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 Disc formats such as Blu Ray seem little outdated in this 4K world.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.
Studio Reel to Reel tapes.
Video Image productions are at present digitising Studio reel to reel tape. This Ampex tape was originally recored at BBC studios at a speed of 15 Inches per second. This speed is one the highest quality setting for audio reel to reel tape recording.
The feed out on our Ferrograph Logic 7 reel to reel machine, is then fed to our Sapphire audio converter which is firewire connected to our Apple Mac computer and digitised to the highest possible quality of 96 K and 48 BITRATE.
Final audio file.
In this instant the customer wants the final files as .WAV files for PC editing. These files will be transferred onto a USB memory stick which will be provided by us.
More information on audio reel to reel transfer.
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.
16mm film scanning.
Digital video tape transfer.
Video Image Productions are in the process of converting Mini DV tapes of an un edited film shot on Mini DV tapes in 16:9 aspect ratio.
Mini DV tapes captured digital video onto magnetic video tape. Encoding was MPEG 2.
In my opinion the two best Mini DV camcorders were the Sony Z1 and the Panasonic DVX100. Both camcorders had a 3CCD setup for superior colour rendition. The Panasonic could record 24p frames per second for a more filmic look, and had cine gamma settings.
Digital video tape transfer can be Mini DV tapes, Digital 8 tapes or Digital Betacam video. Digital Betacam was the gold standard for standard definition video capture.
Transfer is via firewire to ensure no quality loss of the digital video tapes during transfer.
Capture of the Mini DV tapes is through Final Cut Pro 7. Setting within FCP are set to Pro Res 422 and copied to hard disc.
Final Digital video files for the customer will be copied onto USB memory sticks. It is important that the USB memory sticks are USB 3 and around 95mbs speed. You can use slower cards but it takes a long time to copy the files to your computer with the slower cards. If the files run into the 1TB or above size then you are best of having us transfer them to an external hard drive. We can buy an external drive in for you or you can provide one yourself and send it with the tapes.
We also recommend that the files are copied onto fast AV hard drives for editing. The fastest of these drives are SSD but they are expensive and not really necessary for Standard Definition editing. Two of the best Software packages for video editing are Adobe Premier and Apples Final Cut Pro.