Consumer Video, Film & SlideTransfers

We convert all your old 8mm home movies, 35mm slides and consumer VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, DVCam and MiniDV tapes from video to DVD. We save .mpg4 and .mov files on a USB flash drive, hard drive or email them  to you when time is of the utmost importance.

Consumer Video to DVD

At Digital Transfers Services we do all the video conversion work in house at our Woodbury, NJ studio. Your tapes never leave our facility. After ten years video images start to fade off the mylar videotapes. Like photos and film, whose colors fade and grow brittle with age, time and chance also hurt videotape.

Duplication services

Our high-tech duplication center located in Woodbury, NJ provides services for residents of the Greater Philadelphia area in addition to a mail-in service to serve customers around the country. Digital Transfers Service also provides duplication services so you can get backup copies and additional copies for friends and family members.

Analog to Digital Transfers converted to the highest quality level!

DTS first fully fast forwards and rewinds your videotapes, spot checks the video and audio quality and then times the length of the video to transfer to digital. Second we run the tape through a time base corrector to enhance the luminance, black levels, chroma and hue. During this process we simultaneously run the audio through an audio mixer and distribution amp to restore the audio best as possible to their original levels and in many cases even improve the original audio levels.

Consumer Video & Film Transfers To DVD & USB Flash Drives

We also print your title or DVD screen onto the surface of the DVD for a professional look and offer plenty of packaging options. Anything from a library case with a clear full-cover glossy sleeve insert to a plain clear hard plastic jewel case that displays your DVD Surface title screen. For computer file transfers we can move the files onto an external hard drive, a USB stick or email them to you through WeTransfer.com.

Digital Transfers Service offers quantity discounts starting at orders of five or more tapes. Our pricing is based on length of videotape and the quantity of tapes you want transferred to digital. Fill out the Request a Quote box on this page or call 856-387-8500 for a price quote.

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Consumer Video Transfer Service

Formats

Videotape:
  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • 8mm
  • Hi8
  • Digital Hi8
  • S-VHS
  • DVCam
  • MiniDV
  • DV
  • MiniDisc
  • …and many more

    Film:

    • Super8
    • 8mm
    • 16mm
    • 35mm
    • 35mm Slides
    • 35mm Negatives
    • Advantex APS Slides
    • Advantex APS Negatives
    • 127
    • 126 Kpk
    • …and many more!

    Video to DVD

    The 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and Super 8 formats was widely used to capture memories from the 1930s through the 1980s. Let us help you protect those moments by converting your 8mm movies to DVD, as well as digital files on a USB hard drive.

    We use state-of-the-art imaging equipment so you get great color reproduction and resolution for your 8mm video to DVD transfer. Automatically adjusting the exposure throughout each film reel, helps to lighten dark scenes, and darken overexposed film.

    In addition, we have recently added microfilm, microfiche, 35mm negative and slide conversion to digital formats services.

    Home video industry

    The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes. Victor Company of Japan (JVC) developed the system in the early 1970s, released it in Japan in late 1976 and in the USA in early 1977.

    From the 1950s, magnetic tape video recording became a major contributor to the television industry, via the first commercialized video tape recorders (VTRs). At that time, the devices were used only in expensive professional environments such as television studios and medical imaging (fluoroscopy).

    Videocassette Recorders

    In the 1970s, videotape entered home use, creating the home video industry and changing the economics of the television and movie businesses. The television industry viewed videocassette recorders (VCRs) as having the power to disrupt their business, while television users viewed the VCR as the means to take control of their hobby.

    VHS videotape

    In the 1980s and 1990s, at the peak of VHS’s popularity, there were videotape format wars in the home video industry. Two of the formats, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS eventually won the war; dominating 60 percent of the North American market by 1980 and succeeding as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period.

    Optical disc formats later began to offer better quality than analog consumer video tape such as standard and super-VHS. The earliest of these formats, LaserDisc, was not widely adopted. However, after the introduction of the DVD format in 1997, VHS’s market share began to decline. By 2008, DVD had achieved mass acceptance and replaced VHS as the preferred low end method of distribution.

     

    TIPS FOR TAPE LIFE

    Always rewind the tape after use.

