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Services:
Mini DV to DVD
DV CAM to DVD
Prices

Other Services:
Cine to DVD
Camcorder to DVD
Broadcast to DVD
Betamax to DVD
Video Restoration
Photo Manipulation
Photo Album Scanning

Process/Technology
Editing
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Most film if properly cared for, can actually last far longer than the machinery on which it is played. Still, we constantly see film pulled from storage in a state of advanced decay, rendering the materials unusable.

Digital technology today makes the recovery of such cases much more feasable than ever before. We can make enhancements to picture quality (sharpness, colour shift, brightness, contrast, saturation, balance, RGB colour strengths, etc) as well as improvements to the audio too. If you have an issue that you'd like us to examine, enquire now! or call us on +44 (0) 1273 236630.


Digital Restoration:
Examples of image enhancements include changes in respect of sharpness, colour shift, brightness, contrast, saturation, balance and RGB colour strengths.

Today's audio software can perform amazing feats to restore and enhance audio clips i.e to remove background noise and hiss from recordings or make pops and clicks from vinyl records disappear.

Physical Cleaning of Cine Film:
Any film that you require to be cleaned will be wound through lint-free cloth which is soaked in a specialist cleaning agent to remove as much grease and dirt as possible, leaving the emulsion cleaner. The cost of doing so would be £50 per hr. Typically, we can handle about 400ft in 20 mins.

Causes of Damage:
Moisture can be absorbed directly from the air. This causes a chemical reaction called binder hydrolysis. Molecules in the recording and backing layers react with the moisture and break down, leaving a sticky residue. Eventually the tape becomes too sticky to use. Binder hydrolysis is the factor most experts use in predicting the life expectancy of magnetic tape.

Storage environments must be cool, dry, clean and relatively stable to maintain tape in good condition. Proper storage can extend tape life by years or even decades. If you are having problems playing back some of your tapes, you should consider taking action now before additional tapes deteriorate.
Video & Audio Restoration:
(Cine Film, Camcorder, VHS & Other Formats:
Please contact us with your requirements
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Editing Work Per Hour (NB: Alternatively, see DIY Mini DVs - see above)
£49 ph
Personally adjusted colour, contrast & sharpening on request
Free!
Correction & Stabilisation of video errors associated with worn out and older stretched tapes on request
Free!
Professionally printed and customised disks with an image and text of your choice
Free!
Return Track & Trace Recorded Delivery for orders over £95  
Free!
NEW! Backup DVD on request for even added security
Free!
NEW! Free chosen print from a completed DVD on request
Free!
An attractive and protective DVD case
Free!
Track and Trace - For Our Customers Peace of Mind
In a poll of our customers, posting rated as one of the most important areas of concern. We understand this and offer a full Track & Trace facility for every parcel that leaves our studios. Upon despatch we'll email you with details of your delivery so you know exactly when you can expect it, along with your tracking reference number.
Recorded Delivery Free for Order over £95 - Otherwise £5.99
Special Delivery - On request
£9.99
Safety First Postage Option:  
Worried about having your precious cine films and dvd lost in the post? - Don't! For an extra £2.49, we'll post the dvd(s) first and then send your original cine film separately once you've safely received it.
£2.49
All prices include VAT. No Upfront Payment at all required - We'll contact you on completion.  
 
Our studio uses top quality digital transfer machines specifically designed to digitally transfer your material.

During the transfer itself, we can even digitally remaster and repair your film as it transfers it to DVD. The benefit to you is a dramatic improvement in both the visual and audio quality.

This is especially important with older tapes that have suffered over time in respect of a slight fading for example.

Here are some technical details behind one of our analogue to digital processes for example:

Proven DV Codec Technology

Tthe 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)

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