VHS-C Transfer and Conversion to Mpeg 4

VHS-C (VHS Compact to MP4 (h.264)

VHS-C TransferWe will transfer and convert your VHS-C tapes direct to a computer using a range of video recorders which include JVC HR-DVS3, JVC HR-S7700, Panasonic AG-7330 and Samsung SV-5000W via S-Video connection to ensure you get the best quality from your old videotape.

We connect the video recorder directly to a broadcast quality encoder which is the Canopus ADVC3000, this enables us to clean up the video signal by removing chroma (colour) and luma (Mono) noise within the picture. As well as removing noise the white and black threshold is also improved and there is also horizontal and vertical outline enhance to improve the picture before capture. The audio and picture are also locked to ensure that there is no sync issues or audio delay, the signal is then sent to a computer using either Firewire or SDI connections.

When capturing your video footage we use Adobe Premiere Pro which allows us to capture your footage as an AVI file, the file will be captured using the DV codec which gives a file size of around 15GB for every hour of footage captured. When capturing via SDI we capture it as a raw file making it perfect for video editing, a raw AVI has a size of around 70GB per hour. We usually don’t give customers these files as they are the capture files we use to create your final file for DVD, Mpeg 4 (h.264) or other codecs that you may require.

VHS-C TransferWe will transfer and convert your VHS-C tapes direct to a computer using a range of video recorders which include JVC HR-DVS3, JVC HR-S7700, Panasonic AG-7330 and Samsung SV-5000W via S-Video connection to ensure you get the best quality from your old videotape.

We connect the video recorder directly to a broadcast quality encoder which is the Canopus ADVC3000, this enables us to clean up the video signal by removing chroma (colour) and luma (Mono) noise within the picture. As well as removing noise the white and black threshold is also improved and there is also horizontal and vertical outline enhance to improve the picture before capture. The audio and picture are also locked to ensure that there is no sync issues or audio delay, the signal is then sent to a computer using either Firewire or SDI connections.

When capturing your video footage we use Adobe Premiere Pro which allows us to capture your footage as an AVI file, the file will be captured using the DV codec which gives a file size of around 15GB for every hour of footage captured. When capturing via SDI we capture it as a raw file making it perfect for video editing, a raw AVI has a size of around 70GB per hour. We usually don’t give customers these files as they are the capture files we use to create your final file for DVD, Mpeg 4 (h.264) or other codecs that you may require.

Mpeg 4 (h.264)

Convert VHS-C to MP4When transferring to Mpeg 4 (h.264) files we transfer your videotape to the computer using a firewire connection, once your videotape is captured we will remove overscan from your video footage, overscan is the black space around your video when captured digitally. We will also capture your tape in its native aspect ratio which is 4.3 giving black bars at each side of the picture when viewed on widescreen televisions or monitors.

For long tapes, we can give you a single file or if preferred can split your footage into several files. We encode your video files at a high bitrate of at least 7Mbps which matches the quality of DVD and as such the files you receive will be large. As a rough estimate every hour of footage takes up approximately 3GB, we can also produce smaller files on request if you’re looking to email or upload your files online.

Once your files are ready we can put them on to a USB drive or you can use our online downloading service where your files will be available to download for 28 days. You can supply a USB drive or we can supply one at an additional cost. The cost for transferring to Mpeg 4 (h.264) is £6 per tape which covers your footage running up to one hour, should your footage run over an hour then there is an additional charge of £4 per additional hour.

Pro-Res or DNx

Convert VHS-C to Pro-Res or DNxWe can also supply high-quality Apple Pro-Res or Avid DNx files if you’re looking to edit your footage, for capturing these files we capture via SDI connection in conjunction with a Blackmagic Decklink 4K studio capture card. The video footage is captured at 4.2.2 and as a raw AVI file.

We are happy to give you the raw files however you will require a large hard drive to store them on as each hour of SD footage will take up about 75GB. The price for converting to Pro-Res or DNx is £10 per tape which covers your footage running up to one hour, should your footage run over an hour then there is an additional charge of £4 per additional hour.

Digital File Extras

Why not have your footage upscaled from SD to HD, when upscaling your footage it gains no additional pixelation during our process, we will also convert the footage from interlaced to progressive. We can also change the aspect ratio from 4.3 to 15.9 which gives you a wider picture on your widescreen televisions and monitors, there is slight cropping at the top and bottom of the picture. The cost for upscaling is an additional £10 per tape which is charged on top of the standard transfer price.

Mpeg 4 (h.264)

Convert VHS-C to MP4When transferring to Mpeg 4 (h.264) files we transfer your videotape to the computer using a firewire connection, once your videotape is captured we will remove overscan from your video footage, overscan is the black space around your video when captured digitally. We will also capture your tape in its native aspect ratio which is 4.3 giving black bars at each side of the picture when viewed on widescreen televisions or monitors.

