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Conversions from (PAL) Mini-DV, DVCAM, VHS, VHS-C, DVD, BETACAM, BETAMAX, 3/4″ UMATIC, DIGITAL 8 VIDEO, HI 8 VIDEO, VIDEO 8

Conversions from (NTSC) VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Hi8MM, Digital 8MM, 8MM VIDEO, BETAMAX, BETACAM, BETACAM SP, 3/4″UMATIC, DVD, MINI-DV, DVCAM to (PAL/SECAM) FORMATS

NTSC

NTSC SPECIFICATIONS

The first colour TV broadcast system was implemented in the United States in 1953. This was based on the NTSC(National Television System Committee) standard. NTSC is used by many countries on the American continent as well as many Asian countries including Japan.NTSC runs on 525 lines/frame.

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PAL SPECIFICATIONS

he PAL (Phase Alternating Line) standard was launched in the early 1960’s and implemented in most European countries except for France. The PAL standard utilizes a wider channel bandwidth than NTSC which produces better picture quality.
PAL produces 625 lines per frame. Other PAL family systems are: PAL B,G,H – PAL I -PAL D – PAL N & PAL M.

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SECAM SPECIFICATIONS

Secam standard was introduced in the early 1960’s and implemented in France. SECAM uses the same bandwidth as PAL but transmits the colour information sequentially SECAM runs on 625 lines/frame.

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WE CAN CONVERT ANY PAL/SECAM REGION CODE DVD TO CODE FREE NTSC DVD-R. This means if you purchased a (PAL) DVD with region codes from anywhere in the world and it will not play on your (NTSC) DVD player we can copy it to DVD-R (NTSC) so it will play in Canada and USA

INFO: The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.

REGION 1 — USA, Canada
REGION 2 — Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 — S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 — Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
REGION 5 — Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
REGION 6 — China
REGION 7 — Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
REGION 8 — Reserved for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc…
REGION 0 or REGION ALL — Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.

To keep it simple, this means that DVD players and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a specific geographical region in the world.

The end result is that DVDs encoded for regions other than Region 1 cannot be played on a region 1 DVD player, also, players marketed for other regions cannot play region 1-stamped DVDs. That’s where we come in, we can convert ANY DVD to play on your NTSC player.

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MORE DETAILED INFORMATION & DVD REGIONS: PLACE LINK HERE TO COLOUR TV STANDARDS AND DVD REGIONS

FROM: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM VHS: TO NTSC DVD We use Teranex 2D processors, TBC (time base correctors) & AVDC (Audio/video digital converters) with CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) technology which all help hue, saturation, brightness and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape – no upconversion. This is a straight copy from videotape to DVD and no editing is done. We use archival preservation mastering DVD-R media for compatibility and longevity

ONE VHS VIDEO TAPE – UP TO 2 HOURS, TO ONE DVD  (MINIMUM CHARGE) $45.00
TWO TO FOUR TAPES – UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $35.00 Each
FIVE TO TEN TAPES – UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $30.00 Each
11 TO 20 TAPES – UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $28.00 Each
21 + TAPES – UP TO TWO HOURS; EACH ON THEIR OWN DVD $25.00 Each

TAPES LONGER THAN 2 HOURS (120 MINUTES) AN ADDITIONAL $10.00 PER HOUR APPLIES. EDITING MORE THAN ONE TAPE ONTO ONE DVD ADDITIONAL $10.00 PER TAPE/CUT APPLIES. Prices include additional Archival DVD media as required.

Prices include Archival Quality 100 year DVD media.

FROM: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM VHS TO MP4 OR AVI CAPTURE  VIDEO TO MP4 OR AVI FILE FORMAT IN NTSC.

$55.00 per hour ($55.00 minimum charge) + cost of media.

Tapes shorter then one hour are rounded UP to nearest half hour and are billed by each source and/or by the hour, for example: Three tapes of 15 minutes each would be 3 x $27.50 or $82.50. One tape of 1 hour 30 minutes would be 1 x $55.00  & 1 x $27.50 or $82.50. One tape of 2 hours would be 2 x $55.00 or $110.00.

Discount hourly rates on quantity:

10 to 19 hours: minus 10%
20 + hours: minus 20%

FROM: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM VHS-C “SMALL VHS TAPES”TO: NTSC DVD We use Teranex 2D processors, TBC (time base correctors) & AVDC (Audio/video digital converters) with CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) technology which all help hue, saturation, brightness and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape – no upconversion. This is a straight copy from videotape to DVD and no editing is done.

