HAVE YOUR VIDEOTAPES UPCONVERTED TO HIGH DEFINITION (HD) AT THE SAME COST AS STANDARD CONVERSIONS… Exceptional high quality at low prices, only at Teamwork Media (TMTV) Digital Video Lab

VIDEO TO DVD ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTERS, DIGITAL FILE FORMATS & UPCONVERTING TO HD FOR VIEWING OR EDITING

Video Conversions

FROM; VHS, VHS-C, VIDEO 8, DIGITAL 8, HI-8, MINI-DV, BETAMAX, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, U-MATIC, BETACAM SP (NTSC) SD OR HD FORMATS TO DVD OR BLU RAY HD DVD, AVI, MP4 (H-264), PRORES .MOV (QUICKTIME) DNX (MXF) & OTHER FILE FORMATS

BEST PRICES – BEST SERVICE – BEST EQUIPMENT – BEST ARCHIVAL DIGITAL MEDIA

VOLUME DISCOUNTS  & FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR OUR USA CUSTOMERS BASED ON THE CANADIAN VS. USA CURRENCY EXCHANGE

OPTION 1)  VIDEO TO DVD 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION MASTERS

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WE DON’T JUST COPY YOUR VIDEO TAPES TO DVD, WE RE-MASTER THEM! Contrary to rumors and miss information… DVDs are not going anywhere! They currently last longer than any other storage media and are not susceptible to corruption or file deletion such as hard drives, USB flash/thumb drives or SD cards.

ALL OUR VIDEO TO DVD PRICES INCLUDE: PROFESSIONAL BROADCAST QUALITY CONVERSION USING PROFESSIONAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT, MASTERING QUALITY ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION DVDS (Not the cheap ones), printing direct on the disc (no sticky label) with your title information, the menu/title, quality poly case, video enhancement, stabilize video images.

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. 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.

Our conversion from videotape produces better quality than your original analog videotape. We use the BEST quality professional equipment and 100 year ARCHIVAL Mastering DVD-R media for the best compatibility and longevity.  All tapes are mastered in “real-time”.

VIDEOTAPE DIRECT TO DVD IN NORTH AMERICAN VIDEO STANDARD OF NTSC, STANDARD DEFINITION (SD) 720 x 480: When Recording to MPEG-2 Format (VBR) you can NOT edit these files on your computer. It is for long term archival storage & viewing purpose only on your DVD player or computer drive DVD player. If you need to edit your video tape immediately we can create (capture) your video to a computer file format such as professional PC formats like AVI, MP4 H-264 or many professional Apple compatible formats. (SEE ADDITIONAL “OPTIONS” BELOW).

LONG TERM STORAGE OF ARCHIVAL DVD DISC MEDIA: Although you can not edit the files that are recorded onto a DVD Master, they are a very solid, long term and archival media because they are not susceptible to corruption or file deletion like all other media. DVDs can be copied and files created from the DVD disc later on down the road if you are wanting to edit. DVD Archival 100 year preservation Master discs will outlast any other media on the market today and will still be in use for years to come.

VIDEOTAPE AFTER CONVERSION: All original material is returned along with the new masters to the customer after conversion or transfer. It is recommended that you preserve all of your original material through safe storage in a cool, dry environment.

Pricing is based on a per tape basis with huge discounts on quantity. Up to two hours of video can be converted and placed on a DVD Master archival disc. We normally convert one tape per disc, unless you know the exact length of the tape, then we can place more than one tape onto one DVD. (additional editing fees apply for more then one tape onto one DVD). EDITING: If you only want sections recorded from the tape then you would need to provide a shot list with exact times of what you want included on the disc, editing fees apply.

