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Austin Video Solutions

We offer professional video editing and post-production services, including video and slideshow creation. Additionally, we provide professional digitization services for outdated videotapes, film, and photos of all kinds. Convert and archive your obsolete media onto your choice of DVD, Blu-Ray, or Digital Video files stored on hard-drive or uploaded online.

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Austin Video Solutions: Preserving Your Cherished Video Tapes for the 21st Century

Professional Video and Photo Digitization Services Tailored to Your Needs

In today’s digital age, preserving your precious memories is more important than ever. At Austin Video Solutions, we’re dedicated to helping you safeguard your cherished moments through our comprehensive range of video and photo digitization services.

Our Expertise in Videotape Conversion

We understand the importance of preserving your videotapes, whether they hold family gatherings, special occasions, or irreplaceable experiences. That’s why we offer three distinct videotape conversion services:

Videotape to Digital Files: Convert your videotapes to digital files that can be easily stored on thumb drives or external hard drives, ensuring their accessibility and longevity.

Videotape to Cloud Server: Digitize your videotapes and upload them to a secure cloud server, allowing you to stream and share these precious memories with loved ones near and far.

Videotape to Digital Files with Dropbox: Get the best of both worlds with our Dropbox option. Not only will you receive digital files stored on an external drive, but you’ll also have them conveniently housed in your Dropbox account for seamless sharing and backup.

Beyond Videotapes: Preserving Your Photo and Film Treasures

Our expertise extends beyond videotapes. We offer a range of services to preserve your precious photos and films:

Photo Scanning: We carefully scan your cherished photos, converting them into digital files that can be easily organized, shared, and enjoyed for generations to come.

Slide Scanning: Give your treasured slides a new lease on life by having them professionally scanned and digitized.

Film Conversion: Relive your cinematic memories by converting your old 8mm and Super 8mm film reels into high-quality digital video files.

Professional Video Editing: Transforming Your Raw Footage into Masterpieces

Our team of skilled video editors is ready to help you create stunning videos that capture your vision and leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re looking to edit personal videos, create commercials, or produce documentaries, we have the expertise and tools to bring your ideas to life.

Our Commitment to Quality and Customer Satisfaction

At Austin Video Solutions, we believe that every project deserves our utmost care and attention. That’s why we use state-of-the-art equipment and follow strict quality control procedures to ensure that your precious memories are preserved to the highest standards.

Our customer satisfaction is our top priority. We take the time to understand your needs and preferences, working closely with you to achieve your desired outcome. We’re committed to providing you with a personalized experience that exceeds your expectations.

Contact Austin Video Solutions Today

Don’t let your precious memories fade away. Contact Austin Video Solutions today to learn more about our comprehensive range of video and photo digitization services. Let us help you safeguard your cherished moments for years to come.

 

Austin Video Solutions did an amazing job converting my old videotapes to digital files. The quality is fantastic, and I’m so grateful to have these memories preserved forever.

Sarah M.

I was thrilled with the results of my photo scanning service. The digital files are crystal clear, and I can now easily share my favorite photos with family and friends

David S.

The team at Austin Video Solutions was incredibly helpful and professional. They took the time to explain the process and answer all my questions

Mary J.

Basic Transfer to DVD offers a simple and affordable way to convert your old video tapes to digital format. This option is perfect for those on a budget who want to preserve their home videos without any extra frills.

Your tapes will be transferred to DVDs with chapter breaks every 5-10 minutes for easy navigation. The resulting DVDs are durable, compatible with modern devices, and take up less space than bulky tapes.

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! Each DVD will have chapter breaks every 5-10 minutes. Simply insert DVD into your player and video will start automatically.

Features of the Basic Transfer to DVD Service

Affordable digitization of your family movies DVDs are more durable and long-lasting than fragile videotapes Compatible with modern devices for convenient storage and access Easy navigation with chapter breaks every 5-10 minutes DVDs require less space than videotapes, making storage easier Simple 1:1 transfer ideal for archiving and cost-conscious individuals We accept a wide range of tape formats, including VHS, 8mm, MiniDV, and more. By choosing this cost-effective solution, you can ensure your precious memories are preserved for future generations to enjoy in the digital age.

Turn your precious memories into timeless keepsakes for just $19.99 per tape (up to 2 hours long). Preserve your family history and special moments in a modern format to enjoy for years to come.

FAQ

What types of videotape formats do you accept?

We accept a wide range of videotape formats, including VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Digital8, DVCPRO, MiniDV, HDV, MiniDVD, MicroDV, U-Matic, Betamax, and more.

How does the Basic Transfer to DVD service work?

Our Basic Transfer to DVD service simplifies preserving your home video collection by converting tapes to durable DVDs that are compatible with modern devices and save space.

What are the benefits of the Basic Transfer to DVD service?

For just $19.99 per tape, you can preserve your home video collection affordably. The resulting DVDs are durable, compatible with modern devices, and save space compared to bulky tapes.

Looking to preserve your old tapes? Our Basic Transfer to DVD service is the affordable solution you need. For just $19.99 per tape, convert your VHS, 8mm, and MiniDV tapes to DVDs with chapter breaks for easy navigation. Enjoy durability, compatibility with modern devices, and save space compared to traditional tapes. Our simple 1:1 transfer process is perfect for those who want to digitize their family memories without breaking the bank. Start archiving and reliving your videotape collection now!

 

 

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.

Your newly digitized files will be stored on your choice of either, an external hard drive, thumb-drive, 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.

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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.

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

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.

Professional Video Editing and Video Tape to DVD, Blu-Ray or Digital File Transfers and conversions in Austin Texas, the most trusted video digitization service in Austin Texas
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