A digital file, magnetic recording, or optical disc is only valuable to its owner if it functions within the system for which it is intended. Proceeding with an archive project without testing the suitability of the archive transfers potentially leads to lost time and money.
Video Transfer always provides free sample transfers at the start of an archive project and will not proceed until those samples have been fully tested and approved. If, for any reason, those samples are not fully acceptable, the necessary process adjustments will be made and new samples created. Sample production can be initiated at any point before proceeding with the transfers, even during the planning and cost determination phase.
While transfer samples are being made, the exact process used to produce them will be carefully documented. Upon acceptance of the samples, the same documented process will be rigorously followed to ensure that all asset transfers will be an identical match.