OPTION 2) VIDEO TO AVI – FOR PC USERS

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VIDEO (ALL FORMATS) OF ANALOG OR DIGITAL VIDEOTAPE TO RAW AVI FILE BROADCAST EDITING FORMAT: ANY FORMATS OF ANALOG OR DIGITAL VIDEO (DV) TO AVI COMPUTER FILE FORMAT FOR LATER EDITING From analog video tape such as; VHS, Betamax, Betacam, 3/4″, Video8, HI8, VHS-C, S-VHS, or from Digital formats such as Digital 8mm, Mini-DV or DVCam. Conversion/capture to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape – no upconversion

CAPTURE VIDEO (ALL FORMATS) OF ANALOG OR DV VIDEOTAPE TO AVI FILE FORMAT FOR EDITING ON YOUR COMPUTER AND ARCHIVAL STORAGE Capture video in real-time and create AVI files. WE CORRECT VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS &  UNSTABLE IMAGES. 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.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. These are RAW Lossless compression 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 (480P) in a video format of NTSC, unless you have 16:9 widescreen or HD footage then we can discuss these options. AVI files are the standard in the video 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 files can be placed on media such as portable hard drives, High Speed 3.0 USB Thumb Drives or Class 10 SD Cards. Estimated 14GB for each 60 minutes of video. 

NOTE FOR MAC USERS:Let us know if you are using a MAC computer before considering AVI file format. AVI is a typical Windows video format.

Can you play AVI on Mac? The AVI file format is heavily used on PCs, but generally can’t be used on a Mac computer. Even as for Apple’s QuickTime media player, unfortunately, the free version of QuickTime is not compatible with all types of AVI video files on Mac.

What video player on a PC or MAC will play AVI files? We highly recommend  VLC Media Player. It’s fast, open-source, free and you can use it on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. VLC also supports pretty much every file format out there and is a highly capable player.

PRICING: Is based on a per hour bases and by your quantity (Huge discounts on quantity). Tapes shorter than 30 minutes are rounded UP to nearest 30 minutes and are then billed by each source and/or by the hour. 

RAW AVI FILE SIZE: 14 GB per hour.

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. The media we use includes; USB 3.0 (8X’s the speed of USB 2.0) with a minimum write speed of 45Mbps & SD Card Class 10 with a speed of 300Mbps. All drives/Sticks are formatted NTFS. If you are MAC based please let us know and we will format the media in EXFAT. We can only use customer supplied media if it meets our specifications. 

SUPPLYING YOUR OWN MEDIA: You can supply your own 3.0 USB media but it must be large enough to fit all of your files: Hard Drives must be PC/MAC compatible and pre-formatted in EXFAT or NTFS and use the standard USB 3.0 connection. No warranty or guarantees on customer supplied media.

Capture video in real-time and create AVI files from your HD or SD footage.

SEE “DELIVERY (MEDIA) FORMAT” FOR INFO ON (USB THUMB/FLASH DRIVES & PORTABLE HARD DRIVES).

OPTION 3) VIDEO TO MP4 (H.264) FILES IN HD – FOR MAC OR PC

ANY FORMAT OF ANALOG OR DIGITAL VIDEO TO COMPRESSED MP4 COMPUTER FILE FORMAT AND UPCONVERTED TO HD FILES

Great for viewing on your PC, Laptop, Apple I MAC or MacBook, Smart TV, Tablet or for sharing with family and friends through social media.

CAPTURE “CONVERT” (ALL FORMATS) OF ANALOG OR DIGITAL VIDEO (DV) VIDEOTAPE TO THE COMPRESSED MP4 FILE FORMAT IN HD TO THE “NATIVE” ASPECT RATIO OF THE TAPE IN THE CODEC OF H.264 HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO FORMAT FOR VIEWING OR EDITING IN WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER, IMOVIE OR YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO VIEWING OR EDITING SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER, FOR WEB, IPHONE, IPAD, APPLE TV, YOUTUBE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND MORE OR STORING ON PORTABLE MEDIA.

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. For SD footage upconverted to HD we use a Teranex 2D Processor. 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.

Exclusive CEC (Color Enhancement Chipset) Technology during conversion produces jitter free imagery and vibrant color enhancement to produce stunning picture quality.

SD TO HD: These are High Definition files from your Standard Definition video, it is upscaled “upconverted”. SD 4:3 format videos are upscaled using a VIDEO SCALER and processor to 720P 1280 x 720 HD in their native format, Scalers are used to convert a signal from a lower resolution (such as standard definition  (SD) – VHS, Video 8, Betamax, laserdiscs) to a higher resolution such as HD high definition, a process known as “upconversion” or “upscaling”. Options for 1080i HD as well as 2K HD.

