VHS & VHS-C (PAL & NTSC), HI8 & VIDEO 8
     
         
  In a matter of a few years, analog tapes (VHS, VHS-C, Hi8 & Video 8) will show a noticeable loss in quality (if they haven’t already), while the tapes can also become brittle and damaged. The more you watch a tape, the worse it gets, but you don’t even have to play them in order for their deterioration to continue. Heat, humidity, and improper storage take their toll on tapes, decaying the magnetic particles that represent your precious memories. The only way to truly preserve your analog videos is to convert them to digital and transfer them to DVD, which have an estimated life of 100 years. Don’t risk losing your precious memories!    
  If you had your 8 mm or Super 8’s transferred to VHS during the 1990’s, consider having the original film converted again. Many of the transfers to VHS that I see are already in bad condition. The technology just wasn’t available back then and conversion to digital is a far superior quality.    
  PLEASE NOTE: Later model VCRs can record and play tapes both in Short Play (SP) format and Long Play (LP) format. LP format increases the available recording time, at the risk of losing some video and sound quality. Then there is the Extra Long Play (EP, ELP, or SLP) format, which slows down the tape speed to about one third of SP. This causes even more loss of sound and video quality. While I can make some adjustments in a digitized environment, the resulting DVD will not be much better than the source, still, it is better to convert them now as they will only deteriorate more with time.    
         
 
 
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If you have your videos on Mini DV tapes, you may find them monotonous to watch because they are unedited. Having them edited and transferred to a full-featured DVD with chapters and menu options will bring the pleasure back to viewing them and sharing with family and friends!
     
     
 
 
 
OPTION 1 - BASIC TRANSFER: Print Version
VHS, VHS-C, HI8, VIDEO 8, MINI DV  
(per 2 hours) $25.00 each
Please note that in a Basic Transfer, no editing is done. Your video will go directly, as is, to DVD. This option allows for up to 2 hours, (price for every 15 minute increments after the 2 hours will be $5.00/15 minutes and a second DVD may need to be created, depending upon how much video remains), includes incremental chapters and one play option (DVD starts to play immediately upon insertion. Price includes photo-quality printing directly on the DVD-R and a slimline DVD case.
OPTION 2 - AUTHORED & EDITED: Print Version
VHS, VHS-C, HI8, VIDEO 8, MINI DV  
(per 1 1/2 hours) $55.00 each
With this option, your video will be edited (blank, blue screen, poor video quality removed), titles will be added and numbered chapters to correspond with the titles. You will also have a menu choice when the disk is inserted so that you can go directly to the chapter you want. With this option, the DVD will hold up to 1 1/2 hours of video, to allow for the menu options, etc.
ADDITIONAL TITLES $5.00 each
SPECIAL EFFECTS, INTROS, CREDITS, ETC. $50.00/HR
ADDITIONAL DVD COPIES (Slim Jewel Case) $12.50 each
ADDITIONAL DVD COPIES (Deluxe case with insert) $20.00 each
PAL VHS CONVERSION TO NTSC DVD $30.00 each
 
         
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