Currently, MIPoPS can digitize the following analog videotape formats:
- 1-inch Type C
- 3⁄4″ U-matic
- 8mm tape (including Video8, Hi8, and Digital8)
- Betacam/Betacam SP
- Digital Betacam (DigiBeta)
- DV (including DVCAM, DVCPro, DVCPro50, HDV and MiniDV)
- VHS (including SP, EP/LP, VHS-C and S-VHS)
MIPoPS has a fee schedule that takes into account the type of organization, size of the collection, and a set of additional factors.
- 1-19 tapes: $60/tape + tax
- 20-49 tapes: $55/tape + tax
- 50-99 tapes: $50/tape + tax
- 100+ tapes: please contact us for custom quote
Digitization service (cost per videotape) includes:
- appraisal prior to digitizing
- inspection, baking, and repairs (as needed)
- digital files of transferred video
- preservation copy
- access copy
- Archival Information Packages (AIP) ready for ingest into a digital asset management system
- public access via MIPoPS’ Internet Archive Collection page
- digitization workflow training
For qualifying institutions, MIPoPS offers dark storage back-up on their LTO system. For more information, please contact us.
Making Your Videos Accessible
MIPoPS provides free public access to members’ digitized videos through our Internet Archive collection. Including your videos in the MIPoPS Internet Archive collection expands public access to your videos and to your institution.
A second and significant benefit of using the Internet Archive is that a copy of your access files will be stored and preserved by the Internet Archive, which is committed to preservation of Internet content for posterity. Institutions without the resources to manage their own digital repositories will at least know that a copy of their digitized content will be preserved and accessible into the future.
Digitized videos can also be shared on your institution’s own streaming site or via popular video streaming services, such as YouTube and Vimeo.