ONE VHS-C (PAL) VIDEO TAPE – UP TO 35 MINUTES, TO ONE DVD  (MINIMUM CHARGE) $40.00
TWO TO SIX VHS-C TAPES – UP TO 35 MINUTES EACH $25.00 Each
SIX TO TWELVE VHS-C TAPES – UP TO 35 MINUTES EACH $22.00 Each
12 TO 20 VHS-C TAPES – 35 MINUTES EACH $20.00 Each
21 + VHS-C TAPES – UP TO 35 MINUTE EACH $18.00 Each

NOTE: TAPES LONGER THAN 35 MINUTES, OR EDITING ONTO ONE DVD ADDITION CHARGES APPLY. TAPES LONGER THAN 35 MINUTES FULL SIZE VHS RATES APPLY. EDITING MORE THAN ONE TAPE ONTO ONE DVD ADDITIONAL $10.00 PER TAPE/CUT APPLIES. Prices include additional Archival DVD media as required.

PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM VHS-C “SMALL VHS TAPES” TO MP4 OR AVI CAPTURE  VIDEO TO MP4 OR AVI FILE FORMAT IN NTSC

ONE VHS-C (PAL) VIDEO TAPE – UP TO 35 MINUTES, TO ONE DVD  (MINIMUM CHARGE) $55.00
TWO TO SIX VHS-C TAPES – UP TO 35 MINUTES EACH $25.00 Each
SIX TO TWELVE VHS-C TAPES – UP TO 35 MINUTES EACH $22.00 Each
12 TO 20 VHS-C TAPES – 35 MINUTES EACH $20.00 Each
21 + VHS-C TAPES – UP TO 35 MINUTE EACH $19.00 Each

NOTE: TAPES LONGER THAN 35 MINUTES, OR EDITING ONTO ONE DVD ADDITION CHARGES APPLY. TAPES LONGER THAN 35 MINUTES… A MINIMUM $10.00 PER HOUR APPLIES. EDITING MORE THAN ONE TAPE ONTO ONE DVD ADDITIONAL $5.00 PER TAPE/CUT APPLIES. Prices include additional Archival DVD media as required.

FROM: PAL MINI-DV, DVCAM, HI8 & DIGITAL8: TO NTSC DVD We use Teranex 2D processors, TBC (time base correctors) & AVDC (Audio/video digital converters) with CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) technology which all help hue, saturation, brightness and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape – no upconversion. This is a straight copy from videotape to DVD and no editing is done.

ONE VIDEO TAPE UP TO 120 MINUTES TO DVD $40.00

Discounts on quantity.

2 to 4 tapes: minus 10%
5 to 10 tapes: minus 15%
11 to 20 tapes: minus 20%

Prices include Archival Quality 100 year DVD media.

FROM: PAL MINI-DV, DVCAM, HI8 & DIGITAL8: TO NTSC MP4 (H264)UPCONVERTED TO HD 720P We use Teranex 2D processors, TBC (time base correctors) & AVDC (Audio/video digital converters) with CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) technology which all help hue, saturation, brightness and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape and upconvered to 720P HD.

$55.00 per hour ($55.00 minimum charge) + cost of media.

Tapes shorter then one hour are rounded UP to nearest half hour and are billed by each source and/or by the hour, for example: Three tapes of 15 minutes each would be 3 x $27.50 or $82.50. One tape of 1 hour 30 minutes would be 1 x $55.00  & 1 x $27.50 or $82.50. One tape of 2 hours would be 2 x $55.00 or $110.00.

Discounts on quantity.

2 to 4 tapes: minus 10%
5 to 10 tapes: minus 15%
11 to 20 tapes: minus 20%

FROM: PAL MINI-DV, DVCAM, HI8 & DIGITAL8: TO NTSC AVI We use Teranex 2D processors, TBC (time base correctors) & AVDC (Audio/video digital converters) with CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) technology which all help hue, saturation, brightness and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape. This is a straight copy from videotape.

$45.00 per hour ($45.00 minimum charge) + cost of media.

Tapes shorter then one hour are rounded UP to nearest half hour and are billed by each source and/or by the hour, for example: Three tapes of 15 minutes each would be 3 x $22.50 or $67.50. One tape of 1 hour 30 minutes would be 1 x $45.00  & 1 x $22.50 or $67.50. One tape of 2 hours would be 2 x $45.00 or $90.00.

Discounts on quantity.

