Video tape under normal conditions is not as robust as cine film. Most video tapes are designed with a usable 10 to 15 year life span. This number can decrease depending on storage conditions or how often the tapes are played. Most people will have video tapes that are between 10 and 30 years old. VHS or the smaller VHS-c tapes, Video8, Hi-8, Digital 8, MiniDV or microMV camcorder tapes are in great need of being digitized ASAP. I offer 6 services based on DVD discs or computer files and whether you want any editing. All you commit to is the simplest Bronze service and it is your choice whether you want to invest more in the Silver or Gold service.
Dear Chris, Thank you SO much for the DVDs. They are brilliant and we are all very pleased with them. It is refreshing to deal with someone who is professional, efficient and obviously cares about what he is doing. Many thanks again, Lesley Broughton and the Peters family
The simplest way to get things moving is to either give me, Chris, a call (01793-495733) or drop me an email through the contact page.
It does not matter how many tapes or different formats of tape you have and it does not matter how long the physical tape is (30, 60, 90, 180 or 240). It is just the length of your recorded footage that you pay for.
For ALL services, I record your tapes to my PC and top and tail the tapes from the first viewable frame to the last viewable frame. So if a VHS E240 (4 hour) tape has 38 minutes of your footage on it, it is just that 38 minutes that goes into the “Time Pot”. I then record the second tape which might have 49 minutes on it, this gets added to the first tape’s 38 minutes and so on until all tapes are recorded.
When all the tapes are recorded, I will know how many hours your archive lasts for. The basic prices and the service descriptions are on the next pages.
Most people are now moving over to computer files, either uploaded via wetransfer.com or on a hard drive and I can create these files for you either as best quality DV AVI files at 13GB of data per hour or compressed MP4 files at 4GB of data per hour.
However, many people still want to hold their memories in their hands and would prefer a physical DVD disc. I only use best quality Verbatim “Data Life” Thermal print DVDs. I make them as beautiful as possible by printing three stills from the footage and useful information (Who, When, Where). To do this I have bought the best Thermal printer there is, the Rimage Everest Encore. The labels will never fade or run and will look just as good in twenty year’s time.More info