Read about our licensing and digitization 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. 
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.


Digitization Services for a Fee

In addition to the Film Round-Up program, we provide digitization and transfer services at competitive rates. 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. By choosing to digitize your films with us, you are supporting our educational mission to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas' film heritage.

Digitization Rates by Format
Standard High Definition (720p)
Full High Definition (1080p)
Super 8, 8mm, 16mm 1
$0.35 per foot
$0.40 per foot
Prices include new film leaders attached to the head and tail of reels, inspection for damage, one-pass cleaning, and transfer of audio (when applicable).
Standard Definition (SD) 480p
MiniDV cassettes
8mm tapes (Hi8, Video8, Digital8)
$45 per hour of videotape

Betacam SP / SX
½" Open Reel
¾" U-Matic
$45 per hour of videotape

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 you need a file format other than .mp4 (film) or .avi (video), TAMI’s transcoding fee is $25.
Digital Transfer for Your Collection
TAMI will transfer your digital files to a USB 3.0 portable drive. The cost of the portable drive will be included in your invoice.
Additional Transfers
If you need copies made to more than one portable drive, the cost for additional transfers is $15 each.
Return Shipping
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.


Texas Film Round-Up

Learn about our free digitization program, including eligible formats and participation requirements here.


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.