What are DVDs?
DVD has the same physical format of a CD with a data density approx 8
times ( 4.7 GB ) of a CD. DVD video ( we usually just call it DVD ) has
become the standard format for videos on a DVD. Videos are digitized and
compressed into MPEG-2 data stream ( MPG file ), at a variable bit rate
( 9.8Mbit/s max. for video + audio, sampling at 48kHz ). The MPG file
is then output to a special format on a DVD along with other control files
so that it is compatible with most set top DVD players
many camcorder tapes can you fit onto one dvd?
To maintain quality, we tend to transfer one camcorder or video tape tape
onto its own dvd. This also results in a simpler transfer where the tape
can always be matched to the dvd at a later date. Its also advisable since
many camcorder tapes are long play and last longer
it matter if my tapes are recorded in long play?
No. we don't charge more and simply absorb any additional costs into our
business overall. Our machines can handle all formats.
you alter the originals?
No, your original material will be returned to you unmodified.
the quality of a DVD like?
The video quality of a DVD , is better than a Super VHS tape. A single
sided, single layered DVD could have more than 2 hours of high quality
video although if you're looking for absolute quality, then we recommend
a maximum of 1 hour per DVD.
possible DVD compatibility issues are?
If you already have a DVD player, then in the vast majority of cases,
the DVD which we'll create for you will be compatible. However, It's always
worth checking beforehand with your manufacturer. We are not responsible
for problems due to incompatibility of your DVD player with our media.
the Quality like?
studio uses quality digital transfer machines specifically qesigned to
digitally transfer your material.
During transfers, we can even digitally remaster and repair your film
as it transfers it to DVD.
This benefits you by dramatically improving both the visual and audio
quality of the resulting material.
This is important with older tapes that have suffered over time in respect
of a slight fading for example.
of Video Errors Associated with Worn Out and Older Stretched Tapes:
When we transfer your material, should you wish, adjustments can be made
to reduce a number of errors which are commonplace to older stretched
Examples include but are no limited to:
Colour or Tint Errors
As well as stabilising your video, we might also improve quality using
brightness, sharpness & contrast adjustment controls.
These important alterations can make an enormous difference to the end
DV Codec Technology:
This is the DV codec chip providing the industry's best picture quality
preservation during analog-to-DV and DV-to-analog conversion.
Clean, Stabilise and Enhance Analog Video:
We employ advanced 3D Y/C separation and 3D noise reduction functions
for enhancing analog video quality.
Poor analog source video is filtered prior to DV conversion to provide
better quality video.
Advanced Image Enhancement Features:
- 2D/3D Y/C separation – Separates the Y/C (S-Video) signal to RGB
using chronological information between signals (applicable for NTSC only)
camcorder to dvd and digital formats