- Tape formats: 1/4in open reel, cassettes, DAT, NAB Cartridges etc.
- Grooved Discs: Records, Vinyl, Shellac etc.
- Special formats: 2in multi tracks, BetaMax Audio, etc.
- Optical formats, CDs, DVDs, MDs etc.
- Audio film: 16mm and 35mm optical track negatives, 16mm magnetic tracks
Whether in compressed or non-compressed formats from WAV/BWF, MP3, OGG etc. with or without digital restoration, we convert and process through our automatic workflow to every format and metadata requirement needed.
We support basically all video tape formats from historic or latest HD formats:
- Historic open reel formats: 2-inch, 1-inch A-/B-/C-formats, HD1250, 1/2″ EIAJ etc.
- 3/4in cassette base: U-Matic, BVU Broadcast U-Matic, D1, D2, D6 etc.
- 1/2in cassette base SD: BetaCam family (Analog, SP/SX), IMX/Digital Betacam, VHS/S-VHS, Philips VCR, M-Format, D3, D5, D6 – VOODOO, D9/D-VHS etc.
- 1/4in cassette base: DV, DVCam, DVCPro
- HD Formats: HDCam, HDCam SRD5 HD, D9 HD, DVCPro HD, HDV etc.
- Optical & Other Formats: 8mm Family (8mm, Hi8, D8), DVD, BD, XDCam etc.
We encode and transcode in any format from uncompressed or compressed and any production formats and packages.
Everything from 8mm up to 35mm film, we transfer film to SD, HD, 1K, 2K or 4K resolutions and higher for over-scans in various sound configurations (optical, magnetic, co-mag etc.). We have many different scanner technologies available with all required chemical and physical preparation of archival film.
With a dedicated high capacity IT infrastructure with Petabyte-scale high bandwidth production storage and infrastructure, we process large volume of high resolution film, transcode into production formats like ProRes or DNx families etc. and create preservation files in DPX, FFV1 or JPEG2000 and frame-wise checksums, grading and color/image correction processes.
We take tape covers, register cards, documents, photographs, negatives, posters, lobby cards as well as the audiovisual carriers to image all information attached or written on them.
With high resolution imaging and advanced workflows, we process 2D imaging and scanning in TIFF/RAW as well as compressed derivatives in JPEG or PDF/A and other formats.
Information can be extracted with OCR or Human Data operator tagging and conversion to make the documents discoverable and aligned with associated media formats.
Migration is a continuous process. We support data tape and format migration. From old LTO formats pre-LTFS standards to floppy disks or even modern formats like DCP/HDDs. Let us do the heavy lifting of petabytes of data to be processed and re-packaged into next generation storage or into the cloud.
Migration is more than just a copy from left to right. We offer validation (incl DPX sequences), file integrity tests and checksum re-calculations, metadata re-alignment or new metadata extractions as well as transcoding or reformatting into new formats as part of the process. Modernize your repository as you move to the next environment and keep track of the FROM-TO process.
IN-HOUSE DESIGNED R&D: MEMNON INGEST & WORKFLOW
Processing high volumes with consistent high quality and cost efficiency requires a finely tuned system of physical, digital and file based workflows and ingest technologies. We don’t rely on commercial solutions developed on conceptual assumptions.
Our systems and platform are developed by Memnon R&D based on our unique know-how and expertise in handling and digitizing ourselves millions of different carriers and media formats based on our ISO processes and business process methodologies, cataloguing requirements, overall project management and control, physical carrier and inventory handling as well as transcoding and processing requirements.
The Memnon PAM and Memnon MIS are unique and proprietary solutions, available to you and your on-site project.
Read more about our on-site solutions.
UNIQUE TECHNOLOGIES: ROBOTS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE STORAGE
We are digitizing and processing thousands of media items around the world every day. Out of necessity, we are innovating every day and spending significant investment in new developments in this area from robots and big data processing to highest bandwidth storage. Our technical innovations and in-house engineering make us a leading provider in this space. Benefit from this expertise and our continuous technology innovations.
Memnon MIRAGE (Memnon Ingest Robot for AV inGEst) is a highest performance and throughput digitization robot fully developed by the Memnon R&D team supporting several formats and automation from cleaning to ingest and quality monitoring.
We also use Sony Flexicarts cart robots and have developed specific monitoring processes which are linked to our overall workflow and provide optimal quality control.
HIGH PERFORMANCE NAS
Memnon Extreme Storage (MES) is our in-house developed highest performance and bandwidth NAS storage solution to support the throughput needed of the robots as well as our multi stream 4K+ scanning and processing operations.
Every unit is geared to highest bandwidth utilizing latest EPYC high performance server multiprocessors, but also holds a capacity of 2+ PB per unit.
