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What we digitise

We are able to digitise and transcode the materials listed below.

For any other formats we will liaise on your behalf with specialist digitisation services that we partner with on and off UCT campus.

Flatbed scanning 

  • Manuscripts (up to A3+)

  • Photographic prints (up to A3+)

  • Maps (up to A0)

 

 

 

Virtual drum scanning 

  • Transparencies (colour and B&W negatives and slides): 

  • unframed: 35x24mm, 57x57mm, 57x42.5mm, 57x70mm, 57x120mm, 4x5’’, 24x149mm
  • framed: 35x24mm

 

 

 

Audio

  • Cassette tape 

  • ¼-inch reel-to-reel tape 

  • MiniDisc

  • Vinyl and Shellac records

  • DAT

 

Video

 

  • MiniDV, DVCAM 

  • Betacam, BetacamSP, BetacamSX, Digital Betacam

  • U-matic (3/4")

  • VHS (NTSC, S-VHS, PAL)

  • HI-8

 

Post-production

 

  • Image: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign

  • Audio: Logic Pro, Waves

  • Video: Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro

 

Pricing

Pricing for Digital Library Services is aligned with the eResearch billing-based model, which is a means of applying service-catalogue or pricing-catalogue charges to virtual machines, high-performance computing, cloud services, static storage and consultancy services.

Digitisation Charges at DLS:

Scanning

UCT Price

Education Price

Document Feeder Scan (A4, .pdf)

R0.10

R0.50

Flat Scan document (A3+, 300 dpi)

R5.00

R10.00

Self-Scanning

Free after training

Free after training

Flat Scan HQ (A3+, 600/300 dpi)

A4: R15.00

A3: R25.00

A4: R25.00

A3: R35.00

Large format Scan (map/poster)

(< 110cm @600/300 dpi)

R60.00

R70.00

Virtual drum transparency scan

(35mm – 4x5 in. to A2 – A0 @600/300 dpi)

R50.00 - R100.00

R100.00 - R150.00

Basic retouching i.e. removal of dust, scratches, colour casts, resizing, format conversion

R150.00/h

R200.00/h

 

Video UCT Price Education Price
MiniDV, DVCAM, HDV R150.00/60 minutes R200.00/60 minutes
Betacam, Betacam SP. Betacam SX, Digital Betacam R200.00/60 minutes R250.00/60 minutes
U-matic (3/4") R200.00/60 minutes R250.00/60 minutes
VHS (NTCS, S-VHS, PAL) R150.00/60 minutes R200.00/60 minutes
HI-8 R150.00/60 minutes R200.00/60 minutes
Archival standard tape cleaning (U-matic, Betacam, VHS) R25.00/tape R50.00/tape

 

Audio UCT Price Education Price
Cassette tape mono/stereo (@24bit/96kHz .aif/.wav) R150.00/tape R200.00/tape
1/4" mono/stereo reel-to-tape (@24bit/96kHz .aif/.wav) R250.00/h R300.00/h
DAT digital transfer R100.00/tape R150.00/tape
MiniDisk (digital optical; @24bit/96kHz .aif/.wav) R50.00/disk R100.00/disk
Vinyl/Shellac R100.00/disc R150.00/disc
Basic editing (removal of hiss and hum, brightening, loudness, format conversion) R250.00/h R300.00/h


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