LASERDISC CONVERSIONS TO DVD, BLU RAY OR DIGITAL VIDEO FORMATS

 

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FROM 8cm, 12cm, 20cm and 30cm LASERDISCS to DVD

LASERDISC TO DVD ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTERS

LASERDISC DIRECT TO DVD MASTER, INCLUDES: CORRECT VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS OR UNSTABLE IMAGES & AUDIO ENHANCEMENT.  100 YEAR ARCHIVAL QUALITY DVD, CASE, PRINTING DIRECT ON DISC AND MAIN TITLE/MENU.

NEW! LASERDISC TO MP4 on USB Flash Drives or SD Cards

LASERDISC TO MP4 (h.264) files COMPUTER FILE FORMAT

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LASERDISC CONVERSION DIRECT TO DVD FROM (NTSC): LASERDISC TO (NTSC) DVD. We use a built in TBC (time base corrector) and AVDC (Audio/video digital converter) which helps hue and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from laserdisc playback and insure a stable on-screen image. The audio is linked directly by optical fibre for perfect sound. Our laserdisc player/dvd recorder has quick auto reverse with seamless switching between both sides of the disc (no manually flipping the disc over). This is a straight copy from laserdisc to DVD and recorded in "Real-time" and no editing is done.

LASERDISC DIRECT TO DVD, INCLUDES: MASTER QUALITY DVD-R, CASE, PRINTING ON DISC AND TITLE/MENU.

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We will compete with any written quotation offering the same level of service - Find "ANY COMPANY in North America" that offers lower prices and the same quality of service on laserdisc to DVD or AVI  and we will beat their price. 

ONE LASERDISC - UP TO 2 HOURS (one hour per side), TO ONE DVD  (MINIMUM CHARGE) $42.00
TWO TO FOUR  DISCS - UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $35.00 Each
FIVE TO TEN DISCS - UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $30.00 Each
11 TO 20 DISCS - UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $27.00 Each
21 + DISCS - UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $25.00 Each

NOTE: More than one disc to one DVD: An additional $20.00 per "cut" applies and a per disc charge applies. Discs longer than 2 hours, a per hour charge applies.

We perform a straight transfer of the movie or main portion of the laserdisc in real-time.

EDITING: The above services are for a straight transfer from one video format, no editing is done, Laserdiscs are converted to the maximum length of the master. If you require more than one disc or video clip to one format, editing fees apply: If combining more than one disc please supply the exact time of the disc.

THE ULTIMATE ARCHIVAL DVD DIGITAL MASTER IS HERE! - INQUIRE ABOUT LASERDISC TO M-DISC™ ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTERS FOR THOSE SPECIAL MEMORIES...

NEW PRODUCT! M-DISC - DVD: M-DISC™ is designed to last for up to 1,000 years, which means once your video is re-mastered to M-DISC, the video can be "read" or viewed forever. Don’t Think Years. Think Millennia. 1000 year Archival. Your life. Engraved in stone. M-Disc DVD will play on your DVD player or computer drive and is the longest lasting media available. Last longer than hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks or ANY OTHER MEDIA. Unlike computer hard-drives and optical discs (CDs and DVDs), M-DISC™ preserves and protects your files by engraving your information into a patented rock-like layer, resistant to light, temperature, humidity, and more. In fact, The U.S. Department of Defense put this to the test, and M-DISC™ was the only solution that passed. The M-DISC™ cannot be overwritten, erased, or corrupted by natural processes. Best of all, it’s compatible with any DVD player.


SPECIAL SERVICE

LASERDISC ANALOG VIDEO TO UNCOMPRESSED COMPUTER AVI FILE FORMAT

 

 

 

CAPTURE VIDEO AND DIGITALLY CREATE AVI FILE FORMAT FOR EDITING THESE FILES ON YOUR COMPUTER Capture video in real-time and create AVI files from your laserdisc for editing on your computer. We use a built in TBC (time base corrector) and AVDC (Audio/video digital converter) which helps hue and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. These are uncompressed video files called, Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI) file (DV TYPE 1 AVI files) at a bit rate of 25.0 Mbps and a display size of 720 x 480 in a video format of NTSC, unless you have 16:9 widescreen. AVI files are the standard in the video/film industry for analog capture of 720 x 480 video tape and are used for editing in a computer or viewing in standard Windows format viewing software and compatible Mac software.

The laserdisc is converted to "uncompressed" AVI in sections of 20 to 30 minutes 4 to 6GB files.

The files can be placed on media such as portable hard drives, High Speed 3.0 USB Thumb Drives or Class 10 SD Cards. NOTE: If your project ends up with more than 60GB of files then they must be placed on a portable hard drive. Note: We can supply 124GB Thumb drives by special order.

