Life is a series of memories that you experience from childhood to advanced age. These memories can become grainy over time, along with the original media used to capture the memory. Attempts to capture these moments have existed since the dawn of time, from ancient paintings that depicted images of animals and hunters to the present-day camera lenses in the latest smartphones.
Audio is another way to capture a memory, be it a recording of someone who is speaking, music, or even a concert. Audio recording media is all digital these days, but there was a time when audio was captured on a tiny wire.
Combine audio and visual memories together, and you have video. Capturing video pre-2000, different options were available as the technology advanced over the years. Before the advent of Betamax and VHS camcorders, you had 8mm film, 16mm film, and 35mm film. Professional videotape was kept on U-Matic tape, which was phased out in the 1980s. Finding projectors that can still play old film is getting harder and harder.
At A.R.S. Video, we specialize in transferring media from old formats into a digital format to extend and preserve the life of your media for decades to come!
VHS videotapes were the standard home-movie format for close to 20 years (1980-2000), and because of this popularity, many households still have old VHS tapes lying around. A lot of families used this format to record home movies of milestone events like weddings, graduations, birthdays, reunions, and more. A.R.S. Video can transfer these tapes to a digital format such as DVD or a Flash Drive to preserve the video content for a lifetime.
The tapes we can transfer include VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Reg-8, Hi-8, D-8, Mini DV, DVC Pro, DV Cam, Betamax, and U-Matic Tape.
Capturing audio lets you hear moments in time, and this is especially cherished when it comes to family functions, and the opportunity to hear the voice of a departed love one from a past event.
Vinyl records have made a small comeback in recent years, but many people still remember the days when vinyl was the best-sounding and ubiquitous format out there. Many households still have vinyl records from those days and transferring them to digital can extend the life and preserve the audio quality of these classics. Many old albums have been long out of print, and the only way to hear these are on the original vinyl recordings!
A.R.S. Video can transfer audio recordings to either Compact Disc or a Flash Drive.
The ability to capture film of family functions and special moments has existed for many decades. Practically all the film captured pre-1980s used 8mm and 16mm film. These recorders were simple for their ease of use and practicality. Many households still have old canisters of film lying around, unseen for decades. Film projectors are becoming scarce, and the only sensible solution is to professionally transfer the film to a digital format.
A.R.S. Video uses a state-of-the-art scanning process that scans each frame of film at the highest resolution. This process is painstaking, but the end results cannot be matched as you end up with high-resolution video of 1920 x 1080 resolution.
- Splicing, cleaning, color adjusting, background music & 1 flash drive
- Film with sound will have an additional cost
- DVD Copies available for $11.95
- Discounts available for projects over 3000 feet
This page will give you an ESTIMATE only. Your actual invoice will most likely be lower than this estimate since we assume every tape or film reel to be full at normal length.
You can choose to bring your materials to us in person or ship them. PLEASE USE TRACKING WHEN SHIPPING AND FILL OUT THE PACKING SLIP AND INCLUDE IT WITH YOUR ITEMS WHEN SHIPPING THEM TO US.
Once the professionals at ARS Video have reviewed your material, we will call you with a precise amount for your approval. You do not pay until we have processed your order and it is ready to be shipped back to you.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us.
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