Thursday, October 12, 2017
Video Transfer: 3 Reasons to Upgrade to DVDs
1. They Are Easier to Use Online
2. You Can Store More Memories Using Less Space
3. VHS Tapes Are Borderline Obsolete
- Tape Twine: A 60-minute cassette contains as much as 285 feet of strong tape that can be used for a lot of household applications. In the garden, you can use it to tie flowers or vegetables to a main support. You can also bundle recyclable newspapers with it or use it to wrap gifts in a unique way.
- Storage: Tapes offer small to large storage solutions. Put a few together, and you have something to put on your table to organize your pens and office trinkets. Combine a hundred more with a strong adhesive, and you have yourself a nostalgic storage box.
- Retro Holder: If you crack a cassette tape open and take out the insides, the case can be repurposed into a card holder, an iPod® touch case, or a wallet. You can personalize it further by using the cassette tape of your favorite music artist.
- Stylish Lamp: Translucent cassette tapes can be transformed into beautiful, eco-friendly light sources. If you have an ample supply of tapes, glue them together to form your desired shape and size. Use DIY lamp making parts or lighting kits, which can usually be found at your local craft store, to make the project easier.
- Audio Transfer: One of the best ways to preserve your favorite cassette tape is to have it converted to a digital format. This way, you can still listen to old recordings in whatever modern platform you’re currently using.
- Moisture: Humidity is one of your tapes’ worst enemies. Moisture can seep into the tape reel, causing it to become sticky and rendering it unwatchable. To avoid this issue, store tapes in cool, dry places.
- Demagnetization: Magnets are also known to wreak havoc on tapes. A tape’s magnetic particles are actually responsible for storing the recording, so keep any magnets far away from your tapes to prevent distortion.
- Poor-Quality Equipment: If you’re using decades-old equipment to play your videos, you could risk the quality of your tapes. Players have limited life spans, so make sure your equipment doesn’t have dust, grime, or loose parts before inserting tapes.
- Overuse: Watching a video too many times can weaken the tape reel. If there’s a treasured video, such as one with wedding footage or a family vacation, seek out video transfer service so you can secure a backup before video quality becomes compromised.
- Loss of Particle Charge: Even if you keep your tapes far away from any magnets, the particles will still weaken over time. Using video transfer services to upgrade to DVDs is the simplest way to prevent losing memories.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
HVSN Top Leaf Turning Movies:
Orange County - A surfer dude from Orange County dreams of going to Stanford. His application is rejected when his guidance counselor sends the wrong application. Enter his smart and sweet girlfriend and needy friend (Bueller anyone?) There’s more than one way to enter Stanford.
Red Dawn - Soviet troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. A pack of teens, armed only with hunting rifles, pistols, and bows and arrows, struggle to survive the elements and the Soviet predators.
Old Yeller - A stray yellow dog wanders onto a Texas homestead and, although branded as good for nothing at first, he is soon beloved by all.
The Green Mile - A black man falsely accused of child murder and rape waits on death row. His mysterious gift profoundly changes the lives of all those around him.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown - A semi-true rags to riches account of Molly Brown. Born very poor she became one of the country’s leading philanthropists – and one of The Titanic’s most famous survivors.
Home Movies are special. So special, in fact, that there is a day reserved for them. This year, on
October 21, the world will once again celebrate these treasures on annual Home Movie Day. However, we like to think that from now through the Holidays is really Home Movie Season! Do you have home movies in your closet, basement, or attic? Can you picture the joy these images would evoke as family and loved ones gather for the upcoming holidays? Now’s the time to get these films together and bring them in to us to transfer for safekeeping and a convenient viewing experience.
Why bring them to us? We love home movies and have shown it by being at the cutting edge of this valuable service at every turn of technology. Home Movie Day reminds us of where we in the movie transfer biz came from. How has our business of home movie transfer evolved? Here’s a short history:
Projecting films onto a wall or screen and videoing:
Primitive as it sounds the first method used to transfer 8mm and 16mm film was to video your projected home movies. The results were less than stellar. Difficulty matching frame rates of film to video, low quality screens and inferior video camera chips set film transfer enthusiasts on a quest for a better way.
Film transfer box
Next came a plastic box where the film was projected into one side of the box and a mirror would project this image into a video camera lens on another side of the box. Although this was perhaps a slight improvement the same limitations and appearance of the wall/screen technique were evident.
A more direct way to transfer images came with the invention of what was called Telecine. This looked a lot like a regular film projector but, instead of projecting the image through a lens, it would project the film image directly into a video chip inside of the projector where the lens would be. That information was then recorded directly to a tape.
Frame by frame
This method used a process like the Telecine machine, except the process stopped each frame long enough to literally take a picture of it. Although a vast improvement from the early days it was still only as good as its weakest link – namely a lower resolution camera – usually only one chip.
Enter Flashscan Technology!
Flashscan, the technology of the Home Video Studio Network, is the leading technology available – and it’s available for you to experience and enjoy today! Here are some reasons why our technology is the best:
Primary and secondary color correction – your film’s color will look as good as it can with our smart color adjustment. Exclusive German engineered Flashscan MWA Nova HD Digital Film Scanner - the clearest, truest image for your precious memories.
Sprocket-less drives - This means you will watch a steady image. No jumping or jerky motion inherent in sprocket machinery. Plus damaged sprockets and shrunk or warped film is no problem with us. Laser frame alignment and 3-chip cameras – This ensures a complete frame capture so no part of the frame is cut off.
No doubt technology will keep advancing and we are proud to be part of this industry. As always, we will stay on the leading edge of video technology so you can enjoy your memories in the best and easiest way possible.
Call us today and let’s get started. 559-732-3050
We are part of America's largest video production services network with studios located in the United States, Canada and Sweden, and are dedicated to remaining the leading provider of video production, post-production, DVD and digital content services in the global marketplace.
Home Movie Transfer - 8mm & 16mm Film
Don't let your treasured film memories fade away! Preserve your 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm film by transferring them to an Archival Platinum DVD. These DVD's are entirely scratch proof and rated to last 100+ years!
With tens of thousands of satisfied customers and over 30 million feet of film transferred in our thirty years of business, Home Video Studio is the leader in home movie transfer. With professionally trained film technicians and state-of-the-art equipment your precious memories are in the best of hands. Sprocketless drives, color correction and full frame capture guarantees that your film will look its absolute best! Whether you have one reel or hundreds call us today! 559-732-3050