For long tapes, we can give you a single file or if preferred can split your footage into several files. We encode your video files at a high bitrate of at least 7Mbps which matches the quality of DVD and as such the files you receive will be large. As a rough estimate every hour of footage takes up approximately 3GB, we can also produce smaller files on request if you’re looking to email or upload your files online.

Once your files are ready we can put them on to a USB drive or you can use our online downloading service where your files will be available to download for 28 days. You can supply a USB drive or we can supply one at an additional cost. The cost for transferring to Mpeg 4 (h.264) is £6 per tape which covers your footage running up to one hour, should your footage run over an hour then there is an additional charge of £4 per additional hour.

Pro-Res or DNx

Convert VHS-C to Pro-Res or DNxWe can also supply high-quality Apple Pro-Res or Avid DNx files if you’re looking to edit your footage, for capturing these files we capture via SDI connection in conjunction with a Blackmagic Decklink 4K studio capture card. The video footage is captured at 4.2.2 and as a raw AVI file.

We are happy to give you the raw files however you will require a large hard drive to store them on as each hour of SD footage will take up about 75GB. The price for converting to Pro-Res or DNx is £10 per tape which covers your footage running up to one hour, should your footage run over an hour then there is an additional charge of £4 per additional hour.

Digital File Extras

Why not have your footage upscaled from SD to HD, when upscaling your footage it gains no additional pixelation during our process, we will also convert the footage from interlaced to progressive. We can also change the aspect ratio from 4.3 to 15.9 which gives you a wider picture on your widescreen televisions and monitors, there is slight cropping at the top and bottom of the picture. The cost for upscaling is an additional £10 per tape which is charged on top of the standard transfer price.

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    Formats we transfer and convert

    Betamax to DVD

    Video 2000 to DVD

    VHS to DVD

    Super VHS to DVD

    VHS-C to DVD

    Super VHS-C to DVD

    Video 8 to DVD

    Hi8 to DVD

    Digital 8 to DVD

    Mini DV to DVD

    Micro MV to DVD

    Mini DVD to DVD

    Betacam to DVD

    DVCAM to DVD

    DVC Pro to DVD

    HDV to DVD

    Memory Card to DVD

    Betamax to Digital

    Video 2000 to Digital

    VHS to Digital

    Super VHS to Digital

    VHS-C to Digital

    Super VHS-C to Digital

    Video 8 to Digital

    Hi8 to Digital

    Digital 8 to Digital

    Mini DV to Digital

    Micro MV to Digital

    Mini DVD to Digital

    Betacam to Digital

    DVCAM to Digital

    DVC Pro to Digital

    HDV to Digital

    Memory Card to Digital

    Betamax to USB

    Video 2000 to USB

    VHS to USB

    Super VHS to USB

    VHS-C to USB

    Super VHS-C to USB

    Video 8 to USB

    Hi8 to USB

    Digital 8 to USB

    Mini DV to USB

    Micro MV to USB

    Mini DVD to USB

    Betacam to USB

    DVCAM to USB

    DVC Pro to USB

    HDV to USB

    Memory Card to USB

    Betamax to Mp4 (h.264)

    Video 2000 to Mp4 (h.264)

    VHS to Mp4 (h.264)

    Super VHS to Mp4 (h.264)

    VHS-C to Mp4 (h.264)

    Super VHS-C to Mp4 (h.264)

    Video 8 to Mp4 (h.264)

    Hi8 to Mp4 (h.264)

    Digital 8 to Mp4 (h.264)

    Mini DV to Mp4 (h.264)

    Micro MV to Mp4 (h.264)

    Mini DVD to Mp4 (h.264)

    Betacam to Mp4 (h.264)

    DVCAM to Mp4 (h.264)

    DVC Pro to Mp4 (h.264)

    HDV to Mp4 (h.264)

    Memory Card to Mp4 (h.264)

    Betamax to Blu-Ray

    Video 2000 to Blu-Ray

    VHS to Blu-Ray

    Super VHS to Blu-Ray

    VHS-C to Blu-Ray

    Super VHS-C to Blu-Ray

    Video 8 to Blu-Ray

    Hi8 to Blu-Ray

    Digital 8 to Blu-Ray

    Mini DV to Blu-Ray

    Micro MV to Blu-Ray

    Mini DVD to Blu-Ray

    Betacam to Blu-Ray

    DVCAM to Blu-Ray

    DVC Pro to Blu-Ray

    HDV to Blu-Ray

    Memory Card to Blu-Ray