SPECIAL TRANSFER & CLEANING EQUIPMENT
We have developed a multitude of special machines and modifications of VTRs and playback machines to optimize the digitization and transfer process. Our engineering is continuously developing new equipment and modifications from direct bond on heads to monitor the status and transfer, special wetgate mechanisms for an optimised transfer of degraded media or chambers and special cleaning machines for mold or special format treatment.
OUR EXCEPTIONAL KNOW HOW & EXPERTISE
PROJECT & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Archive and Digitization projects are complex as they involve fragile and unique historic media items. Our team has extensive experiences and an excellent track record working with the biggest names in the industry. We manage projects on time and on budget in the most complex environments.
Our extensive operations management and 3 level governance framework with detailed processes and templates have been proven over 20 years of operations.
Let us manage the complexities, and free you to focus on the value of your archives.
EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
We maintain a global pool of equipment with thousands of machines and spare-parts to support projects around the world. With Sony’s legacy, Memnon is able to ensure an outstanding maintenance of delicate legacy equipment.
Our in-house maintenance engineers make sure that equipment is in the best condition for your project. We have an integrated maintenance and overhaul process with daily control of production equipment and pre-production overhaul.
FILM, TAPE AND MEDIA EXPERTISE
Memnon is unrivalled in its expertise and competence to complete large-scale digitization projects. We have encountered media in different deterioration and decay stages and developed procedures to test, handle and improve these media.
From mold and dirt, over de-layering and sticky shed syndrome to vinegar syndrome and dehydration, we have developed specific procedures and even built special equipment and environments. Our team also consists of specialists and experts with professional background in tape and media manufacturing.
ISO9001 CERTIFIED QUALITY SYSTEM
Our objective is to provide the highest level of qualty and consistency, in all areas of our operation, while maintaining the highest level of efficiency at an industrial scale. This requires rigorous quality business processes and industrial production methodologies like TQM, Kanban or 6Sigma. With support from the Sony UK Manufacturing team, we have implemented significant quality processes, methodologies and tools.
These tools and processes are built into the Memnon PAM workflow management platform and into our operating procedures. These operating procedures and methodologies are captured in our internal knowledge management system and used to train all staff. It is more than just a manual of a software of equipment. TQM is a management philosophy and a way of working and operating.
We are hold the latest ISO9001 System Certification and are certified and independently annually audited by one of the largest standardization and quality audit firms SGS International.
CONFORM, DISTRIBUTE & MOVE TO CLOUD
CONFORM: DISTRIBUTION OR LICENSING READY
We work for many Media & Entertainment firms especially in the US and provide a wide range of conform services to make the digitized or migrated content ready for distribution or licensing. Our services go from Close-Caption creation to clipping and trimming, metadata management and alignment to mass transcode and content processing.
We are working for the biggest names in Media & Entertainment to make their archives ready for OTT,VOD, and broadcast distribution, as well as ready for licensing for long form programming or as footage and clips. Speak to our team and explore what we can do for your project.
Contact us to discuss your project and receive a free quote and proposal.
MIGRATE LTO & DIGITIZE TO CLOUD
We do the heavy lifting for petabytes of data through our high performance infrastructure and storage systems where we can re-process and stage data for file and data validations, re-orgnizations, re-alignment, metadata processing and transcodes or conform of petabytes without the need for you to ramp up your infrastructure of affect your production.
Our team is able to migrate and process various data forms from old LTO formats and other data tape formats to magnetic drives file HDDs or ZIP/JAZZ/floppy to optical formats like CD, DVD, BD, MD. We can deliver your digitized content also into the cloud or put a back up into cost efficient deep archival cloud.
WORLDWIDE & ONSITE
FROM OUR FACILITIES WORLDWIDE
We are digitizing and processing every day thousands of media items around the world. Our facilities are currently in Europe, US, and Australia to be able to serve clients around the world. Benefit from the variety of services and expertise, as well as the flexibility of formats and volumes offered from our facilities for the best quality and cost efficiency for you project.
We support our clients from on-site packing, logistics management, digitization and migration, all the way to conforming and metadata management, cloud delivery and return or certified destruction of the physical media.
ON-SITE AT YOUR FACILITY
Do you require an on-site projects? We have digitized hundreds of thousands of media carriers for our large clients on-site. On-site projects bring added complexity from facility design, technical installations and to training and ongoing operations management for the best efficiency.
From South Africa over Southern Europe to Middle East, we have done on-site project around the world. Leverage this expertise, our technical know-how and solutions for your project. Our proven project management and governance methods give you full piece of mind. We help you with turn-key services from start to completion.