Media Library Collections
Our digital conversion services include digitizing videotape archives and collections from most NTSC tape formats including, betacam, betamax, 3/4 inch umatic, MII, VHS and VHS-C, 8mm tape and HI8mm. We can convert and transfer to DVD and/or load to your storage device of choice.
We also transfer 35mm slide archives and collections using our professional experienced film scanning knowledge, along with the best equipment on the market to scan your slides for web use, digital reproduction, and digital files for historical archival purposes and database systems. See slide project profile and testimonial here.
Such Media worked with Premier Exhibitions, the international exhibition company of Titanic artifacts, and RMS Titanic, the company holding the salvage rights to the debris field. 1033 hours of 3/4" PAL video tape was transferred to DVD and MP2 files loaded on external hard drives.
The video footage converted was from 1987 to 1996 and was being held by a French scientific community. This footage had never been seen before this transfer and will be part of a video database for scientific research. The project took three months to complete.
The speed at which the stern hit the ocean floor caused even more damage. Surrounding the wreck is a large debris field with pieces of the ship, furniture, dinnerware and personal items scattered over one square mile (2.6 km²). Softer materials, like wood and carpet, were devoured by undersea organisms.
Royal Mail Steamer Titanic
- Digital Archiving and Backup
Many thanks for your wonderful job! I so appreciate how organized you were. I love that everything came back with an excel list and that you provided a master disc for me. Everything looks super.
- Rebecca Parker
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
RMS Titanic, Inc.
About Titanic Found
The idea of finding the wreck of Titanic, and even raising the ship from the ocean floor, had been around since shortly after the ship sank. No attempts were successful until September 1, 1985, when a joint American-French expedition, led by Jean-Louis Michel and Dr.Robert Ballard located the wreck. It was found at a depth of 2 miles (3,800 m), south-east of Newfoundland at 41°43?55?N, 49°56?45?W.
The most notable discovery the team made was that the ship had split apart, the stern section lying 1,970 feet (600 m) from the bow section and facing opposite directions. There had been conflicting witness accounts of whether the ship broke apart or not, and both the American and British inquires found that the ship sank intact. Up until the discovery of the wreck, it was generally assumed the ship did not break apart.
The bow section had embedded itself 60 feet (18 m) into the silt on the ocean floor. Besides parts of the hull having buckled, the bow was mostly intact, as the water inside had equalized with the increasing water pressure. The stern section was in much worse condition. As the stern section sank, water pushed out the air inside tearing apart the hull and decks.