A list of some of our clients:

Strong Memorial Hospital Xerox Corporation Wallace Memorial Library at RIT Boys Scouts of America Mount Hope Family Center Nicosia Law Fusion Productions Georgetown University Memorial Art Gallery Niagara County Community College Department of Local History - East Rochester Eisenhower College Alumni Foundation St. John Fisher College Roswell Park Cancer Institute Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project State University at Brockport Dharma Ocean Foundation University of Cincinnati Department of Local History - Pittsford Cornell University Don Elliot Music Collection Sisters of Saint Joseph Archives Nixon Peabody LLP The Jewish Federation Paychex Greece Police Department Nicosola Law Firm
The University of Rochester Office of Special Affairs - California Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Naples Historical Society Progressive Insurance - Corporate Headquarters Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Estate of Jean Craighead George Camp Pathfinder ERCN TV-12 The Visual Studies Workshop - Rochester, NY Eastman Kodak Company Robert L Jacobson - Attorney at Law Underberg and Kessler, LLP WROC TV-8 Machi and Machi Communications Citibank Crosby-Brownlie, Inc Free To Choose Network Lumina Partners, LLC New Energy Works Timberframers No Fault Sport Group, LLC Pearl Law Firm RCL Benziger Rochester Folk Art Guild

Audiovisual media library archive conversion

services for your business, educational

institution or organization.

First consider this...

Almost every organization has important audiovisual records. Even if you have a smaller media library, quite often these records are not properly stored or organized and may be located in multiple physical locations. In most cases, little consideration is given to the special storage requirements of audiovisual media. More often than not, there is no backup in place. Chances are, your media collection would be used if you had more details on the contents and if there was an easier way to access and play back the information. At MTS, we are strong proponents of the basic philosophy, "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it". The first and most important step in preserving your audiovisual media library is measurement through assessment. Assessing the basic media types, condition of your media, size of your collection, content and importance of the collection, along with knowing how the current physical storage environment will effect the collection's lifespan, are all keys to managing the collection and properly preserving it for future use.

Why should I consider converting my library?

Videotape, audio recordings, photos, transparencies, motion picture film, and now optical disk recordings are all prone to deterioration, wear, fading, information loss, damage, erasure and contamination. Even under proper storage conditions, in most cases your media library is slowly erasing itself over time. If deterioration could be stopped, technology advances and media formats are phased out. Reliable original playback machines become harder to find and more expensive to maintain. The more time allowed to pass between a format being phased out and finally digitizing your content, the more you put your media at risk and the greater the likelihood that it will cost more to transfer in the future. On the positive side, the benefits in conversion to digital format allow for easier use and access, quick and inexpensive copies and backup, digital restoration, fast access to materials for presentation, sharing of media across a networked platform and quick/easy migration to new formats as they become available.

Why use Media Transfer Service?

Choosing the right company to convert your media library is an important decision. The right company should have the resources of professional conversion equipment which is properly maintained and calibrated. They should know and follow industry standards and best practices. They should be able to offer media inspection services and have a working knowledge of media deterioration/contamination, media repair/recovery and suggestions for proper original media storage before and after it has been converted. They should have the ability to add metadata information to the conversion process or at least guide you on what type of resource information should be provided as an attachment to the conversion process. Finally, your conversion company should have the knowledgebase and foresight to provide a high quality end-product, in the proper formats that will be useful both now and into the future. Combine these key requirements with a partner that will treat both you and your media library with respect, professionalism, care, understanding and you have Media Transfer Service. We work with a wide range of clientèle and provide satisfied clients with consistent, professional results. See the list below for a sampling of clients we service.

Is converting my media library expensive?

Most people assume that converting their media library is very expensive but are surprised to find out how cost effective the process is. We have many clients that have an annual funding budget for preservation and only convert a portion of their library each year as part of a multi-year conversion plan. We work closely with clients who are applying for grants or other funding. Combined with the advantages of digital media, the halt of further information loss and excellent customer service, our clients see a true value.

"No experience necessary".

Our clients don't need to be experts in media conversion, that's our specialty. We work with you in easy to understand terms and methods. The final product is easy to use and access.

The first step: Assessing your needs.

A detailed client-needs assessment is the first critical step to converting your media library. First we analyze your media library and assess your current and future needs. Working to your budget and timelines, we then present a comprehensive conversion plan, detailing any media conversion priorities, conversion timelines and methods, final media formats and data access/storage options. Our goal is to meet your current needs while allowing for future growth, all within your budget.

Tying it all together.

Most businesses or organizations that have a media library, continue to add to it on an ongoing basis. Part of our service can include consultation and coordination with other departments within your organization. This insures that you don't have to go through the additional expense of converting media that is currently being produced, when adding it to your digital library.
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Audiovisual media library archive

conversion services for your

business, educational institution

or organization.

First consider this...

