Texas Film Round-Up

The Texas Film Round-Up provides FREE digitization for Texas-related films and videos in exchange for the donation of a digital copy of the materials to www.texasarchive.org. Since 2008, the program has provided new access to more than 40,000 films and videos and served hundreds of individuals and institutions.  The program is open to home movies, advertisements, local television, community films, and more. Your films and videotapes are valuable records of Texas history and culture, and with your help, Texas’ media heritage will be available for future generations to appreciate.  To qualify for free digitization, participants must be willing to donate a digital copy of their materials to TAMI’s archive, a digital collection at texasarchive.org. We also collect copies of Texas-related films that have already been digitized. A list of accepted formats for the program is below.

In the free digitization program, TAMI will inventory your films and videotapes, provide minor cleaning and repairs if necessary, and digitize the materials.  We will then return your originals, along with the digitized files, either transferred to a portable drive or as DVDs. Round-Up Participants may provide their own portable drive to TAMI (either one they already own or one they purchase themselves) OR they may purchase a portable drive from TAMI (click here for more information).  Due to high demand, this entire process can take up to six months.  
To qualify:   
  • Films or videos must be Texas-related (i.e. shot in Texas, shot by a Texan, or be about Texas) 

  • The owner must be willing and able to contribute a digital copy of the materials to the archive ( i.e. you are or you represent the copyright holder)  

  • No more than 50 items, a combination of films and/or videotapes, may be contributed per household.  However, the maximum number of videotapes per collection is 10, and the maximum feet of film per collection is 3,500.  Don’t hesitate to bring all your films and videotapes! TAMI professionals will be on-site to help you determine if your collection exceeds TAMI’s size limits.  Contact us at  info@texasarchive.org  or (512) 485-3073 for more information.

Accepted formats:
  • Film:  16mm, 8mm, Super 8

  • Video :  VHS, VHS-C, Betacam SP, Betamax, ¾” U-Matic, 8mm/Hi8/Video8/Digital8

Please inquire about additional formats.


Offered in partnership with the  Texas Film Commission.


The Texas Film Round-Up is the Winner of the  2010 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit and Wow Award .