Star Wars, Alien & Jaws UK TV Premieres (Betamax Captures)

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Star Wars, Alien & Jaws UK TV Premieres (Betamax Captures)

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I've picked up a few job lots of Betamax tapes over the last year and finally getting around to digitizing them.

If anybody is interested in a nostalgia rush, let me know and I'll stick them online for download.

The pick of the bunch so far......

Star Wars UK TV Premiere - no adverts - Oct '82 (Central)
Star Wars Xmas 1984 - with adverts - Dec '84 (Yorkshire)
Alien UK TV Premiere - with adverts - July '82 (TVS)
Jaws UK TV Premiere - with adverts - Oct '81 (Southern)

Being a bit of a novice at this, some advice would be appreciated.....
What's a recommended online storage to upload them to?
What format is best to use? (currently saved as MKV)
Do the files need to be compressed before upload? (currently approx. 10Gb each)
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I would be very interested in watching as I watched the premiers of Star Wars and Alien!

You will need to pick a website that won't copyright strike you - So someone like Vimeo probably more than the tube. If you want just a download hub, maybe Mega?

Most streamers would compress your stuff anyway.

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UKS wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:52 pm
I would be very interested in watching as I watched the premiers of Star Wars and Alien!

You will need to pick a website that won't copyright strike you - So someone like Vimeo probably more than the tube. If you want just a download hub, maybe Mega?

Most streamers would compress your stuff anyway.

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Thanks UKS. Yeah, have vivid memories of seeing the SW & Alien TV premieres. Didn't sleep for a week after watching Alien :shock:

I'll have a go at sticking them on Mega. I've reduced the resolution on the captures, so they're now a more manageable 2.5Gb

I'll PM you the links, as I'm not sure how we stand with posting download links on here.

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UKS wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:52 pm
I would be very interested in watching as I watched the premiers of Star Wars and Alien!
PM sent.
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