Almost        every        organization        has        important audiovisual    records.    Even    if    you    have    a    smaller media    library,    quite    often    these    records    are    not properly   stored   or   organized   and   may   be   located   in multiple    physical    locations.    In    most    cases,    little consideration     is     given     to     the     special     storage requirements   of   audiovisual   media.   More   often   than not,   there   is   no   backup   in   place.   Chances   are,   your media    collection    would    be    used    if    you    had    more details   on   the   contents   and   if   there   was   an   easier way    to    access    and    play    back    the    information.    At MTS,     we     are     strong     proponents     of     the     basic philosophy,    "if    you    can't    measure    it,    you    can't manage    it".    The    first    and    most    important    step    in preserving      your      audiovisual      media      library      is measurement    through    assessment.    Assessing    the basic   media   types,   condition   of   your   media,   size   of your    collection,    content    and    importance    of    the collection,    along    with    knowing    how    the    current physical      storage      environment      will      effect      the collection's    lifespan,    are    all    keys    to    managing    the collection and properly preserving it for future use.

Why should I convert my library?

Videotape,       audio       recordings,       transparencies, photos,   motion   picture   film,   and   now   optical   disk recordings    are    all    prone    to    deterioration,    wear, fading,     information     loss,     damage,     erasure     and contamination.       Even       under       proper       storage conditions,    in    most    cases    your    media    library    is slowly   erasing   itself   over   time.   If   deterioration   could be     stopped,     technology     advances     and     media formats   are   phased   out.   Reliable   original   playback machines     become     harder     to     find     and     more expensive   to   maintain.   The   more   time   allowed   to pass   between   a   format   being   phased   out   and   finally digitizing    your    content,    the    more    you    put    your media   at   risk   and   the   greater   the   likelihood   that   it will    cost    more    to    transfer    in    the    future.    On    the positive    side,    the    benefits    in    conversion    to    digital format   allow   for   easier   use   and   access,   quick   and inexpensive   copies   and   backup,   digital   restoration, fast   access   to   materials   for   presentation,   sharing   of media   across   a   networked   platform   and   quick/easy migration to new formats as they become available.

Why use Media Transfer Service?

Choosing   the   right   company   to   convert   your   media library   is   an   important   decision.   The   right   company should      have      the      resources      of      professional conversion   equipment   which   is   properly   maintained and     calibrated.     They     should     know     and     follow industry   standards   and   best   practices.   They   should be   able   to   offer   media   inspection   services   and   have a     working     knowledge     of     media     deterioration/ contamination,         media         repair/recovery         and suggestions     for     proper     original     media     storage before   and   after   it   has   been   converted.   They   should have   the   ability   to   add   metadata   information   to   the conversion   process   or   at   least   guide   you   on   what type   of   resource   information   should   be   provided   as an    attachment    to    the    conversion    process.    Finally, your      conversion      company      should      have      the knowledgebase    and    foresight    to    provide    a    high quality   end-product,   in   the   proper   formats   that   will be   useful   both   now   and   into   the   future.   Combine these   key   requirements   with   a   partner   that   will   treat both    you    and    your    media    library    with    respect, professionalism,   care,   understanding   and   you   have Media   Transfer   Service.   We   work   with   a   wide   range of     clientèle     and     provide     satisfied     clients     with consistent,   professional   results.   See   the   list   below for a sampling of clients we service.

Is converting my media library expensive?

Most    people    assume    that    converting    their    media library   is   very   expensive   but   are   surprised   to   find out   how   cost   effective   the   process   is.   We   have   many clients    that    have    an    annual    funding    budget    for preservation    and    only    convert    a    portion    of    their library   each   year   as   part   of   a   multi-year   conversion plan.   We   work   closely   with   clients   who   are   applying for    grants    or    other    funding.    Combined    with    the advantages    of    digital    media,    the    halt    of    further information   loss   and   excellent   customer   service,   our clients see a true value.

"No experience necessary".

Our    clients    don't    need    to    be    experts    in    media conversion,   that's   our   specialty.   We   work   with   you   in easy   to   understand   terms   and   methods.   The   final product is easy to use and access.

The first step: Assessing your needs.

A   detailed   client-needs   assessment   is   the   first   critical step    to    converting    your    media    library.    First    we analyze   your   media   library   and   assess   your   current and    future    needs.    Working    to    your    budget    and timelines,      we      then      present      a      comprehensive conversion    plan,    detailing    any    media    conversion priorities,   conversion   timelines   and   methods,   final media   formats   and   data   access/storage   options.   Our goal   is   to   meet   your   current   needs   while   allowing   for future growth, all within your budget.

Tying it all together.

Most   businesses   or   organizations   that   have   a   media library,   continue   to   add   to   it   on   an   ongoing   basis. Part    of    our    service    can    include    consultation    and coordination    with    other    departments    within    your organization.   This   insures   that   you   don't   have   to   go through   the   additional   expense   of   converting   media that   is   currently   being   produced,   when   adding   it   to your digital library.
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