U-Matic to DVD transfer
U-Matic tapes date back to the early 1970s. They're a large video cassette, about twice the size of a VHS tape, with a tape enclosed that has a width of three-quarters of an inch.
For home use, VHS and Betamax took over from U-Matic in the 1980s, but U-Matic continued to be used in schools, universities, libraries and advertising agencies right through the 1980s and 1990s.
In the early 1980s, the U-matic format was improved with a new version, referred to as High Band, which greatly increased the quality of the picture.
CD Makers has a Sony VO-5850P for Low Band Umatic playback, recently serviced and in excellent condition.
CD Makers currently has no facility to play High Band BVU Umatic tapes.
You can choose to have your recording transferred to high quality Japanese made recordable DVDs, archive-grade gold recordable DVDs, or you can supply your own hard-drive to have the files transferred to.
The maximum duration of a DVD encoded with good quality is 2 hours.
The maximum duration of a DVD encoded with best quality is 1 hour.
U-matic cassettes came in a variety of sizes, from 10 minutes duration up to 60 minutes.
Australian copyright law prohibits commercially produced video tapes from being copied unless you have written permission of the copyright owner. The law that allows commercially produced music to be copied for personal use does not apply to video tapes.
CD Makers is very strict with copyright. For us to copy your audio or video, you or a member of your family must be the creator and the performer of the works that are recorded.
Otherwise you will need written permission from whoever owns the copyright.
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