Monday, March 23, 2015

Video-to-Cloud – Digital Video Archive - DVA The New Way to Watch, Organize, Edit, View, Share and Preserve Your Memories!

Video-to-Cloud – Digital Video Archive - DVA The New Way to Watch, Organize, Edit, View, Share and Preserve Your Memories!

In the beginning was 8mm and 16mm film. 
Then came VHS, Beta, 8mm, Mini DV, 
and other
video tape formats. DVDs were next, and we really liked them because they were slim and cool and gave us more control with features like menus and submenus and chapters.

DVDs have been the state-of-the-art for more than ten years in the video and home movie transfer industry. In fact, Home Video Studio still transfers video to DVDs for our customers who request that service.

But there’s a new kid in town – The DVA – the Digital Video Archive – Video in the Cloud. DVA is the latest technology and it is fast becoming the media of choice. These days we most often transfer everyone’s old VHS, BetaMAX, 8mm and Mini DV tapes to DVAs rather than DVDs. Here’s why:
  • DVA is cloud-based. Your memories are safely archived - never again vulnerable to the elements, breakage, or being lost.
  • Each of your old videos (your old memories) are transferred to new DVAs and uploaded to Digital Video Archive. You can then view, organize and edit your old memories.
  • View your family videos on any computer, iPad, Tablet, Smartphone or Smart TV.
  • Invite your friends and family to view! Our sharing capability is private and by invitation only – very family friendly.
  • Add, change and re-title chapter markers online. Organize your new DVAs into albums (we call them Archives).
  • You can also easily edit your videos.
  • We’ll also make a Master Digital Video Archive and store it off-line for safekeeping.
  • Memories, videos and DVA… they are one and the same! Never worry about the legacy of your family again.
“Hey You…Get on to Our Cloud”™
That’s right! Get on to our cloud. It’s easy! Just bring in your old DVDs, videotapes, 8mm, and 16mm home movies. We’ll take it from there: 

  1. First our DVA experts will convert your content to Digital Video Archives. We’ll actually make two DVAs – a web quality DVA that looks great on your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, and your smart TV. At the same time we’ll make a Master Quality DVA for long term storage.
  2. Then we’ll upload them to our cloud: and you will receive a private and secure DVA account.*
  3. With your account, you can view, organize, edit, and share your new movies with your friends and family.
  4. With that same account, you can immediately begin uploading your own personal videos from your computer or smartphone. You’ll be able share these videos with your friends and family as well. Plus your friends and family will want to start their own Digital Video Archive accounts and load up their videos! Soon you’ll have new DVAs from them to watch!
  5. As mentioned earlier, we’ll also archive a higher quality version of your DVA for safekeeping. You’ll never have to worry about the safety of your family memories again!
Digital Video Archive Technology is here!

Home Video Studio is the leader in the preservation of memories, and we’re on the leading edge of this new technology. DVA brings families and friends around the table again. Getting in touch with the past, sharing the present, and making new memories for the future has never been easier or more fun! Call us today.

*Monthly membership and data plan required

"Slides of March"- Call for Slide Transfer specials!

Now is the Time to Transfer Your Slides

Do you have carousels or boxes of slides stored in your closet, attic, or basement? Have you
promised yourself you are going to get them transferred some day? If you’re like most of our slide customers you probably have anywhere from several hundred to thousands! That’s a lot of space – and you probably don't even have a way to view them. But there’s also a lot of your life captured on what many call the best quality film ever made – Kodachrome. (Heck, Paul Simon wrote a hit song about it). You know you want to transfer these treasures to a modern, more convenient way to enjoy them, but it’s easy to relegate it as a project for another day.

We have some great news! That day is here! Call us today for The Slides of March specials!

If you’re lucky enough to have 35mm slides of your precious memories you have a treasure! We love slides and we know the treasured family moments they hold. That’s why we’re offering specials this month on 35mm slide transfers!

There’s never been a better time, so don't delay! Your memories depend on it. Besides taking up valuable space, there is something happening to your slides: Day by day and minute by minute they are at risk for scratching, biological damage, and in some cases, fading away entirely. Call us today for a hands-on approach to scanning and restoring your slides. You'll get:

  • TLC - We touch every slide. You get ongoing quality control.
  • Best image available - Each slide is color-corrected and cropped, rotated and/or flipped if needed. 
  • Best technology - Dirt, dust or scratches? We have the technology that may be able to digitally "mend" many of the ravages of time and the elements.
  • Best resolution - We scan natively to a very high resolution which allows for enlargements. All corrections to the image (crop, rotation, touch-up, etc.) are made while still in the native format. This resolution allows for enlargements as well.Local service - Your slides never leave our side! Once transferred your slide images:
  • Can be stored on a scratch-proof Archival Platinum DVD
  • Can also be placed on a hard drive or thumb drive for convenience
  • Can also be made into a slideshow to view as a program
Today’s the day. We have the experience, technology and concern for your precious slides. Give us a call right now!

