We offer professional video editing and affordable videotape conversions to DVD, Blu-ray or DV files.

Digitize your analog videotapes and cassettes to a modern format. Your newly digitized media will be compatible with smart TV’s and all smart devices.  

Transferring your home videotapes to digital video is a great way to save space.

It’s also a smart investment because digitizing your old media keeps your memories preserved for generations.

Videotape Transfers

Your newly digitized files will be stored on your choice of either, an external hard drive, thumbdrive, DVD or uploaded online to the cloud for easy access and share-ability.

Austin Video Solutions offers professional post production services, video editing, audio and video restoration along with speciality slideshow creation services.

Media Digitization Services

Videotape to DVD Transfers

Videotape to Hard-drive Conversions

Videotape to Downloadable Video Files

Videotape to Cloud Server Transfer

Convert camcorder tapes to digital files

Convert 8mm and Super8 Film to Digital

Transfer MiniDV Tapes to DVD

Fast and friendly, crystal clear and quick!

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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is the turnaround time?

Video Transfer is done in real time, so the high estimate is that if you have 20 hours of material, it will take 20 hours to transfer.

We have Multiple Racks of machines that can transfer/digitize your tapes fast and efficiently.

Please allow additional time for printing and packaging your inserts and labels, as well as assembly.

Additional copies of the DVD s also take time to burn.

How many tapes can you fit on one DVD?

This ultimately depends on the lengths of your tapes. The maximum suggested capacity for a standard 4.7GB Video DVD is roughly around 2 hours.

  • Example 1: If you have a tape that is 2 hours, we can fit the entire tape onto one DVD.
  • Example 2: If you have two MiniDV tapes that are an hour each, we can fit both onto one DVD.
  • Example 3: If you have four VHS-C that are 1/2-hour each, we can fit all three onto one DVD.

Essentially, a number of tapes can be transferred onto a single DVD, as long as the cumulative length of all tapes in question does not exceed 2 total hours in length.

To compress more than 2 hours of material in length to one DVD, you run the risk of over compression, and this defeats the purpose of preserving your material on disc if it means it s going to be preserved a lesser resolution than the original tape media.

Therefore, we strongly recommend keeping to under 2 hours per DVD. Keep in mind we charge by the tape not the DVD.

Will my video look better when it is transferred to DVD?

Over the long haul, yes.

Your first step towards preservation is getting that old degrading analog material off its original source film and applied to longer-lasting digital media.

We use professional video equipment resulting in optimal playback and captures but the simple fact is that the DVD will only look as good as the original tape.

Over time, however, you will continue to experience degradation on your original tapes due to:

  • aging
  • condensation
  • heat
  • magnetism
  • dust
  • static
  • etc..

DVD s do not experience this type of quick degradation.

Aging problematic videotapes

My videotape is already degrading, with some snow or lines across the screen. Will transferring it to a DVD fix these problems?

Basic transfer does not provide cleaning services for your original source material.

For a different service, video editing can be applied wherein your tape can be analyzed, adjusted audibly and visually, image-stabilized, and more.

DVD quality depends on the source tape.

If your video is in a questionable state already and you re worried about it, then it s absolutely time for videotape preservation!

Can you transfer professional VHS tapes to DVD?

I’ve got some VHS movies that might never be released on DVD, and I want to preserve them.

We do not transfer copyright material for legal reasons, even copyrighted material without monetary gain, as per FBI regulations and Title 17 of the US Code.

If you are able to obtain written permission from the original copyright holder, we are able to transfer it.

Copyrights usually have a 50-year registration and can be renewed at the end of said term.

Compilation DVD's

Can I put video from more than one tape onto a single DVD?

Yes, compilation DVD’s are a great way to combine multiple short tapes onto one handy DVD.

If you have many VHS-C tapes that you are interested in compiling onto single DVD’s.

Just indicate which tapes and in which order you would like them to be displayed go together.

When dropping off your videotapes during your appointment you will be given that option.

What is the shelf-life of a DVD vs. my existing analog or digital tapes?

Among the manufacturers that have done testing, there is consensus that under recommended storage conditions,

CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R discs should have a life expectancy of 50-100 years when stored properly.

 

How much video will fit on a DVD?

To take advantage of the best quality encoding, we generally transfer no more than two hours of video on a DVD.

Exceeding 2 hours will sacrifice the quality of the video.

The bottom line is that if you try to fit a six hour VHS tape onto a 2 hour DVD video degradation will occur.

Every 2 hours of footage will require a brand new DVD.

 

Can you do video editing?

Yes, we offer a full range of professional video editing services.

 

  • Remove unwanted footage from a master video source.
  • Create a flow to your video (Pacing)
  • Add Effects
  • Add Graphics
  • Add Music
  • Alter Style
  • Color Grading
  • Color Correction
  • Animation,
  • Create motion graphics
  • Chromo-key new background
  • Stabilize jerky camera footage
  • Video restoration.
  • Montage videos
  • Highlight reels,
  • Commercials & Promo Videos
  • Memorials
  • Screeners
  • Actor reels
  • And so much more!

Video Editing $85.00 per Hour.

There is a two hour minimum.

Initial project consultation and tape review is $75.

DVD Chapter Marks

How do I tell you where I want the chapters to be located?