FILE SIZE: The files can be placed on media such as portable hard drives, High Speed 3.0 USB Thumb/Flash Drives/Sticks, portable hard drives or SD Cards. Example: MP4 at 720P at 15 Mbps requires approximately 10 GB per hour of 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. The media we use includes; USB 3.0 (8X’s the speed of USB 2.0) with a minimum write speed of 45Mbps. All drives/Sticks are formatted NTFS. If you are MAC based please let us know and we will format the media in EXFAT or provide a portable hard drive that is both PC & Mac compatible. We can only use customer supplied media if it meets our specifications.

SUPPLYING YOUR OWN MEDIA: You can supply your own 3.0 USB media but it must be large enough to fit all of your files: Hard Drives must be PC/MAC compatible and pre-formatted in EXFAT or NTFS and use the standard USB 3.0 connection. No warranty or guarantees on customer supplied media.

PRICING: Is based on a per hour bases and by your quantity (Huge discounts on quantity). Tapes shorter than 30 minutes are rounded UP to nearest 30 minutes and are then billed by each source and/or by the hour. 

OPTION 4) PRORES .MOV OR DNX MXF DIGITAL FORMATS 

VIDEO TO PRORES OR DNX

You have a choice of incredible quality ProRes or DNx recorded in QuickTime and MXF file formats.

Conversion/capture in real-time to the “native” aspect ratio of the tape or “Upconvert” to HD 720p, 1080i, 2K, UHD 4K using Texanex processors and HyperDeck studio decks.

ProRes & DNX files are compatible with software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X and more or viewing on Quicktime.

PRORES: ProRes are professional level outputs for people editing on computers. 

DNX: DNX is the native format for Avid’s editing software but can also be edited on many PC based editing software. Even though a lower bit rate, it is considered a robust professional format.

Codec choices in QuickTime and MXF: ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes LT, DNxHD 45 or DNxHR LB. 10-bit codecs such as ProRes 422 HQ, DNxHR HGX or DNxHD 220x. ProRes 422, DNxHR SQ or DNxHD 145 or OP-1A DNx MXF files. H.264 in various Video Formats, Bit rate settings and Bit rate (Mb/s).

DIGITAL CINEMA FILE SAMPLE SIZES SD FOOTAGE UPCONVERTED TO 720P or 1080i 59.94 FPS, BIT-DEPTH; 10-BIT IN .MOV:

PRORES 422 HQ (HIGHEST) = 99GB PER HOUR

PRORES 422 (EXTREME) = 66GB PER HOUR

PRORES 422 LT = 40GB PER HOUR

PRORES 422 PROXY = 26GB PER HOUR

A QuickTime movie file uses a .mov file extension.

These files are for clients depending on their specific requirements. The these file types are not recommended for customers who are not familiar with their specific needs for their video editing programs and computers ability to handle these large files.

OUR SUPPLIED MEDIA PREFERRED: We can only use customer supplied media if it meets our specifications.

SUPPLYING YOUR OWN MEDIA: You can supply your own 3.0 USB media but it must be large enough to fit all of your files: Hard Drives must be PC/MAC compatible and pre-formatted in EXFAT or NTFS and use the standard USB 3.0 connection. No warranty or guarantees on customer supplied media.

PRICING: Is based on a per hour bases and by your quantity (Discounts on quantity). Tapes shorter than 15 minutes are rounded UP to nearest 15 minutes and are then billed by each source and/or by the hour. Minimum one hour charge for one tape.

OPTION 5) VIDEO TO BLU RAY HD DVD

VIDEO TO HD (High Definition) BLU RAY DVD 

ANY ANALOG VIDEO TAPE AND UPSCALE OR UPCONVERT STANDARD VIDEO FILES TO HIGH DEFINITION (HD) TO BLU-RAY DVD FROM NTSC) & RE-MASTERING TO BLU-RAY DVD, Includes case, printing, real-time conversion and upscaled the analog standard definition video to 720P, 1080I or 2K HD video in standard or widescreen. Maximum length of Blu Ray disc is 90 minutes for the best quality.

