What kind of material does TVARK want?
We would like vintage examples of television presentation and programme opening title sequences. We also welcome entire Betamax or VHS collections from schools and colleges or people looking to skip old collections found in lofts.
How do I send in material?
Contact us with your suggested contribution and we can work out the best arrangement.
What formats do TVARK accept?
VHS (PAL or NTSC) • BETAMAX (PAL) • DVD-R / DVD+R (PAL or NTSC) • MINI DV (PAL) • DVCAM (PAL) • DVCPRO (PAL) • BETA SP (PAL) • DIGIBETA (PAL) • HDCAM • N1700 • V2000 • U-MATIC
I have digital format
Yes, we are able to accept digital format. We would prefer “Vobs” However we can take MPEG2 however these need to be interlaced at 25fps and of a minimum size of 720×576 or 768×576 … we can do a test clip if required.
How long will it take for my material to appear on the site?
TVARK is run by a team of 11 people as a hobby in our spare time. We all have day jobs, and busy family lives, therefore it may take days or months, so please bear with us.
Will my tape/DVD be returned?
Can I contribute information instead of tapes?
Yes! We welcome comments, please share your knowledge with us! Especially if you worked on a TV show or would like to correct occasional mistakes or perhaps add more-specific dates.