Media Conversion and Preservation

Legacy Media Conversion and Transcription

Accessing the analog past is one of the great challenges facing humanities scholars in the digital 21st century. It is a past that often requires arcane, specialized, complex technology just be seen and heard. Before MP3s, QuickTime MOV, and the ubiquitous JPG, there were records, audiotapes, videotapes, negatives, slides and prints.

Humanist Media specializes in recovering the media legacy of the analog past, and delivering it to 21st century scholars in digital form for their research, public history, and online publishing projects. Contact us today to learn how we can help you bring the analog past to life.

Audio Conversion

Transcribed to MP3 and WAV.

Audio Tape

  • Reel-to-Reel ¼-inch tape
  • Cassette tape
  • Microcassette tape
  • DAT Digital Audio Tape

Phonograph Records

  • 33 RPM and 45 RPM vinyl records
  • 78 RPM shellac records
  • Contact us about 78 RPM acetate recordings

Video Conversion

  • VHS videocassettes
  • HI-8 videocassettes
  • Betamax videocassettes
  • Contact us about ¾-inch video


  • High-resolution scans from 35mm negatives and slides

Legacy Data

  • 3.5-inch floppy disks
  • 5.25-inch floppy disks
  • DAT Data
  • SCSI hard disc drives
  • Contact us about other legacy data formats, including Zip and Bernoulli disks