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INTERNATIONAL WORLD CONVERSIONS OF DVD, HI8, DIGITAL8, VIDEO 8MM, MINI-DV, DVCAM, VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, BETAMAX, BETACAM OR LASERDISC TO DVD OR OTHER VIDEO FORMATS

NEW LOWER PRICING

 ALL OUR VIDEO TO DVD PRICES INCLUDE: PROFESSIONAL BROADCAST QUALITY CONVERSION USING PROFESSIONAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT, MASTERING QUALITY 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL 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. Our conversion from videotape produces better quality than your original analog videotape. We use the BEST quality professional equipment and Mastering DVD-R media for compatibility and longevity. Tapes are mastered in "real-time".


FROM: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM VHS 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 videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. This is a straight copy from videotape to DVD and no editing is done.

ONE VHS VIDEO TAPE UP TO 120 MINUTES TO DVD $34.00
ONE VHS VIDEO TAPE UP TO120 TO 240 MINUTES  (requires 2 DVDs) $54.00
ONE VHS VIDEO TAPE UP TO 240+ MINUTES  (requires 3 DVDs) $64.00

Discounts on quantity.

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

Prices include Archival Quality 100 year DVD media.


FROM: PAL MINI-DV, DVCAM, HI8 & DIGITAL8 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 videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. This is a straight copy from videotape to DVD and no editing is done.

ONE VIDEO TAPE UP TO 120 MINUTES TO DVD $36.00
ONE VIDEO TAPE 121 TO 240 MINUTES TO DVD (requires 2 DVDs) $56.00
ONE VIDEO TAPE 83 TO 124 MINUTES TO DVD (requires 3 DVDs) $66.00

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 MINI-DV, DVCAM, Betacam SP, VHS 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 videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. This is a straight copy from videotape and no editing is done.

UP TO 63 MINUTES FROM ONE VIDEO TAPE $44.00
63 TO 83 MINUTES FROM ONE VIDEO TAPE $54.00
83 TO 124 MINUTES FROM ONE VIDEO TAPE $64.00

VHS, Mini-DV, DVCAM,  S-VHS or Betacam SP tapes additional charge. Discounts on quantity

TO: Betacam SP; minimim charge: $75.00


FROM: NTSC DVD, MINI-DV, DVCAM, HI8MM, DIGITAL8, 8MM VIDEO, VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, BETAMAX, BETACAM, BETACAM SP OR 3/4" TO: PAL MINI-DV, DVCAM, VHS, 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 videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. This is a straight copy from videotape and no editing is done.

UP TO 60 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $49.00
61 TO 120 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $59.00
121 TO 240 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $69.00

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


FROM: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM, MESECAM DVD TO: NTSC MINI-DV, DVD, DVCAM, VHS 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 videotape playback and insure a stable on-screen image. This is a straight copy from videotape and no editing is done.

UP TO 60 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $49.00
61 TO 120 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $59.00
121 TO 240 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $69.00

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)

UP TO 60 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $44.00
61 TO 120 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $54.00
121 TO 240 MINUTES FROM ONE MASTER $64.00

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 anywere 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".


ANALOG OR DIGITAL PAL/SECAM VIDEO TAPE TO NTSC AVI FILES FOR EDITING: From PAL analog video tape such as; VHS,  HI8, VHS-C, SVHS, or from digital formats: Digital8mm, Mini-DV or DVCam.

WE CORRECT VIDEOTAPE SIGNAL LOSS &  UNSTABLE IMAGES We eliminate picture jitter, time base errors and increase sharpness and clarity from videotape playback and insure a clear and stable on-screen image. There are options to boost audio and provide colour correction during capture.

Capture video in real-time and create AVI files for editing on your computer .  These are uncompressed video files called, Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI) file at a bit rate of 25.0 Mbps and a display size of 720x480 in a video format of NTSC. The files can be placed on DVDs, portable hard drives or higher capacity USB flash drives.

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Create WMM Windows Movie Maker project files - For editing in Windows Movie Maker only. You must have Windows Movie Maker installed on your computer to be able to edit your project.

MINIMUM CHARGE $75.00 PER HOUR + MEDIA STORAGE MATERIAL


OPTIONS

 MINI-DV 63 MINUTE TAPE STANDARD MASTER : Includes; Standard Professional Quality tape, hard case & labels. Add $9.96 per 60 minutes.

 MINI-DV 63 MINUTE TAPE ADVANCED MASTER : Includes; Advanced Master HD Quality tape, hard case & labels. Add $15.96 per 60 minutes.

 MINI-DV 83 MINUTE TAPE STANDARD MASTER: Includes; Standard Professional Quality tape, hard case & labels. Add $17.96 per 80 minutes.

DVCAM (LARGE SIZE DV TAPE) ADVANCED MASTER 124 MINUTES: Includes; Advanced Master Quality tape, hard case & labels. DVCAM (Large size tape) Add $45.96 per 120 minutes.

ARCHIVAL MASTER GOLD 4.7GB DVD - 24 KARAT GOLD PROFESSIONAL 100 YEAR ARCHIVAL MASTERING 4.7GB DVD-R WITH FULL PLASTIC CASE: A DVD-R can hold 2 hours or 120 minutes of video recorded at SP Speed. Add $15.00 per 120 minutes.

PORTABLE Hard Drive (plug & play) with USB  EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES for files larger than 4.7 GB. A 320 GB drive can hold 26 hours of AVI files. For film orders of more than 1000 feet we would transfer the films direct to an external portable (plug & play) hard drive. (Contact us for current prices on portable hard drives). Special Request: You can also supply us with your portable external hard drive. We can upload the files directly to an external hard drive.  The capacity of the hard drive determines the amount of film we can place on the hard drive. You need to be running Windows NT, 2000 or XP. For Mac users you will need to check if your system will run DV TYPE 1 AVI files. NOTE: Mac users may need to convert AVI files to QuickTime.mov files. More info at The X Lab or  purchase software here: converter-for-mac

BETACAM SP TAPE:  30 Minute professional advanced master quality Betacam SP Fuji video tape, includes case: contact us for prices.

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 a slow speed) they are considered as-good-as the DVD Master.

DVD COPIES: From your DV or 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.

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 excact time of the video or DVD.

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-2 Hybrid (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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Video & DVD technical info


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