By the way... Corporate customers: Does your company have old slides and slide presentations from times before PowerPoint? Wouldn't it be great to keep those preserved digitally? We are your partner in preserving these artifacts from the past.

Call us or email us today! 



Your local Home Video Studio is part of the world's leading international video production services franchise. We have studios located in the United States, Canada and Sweden. Home Video Studio provides video production and post production services for consumers, businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations!

35mm Slide Transfers
Remember in the not-too-distant past when you had a choice among just a few media -- floppy disks, hard disks, and compact disks? Well, times sure have changed haven't they? File conversion is becoming more and more important in all areas of computer work, but it is especially important in video.

At Home Video Studio, we are able to convert and transfer virtually any kind of video file to another. From WMV to QuickTime, AVI, or MP4, MOV, FLV and more we are the experts and can guide you to getting the right format for your needs. 

About Home Video Studio - Visalia

Arthur Zepeda, Owner/Video Artist

Your local Home Video Studio offers a wide range of professional video production services to consumers and businesses alike. We value our customers and want to thank you for being a part of our success!
Home Video Studio strives to make your experience with us enjoyable and truly memorable. Our specialties include video production, video editing, home movie and video transfers, CD and DVD duplication, and much more! For all of your video needs, call Home Video Studio today for an appointment!


HVS Top 5 Movies with Nail Biting Tournament Action

It’s March Madness time and there’s no movie finale like the Big Tournament! Here are our Top 5 movies that keep you on the edge of your seat. (Spoiler: The good guys always win)

Hoosiers – A classic where a disgraced basketball coach finds redemption coaching in a small Indiana town and getting support from unlikely allies.

The Karate Kid – An outsider takes on the cool kids using unorthodox methods learned from his Asian friend.

Searching for Bobby Fischer – A normal, likeable kid happens to have a gift for playing chess. He must take on a kid who has been groomed from birth for chess success.

The Legend of Bagger Vance – Based on a sacred text where the warrior refuses to fight. A helper appears to encourage him to follow his path

The Mighty Ducks – An arrogant and self-centered lawyer (who was a pretty good hockey player in his day) gets in legal trouble and is sentenced to coach a kids’ ragamuffin hockey team.

Monday, March 16, 2015

HVS Top 5 Movie Dads Worthy of a Video Tribute

HVS Top 5 Movie Dads Worthy of a Video Tribute.
There are plenty of movies about dads and the wacky things they do. But with Father's Day and Memorial Day coming soon we focus on virtue and things dads do worthy of tribute and honor.

George Banks is the doting dad who can't quite seem to face that his daughter has found the man she wants to spend her life with - and it isn't him! A heartwarming story of a dad who wants the best for his daughter.

Atticus Finch is a dad among dads. He is widower who bears his grief honorably. He is a provider and teacher of his children. And he is a champion attorney who pours his life out to the outcasts and victims of prejudice in his community.

Sam Baldwin is a devoted father who is left to raise his son after his wife passes away. They have such a good relationship he even agrees to follow his son's lead that maybe destiny awaits them both - even if it causes him to take some risks.

Baron von Trapp is something! Single patriarch, military man, excellent dancer and singer, musical director and Nazi resister. And to think that this is based on a true story.

A lot of men may not think they are worthy of tribute because they haven't done anything earth shattering. But George Bailey is given a great gift. He sees the world if he were never born.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Leland Havens - In Remembrance - December 3, 1970 - October 19, 2013

Leland Havens - In Remembrance - December 3, 1970 - October 19, 2013 from Arthur Zepeda on Vimeo.

Leland Havens - In Remembrance - December 3, 1970 - October 19, 2013

Photo Video Keepsake - Home Video Studio Visalia - Danny Faria

Photo Video Keepsake - Home Video Studio Visalia - Danny Faria from Arthur Zepeda on Vimeo.

Danny Faria - 70 And Still Playing In The Dirt

Photo Video Keepsake - Home Video Studio-Visalia - Shawn and Melissa Comfort

Shawn and Melissa Comfort from Arthur Zepeda on Vimeo.