It depends on how many videotapes you send in with your order, but our video transfer rates range from $12.99 to $29.99 per tape for our standard transfer service. All of our video transfers are done on a one-tape to one-DVD basis, so if you have 20 tapes, you would receive 20 DVDs in return (up to 2 hours per DVD). If your tape was recorded in LP or ELP (in which case it may contain 4, 6, or even 8 hours) the charge will be based on each 2-hour increment. For example, a 6 hour tape will require 3 DVDs to produce, and would be charged as 3 videotape transfers.
Our tiered consumer-format videotape pricing is based on a per-videotape cost at the following levels:
Yes, our transfer process employs an advanced filtration system that reduces noise, minimizes jitter, and ensures perfect frame synchronization. Please note: Not every video image can be corrected! Our technicians will contact you to discuss tapes with transfer problems.
2 hours at the highest quality. It's possible to squeeze in more at the expense of video quality, but we don't recommend it, and we don't do it.
Consumer videotape formats include VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Betacam SP, Video-8, Hi-8, Digital-8, mini-DV, and MicroMV. Professional formats can be converted for an additional $9.99 per tape, and include Laserdisc, DVCAM, BetaSP, 1" VHS, and DVC-Pro.
No. All of our DVDs are produced on a one-tape to one-DVD basis.
Yes! A thumbnail navigation menu pops up as soon as you insert the DVD disc and also when you press the "menu" button on your remote control. It allows you to advance to any chapter, which are spaced at regular time increments throughout your movie.
You can edit your video by ripping the *.VOB files to your hard drive with a "DVD Ripping" software application. However, if you plan to do any serious editing it is best to use uncompressed files (AVI or Pro-Res Quicktime). We can provide these on an external hard drive. We can also provide full quality digital video files in H.264 MP4 format. Please call for pricing or to place an order for digital files.
We use DVD-R format, which is supported by almost all DVD players.
No, the transfer is done automatically by dedicated equipment. However, we will need to glance through parts of your video for quality control and in order to install certain features. We transfer any type of content except if it is covered by copyright or illegal.