Read about our licensing and preservation services below, as well as tips for preserving your media.


The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is an independent, educational non-profit organization, not a stock footage house. We work extensively to discover, preserve, and provide access to Texas film and videotape that would otherwise be lost through decomposition or neglect. Our ever-growing online library features thousands of moving images, including home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial films, and more.

Browse the KPRC Tape Inventory

TAMI has an extensive collection of newscasts from KPRC-TV in Houston. Although not all of the items are currently digitized, an incomplete inventory list of digitized videotapes covering the 1980s to the early 2000s is available for research and licensing requests. More information is available here


To Submit a Request
To inquire about licensing clips for use, please complete and submit a Licensing Footage Request Form. Email with any questions.
All licensing proceeds go towards our expenses of storing, digitizing, cataloging, and preparing digital files.
We are accepting licensing orders through December 15, 2021, for delivery by the end of that week. We will resume processing footage requests on January 5, 2022.  
Don't be a digital pirate.

Copying digital content without permission is stealing. When you illegally download content, you are negatively affecting every person who worked in creating, preserving, and researching these archival materials.


Digital Preservation

TAMI offers digital preservation services for a number of formats. Whether a personal home movie or moving images from your institution’s archive, your materials will be handled with the utmost care during the inspection, cleaning, and digitization processes.

New rates for digitization services will be put into place beginning January 1, 2022.

Rates by Format
Standard High Definition (720p)
Full High Definition (1080p)
8mm, Super 8, 16mm
$0.35 per foot, plus prep work*
$0.40 per foot, plus prep work*
Prep work is billed at $35/hour, and includes replacement leader attached to the head and tail of each reel, head-to-tail inspection for damage, cleaning, etc. An individual 50-foot reel of film will typically involve 15-30 minutes of prep work (depending on condition).

*Add $0.10 per foot for transfer of optical audio, and $0.20 per foot for transfer of magnetic audio (when applicable)
Standard Definition (SD) 480p
8mm (Hi8, Video8, Digital8)
$45 per hour of videotape, plus prep work

Betacam (Betacam, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX)
½" Open Reel
$45 per hour of videotape, plus prep work

8mm Film Reel Size
Feet of Film (if full)
16mm Film Reel Size
Feet of Film (if full)
3 inches
50 feet
3 ½ inches
50 feet
5 inches
200 feet
10 ½ inches
1000 feet
5 ¾ inches
250 feet
14 inches
1800 feet
7 inches
400 feet
15 inches
2300 feet


Additional Fees
Set-up fee for all digitization orders is $25.
Film and Video Repair/Preparation
TAMI’s rate is $35 per hour. We will contact you with an estimate.
If your project will require multiple deliverable file formats, please contact us for a quote.
Digital Transfer for Your Collection
TAMI will transfer your digital files to an external drive. The cost of the portable drive will be included in your invoice. If you need copies made to more than one portable drive, the cost for additional transfers is $15 each. Your collection and portable drive will be mailed to you via USPS. The mailing cost will be included in your invoice.
Place Your Order
For additional information, or to place an order, please contact us to review your collection, needs, and timeline.


Odds are high that you have some sort of audiovisual media in your home, and these films, videotapes and DVDs are fragile and vulnerable to decomposition. From VHS copies of Hollywood films to those 8mm home movies of the great-grandparents and Hi-8 videos of the kids, this guide offers some simple and inexpensive steps you can take to ensure that your media will last a lifetime.