Digitising Film and Tape
The majority of MACE's catalogue is still held on film. This is why you will see that many titles do not have associated video clips online.
In order to upload clips to the website they need to be digitised from the original film.
MACE has a transfer suite which can digitise 8.5mm, 9.5mm and 16mm film (as well as many tape formats). Digitising footage is a long and expensive process and titles are only transferred from film to a digital format when:
- We undertake a funded project (e.g Heritage Lottery Fund).
- A member of the public orders a film on DVD (our Bespoke DVD Service).
- A not for profit organisation orders footage for an exhibition, workshop or screening.
- A television production orders material for broadcast.
MACE can license material for commercial use (with the exception of the (c) ITV footage we hold which is licensing through ITN Source which we can only supply to members of the public and not for profit organisations and projects).
For more information, see right, 'HOW TO ACCESS FOOTAGE' and read more about the ways in which you can order material from the collections or click below.
MACE DVD Shop
MACE also sells a number of ready made DVDs, including our nine Midlands on Film DVDs and two highly acclaimed midlands TV history DVDs including the award winning From Headlines to Tight-Lines - The Story of ATV Today.