Our basic transfer will set the chapter markers automatically every 5-10 minutes.

The transfer allows for incremental chapter-forwarding allowing the browser to jump forward and back through the video footage.

Our Beyond Basic and Way Beyond Basic will offer custom chapter marker if desired.

Video-tape transfers to DVD

Transfer all your aging video-tapes to DVD, Blu-ray or external hard-drive affordably. Fast turn-around, superb quality and prices start at $8.99 for our VHS to DVD transfers! Book appointment today to begin.

Professional Video Editing

Weddings & memorials, graduations, highlight best of videos, film reels, commercials and so much more! Work with an editor online or in studio just book appointment to begin!

Photo Scanning and Slideshow Creation

Scan your photographs, slides, positive filmand negatives to digital preserves your memories from fading away! Photo restoration services available simply book an appointment to get started.

Videotape Transfer to Digital Files

Transfer your videotapes to .DV digital video files allows you to edit your videos on your PC or Mac. All your files will be carefully transcoded and categorized then stored on an external hard-drive for easy accessibility.

Austin Video Solutions offers professional post production and digital video editing services in Austin Texas

Video restoration, slideshow creation, videotape to DVD transfers, photo scanning and more!

 

Austin Video Solutions is located in South Austin.  

Home based business and all work is done by appointment only.

You can make yours today by simply clicking the book now link below.

11001 South 1st Apt 1132

Austin Texas 78748

512-518-3188


Make an Online Appointment

Basic “Any Tape” Transfer:  $9.99 Per tape (that can be up to 2 hours in length). Every 2 Hours of footage gets a fresh DVD to keep video quality high! This package includes basic no-frills text labels.
We understand that not all customers want to add advanced features to their home video transfers. That’s why we offer the basic transfer. Straight Transfer allows our customers to receive a High-Quality capture and transfer to Digital/DVD without breaking the bank. This option works well for our clients on a budget or simply want to archive their home video library while they still can.  All formats of video cassette tapes: VHS, S-VHS, miniDV, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, microMV included.

Beyond Basic Transfer: $14.99 per tape (up to 2 Hours of footage).
Like the Basic “Any Tape” Transfer but with basic scene selection available in the DVD’s Menu.
This makes locating your favorite moments on the DVD much more specific and creates a more interactive viewing experience.

Premium transfer “Way Beyond Basic” Transfer: $45.99 per tape (that can be 2 Hours in length). Also known as Authored DVD’s, this package includes completely customized multi-layer menus with intro animations and scene selections. Each chapter will be viewable from a menu page in a little animated box, bubble or square. You have the option to place a family photo as the backdrop for the main menu. Also music can be added to the menu. (*Observing Copyright Laws)

We can transfer Mini dv, Beta Max, Hi 8, Digi Hi8, VHS, VHS-C  along with mini DV and Audio Cassettes to dvd as well!

*audio is priced at $9.99 a tape

*$9.99 transfer does not include pal to ntsc conversions

I have a home based office/studio in which I primarily work out of.  Seeing how my overhead is lower than most, I just choose to pass the saving’s on to you.

Everything is labeled unless you request otherwise.   Keep this in mind when dropping off your media.  If there is no label on the tape were going to have to use our best judgement when it comes time to label the disc.

I encourage you to use a cue card or a sticky note(post it) before dropping off the tapes to me  with the desired titles written legibly or semi legibly.  You will have opportunity to do this here at my studio as well.

Honestly it all depends on how many movies you want done and what you want done to them.Yes we are usually fast and usually it takes no more than a few days to get all your movies done, however if you have an extremely large project this will obviously take a bit longer.

If your ready today then click the “BOOKNOW” link

and we can get started right away.

Yes, we have a ton of other specialized services to offer. Whether you have video, audio, photo or slides. AVS is here to help!

We do file conversions, video and Photo restorations along with our video editing and video tape to dvd or hard drive services.

We can take your tapes and store them on an external hard-drive in an editable format (.dv .mov .avi etc. ..) they will be ready for Imovie, Final Cut, or Adobe Premiere. All you will have to do is simply import the files into the program and have fun editing them.

Austin Video Solutions is affordable Video editing and video tape to DVD transfer Service in Austin, Tx.

If you are looking for Audio or Video Conversion Services Austin Video Solutions is your one stop shop.

We Convert vhs to dvd in Austin, Texas at affordable prices.

Yes, we have a ton of other specialized services to offer. Whether you have video, audio, photo or slides. AVS is here to help!

We do file conversions, video and Photo restorations along with our video editing and video tape to dvd or hard drive services.

We can take your tapes and store them on an external hard-drive in an editable format (.dv .mov .avi etc. ..) they will be ready for Imovie, Final Cut, or Adobe Premiere. All you will have to do is simply import the files into the program and have fun editing them.

Austin Video Solutions is affordable Video editing and video tape to DVD transfer Service in Austin, Tx.

If you are looking for Audio or Video Conversion Services Austin Video Solutions is your one stop shop.

We Convert vhs to dvd in Austin, Texas at affordable prices.

We are located South Austin. 11001 South 1st Austin Texas 78748

Feel free and email me at bluedlove@mac.com

All work is done by appointment only.

Schedule An Appointment Today!
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