What Are The Odds of Someone Getting The Same Bitcoin Seed Phrase?

Cryptocurrencies use seed phrases, also called recovery phrases, as a sort of master password. If you have the seed phrase, you can restore your crypto assets even if you’ve lost access to your wallet — so if your hard drive...
January 10, 2023

Can Someone Steal My Crypto with Just a Seed Phrase?

As leaders in cryptocurrency recovery, Datarecovery.com often receives questions about the security features of various wallets. While we don’t recommend a specific wallet — or a specific cryptocurrency — we’re happy to address some common misconceptions about the technology.  Recently,...
December 28, 2022

Photo Digitization for Media Archives: 3 Challenges

Datarecovery.com provides digitization for large archives of photos, slides, negatives, films (including Betacam, BetaSP and Super 8, among others), and other analog media.  Our services are built for scale: We handle thousands of photos at once, applying contextual information (metadata)...
December 6, 2022

How Many Audio Channels Are Available On Betacam Cassettes?

If you’re converting Betacam cassettes to digital formats, you may need to remove audio, particularly if you’re working with broadcast media with musical cues or sound effects.  Here’s an overview of the audio channels of different BetaCam formats:Standard Betacam...
October 11, 2022

Commercial Photo Digitization: 3 Factors to Consider

For at-scale commercial photo digitization, you'll need to focus on fidelity — and have a plan in place for organizing your media.
September 12, 2022

Will the Ethereum Merge Cause a Fork in the Blockchain?

For cryptocurrency enthusiasts, a hard fork is potentially exciting news — and the upcoming Ethereum Merge (also called Ethereum 2.0, or simply “the Merge”) could prompt one of the largest forks in recent memory. In September 2022, the Ethereum blockchain...
August 31, 2022

The Ethereum Merge is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

The Ethereum network is expected to transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) model in mid-September 2022, which could change the world of cryptocurrency in profound ways. For investors, these are exciting — and frightening — times.  Ethereum is the second-most popular...
August 26, 2022

Crypto Bridge Nomad Loses $200 Million in Alleged Hack

Nomad, a startup that allows users to trade cryptocurrency tokens between different blockchains, has acknowledged losses of nearly $200 million in crypto due to an apparent security vulnerability.  Crypto hacks certainly aren’t new, and blockchain bridges are frequent targets. In...
August 4, 2022

A Brief History of Broadcast Video Formats

Today, the vast majority of broadcast footage is shot with digital equipment — but that’s a relatively recent development.  For decades, analog formats like Betacam and U-Matic were standard, and even after the introduction of Digital Betacam (DigiBeta), many broadcasters...
August 1, 2022

Betacam to Digital Conversion: Planning Your Project

Your video archives need to be accessible to be useful. If your Betacam cassettes are sitting in storage, they’re not practically accessible — and locating footage from a single cassette might be an insurmountable task. Converting from obsolete formats such...
July 12, 2022