PRICING: Is based on a per hour bases and by your quantity (Huge discounts on quantity). Tapes shorter than 30 minutes are rounded UP to nearest 30 minutes and are then billed by each source and/or by the hour.

How to Choose a Video File Format

Which format should I select for my home videos, MP4 or AVI? In general, if you are using a PC then AVI is the best option for converting your tapes to a file format, if using a MAC, then MP4 file is your best option. AVI is used generally for a PC, however, MP4 can also be used for your PC. AVI files on a MAC we have found are usually not compatible depending on your computers software. If using a MAC and you are unsure that it will play AVI then choose MP4. When going to MP4 we upconvert your standard definition (SD) video to High Definition (HD) files. AVI format has more opportunities to be used for Windows players and windows based editing software. Due to AVI’s larger file size it is not usually used for portable devices or video streaming sites. MP4 is a more lossy compressed file format that is widely used with various video players and portable devices and for web sites and streaming over the internet.

You should choose a file format based on your video quality requirements. The video should achieve the required quality, but no more than that. High-quality videos are hard to download, convert, share and manage. Plus, you need to take into account how you want to view the video files. Not all browsers, programs, and devices can play a specific video format. 

Before choosing a video format, consider the following cases:

  • For online videos choose a file format that most web browsers support. This way, your video will be played natively on the browser. MP4 is a browser compatible video format.
  • For home video recordings, choose a format with high quality video good chance of being usable in the future. Open source file formats are more future-proof than proprietary formats that are controlled by enterprises. MP4, AVI & professional formats such as ProRes (.MOV) are a good fit for that category.
  • For Windows applications, choose a format that is compatible with Windows. AVI is the best choice in this case if maintaining it’s standard SD format.
  • For MAC applications, choose a format that is compatible with MAC. MP4 (H.264) and .MOV are good choices.
  • Is there a cost difference between converting tapes to AVI or MP4? Yes, it costs less to convert video to AVI files.

RECEIVING AN ESTIMATE OR PRICING FOR VIDEO CONVERSIONS: Let us know:

1) What format (type of videotapes) do you have; VHS, VHS-C, HI8, DIGITAL8, VIDEO8, MINI-DV, BETAMAX. other?

2) The length of the each videotape; 10, 20, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120 minutes?

3) How many of each format?

4) Condition of the videotape; does it need repair… has it been damaged, broken, melted, moldy, fire or water damage?

5What do you want it converted to? DVD for viewing or files for computer use, what type of computer would you use to view or edit the files PC or MAC?

If you know…

6) TV recording standard; NTSC (North American), PAL or SECAM (overseas)?

7) Format Standard SD 4:3, HD 16:9, or widescreen SD?

8) Original recording speed; XP/SP/LP/EP?

TYPE OF VIDEO TAPES WE CONVERT

FULL SIZE VHS OR SVHS (Super VHS)

SMALL CARTRIDGE VHS CAMCORDER TAPE CALLED VHS-C (THESE TAPES ARE USUALLY 20 to 30 MINUTES IN LENGTH (IF ORIGINALLY RECORDED IN SP SPEED) 

BETAMAX & SUPER BETAMAX

DIGITAL 8/HI8/VIDEO 8

MINI-DV (Digital Video) & HDV (High Definition Digital Video)

PROFESSIONAL BROADCAST FORMATS: BETACAM, DVCAM, DVCPRO & 3/4″ UMATIC

Tape sizes: 20, 30, 45, 60, 90 minute tapes can be converted. We can handle both Betacam (small) & (large) size tapes.

DVCAM, DVCPRO Signal System playback: 1080P, 1080i, 720P, NTSC, PAL DVCPRO HD-LP, DVCPRO 50/25, DV, DVCAM

DVCAM & DVCPRO TAPES: ORIGINAL RECORDING SPEEDS OF NTSC or PAL DVCAM & DVCPRO VIDEOTAPE: Our professional DV recorder/players can only playback  (LARGE DVCAM FORMAT TAPES) in SP speed only. LARGE FORMAT DVCAM & DVCPRO AS WELL AS HD TAPES recorded in anything other then SP speed can not be handled at our facility.

NEED THEM DONE FAST? Let us know and we can place a rush order on your conversion that meets your timeline. SEE PROCESSING TIME

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