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Why bother transferring my old footage?
Tape and film based media suffer from signal loss and advances in video technology. Each time a video is played, the tape is dragged across magnetic heads in the player, causing damage to the film and to the signal stored on that tape. Film reels are subjected to intense mechanical and thermal stresses each time they are viewed.   Time itself will also cause quality loss. Tape slowly loses its magnetic charge and film is suceptible to mildew and brittleing. Once your footage has degraded beyond a certain point, it is impossible to get it back.

DVDs do not store their data magnetically and digital video will not lose quality over time.   Tape based media is becoming harder to support as the current technology focuses on DVD and high definition formats such as Blu-ray.  Transferring to DVD is a critical step towards ensuring your footage can be played in the years to come.

Special Occasion?  Wedding?  Birthday?  Vacation?
What better way to preserve your special event than by putting it on DVD?  Enhance your footage with chapters, slide shows and more.  Let us transform your special occasion into an entertaining and professional production that you will enjoy for years to come.

How do I prepare my old footage for transfer?
The more organized your video is, the better.  Video should be clearly labeled with events and dates. We can work with you as we review your footage to title and special events.

What formats do you transfer?
If you don't see your format listed below, contact us and we will work with you to get it preserved.

  • DVD
  • Mini DV
  • HDV
  • VHS (NTSC & PAL)
  • VHS-C
  • Digital8
  • Hi-8
  • Video8
  • 8mm Reels
  • Super 8 Reels (including magnetic audio)
  • 16mm Reels (including optical audio)
  • Digital Video Files
  • Professional formats including U-Matic, DV, & DVCAM

Transfer to Digital Files

Let us capture and preserve your footage in a way that is truly future proof. Digital video is today's preferred video delivery mechanism and makes it easy to share you movies with the world.

Service Includes:

  • Choice of file and compression type (we recommend DV AVI using the Canopus HQ codec)
  • Digital Files transferred to Client provided external storage (Hard Drive preferred)


Custom DVD

Let us put your transferred video on DVD!

Service Includes:

  • Digital video files of all of your footage
  • Custom main menu with client provided music
  • Custom DVD chapter points
  • Custom color printed disc label
  • Custom color cover with personalized chapter titles and client provided pictures


* We strongly recommend at least one copy to safeguard your footage from accidental loss or damage.

Custom Production

Need to put together a special project for that big occasion? Need help promoting your business with a custom video? Have something in mind that doens't fall into the above categories? We can help! Schedule a meeting today to talk over your ideas!



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