Content Preparation

Tape Ingest

Digitising your media library using LMH’s tape ingest service can protect your legacy-format content from degradation, reduce your storage costs, and enable you to preserve and monetise archive footage.

There are several factors to consider when contemplating migrating your tape-based assets to a digital format. But we believe that it’s an essential step that you should take sooner rather than later if you want to be able to get the most value out of your content archive – or simply wish to preserve it for future use. Our dedicated Library Migration pages explain more about why this is such an important step, and how we can help you.

Archive digitisation and restoration

Working with you, LMH’s expert team will design a bespoke tape ingest solution that will index, preserve, restore and enable your content for monetisation. It allows your legacy-format content to enter the file-based age. And it protects it for future use, meaning you can re-purpose it and begin to generate income from it again.

We can fully support the digitisation of a wide range of formats, including Sony Digibeta, D1, D2, D3, D5, 1”, 2”, DVCam, U-matic and many others. We undertake restoration work – baking and cleaning – to prepare degraded or damaged tape for digitisation. Using specialist tools, we can enhance the video and audio quality of your digitised files, preserving them for the future.

Scalable tape ingest solutions

From single-channel ingest to large-scale digitisation via multi-deck cart robots, we are able to provide scalable tape ingest solutions, as part of a library migration project, either for archive preservation or for monetisation.

For file-based workflows, we support file-based acquisition from your content providers, via direct point-to-point transfer, or any web-based accelerated platforms.

Even the service we provide is fully scalable. Whether you need a single-channel, fixed-format solution, or a full end-to-end consultative service incorporating format choice, QC ethos and delivery method, LMH can help.

Pop-up solutions

If your library or archive cannot be transported we have the expertise and resources to build a stand-alone or pop-up solution on your site, LMH will work with you to make sure that the solution has the workflows, management and staffing to meet your requirements.