iMemoryBox's special methods help bring back your memories back to life from old Video and Camcorder Tapes and put them on to a modern day format such as DVD. We do this using a number of methods, one of which is VBR (Variable Bit Rate) that allow us to select the highest quality of transfer for your Video and Camcorder Tapes we use other methods and special connectivity which also add to the outstanding quality you get from your video transfers. The average amount of time that you can fit on to a DVD is 4 hours at the best quality from a Video or Camcorder Cassette, however our machines do allow us to record longer than this, but this can effect the quality of the transfer. We then wrap up your DVD transfer, safely back it up while we send it back to you incase anything goes wrong or you need additional copies, then we print the disk if you have requested it with the title of your video, or simply return it to you in a safe plastic casing with a nice clear white surface for your own printing. We label each of your tapes and corrosponding transfers with numbers, you may number these yourself before you send them. We then package up and send your video tape transfer back to you along with a special iMemoryBox Thanks.
All formats (VHS, Video 8, Hi8, MiniDV, VHS-C Etc.) are the same around the world but the run times and recording signals on the tape are different. Pal is the system we use here in the UK, most of Europe, and all commonwealth countries. Note that copyright material will require permission in writing from the copyright holder. Special rates apply for obsolete or broadcast formats. Your recordings will be given a re-fresh as we up-scale them. There might be a small loss in picture quality in the transfer process if the recordings are in long play or from the American NTSC system. Our Video to DVD transfer services in Darlington use Progressive Scan technology. Progressive scan shows both fields in one pass, so providing a smoother and more accurate picture. Progressive Scan requires special connections such as HDMI or Component Etc...A standard signal is defined as 480i (576i for PAL) or 480p (576p For PAL) if it's de-interlaced progressive scan. We also use this process with a Flexible Recording Mode ie. if your Tape is one and a half hours long, most companies would use a fixed bit-rate of 5Mbps to a max record time of 2hrs. per DVD. This is just not good enough in our opinion. We use a flexible Bit-rate of between 1.7 - 10Mbps. This allows all the data capacity of the DVD to be used for your tape recording. It also allows up-to 3hrs worth of video to be placed on the DVD with better than SP results. Sound is always Dolby Digital. We are based in Darlington, County Durham and offer a collect and drop off service in Darlington, Hurworth, Yarm, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Richmond, Northallerton, Durham and all the villages in between call us for details and availability.
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