comparison

MPEG-4ProRes
Image Size 1920x1080 full HDYesYes
What is the bitrate in HD?10Mbps147Mbps
What size are the files in HD?4.6GB per 1hr56GB per 1hr
What frame rate will I get back?25fps25fps
Can I edit this format on my computer?YesYes
Can I add my own chapter markers?YesYes
Will this work on my Mac?YesYes
Will this work on Windows?YesYes
Will this format play directly on my iPad?YesNo
Synch with AppleTV/iPad/Mobile Phone etc.YesNo
Can I share my movies online with Karishma Cloud ?YesYes

Frequently asked questions

How do you capture tapes ?
Teranex Processing We use the worlds most advanced converter with extremely high quality de-interlacing. Teranex features proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms so you get improved image quality by maintaining vertical resolution. Teranex includes award winning temporal recursive noise reduction.

How do you transfer U-Matic tapes
Your Tapes are played through a Professional U-Matic SP deck. Our deck can transfer SP, Low-band and High-band tapes in PAL or NTSC.

How do you transfer Betacam tapes
Your Tapes are played through a Professional Sony Digital Betacam The unit can transfer Large and small tapes from DigiBeta, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX in PAL or NTSC.

How do you transfer DVCAM
Your Tapes are played through a Professional DV deck The unit can transfer Large and small tapes from DVCAM and DVCAM HD in PAL or NTSC.

How do you transfer DVCPRO
Your Tapes are played through a Professional Panasonic deck The unit can transfer DVCPRO and DVCPRO 50 tapes in PAL or NTSC.

How do you transfer HDCAM
Your Tapes are played through a Professional Sony HDCAM deck The unit can transfer Large and small tapes 1080i tapes are converted to 1080p

How do you up-scale SD to HD ?
We use Teranex 3D hardware and some software tricks to achieve this incredible service. Our upscaling service has sophisticated image sampling, edge detection techniques and multi-direction diagonal filters so “jaggies” are eliminated and you get clean HD looking video which cannot be achieved with the scaling tool on your TV.

Do you clean the tapes before transfer?
Yes we have a tape cleaning machine and all tapes are cleaned before transfer.

How do I order?
It’s easiest for you to place your order online as the forms prompts you with all the information we will need from you. However, don’t be afraid to phone us to let us help you build your order too.

How do I get the videos to you?
You can send the order yourself using the Post Office, but most people prefer to let us collect the box. Collection is FREE on all orders.

How long does it take?
This is a tricky question. We receive orders from a single tape to a room-full, so we’d need to know what you’re sending to give a lead-time. We find we are in high demand and always have several weeks of work already scheduled in, so if your order is needed in a hurry, just phone and tell us what you need 🙂