Video Tape to DVD Conversions
the life of your old and rarely used VHS, Betamax, Video 8mm and other
consumer video tape formats by having them professionally converted to
DVD. When done properly, the picture quality on DVD will rival that of
the original video tape. That's because DVD offers twice the resolution
of these older tape formats so little to no quality is lost during the
conversion... when done correctly, that is. The best part is, when you
have a copy or duplicate DVD made you do not go down a generation so you
do not lose any quality. Every DVD duplicate will be as good as the
original master DVD. This is not how it was when making copies of video
also offers immediate, random access capability to any part of the
progrtam within a three minute interval using chapters. No more having
to fast forward the tape to find the specific segment you care to watch!
TFG Transfer has been at the forefront in offering DVD transferring and conversion services for some fifteen years.
Using the universally adopted DVD-R format, we are able to record up to
two hours per disc on a standard DVD and up to four hours on a dual-layer DVD.
By employing a combination
of: 1) Video signal time base correction 2) Digital picture
noise reduction 3) Electronic image enhancement and 4) Audio equalization
& noise reduction, we can produce a conversion on DVD that, in many
cases, may actually appear superior in picture and sound quality to the original
also fully author all our conversions. That is, once the raw video
material has been captured to a digital file it is sent to one of our
computer servers where the final video DVD master is created complete
with chapters, titles and opening musical interlude. After the DVD
quality is checked, a custom label is printed and the disc inserted into
a premium jewel case.
for converting videocassettes to DVD
Up to 2 hours: $34
Up to 4 hours: $54
I want to be able to edit my DVD's after I have my tapes conterted. How do I do that?
You have two choices for editing your DVD's. First, if you want to be able to play your DVD's as soon as we have them completed you can have us make them as regular video DVD's. This means they are instantly playable on any set-top DVD player or on any computer that has a DVD drive and suitable player software. However, in order for you to be able to edit a video DVD you will need to rip> the DVD to recover the original Mpeg2 video file. This means you will need some software to extract the Mpeg2 digital file from wihtin the DVD wrapper, so to speak. Once you have recovered that file you can go about the process of editing. This is a bit more involved, but it will work and you will still have the video DVD to play.
The second option is a bit simpler but you have to forgoe having us make the video DVD. Instead, we can provide you with the raw Mpeg2 video file on a DVD, for the same charge, that you can begin to work with immediately, with no file extraction necessary. However, you will not be able to play the DVD as you would normally. Only after you have made your own video DVD will that be possible.
Of course, there is a third option and that is to have us make you both a video DVD and one with the raw file. This is a bit more expensive, for sure. It all depends on how accomplished you or your family is with using computers. We will leave the choice up to you, but, we are happy to answer any questions you may have before we proceed with your order. Just contact us.
If our rates
for this conversion service appear higher than what some other firms and
chain stores are charging, we ask you to consider the fact that no other local firm can claim to possess either our technical expertise or
our level of equipment sophistication in offering you this DVD conversion
service. After all, you only want to do this once, correct?
Why not have it done by
the one company that can do it best?
about the life expectancy of DVD's
The companies that
manufacturer blank DVD media will all claim their particular brand will last
you "hundreds of years". While this may, in fact, be true (see us in a couple
of hundred years and we'll let you know) it is also true that you can damage
a freshly made DVD simply by running your finger nails over it making it
virtually unplayable. If you've ever rented a DVD and had it simply stop
playing or begin repeating the same scene over and over you've experienced
a DVD that has been nicked or scratched by a previous user. It's very common
and it happens all the time. What this means for folks who are rushing out
to get their old video tapes converted over to DVD is this. You must take
reasonable care of your DVD's, perhaps even more care in a way, than you
have done to your video tapes in past years. That is, if you expect to be
able to play them in the future.
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