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Transferring U-Matic digital audio.

Postby Arpangel » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:43 am

Got a call from a friend last night, he needs to transfer some masters from U-Matic, anyone know of any mastering houses that can do this? UK only.
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Re: Transferring U-Matic digital audio.

Postby ken long » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:29 am

Arpangel wrote:Got a call from a friend last night, he needs to transfer some masters from U-Matic, anyone know of any mastering houses that can do this? UK only.

No mastering house I know of. F/X Copyroom is the best bet.
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Re: Transferring U-Matic digital audio.

Postby James Perrett » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:57 pm

Are you talking PCM1610 or similar format? I was on a similar quest for a client a couple of years ago and it turned out that there are very few places around. In London Abbey Road have a working setup while in Germany Deutsche Grammophon have been buying up machines in order to keep their collection of tapes accessible.

However, I think my client ended up going to Video 99

https://www.video99.co.uk/umatic_to_dvd_transfers.html

who are in Devon and seem to have all the kit needed. They also have a very interesting YouTube channel.
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Re: Transferring U-Matic digital audio.

Postby ken long » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:54 am

very useful info there, James. Cheers.
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