Mini DV tapes to USB memory sticks.
Video Image productions have recently transferred a large amount of Mini DV tapes to USB memory sticks for various customers.
One of the big questions we get asked is will it play back on my TV or computer?
The answer to to this question very much depends of the make and model of your Television and the operating system of your computer or tablet.
TVs Makes and models.
We recently transferred 20 Mini DVD tapes to MPEG 4 format. This seems to be the most generic codec for editing and playback purposes.
However the USB memory stick was formatted by us to EX FAT which appears to work with most TV models and computers MAC and PC.
Unfortunately the customers LG TV would only accept NT formatting. Therefore the USB stick had to be re formatted to NT.
USB Memory Sticks.
The make of USB memory stick we favour is Sandisk. Speed wise you really need USB 3 with at least 100 MBS.
Faster USB sticks allows the video to playback more smoothly as well as making transfer speeds of the files to computer faster.
Alternative video formats.
We can also supply other video formats.
Apple Pro Res.
Apple Pro Res and AVI are high quality video formats which are used predominantly for editing. Unfortunately these codecs does take up a lot of disc space. Therefore It is more advisable, especially if you have quite a few tapes to store this format on an external hard drive. Please note that we can buy a drive in or you can supply one yourself.
SD card transfer.
As Video Image Productions is also a video production company. We have the facilities to transfer and edit your 4k SD cards.
If you would prefer to receive your files directly to your computer we also provide a clod transfer service.
DAT. Digital Audio Tape.Video Image Productions provide a DAT tape transfer service to Memory stick, Hard drive, MP3 or CD. For more Information follow the link. Audio tape conversion.
Picture above of the job we have just completed converting Super 8 film to USB memory stick. Please note we also transfer VHS tape to USB memory stick
VHS tape to USB memory stick. Times have changed the demand for transferring you old VHS and camcorder tapes such as Betacam SP, Video 8 and Mini DV tapes is falling.
Why? Video media is now much more Computer and Internet based media.
With the event of HD 1080P video and now Ultra High definition video media platforms that can supply that type of resolution and very much more Internet of computer driven. Disc formats such as Blu Ray seem little outdated in this 4K world.
- Video tape formats we transfer.
- Digital Betacam
- Beta SP
- Mini DV
- Video 8
- Digital 8
- Hi 8
Here at Video Image Productions we can bring new life back to your old video tapes. We digitise camcorder and VHS tapes onto USB MEMORY sticks or hard drives. This enables you to edit the footage yourself or play them back on your tablet or PC and Mac.
We can transfer your files directly to your desktop via our cloud computing service.
A classic is back
Kodak super 8 Ektachrome.
KODAK EKTACHROME 7294 Color Reversal Film in Super 8 will be available for orders on October 1, 2018, with Super 16mm coming soon. We’ve received glowing reviews from our customer assessments and are now excited for filmmakers worldwide to enjoy the clean, vibrant colors, neutral tone scale, and extremely fine grain KODAK EKTACHROME Film offers.
We will continue to update this page with product availability and media coverage, so please check back often.
Video Image productions will be stocking Kodak super 8 Ektachrome. film stock at the moment we don’t have any idea of what the pricing will be.
We also provide a super 8 film scanning service.