ONE HOUR LASERDISC TO A THUMB DRIVE OR HARD DRIVE (thumb or hard drive not included). $75.00 per hour, one hour MINIMUM CHARGE
TWO HOUR LASERDISC TO A THUMB DRIVE OR HARD DRIVE (thumb or hard drive not included). $125.00 MINIMUM CHARGE

SPECIAL SERVICE - BLU RAY MASTER: DIGITAL CONVERSION & MASTERING FROM THE LASERDISC TO BLU RAY DVD ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTER - We perform a conversion of the movie or main portion of the laserdisc by capturing the movie, and then making a Blu Ray master.

INCLUDES: ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTER QUALITY BLU RAY DVD-R DISC, WITH CUSTOM PRINTING DIRECT ONTO THE DISC, WITH FULL SIZE BLU RAY DVD CASE, CORRECT VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS OR UNSTABLE IMAGES & AUDIO ENHANCEMENT. THE LASERDISC MUST BE "CAPTURED" TO A VIDEO FILE FIRST, THEN PLACED IN AN EDITING PROGRAM, EDITED AND THEN RENDERED TO THE BLU RAY MASTER DISC.

ONE HOUR LASERDISC TO ONE BLU RAY DVD MASTER $100.00 MINIMUM CHARGE
TWO HOUR LASERDISC TO ONE BLU RAY DVD MASTER $150.00 MINIMUM CHARGE

No longer available: LASERDISC CONVERSION WITH "SPECIAL FEATURES" OR "BONUS FOOTAGE" AND DIRECT CONVERSION TO DVD

FROM (NTSC): LASERDISC TO (NTSC) DVD. We use a TBC (time base corrector) and AVDC (Audio/video digital converter) which helps hue and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from laserdisc playback and insure a stable on-screen image. We can add the "bonus footage" or "additional features" from the laserdisc to the DVD.

LASERDISC DIRECT TO DVD, INCLUDES: MASTER QUALITY DVD-R, CASE, PRINTING ON DISC AND TITLE/MENU.

ONE LASERDISC - UP TO 2 HOURS (one hour per side), TO ONE DVD  (MINIMUM CHARGE) $50.00 PER HOUR

ADDITIONAL COST TO THE ABOVE: BONUS FEATURES FROM THE LASERDISC: If there are special features such as "bonus footage" or "additional features" on the laserdisc and you wish to include those on the DVD, then those items need to be recreated.


No longer available: CREATING TITLES & MENUS OF THE LASERDISC. We perform a straight transfer of the movie or main portion of the laserdisc in real-time. If there are special features such as "bonus footage" or "additional features" on the laserdisc and you wish to include those on the DVD, then those items need to be recreated at an additional cost.

No longer available: RE-MASTERING: A straight conversion records only the "movie" portion of the laserdisc and costs much less than re-mastering. Re-mastering is a very involved and can be a costly process because we have to actually take each individual menus and extras or section of the disc and re-create and re-master it. Some laserdiscs let you "play all" which we can do a straight transfer with no breaks or separate menus but most do not. Re-mastering involves taking each menu/special features/extras and re-creating and re-mastering those sections in real time to a computer and then rendering to a DVD. Depending on how many menu/special features/extras there are a two hour disc could take several hours to re-master. It is not unreasonable for this process to cost several hundred dollars. Re-mastering is usually done for companies that have no other master to re-create a DVD for distribution or for those hard core collectors who want to preserve their favorite laserdisc movie that is not available in DVD.


LASERDISC & DVD INFORMATION

Laserdisc is an older technology. It offered a better picture and better sound than videotapes, and it is comparable to DVD. But the laserdisc format is analog; DVDs are digital.  Laserdiscs are only used for pre-recorded movies, and they are larger, about 12 inches in diameter, instead the 5-inch diameter of DVDs. Laserdiscs usually are recorded on both sides of the disc, one side can hold up to 1 hour. DVDs are only one sided and can hold up to 2 hours if recorded at SP speed. The two formats usually can't be played on the same machine.

Laserdiscs, like DVDs, allow viewers to go to the exact scene they wish to see, and to freeze a frame or slow the picture. Laserdiscs can only hold an hour on each side, so you have to flip the disc to watch the second half of the movie.

Because of DVD compression techniques, DVDs can hold more data. Laserdisc players are noisier than DVD players, and they can sometimes suffer "laser rot" -- the aluminum side of the disc oxidizes, and the quality of the disc deteriorates. DVDs are less likely to have this problem, because manufacturing techniques have improved. As the popularity of DVD grows, laserdiscs are becoming harder to find and if you have laserdiscs in your collection we can transfer them to DVD.

