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

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:05 pm
by Twin30mm
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)

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

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:52 pm
by UKS
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.

UKS

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

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:42 pm
by Twin30mm
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.

UKS
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.

Jon

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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:30 am
by Twin30mm
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.