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Media Copying and Conversion

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AVSS have the technology to transfer media from legacy video formats to DVD, convert tape or discs to digital files and record off-air television and radio broadcasts

Media Transfer

The AV team can transfer video footage from DVD, Mini DV and VHS onto DVD from £2.00 per disk. (Prices are subject to change).

Media Conversion (Transcoding)

We can convert video footage and audio into the following digital file formats*:

Video from tape, disc or digital file to:

  • HTML 5 video formats
  • DV
  • Flash Video
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Video.

Audio from cassettes, CD or vinyl record** to:

  • MP3
  • WAV
  • Apple Lossless
  • AIFF
  • AAC

*This is not a comprehensive list so please consult us for advice on any media format and the appropriate conversion method.**Seven days notice required for vinyl records.

Please note that we are unable to duplicate copyrighted material unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.

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Off Air Recording - Television and Radio

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The AVS Service has the technology to record UK television and radio stations within the parameters of the ERA license for Recording Broadcasts for Educational Use.

The ERA Licence allows the Faculty to:

  • use on-demand services such as BBC iPlayer, 4 on Demand, 5 on Demand and Clic
  • copy broadcast material to use as part of a lesson
  • retain broadcast material
  • build libraries with valuable resources to be used when teaching.

Please note that all of the above services are provided for activities linked to the Faculty of Education only. Please visit the ERA website for further information and terms of the ERA license.

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AV Consumables

The AVS Service also has a range of consumables and materials which can be purchased for Research and Teaching purposes (cash or cost code only). Below is a guide price for individual items unless otherwise stated.  Prices are subject to change and availability.

Digital formats
SDXC Memory Card POA
CD - R £0.25
CD - RW £1.00
DVD - R £0.50
Legacy formats
Mini DV Cassette £1.75
Audio Cassette C60 £0.30
Audio Cassette C90 £0.50

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