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Tape Capture Operator

  • Deluxe Entertainment Services
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 27/04/2024
Full time Legal Media-Journalism

Job Description


Tape Capture Operator



Tape Capture Operator (Temporary/Contract)


The Tape Capture Operator captures from video tape, normalizes, modifies, and prepares file-based content to defined specifications and workflows using specific digital media software and hardware systems. You will work as part of the Encoding Team. Operators in Tape Capture perform work order-based assignments at a high level of precision with an eye for technical details and content quality standards. Candidates are those who possess a can-do, results oriented attitude, and take ownership of work-order assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.  This a temporary position for approximately three (3) to six (6) months and will be located on site in Toronto, Canada.

Job Duties

  • Operation of VTR’s including cleaning processes.

  • Retrieval and vaulting of tapes as required.

  • Operation of Video/Audio encoding hardware and software

  • Preparing, encoding, packaging and quality control of deliverable content

  • Ensure work assignments, their status and disposition are timely and accurately recorded in operations systems.

  • Must effectively analyze and communicate information in order to resolve issues and concerns as they arise.

  • Complete additional duties as required.

What You Bring

  • Familiarity with broadcast VTR’s and digital capture hardware/software.

  • Familiarity with Tape Formats including BetaCam SP, DigiBeta, HDCam, HDCam SR.

  • Understanding of editing software: Final Cut Pro, AVID, Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve.

  • Experience with various broadcast/VOD specifications: NTSC, PAL, HD, interlaced & progressive scan.

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of aspect ratios and frame rates used in HD and SD environments. As well as advanced frame rate conversions, including inverse telecine and motion compensated conversions.

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of audio requirements for file-based deliveries: PCM, sample-rate, bit-depth.

  • Experience with closed captioning and subtitle conforming.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Requires attention to detail, ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve.

  • Must be able to work independently once given work assignments.

  • This position is eligible for overtime.

About the Company

Deluxe Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Platinum Equity, is a global leader in media and entertainment services for film, video, and online contentSince 1915, Deluxe has been the trusted partner for the world’s most successful Hollywood studios, independent film companies, TV networks, exhibitors, advertisers, and others, offering best-in-class solutions in post-production, distribution, asset and workflow management, and cloud-based technologies. 


With headquarters in Los Angeles and offices around the globe, the company employs over 3,200 of the most talented artists, developers, and industry veterans worldwide. For more information, please visit 

Diversity Statement

Deluxe’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Deluxe will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and federal law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Deluxe. Please inform the company's personnel representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired. Please inform the company's Human Resources representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.