Audio Video Recovery Systems

(774) 231-8391


Restore the Past with Our Video Restoration Services in Massachusetts

The AVRS facility offers a broad range of audio and video restoration services in Massachusetts. We salvage and restore footage damaged under a variety of conditions, including:

  • Defective or faulty equipment.
  • Flood and water damage for which we have developed techniques to clean, dry, and re-lubricate tapes.
  • Fire, smoke, and heat damage in which we replace plastic parts of the case and clean all contaminants from the tape's surface. We then re-lubricate the oxide so that it can be played and transferred to new stock.
  • Oxide re-lubrication for tapes stored under a variety of conditions.
  • Remove contaminants such as adhesives, dust, dirt, or various spilled beverages.

Our audio and video repair services are available for a wide range of tape formats, such as:

  • 2" Quad
  • 1" Open Reel
  • 1/2" Open Reel EIAJ & Pre-EIAJ
  • 1/4" Open Reel Akai
  • Betamax
  • Quasar/Magnavox
  • Sanyo V-Cord
  • CVC
  • 8mm
  • Hi8
  • Digital
  • Umatic
  • Mini DV
  • Time-Lapse

Archival Footage Consultants

We also work as archival footage consultants. We can help you decide the best course of action for your specific circumstances. We use different measures depending on whether your project requires disaster recovery, preventative maintenance, inspection, storage, or duplication.

We determine our hourly consulting fee by the type of recovery undertaken (if applicable), the amount of research involved, and the amount of time required to set up equipment. We frequently consult on how to implement the best procedures for handling and to protect critical audio/video inventory.

Archive Retrieval

We implement an archive retrieval system for videotape libraries that is cost-effective. We thoroughly inspect both the tape conditions and storage conditions.

Video Tape Duplication

We transfer video tapes from obsolete formats to formats that are either analog or digital. We also perform NTSC, PAL, and SECAM format transfers. Not all aging tapes need transference to modern storage. It's best to know which tapes in your archives are in danger of being immediately lost and which can wait for transferal in a gradual, timely, and cost-effective manner.