PRESERVE YOUR VIDEO MEMORIES

There are many companies – many are national chains – that will transfer your videotapes.  You can send your material off to a factory if you like.

We go farther with personalized service, conversions as you like them, and a no-mail pickup and delivery service to protect your valuable media. And, we process and “upconvert” to HD sizes, at the same prices as the big places!

 

HOW DO WE PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES?

We use broadcast equipment including industrial tape decks, time base correctors, format converters, recorders, audio amplifiers and synchronizers to make sure we can get the maximum quality out of your original tapes.   Sometimes tapes can be so old that the videotape actually sticks to itself and may not play in a deck. We can do extra processing (“baking”) to make them play just long enough to do a digital video capture.  If this is the case we’ll let you know!

We then do an “upconversion” to enhance your original video and change it to a High Definition format at 60 frames per second, viewable as it was originally shot on your computer or device.    Because High Definition is widescreen and old videos are square, you have the option to stretch out the video or leave it square as intended when converted and processed

These tapes are not sent to a factory across the country. They’re done in-house, locally, with personal supervision.

We then deliver all your tapes back to you with your memories on a USB Flash Drive.   We then recommend you make a few copies or store on some online services (like Google Drive or Dropbox) to have more copies as a backup.

A TRIP ABOARD THE METLIFE BLIMP – 1992
This video was shot and edited in 1992 on U-Matic tape and upconverted to High Definition, 1080p at 60 frames per second, preserving the original look and feel of the production.  A lot has changed in NY since this video – what do you remember?

Pricing for Consumer and Prosumer Video Formats:

Formats Include:

VHS

S-VHS

Video8

Digital 8

Hi8

DV / Mini-DV

HDV

$99 setup fee plus shipping or pickup and delivery to/from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island with USB Media included. Mileage calculated at standard business mileage rates.   Additional copies for $19 per drive (includes media).

Then Add Pricing by item = A tape up to 1 hour in length 

(1:01 – 2 hours = 2 items)

Up to 2 Items = $50.00

Up to 10 Items = $259.00

Up to 20 Items = $519.00

Up to 40 Items = $1019.00

Upconversion to 1080p/59.94fps with choice of stretch or square “pillarbox” conversion

Delivered as MP4 files with H.264 compression.  

(Please Allow up to 6 weeks for turnaround of completed items)

Bulk discounts available!

 

Pricing for Professional and Broadcast Video Formats:

Formats Include:

EIAJ Reel-To-Reel (Color or B&W)

U-Matic / U-Matic SP

1″ Type C (Small Reels like a Sony V-16)

Betacam / Betacam SP

Digital Betacam / Betacam SX

DVCAM

HDCAM

HDCAM-SR (Up to 1080p/30fps)

$99 setup fee plus shipping or pickup and delivery to/from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island with USB Media included. Mileage calculated at standard business mileage rates.   Additional copies for $19 per drive (includes media).

Then Add Pricing by item = A tape of up to 1 hour in length

(1:01 – 2 hours = 2 items) 

1 Item – $75.00

2 Items = $150.00

3 – 10 Items (Per Item) = $60.00

11 – 20 Items (Per Item) = $55.00

21 – 40 Items (Per Item) = $50.00

Upconversion to 1080p/59.94fps with choice of stretch or square “pillarbox” conversion

Delivered as MP4 files with H.264 compression.  

(Please Allow up to 6 weeks for turnaround of completed items)

Bulk discounts available!