We accept the
following Domestic Tape Formats for transfer or editing:-
|(Domestic Home video
Camcorder video tapes :- Hi8
(also known as Sony 8MM Video) Digital 8
(also known as Sony Digi8)
VHS Compact ( VHSC)
Super VHS Full size (SVHS) , Super VHS Compact ( SVHSC)
Definition format, We are not currently able to work with
any of the (HD) formats
| We can also transfer
and edit from 8cm and 12cm personal DVD disc(not copy
Please check! that any
disc recorded on your camcorder or computer have been finalised
and will play in a standard DVD player.
|We can work with most
editable computer based video files ie DV-AVI , Mpeg2 etc.
|Please note ! we can
transfer or edit from (HD) High Definition format camcorder tapes, Sony micro format or
any of the full size Pro analogue or digital formats.
|We only transfer
and edit from PAL (UK) format video tapes, our services do not work with
recorded in NTSC (USA) formats
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Sending Your Video
and Camcorder Tapes to us.
|We strongly recommend sending your video and camcorder tapes by royal mail
special delivery or another trusted courier
Smaller camcorder tapes are best sent in their original plastic case in
a good quality bubble wrap style envelope please label both the tapes
Full size VHS video tapes are heavy and can
easily be damaged, we advise sending
them in cardboard sleeves the type normally associated with blank VHS
tapes, using a good quality bubble wrap style envelope or wrapped
cardboard box. If possible try to bind the video tapes together or pack
tightly to avoid movement and possible damage by colliding with each
other if the package is shaken. Please ensure the actual video tapes are
labelled not just the sleeves.
| If possible send an e-mail advising us of the delivery and
tracking details if available, we will send a return e-mail advising of
their arrival with us.
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Our Secure Split Postage System
|For increased security of your special videos ,we introduced a split
delivery system. We post out your DVD (s) first ,it's only when we
have received confirmation that they have arrived safely and that all is
OK that we send out your original video tapes and other material you sent to
us ,along with any addition copies of the DVDs you have ordered.
|We charge a fixed amount towards the postage for the entire order of
£4.95 for Royal
mail 1st class Recorded delivery ,we contribute the difference on the larger
If we have your e-mail address we will advise you when they have been
posted and supply the delivery details and tracking number if
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Can I use my
DVD for editing?
There is not a simple answer to this question.
With most domestic editing software you can't
edit from a DVD without first converting
the video content of the DVD to a suitable
editable digital file usually Mpeg2 this is
commonly known as ripping the DVD.
editing / backup file
All our DVDs are individually made from your
videos using digital hardware based computer
technology and with our Advanced transfer
service we also produce an editable digital
back up file that we store for 30 days on our
system, allowing you to order additional copies,
editing etc. This file is in an Mpeg2 format that is
suitable for use with most Windows based PC
editing software and we can supply a copy of
this file for you on a DVD data disc for a small
additional cost normally £5.The Mpeg2 file can
be copied to your Hard Disc Drive on your
personal computer and imported into suitable editing
software without having to be previously
converted( Please check that your editing
software can work with Mpeg2 files before ordering).
If you don't
have editing software or experience problems
carrying out the editing, our play & select editing
service may be of help to you. If it less than
30 days from receiving the disc then we will
have a copy of the file which we can access for
from your reference number on the disc or if it
is after 30 days then simply send the disc back
to us so that we can copy the file back onto our
& Select editing service
make copies of my
The DVD is made
from video material you supply so we do not put
any restrictions on copying the DVD discs.
However our current additional copy price of £5
or down to £3.34 if you order 3 additional
copies (Produced and presented the same as the
main copy) may be worth considering.
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Why 90 minuets Max ?
When analogue VHS video and camcorder tapes are
transferred to a DVD disc along with the
analogue to digital conversion that takes place
the digital video signal also has to be
compassed to fit onto a DVD this is complex
subject but in simple terms, the higher the
compression the more video can be fitted onto
the disc but the quality reduces, a lower
compression improves the quality but you can not
fit as much video on the disc.
We work to our tried and tested formula that offers "very good" quality,
reliability and compatibility for both DVD
players computers with a DVD
ROM drive built in.
More than 90
mins on a tape to be transferred
If the tape
duration is longer than 90 minuets then with
split the digital file up and create 2 or more
DVDs . These are placed in a double or triple
cases as appropriate and the disc are labelled
as' Your Title' Disc 1 , ' Your Title
' Disc 2 etc.
Low level encoded
The reputation of
our products and services are very important to
us. So we do not offer a
low level encoded transfer service or carry out
transfers using domestic DVD recorders.
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