Audio & Video Digitisation / Conversion


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Get your precious VHS wedding video, or old band demo tape transferred to DVD or CD. I offer professional VHS video to DVD & cassette tape to CD conversion / digitisation services.

I can currently convert the following audio, video & image formats:

Video/Photo

  • VHS video to DVD video
  • VHS-C video (Compact VHS) to DVD video
  • Hi8 video to DVD video
  • DV video to DVD video
  • HDV video to DVD video
  • DVCAM video to DVD video
  • SD card video to DVD video
  • Photos scanned to Jpeg files
  • All video formats converted to YouTube & tablet, phone & desktop
  • All video digitised to mp4 video (or any other digital video format)
Audio

  • Compact cassette to CD
  • Minidisc to CD
  • DAT cassette to CD
  • Vinyl to CD or mp3 (7″, 12″, LP, 78RPM etc)
  • All audio converted to YouTube, Soundcloud  tablet, phone & desktop
  • All audio formats digitised to mp3 audio or .wav (uncompressed audio)

In addition to digitising onto CD & DVD, audio & video tapes can also be converted to any digital file format such as H264, avi, quicktime, mpeg2, mp3 so that you can play your old video or audio tapes on your iphone, android phone, laptop or tablet, or upload to cloud services such as YouTube, share on Facebook etc.

I am based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Tapes can be delivered in person or sent via registered post. (Contact Details)

AV Digitisation, digital preservation & archiving

One of the paybacks of spending your life working in the technology industry is having a truckload full of old video & audio equipment hanging about. From old DAT audio players that used to be cutting edge studio equipment to Mini DV video players that were once considered the industry standard in broadcast film.

I make good use of this gear & my knowledge by offering a audio & video tape to digital conversion service.

All tape based formats only have a limited shelf life & if it’s your wedding video, graduation ceremony video, a precious old demo tape of your band or a reel to reel recording of your granddad’s life story, at some point, either the tape will wear out, snap or the equipment player itself might fail.

Digitising your old video or audio recordings onto DVD video or CD audio allows you to back them up permanently & to be stored for the future in the cloud with a service such as Dropbox, or shared with family & friends on Facebook or YouTube.

Prices

Prices are based on 2 hours of video per tape or 1 hour of audio per cassette

Video Capture

  • VHS to DVD video – £18 (2 hour tape)
  • Hi8 Video to DVD video – £18
  • VHS-C to DVD – £18
  • SD card video to DVD video – £15
  • VHS video uploaded to YouTube – £15
  • Multi chapter DVD authoring – From £45
  • Photo Scanning to DVD or .Jpg (shoe box full of old photos) – £75
  • Photo and video compilation DVD from SD card – from £25
Audio Capture

  • Cassette to CD audio – £18 (74 min)
  • Minidisc to CD audio – £18
  • DAT to CD audio – £25
  • ¼ reel to reel to CD audio – £25 (single sided reel)
  • Vinyl to CD £15 per LP (album)
  • Analog audio to mp3 or /SoundCloud / YouTube (from cassette, reel to reel etc) – from £15

CD & DVD Duplication

Extra DVD or CD copies

  • Audio CD (per extra copy) – £3
  • Video DVD (per extra copy) – £4

CD printing & design

I use high quality (TDK) branded & printable CD’s & DVD’s. I also offer design and printing services for CD’s & DVD’s sleeves & the CD/DVD top surface, contact me for prices.

I am happy to negotiate discount on larger projects with more than 10 video tapes or audio cassettes, contact me for details.

Video Quality

Unlike some transfer companies I don’t attempt to squeeze four hours of video onto one DVD to save time/money but meaning loss of video/audio quality. A 4 hour VHS video will require about 3 DVD’s depending on if the video footage aspect ratio is standard or widescreen.

 Audio & Video Restoration & Mastering

If it’s a precious recording & you want to go the extra mile, I can re-master both audio & video. This typically involves cleaning up hiss, rumble & crackle on audio & dust/grain management colour correction on video.

If you want to know the technical details, I use the following products:

and more importantly my ears & eyes.

 DVD Authoring

DVD’s are developed with a simple auto-run system that will play on almost any standard (Pal) DVD player or computer, I also offer custom DVD authoring services including developing more complex menu & chapter driven DVD’s. These may include custom branding & animation. Please contact me for further details.

Video & Audio Editing

Never been happy with the edit of your old wedding video or your bands music video? I also offer freelance audio & video editing services

Audio/Video Web Archiving

If you have a large collection of audio/video cassettes/reels for public use such as a public library or museum, one option to consider is digitising the entire collection & uploading to a website or intranet with a database engine.

An audio/video database such as this would be searchable by keyword or phrase with non linear instant access to your audio/video files offering a excellent levels of usability to your users. I can provide a competitive price for the whole process, from digitising audio & video to developing a database driven video or audio archive website.

FAQ

I have a wedding video / life story / old record I want digitising what’s the process to get it converted to DVD / CD mp3 etc?
How do I know what kind of video / audio tape I have?
How do I pay for the conversion service?
How long will it take?
Can I order extra CD / DVD copies at a later date?
Is my video/audio footage confidential?
Can you re edit my wedding video or send it to me in a format I can edit myself?
Do you use a USB turntable for converting vinyl records?
What kind of footage do you transfer?
Download an order form with all the info you need to send your audio/video tapes for conversion

Jake Richard BSc (Hons) is a internet & technology consultant who has spent his entire life wiring up bits of audio & video equipment & writing bits of random computer code to see what happens.

For further information please email him or call +44 (0) 7985 433 090

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