Our DVD recorders are not the cheap ones you find at most stores. Our DVD recorders have an enhancement system which restores the quality of your laserdisc during transfer and produces better quality than your original laserdisc. This means the DVD will look and sound better than the original laserdisc!


TYPE OF DISCS WE DO NOT TRANSFER:

NOTE: We do not transfer or convert "Capacitance Electronic Disc System" (CED) or HI-Vision LD from Japan or LaserActive discs or ANY (PAL) LaserDiscs or Karaoke Laser Disc. More info below.

We do not transfer or convert Capacitance Electronic Disc System discs or CED. They are of similar size to an LP or laserdisc but are in a protective plastic caddy. The format was commonly known as "videodisc" (VHD), leading to much confusion with Laserdisc (LD) format, which is mutually incompatible with this format. If your disc says "Capacitance Electronic Disc System" on the cover please do not send it to us. These are a very rare analog disc system launched in 1981 and discontinued in 1984 and from the research we have done we have found no companies that can provide this service and no systems that are available for sale. The playback quality of these discs would be VERY poor and not worth converting to DVD.

We do not transfer or convert  HI-Vision LD Launched in Japan a new era of high-definition laserdisc launched in 1991- the first upgrade to depart completely from the original 1978 NTSC LD specification  In September 1991 five major Japanese manufacturers - Matsushita (Panasonic), Pioneer, Sanyo, Sony, Toshiba - announced specifications for a new domestic LD format based on the 1125 line Hi-Vision system. If your disc says "HI-VISION LD" on the cover please do not send it to us. We do not have a player for these types of Laserdiscs.

We do not transfer or convert "LaserActive" discs. These are game or interactive laserdiscs and required a specific machine for playing.

LASERDISC RECOVERY & RESTORATION:

LASERDISC RESTORATION: (FOR LASERDISCS WITH SERIOUS PLAYBACK ISSUES) VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS OR UNSTABLE IMAGES  We can eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from video playback and insure a stable on-screen image through the use of dual-field full-frame reconstruction.  We can restore distorted or misshapen vertical and horizontal sync and color burst signals. Our professional TBC (Multi-system Time Base Corrector/Frame Synchronizer ) have an integral Processing Amplifier allows the adjustment of Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Hue and Sharpness.  A Digital Comb Filter provides superior video signal decoding and the AGC (Automatic Gain Control) insures a proper one volt output signal from an input signal range of 0.5 to 2.0 volts. $100.00 PER HOUR

AUDIO LOSS OR LOW QUALITY AUDIO ENHANCEMENT, Boost low audio signals and enhance poor recorded audio on a laserdisc.

OPTIONS:

No longer available: CREATING TITLES & MENUS OF THE LASERDISC.  If there are special features such as "bonus footage" or "additional features" on the laserdisc and you wish to include those on the DVD, then those items need to be recreated at an additional cost. This is called RE-MASTERING of the laserdisc. See information above.

NEW PRODUCT! M-DISC - DVD: M-DISC™ is designed to last for up to 1,000 years, which means once written, video, film, photos, audio and more can be read forever. Don’t Think Years. Think Millennia. 1000 year Archival. Your life. Engraved in stone. M-Disc DVD will play on your DVD player or computer drive and is the longest lasting media available. Last longer than hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks or ANY OTHER MEDIA. Unlike computer hard-drives and optical discs (CDs and DVDs), M-DISC™ preserves and protects your files by engraving your information into a patented rock-like layer, resistant to light, temperature, humidity, and more. In fact, The U.S. Department of Defense put this to the test, and M-DISC™ was the only solution that passed. The M-DISC™ cannot be overwritten, erased, or corrupted by natural processes. Best of all, it’s compatible with any DVD player, which means you can access your data anywhere and anytime.

ARCHIVAL MASTER DVD-R GOLD 4.7GB DISK - 24 KARAT GOLD PROFESSIONAL 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL MASTERING DVD-R 4.7GB: Includes; plastic case, ink jet printing direct onto the DVD & menu title.. A DVD-R can hold 2 hours or 120 minutes of video recorded at SP Speed.

DVD SUBMASTERS FROM YOUR DVD MASTER: These are a duplicate from your original DVD master and include; professional grade DVD-R, hard plastic case with full clear sleeve, ink jet printing direct onto the DVD & menu title. (are burned at original 1x speed) they are considered as-good-as the DVD Master.

DVD COPIES: From your DVD Master; Prices depend on length and quantity.

INK JET LABEL PRINTING FOR DVD COPIES or CUSTOM PRINTING ON THE DVD MASTER: Ink Jet printing direct to the DVD, FULL Colour, NOT A STICKY LABEL. (you can supply a photo or your art work on CD or by e-mail) and we can print it directly onto the DVD.

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