2 to 4 tapes: minus 10%
5 to 10 tapes: minus 15%
11 to 20 tapes: minus 20%

FROM: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM DVD: TO NTSC DVD We use Teranex 2D processors, TBC (time base correctors) & AVDC (Audio/video digital converters) with CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) technology which all help hue, saturation, brightness and sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the DVD – no upconversion. This is a straight copy from DVD and no editing is done.

UP TO 60 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $55.00
61 TO 120 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $70.00
121 TO 240 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $75.00

Prices include VHS & DVD media; Mini-DV & DVCam tapes additional charge. Discounts on quantity.

NOTE: When converting PAL/SECAM DVD to NTSC DVD we  only copy the “Main portion” of the PAL DVD. We perform a straight transfer of the movie or main portion of the DVD. Prices are based on “straight transfer”.

DVD TO DVD INTERNATIONAL CONVERSIONS (REGION FREE DVD)

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UP TO 60 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $55.00
61 TO 120 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $70.00
121 TO 240 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $75.00

FROM PAL/SECAM DVD (ANY REGION CODE) TO NTSC (REGION FREE) DVD Includes; Professional Grade DVD-R, jewel case & insert, one title & chapters. This means if you purchased a (PAL) DVD with region codes from anywhere in the world and it will not play on your (NTSC) DVD player we can copy it to DVD-R (NTSC) so it will play in Canada and USA

WE CAN CONVERT ANY PAL/SECAM REGION CODE DVD TO REGION FREE NTSC DVD

NOTE: When converting PAL/SECAM DVD to NTSC DVD we  only copy the “Main portion” of the DVD. We perform a straight transfer of the movie or main portion of the DVD. Prices are based on “straight transfer”.

FROM: NTSC DVD, MINI-DV, DVCAM, HI8MM, DIGITAL8, 8MM VIDEO, VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, BETAMAX, BETACAM, BETACAM SP OR 3/4″ TO: PAL AVI FILESCapture video in real-time and create PAL AVI files for editing on your “PAL” EDITING SOFTWARE.  These are  video files called, Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI) file at a bit rate of 25.0 Mbps in a PAL video format. The files can be placed on portable hard drives or higher capacity USB 3.0 flash/thumb drives.

DELIVERY (MEDIA) FORMAT OPTIONS: ADDITIONAL COST TO CONVERTING ANY VIDEO TO FILES

DIGITAL MEDIA STORAGE

OUR SUPPLIED MEDIA PREFERRED: Thumb/Flash drives/sticks. When using these media storage products we use only the Best Possible Media required for fast transfer upload and download speeds and to avoid any errors in the files. We can only use customer supplied NEW unopened media if it meets our specifications. Attention: The reliability and integrity of client supplied drives is the SOLE responsibility of the client and will be subject to a file loading fee and there are no warranties associated with customer supplied drives other then what is provided by the drive manufacturer.

DIGITAL RE-MASTERING OF ANALOG VIDEOTAPE: CORRECT VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS & UNSTABLE IMAGES, CORRECT COLOUR, AUDIO ENHANCEMENT & EDITING. This option is for videotape that is of poor quality and requires manual adjustment to restore Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Hue and Sharpness, eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. Your analog video is re-mastered to digital format video to either DVCAM or MINI-DV

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

The Blackmagic-Design Teranex 2D Processor is an advanced-quality standards converter as well as video format converter and capture and playback device all-in-one. As a standards converter, it can convert from most any television format to any other television format in the highest quality. Conversions are indistinguishable from the original master.

VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS OR UNSTABLE IMAGES We can eliminate picture jitter and time base errors from videotape 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.

REAL-TIME MOTION COMPENSATION VIDEO ARCHIVE PROCESSING A real-time restoration system with the ability to correct artifacts using motion compensation. Cleans up, fixes and stabilizes, in real-time, any video material that has deteriorated or been damaged, either by age or other factors. Typical material can be restored within two or three times its running length. And the end result is often better than when it was first shot. Until now this level of restoration quality could only be achieved by laborious, time-consuming and expensive processes. Consequently, a lot of material remains unrestored because, although potentially useful, it is not valuable enough to warrant such expenditure. Now virtually anything can be treated – not just high-value footage – at a cost far less than frame-by-frame restoration. Depending on what is required to get a stable & clean picture & audio. Cost is on a per hour basis and would be calculated upon inspection of the videotape.

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

VIDEOTAPE & DVD INFORMATION

NOTE: WE DO NOT CONVERT PAL HD FORMAT OR DVCPRO TAPES.We can convert; PAL MINI-DV or DVCAM but it must be originally recorded in SP speed and 4:3 format, NOT LP speed or HD.

