We at Heirloom Video transfer video tapes (all formats), 8mm/Super8/16mm film reels (flicker free), slides, photographs, LPs, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, and mini-DVD/hard drive cameras to
digital files and DVDs (also PAL conversion and photo montages).
WE BEAT ANY PRICE, ALONG WITH CUTTING EDGE QUALITY, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND SUPERB SERVICE!
Digital - What Can Be Done? Video tapes have become a victim of the digital age. VHS and 8mm tapes are
analog recordings and, as such, will not last if the recording was from a video
camera. The tapes will likely have a storage life of one or two
decades, depending on storage conditions.
Transferring the tape images to a
digital format becomes the only recourse if you wish to save precious events
like a wedding, soccer game or a birthday party. Old film reels are more durable, but you need an old projector (and a screen) to watch them and few people have a projector that works. And what about those old slides, photos, cassette tapes, etc.?
Will Technological Innovation Ever End? It is unlikely that it will ever become unnecessary to
transfer recordings from one technology to another.
Five to ten years down the
road you will need to transfer DVDs to a "new" digital format because they will become obsolete.
to this reality, we provide transfers to the most common computer based
digital file format (MPEG4) for the ultimate storage solution. MPEG4
files can be played on computers/most new TVS and can be easily encoded to other digital
formats, if necessary.
Transferring Media: Home computers and
standalone VHS to DVD units can be used to accomplish the transfer task, but the
process can be difficult and/or expensive (special hardware and software are
necessary). The easiest and less frustrating option is to have the transfer
done professionally for a similar price of a do-it-yourself project. Let us
know if we can help!