Media Digitization Services

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ABOUT AUDIO SERVICES


The audio digitization process begins with the cleaning and repairing of audio source material as necessary. Digitize and Done uses an Otari 5050 deck for reel-to-reel tapes, a TASCAM 122 MKIII deck for cassette tapes, and various record players for LP/45-rpm’s. During transfers, audio runs out of the machine’s balanced output into a computer via a low-noise AudioScience ASI5810 expansion soundcard. Audio is recorded as 16-bit/44.1 kHz WAVE files for optimum CD-quality fidelity.

In many instances, audio tape degrades over time due to physical materials, age, and storage. Some tapes become brittle and sticky over time. Reel-to-reel tapes sold after 1972 are especially prone to losing oxide on heads, guiders, and rollers (“sticky, shed, squeal syndrome”) when played. Before any proper playback or digitization, tapes must be cleaned and/or baked and any dried splices must be replaced. Digitize and Done offers these necessary services at an additional price to these tapes playable.


ABOUT PHOTO SERVICES


Morgan Cunningham Media offers scanning of standard-sized photo prints. Scans are done using a Kodak P811 at 600dpi. Files are saved as JPEGs.


THE COST


Digitize and Done will provide project quotes before work is done. A minimum 50% non-refundable deposit, payable by check, is due before any digitization work is done. The remaining 50% will be due upon delivery. No refunds available. Prices are guided by the following chart, and prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars.

PROJECT

PRICE

UP TO 15 MINUTE PROJECT

$15.00

UP TO 30 MINUTE PROJECT

$25.00

UP TO 60 MINUTE PROJECT

$45.00

1 HOUR OR MORE (MULTI-HOUR) PROJECT

$40.00

TAPE BAKING (PER 5 TAPES)

$50.00

TAPE SPLICING (PER HOUR)

$25.00


WHAT YOU GET:


Morgan Cunningham Media will include the original transfer as well as its matching restored version. Finished productions can be uploaded to a secure FTP-client server for download (free), saved to a thumb drive (client-provided is free; $15.00/drive if one must be supplied), or burned to a CD (additional $20.00/disc).

Morgan Cunningham Media archives client projects and can usually furnish replacements for a nominal fee if the originally-delivered final product becomes lost or damaged.


LET’S GET STARTED!


Please contact Morgan to start your project.

Phone: (860) 785-4390

Postal Mail: P.O. Box 2392 / Columbia, CT 06237

Email: Use the following form.