    To rewind the tape was never a problem with 2 inch or 1 inch which obviously had to be de-spooled from the VTR before storage. Cassettes however, we can eject from a VTR at whatever position we stopped the. Doing so leaves about eight inches of the tape exposed to whatever environment we stored it in, irrespective of whetherwe put the tape back in its case or not. The cases are not airtight. It will also leave the two spools inside the cassette imbalanced, which may cause the tape to go “slack” after storage.

    When completely rewound there is a two foot clear plastic leader at the head of the tape which means that none of the magnetic or ceramic tape is exposed. It also “repacks” the tape onto the supply spool and once in its case and stored upright (similar to books in a library) no slack will occur on the spool.

    Climate control

    A “climate controlled” storage environment is ideal, simply put, a cool, dark place not subject to fluctuations in temperature. An air conditioned tape library is even better. Please note though, I have numerous tapes stashed in my bedroom closet that are still perfectly OK after 15 years. Humidity is the biggest killer of stored videotape. Moisture, once inside a cassette housing is almost impossible to remove. Never get a tape wet, it is the kiss of death otherwise.

    Avoid dust and smoke at all costs.

    Placing a cassette into a poorly maintained VTR i.e. dusty, dirty heads etc, is a given that some of this contamination will end up inside the cassette. Smoking near VTR’s is not recommended. Smoke particles are huge and easily ingested into VTR’s that are constantly sucking air in as coolant for the high speed heads. Dust and smoke particles pass across the heads and the tape in contact with the heads and these are the biggest creators of dropouts and tape damage. A clean environment when working with the tape will prolong its life.

    Press the Stop button

    While the cassette is in the VCR try not to leave it in “Pause” or “Freeze” mode for too long. Press the Stop button on the VTR or edit controller to make sure the heads are no longer in contact with the tape.

    Today’s Formats of Choice

    Digital Transfers Service converts video, audio, film , vinyl records and computer files to almost any format imaginable interlaced or progressive in alternate codecs.  Our most popular formats for video transfers and film conversions are to .mpg4, .mov., .avi , ProResHQ and HD Apple Pro Res to either a DVD-R or USB Flash Drive.

    Our most popular formats for audio transfers are to .aiff, .wav and .mp3 to either a CD-R or USB Flash Drive.

    What is a flash drive?

    What is a Flash Drive? 

    A flash drive (sometimes called a USB device, drive or stick, thumb drive, pen drive, jump drive or USB memory) is a small storage device that can be used to transport files from one computer to another. The flash drive is smaller than a pack of gum, yet many of these devices can carry all your work for an entire year (or more)! You can keep one on a key chain, carry it around your neck or attach it to your book bag.

    Flash drives are small and light, use little power, and they don’t have any delicate moving parts. Data stored on flash drives is impervious to scratches, dust, magnetic fields, and mechanical shock. This makes them suitable for transporting data conveniently without risk of damage.

    To use a flash drive, just insert it into a free USB port on the computer.

    On most computers, you’ll be alerted that the flash drive was inserted and the contents of the drive will appear on the screen, similar to how other drives on your computer appear when you browse for files.

    What is a DVD?

    What is a DVD? 

    The DVD is a digital optical disc data storage format. It was invented and developed in 1995 and first released on November 1, 1996, in Japan. The medium can store any kind of digital data and has been widely used for video programs or formerly for storing software and other computer files as well.

    What is DVD-R?

    What is DVD-R?

    DVD-R, abbreviated to Digital Versatile Disc Recordable, is a common recordable DVD format that looks just like a regular DVD, but it is used to write data only once and can read data multiple times. DVD-R is a DVD format that is compatible with all common recordable DVD formats. Up to 4.7 GB of data or media files can be stored in a basic disk and up to 8.5 GB in a dual-layer disk. Discs can only be used once and cannot be used for re-recording when ejected from the drive.

    What is a Compact Disc?

    What is a Compact Disc?   

    The compact disc is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony to store and play digital audio recordings. In August 1982, the first compact disc was manufactured.The format was later adapted for storage of data (CD-ROM).

    What is a CD-R?

    What is a CD-R?

    CD-R is the abbreviation of Compact Disc Recordable. The term “recordable” is used since CD-R is usually used to record audio, which can be played by most CD players. What is a CD-R? It is a digital disc storage format. The CD-R disc is a type of disc that can be written once and played unlimited times.

    A CD-R can hold 80 minutes of recordings.

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