Transfer & archiving of video and audio tapes
all done in-house and not outsourced.
Transcoding of digital files to other formats.
Creating Blu-ray, DVD, CD discs and USB storage.
Specialising in tape media, floppies & movie film.
Location filming and sound recording.
Editing of your media.
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VHS VHS-C S-VHS VCR cassette video8 Hi8 Digital8 microMV miniDV
DVCpro 25 & 50 Betacam SP SX IMX Digibeta Betamax DVcam XDcam
Umatic SP BVU NTSC & PAL
1/2" EIAJ reel to reel videotapes
Philips VCR N1500 N1700 cassettes
All transfers to DVD Bluray discs or
.mp4 H.264 on USB .avi .mov for PC
as well as ProRes HD for Mac.
Videotape cleaning & mold removal for VHS Beta 8mm.
Compact cassettes Dolby B & C
minicassettes and microcassettes digital voice recordings
1/4" reel to reel tapes all speeds
LP EP 33 45 78 rpm vinyl records transcription discs
DAT Minidisc CD & SCSI drives
All converted to HD digital.
Tape recovery tape baking & mold removal and cleaning.
File editing click & noise reduction.
ADAT not supported, sorry.
Motion picture film to digital files on disc or USB.
Specialising in small formats.
8mm 9.5mm 16mm archiving in 576i SD or 1080p HD
If it's got sound it will be there too! Film cleaning and repairs.
Photos slides and documents scanned.
Quality results for hundreds of delighted customers.
Even government archives use us!
MAC PC 5.25" 3.5" floppy disks download.
Zip Orb Rev Iomega disk transfer.
Old Mac & PC SCSI drive download.
Camcorder ZIF hard drive & SD card recovery.
Surveillance video transcoding on to DVD or USB.
Laptop & tablet file troubleshooting.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
with years of engineering expertise!
We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience over many years and are ready to assist.
Our library of recovery software is growing all the time.
None of the software we use is freeware.
That's why it usually works!
Our computers are set up to deal with many legacy formats.
MacWrite from 1982, CBM SuperScript from 1999 or just some old Windows word docs or CAD files, we are working hard to offer solutions for our customers.
Some files may be on weird floppies and discs or run on old operating systems like CP/M.
We can't always get access to the data if the media is aged or corrupted but all things being equal ....probably!
Our machines can deal with some odd tapes that your audio is stuck on.
We digitised hours of Uni School of Art lectures that were recorded on open reel tape and saved them as .wav files for the client.
An old SCSI hard drive had Divinyls multi-track files which we recovered successfully.
You may have DAT tapes with rock band recordings from the 1990's to remaster ....let's go!
We can digitise your footage to a
Prores 4:2:2 variant on a Mac formatted drive for a professional editing solution in Final Cut Pro.
Videotapes can be captured to
.AVI for PC editing or .DV for iMovie.
These are the most common preferences for editing.
An .mp4 file for your family archive or to watch directly on your flatscreen TV in widescreen or standard format?
Can't look at your transparencies any more or found a shoebox of photos?
Kata-Productions will convert them to digital images like .tif or .jpeg or files of your choice up to 6400dpi so you can print your photo books, edit, share or simply enjoy your images in a digital age.
You receive your images scanned, cropped and colour corrected with professional file sizes and pixel counts that you can comfortably send to other businesses like photo book printers without the worry of your files being rejected as not suitable....
What else would you like.... SLIDESHOW on DVD or USB for a tribute presentation or simply someone's birthday celebration? No problem.
I wanted to thank you for the truly excellent job you've done in transferring our old 8mm home movies to DVD.
The colours seem brighter and more realistic than the original reels and the clarity of the transfer process is really excellent.
Thanks for structuring the DVD with each movie as a separate section and for labelling each of these as asked.
I feel a little more secure knowing the family can keep their own copy. I can stop worrying about the film stock turning to rubbish.
Again, thanks for a fantastic job.
William Smithers N.S.W.
2nd August 2017
When you find tapes in the disaster category ........
Kata-Productions Digital can help.
We have recovered fire damaged VHS tapes, a miniDV wedding tape dropped into a coffee cup, mold infested VCR tapes, flood damaged VHS tapes, squeaking audio tapes and cassettes that jam your equipment.
We recovered all files from a squashed camcorder run over by a 4WD, dropped camcorder with all files missing, broken SD card no longer working and even an SD card with half of the casing missing.
We have been recovering damaged motion picture films for many years.
Very happy with all the stuff that has been done for us. Fantastic service , record to cd, tapes to cd and slides to DVDs fantastic !
21st March 2017
So happy with the ones our daughter had done some 3 ish years ago for her father who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. They were off old reel movies. Great job.
19th March 2017
I highly recommend this company because of our personal experience, top quality and top service.
15th March 2017
My mother has had some super 8 film sitting in her cupboard for the past 34 years unable to be watched. Within a day they were able to convert it to USB for me and just in time for Mothers' Day. Well done, excellent service, super fast and very affordable.
12th May 2017
Kata-Productions managed to recover 2 years of video footage from my video camera that mysteriously went missing. I will be forever grateful.
Service was fantastic!
19th April 2017
We took a VHS video to Kata-Productions for cleaning, editing and copying to DVD.
Arnie was great, it wasn't easy but he did an amazing job.
14th April 2017
We recommend an over the counter lodgement rather
than a street post box so that your media remains
undamaged and arrives in good order at our studios.