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Backing up (BIG) Media Files

Backing up (BIG) Media Files

We’ve all heard the warnings – “backup your files or risk losing them”.  And ofcourse, this is excellent advice.  But understanding how and where to …

Got PAL? We can help!

Got PAL? We can help!

Flume Media Archiving has just added support for both PAL Betacam and PAL 3/4″ Umatic tape formats!  We can either digitize the video natively as PAL or …

Half Inch Open Reel Video

Half Inch Open Reel Video

Yes, you read the title correctly!  In the early 1970’s, consumers and organizations alike were hungry to get away from film recording formats and …

How long does magnetic tape last?

How long does magnetic tape last?

It’s a question I get asked many times – “I’ve found some old Beta tapes in our archive, are they still playable?”. It’s a …

Transferring Content from ADAT tapes

Transferring Content from ADAT tapes

As we’ve expanded the number of supported formats at Flume Media Archiving, I often find it interesting to learn about outdated and obsolete formats that …