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:
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.
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 are based on 2 hours of video per tape or 1 hour of audio per cassette
Extra DVD or CD copies
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.
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.
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’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.
Never been happy with the edit of your old wedding video or your bands music video? I also offer freelance audio & video editing services
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.
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