Video Transfers

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Transfer your video “home movies,” archival footage, and treasured memories into Blu-rays/DVDs and/or video files viewable on your Blu-ray/DVD player and/or computer.

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Accepted video formats:
VHS, Video8, Hi-8, Betamax, VHS-C, MiniDV
PAL transfers
Pro Formats, SVHS, Umatic


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WHAT FORMAT(S) DO I HAVE?

Please refer to these examples to determine your format(s).

vhs

VHS / S-VHS (Standard Runtime: 120 mins)

hi-8

Hi-8 / Digital-8 (Standard Runtime: 120 mins)

vhs-c

VHS-C (Standard Runtime: 30 mins)

mini-dv

Mini-DV / Mini-DVCAM (DVC) (Standard Runtime: 60 mins)

betamax

Betamax (Standard Runtime: 120 mins)

betacam

Betacam SP (Standard Runtime: 60 mins)

betacam2

Betacam SP (Standard Runtime: 30 mins)

u-matic

U-Matic 3/4″ (Standard Runtime: 30 mins)


WHAT’S THE BEST OUTPUT FORMAT FOR MY TAPES?

Tapes generally have 240-480 lines of resolution. A DVD maximizes the resolution of analog tapes, however compresses the image in the process. Uncompressed AVI’s/MOV’s are recommended for archiving and editing as they contain zero loss in quality compared to DVD, import natively into PC or Mac video editing software, and allow storing hundreds of hours on a single external device (with a recommended backup). Blu-ray is an alternative/supplement to DVD since it allows the same convenience of player-TV connectivity while increasing the storage capacity on a single disc; up to 10 hours of content in DVD-quality can be stored on a blu-ray in reference to video transfers, which is the equivalent of 5 full 2-hr DVD’s.


HOW MUCH DATA PER HARD DRIVE?

320GB
10 2hr tapes

500GB
18 2hr tapes

1TB
35 2hr tapes

2TB
70 2hr tapes


HOW MANY MINUTES PER FORMAT?

About 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video on a Blu-ray disc.
About 2 hours of standard-definition (SD) video on a DVD disc.