RECEIVING A QUOTE OR PRICING FOR VIDEO TRANSFERS/DUPLICATIONS/CONVERSIONS: Let us know: 1) What format (type of videotape) you have; VHS/MINI-DV/DVCAM/BETAMAX/HI8 etc. 2) TV recording standard; NTSC, PAL or SECAM. 3) Format Standard 4:3 or HD 16:9. 4) Original recording speed; SP/LP/EP. 5) The length of the videotape; 10 minutes/20/60/120 etc. 6) Condition of the videotape; has it been damaged/broken/melted, does it need repair? 7) What do you want it transferred/duplicated or converted to? It is always best to receive a quote or basic price before shipping to determine if the videotape you have can be transferred/duplicated or converted. Due to the extensive tape formats, speeds, recording standards & format standards TMTV may not be able to transfer/duplicate or convert your tape. Ask before you send!

DVD REGION CODES

INFO: The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.

REGION 1 — USA, Canada
REGION 2 — Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 — S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 — Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
REGION 5 — Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
REGION 6 — China
REGION 7 — Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
REGION 8 — Resevered for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc…
REGION 0 or REGION ALL — Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.

To keep it simple, this means that DVD players and DVDs are labeled for operation on within a specific geographical region in the world.

The end result is that DVDs encoded for regions other than Region 1 cannot be played on a region 1 DVD player, also, players marketed for other regions cannot play region 1-stamped DVDs. Thats were we come in, we can convert ANY DVD to play on your NTSC player.

When converting PAL/SECAM DVD to NTSC DVD we would copy only the “Main portion” of the DVD. Recreating titles/menus/chapters of the DVD are an option. We perform a straight transfer of the movie or main portion of the DVD. If there are special features such as “bonus footage” or “additional features” on the DVD and you wish to include those on the DVD, then those items need to be recreated at an additional cost. Prices are based on “straight transfer”.

CONVERTING ANALOG VIDEO TO DVD;Analog Video to DVD; (all formats) We can convert your old VHS and analog camcorder videos to high quality DVD (Digital Video Disk), Saves storage space & DVD lasts a life time. Converting from VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi8mm, 8mm, 3/4″ Umatic, Betamax, Betacam, Betacam SP, Mini-DV, DVcam and DVD is as good as the original source. Menus with or without titles can be created on a DVD to instantly select what you want to view on the DVD. Unlike tape were you have to search by fast forwarding or rewinding which wears out the tape. Chapters are automatically created every 5 minutes. DVDs are small (size of a CD) which saves space, do not wear out after thousands of plays and DVDs last a lifetime. Recorded to NTSC REGION CODE FREE DVD-R with Mpeg-2Hybrid (VBR) Variable Bit Rate encoding.

DVD-R: Transferring videotape direct to Professional Grade DVD-R Master is a very acceptable and economical way to transfer your videotapes and the quality is exceptional (Twice as good as VHS) and lasts 5 to 10 times longer, however you can not do further editing on your computer with a DVD-R without additional software or hardware (check with the manufacturer of your computer to see if you can edit DVD-R). With the popularity of DVD players and distribution of Hollywood movies to DVD this is the best way to view your videotapes. We can make a PERFECT COPY of your DVD with our state-of-the-art duplicators. VHS copies can also be made for distribution for those family or friends that do not have a DVD player. Titles & menus with titles can be created to instantly skip forward or back to selected sections. Options like; Custom DVD printing from basic black and white to full colour photo quality, custom DVD cases & printable inserts add a great touch to your DVD.

MINI-DV OR DVCAM: For future video editing of your videotapes we recommend transferring to MINI-DV or DVCAM (tape) Master. This allows you to edit, capture prints, add music or sound, titles or transfer your videotape via “Firewire” to your computer using your Mini-DV/DVCAM deck or Mini-DV/DVCAM camcorder. (You must have a Mini-DV/DVCAM deck or camcorder & video editing software & hardware and a computer that can edit full frame video) Transferring DIRECT to a MINI-DV OR DVCAM MASTER and making copies to DVD or VHS is recommended. We can also make SUB-MASTERS, DIRECT from the MASTER through the “Firewire” connection which results in a PERFECT COPY. We can also copy your MASTERS through “Firewire” to DVD for distribution. (If you do not plan on editing or doing further manipulation of your videotapes then we recommend transferring them direct to DVD-R) Currently the maximum amount of videotape we can transfer to Mini-DV in (SP Speed, best quality) is 60 minutes and 124 minutes to DVCAM.

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