Covid-19 Update

Max are pleased to confirm that our teams are still fully operational in line with the latest government guidelines. This includes our off-site team at ONS. We do understand, however, that for many businesses and institutions this is unfortunately still not the case. We continue to wish you well during this difficult period and look forward to somewhat easier times, hopefully by Spring 2021.

If you would like to schedule a call for a future date, please complete our contact form indicating a preferred day. We have decided to freeze our prices until May 1st 2021 to ensure that our customers are not penalised by the ongoing restrictions. We may decide to extend this date further still.

In the meantime, please do take a look at our podcasts page . The passion, enthusiasm and insight from our guest speakers has been inspirational, especially given the circumstances.

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Video Digitisation

Max’s video, film and audio department is one of the fastest-growing areas of the business and video digitisation is one of our core digitisation services. We believe this is due to the wide range of equipment at our disposal, as well as the expert skills within our gifted and dedicated team.

As such, we are able to digitise a wide variety of professional and consumer video formats. Using expertly maintained, regularly calibrated high-end video decks we run all recordings through time-based correctors. This ensures that we obtain the best possible authentic digital copy.

Project Management

Our service covers all aspects of a successful A/V project, not just the digitisation element:

  • Initial conservation review, proposal and the undertaking of any remedial work
  • Preparation of material, cleaning, digitisation, edit of head & tail (clip to start and finish), encoding,
    and metadata harvesting
  • If required we can undertake colour grading and enhancements to improve the output quality
    (restore colour due to shift/casts, frame drop-out, stabilise, remove noise distortion etc).
  • Secure posting of material on-line for your pre-delivery review
  • Fully insured both while at our premises and in transit

Output Formats

For the majority of our clients we provide two output formats: one for preservation purposes; the
second for access and dissemination. Typically these formats include:

Preservation specification & formats

  • PAL 10-bit 720×576 image sequence (Native)
  • ProRes422-HQ format

Access specification & formats

  • H.264 High Quality 720×576 image sequence
  • MP4 format

We are always happy to go through these options and help you to select the best fit for your requirements.

Input Formats

Standard video formats regularly digitised include:

  • BetaCam Micro MV Video
  • Betamax Mini DV
  • DigiBeta MiniDV
  • Digital 8 S-VHS
  • DVCam U-matic (High and Low band)
  • HDCAM VHS
  • Hi-8 VHS
  • Micro MV Video VHS-C
  • Mini DV XDCAM

Customers

We are privileged to have undertaken video digitisation for numerous clients, some listed here:

  • Royal Museums Greenwich
  • National Army Museum
  • National Theatre
  • Wallace Collection
  • Royal Collection
  • Royal Academy of Art
  • Transport for London
  • Scout Association
  • National Army Museum
  • News UK
  • Queen Mary’s University, London
  • BAFTA
  • IET
  • Royal Aeronautical Society

For further details of the services we offer, please contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.

Video Digitisation

Max’s video, film and audio department is one of the fastest-growing areas of the business and video digitisation is one of our core digitisation services. We believe this is due to the wide range of equipment at our disposal, as well as the expert skills within our gifted and dedicated team.

As such, we are able to digitise a wide variety of professional and consumer video formats. Using expertly maintained, regularly calibrated high-end video decks we run all recordings through time-based correctors. This ensures that we obtain the best possible authentic digital copy.

Project Management

Our service covers all aspects of a successful A/V project, not just the digitisation element:

  • Initial conservation review, proposal and the undertaking of any remedial work
  • Preparation of material, cleaning, digitisation, edit of head & tail (clip to start and finish), encoding,
    and metadata harvesting
  • If required we can undertake colour grading and enhancements to improve the output quality
    (restore colour due to shift/casts, frame drop-out, stabilise, remove noise distortion etc).
  • Secure posting of material on-line for your pre-delivery review
  • Fully insured both while at our premises and in transit

Output Formats

For the majority of our clients we provide two output formats: one for preservation purposes; the
second for access and dissemination. Typically these formats include:

Preservation specification & formats

  • PAL 10-bit 720×576 image sequence (Native)
  • ProRes422-HQ format

Access specification & formats

  • H.264 High Quality 720×576 image sequence
  • MP4 format

We are always happy to go through these options and help you to select the best fit for your requirements.

Input Formats

Standard video formats regularly digitised include:

  • BetaCam Micro MV Video
  • Betamax Mini DV
  • DigiBeta MiniDV
  • Digital 8 S-VHS
  • DVCam U-matic (High and Low band)
  • HDCAM VHS
  • Hi-8 VHS
  • Micro MV Video VHS-C
  • Mini DV XDCAM

Customers

We are privileged to have undertaken video digitisation for numerous clients, some listed here:

  • Royal Museums Greenwich
  • National Army Museum
  • National Theatre
  • Wallace Collection
  • Royal Collection
  • Royal Academy of Art
  • Transport for London
  • Scout Association
  • National Army Museum
  • News UK
  • Queen Mary’s University, London
  • BAFTA
  • IET
  • Royal Aeronautical Society

For further details of the services we offer, please contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.