Archive Digitisation

Happy Ireland Productions (HIP) provides a full photo scanning service, film processing, and any digital transfer to DVD as part of our archive digitisation services. Part of our film processing services is cine film transfer and we also convert PAL and NTSC. There is no videotape transfer service that we can’t provide and the same goes for all types of cassette tape transfer. Consequently, we have been providing our archive digitisation services throughout the island of Ireland since 1982. Our professional studio is based at 439 Lisburn Road in Belfast. We do all the digital media transfer and film processing on-site, and your material never leaves our office.
Our trusted services have lead us to work with an extensive list of local, national, and international customers such as the BBC, University of Ulster, UTV, RTE and TG4, documentary makers, archive facilities, historians and members of the general public with precious family home movies, videos & pictures. Our attention to detail to repair and reproduce footage, photographs, and sound recordings. By combining state-of-the-art equipment with meticulous attention to detail, we work hard to ensure recorded history is preserved and not lost through changing technology. We strive at all times to maintain our reputation of trust and reliability. It is our most valuable asset, and part of the reason why we always go the extra mile for our customers and service partners.
Your digitisation project
We help other archives, businesses and private organisations develop and modernise their own collections.
We appreciate that each archive and collection is unique and our team can work with you to develop a bespoke service to meet your requirements.
The services we offer
·        free on-site consultation and advice
·        conservation services and expert document preparation
·        digitisation of original documents, negatives, tapes and films
·        secure storage of material
·        Creation of different file types to suit your records (TIFF, JPEG, PDF. MP4, MPEG)
·        metadata creation
·        advice on preservation and data storage solutions
Trusted advice
The first stage of a digitisation project is to define the business requirements, as these guide everything that follows. We can provide advice and guidance to help you do this, creating a solution that meets your long-term strategic needs.
Project estimation
An accurate estimation is calculated by our estimation team based on:
·        a physical page count of each Item
·        an overview of project specifications; image file format and resolution
·        consideration of transportation of the Items from and to the client’s premises
The key to a successful digitisation project is to fully understand the material and the requirements of the organisation.
Through our years of experience, we recognise that there is no such thing as a safe assumption; putting the effort in to scope out a project accurately invariably leads to a smooth process.
We will work with you to understand your needs in order to produce a robust plan that can be delivered on time and to budget. To begin this process, please Contact us.
 

Services Provided

Cine film transfer
Convert videotapes
Camcorder tapes to DVD
Cassette tape transfer
Reel to reel
Vinyl to digital
Digital media transfer
Photo scanning service
Slides to digital
Negatives to digital
Convert NTSC to PAL videos or PAL to NTSC