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Digitize: Video

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Audio
Slides/Photo/Negatives
Video
Cine film

Videoband By digitizing your video tapes,
the ageing process gets restrained. Especially old analogue material has the tendency to loose quality quickly.
This under the influence of magnetism; a lot of video material is saved on a magnetic carrier, like a videotape.

We can transfer your video material to computer files. You can edit the files for example or play them directly with your media player. We can also transfer it to a DVD or Blu-Ray discs.
You can easily calculate the costs with our handy Price calculator.

Below you'll find all the services that we offer. If you want to digitize you video tapes yourself, you can find information here.

Transfering to DVD/Blu-Ray

DVD (4,7 GB)
About 2 hours of good quality Standard Definition video(720×576 pixels) can be transferred to a single DVD. There is a possibility to save more data on a DVD; however this reduces the quality, which we don't recommend.

You can choose between a DVD Deluxe or a basic DVD. On a DVD Deluxe we can add a menu in which you can choose a chapter (as is common with most movie DVD's). We can add titles and, for example, give a new title to every video tape that's on the DVD. All irrelevant (empty spaces, irrelevant recordings) pieces will be removed before it's transferred to the DVD.

DVD Basic DVD
Luxe DVD Basis DVD
  • Menu with titles
  • Luxe DVD box
  • Cover on the box with colour print
  • DVD printed met menu
  • No menus
  • Simple box

Blu-Ray (25 GB)
About 4 hours of good quality High Definition video (max 1920×1080) can be transferred to a Blu-Ray disc.

Digitizing

Digitaliseer uw oude videomateriaal!

We can convert your video recordings for all modern video formats. By default we deliver your digitized tapes in the format: H.264. Ofcourse, we can also deliver other formats if required. For example, Apple ProRes or uncompressed AVI.

Following is a summary of the most popular codecs used today:

Standard Definition (720 x 576 pixels)

Codec

bit rate
(Mb/s)

GB/uur

Remark

DV AVI

30

14

Old standard defintion video, used for mini-dv tapes.

MPEG2

7

3

Predecessor of H264, used vor DVDs.

H264

7

3

Recommended codec - used on most devices. Good quality / file size rati

AVI Uncompressed

168

76

Large files - best quality. However few devices can play this codec.

If you want to verify if you video editing sofware can process a certain codec, you can download our codec package (codec-pakket.zip)

This package contains fragments of video in the codecs above. Each fragment (except the AVI uncompressed), are 13.600 seconds in duration.

Formats

We can digitize video in the following formats: Used techniques
All digitizing is done in a professional way. Analogue video will be enhanced with the help of a professional timebase corrector. The source material will be edited to fit on DVD/Blu-Ray (DVD authoring) with a computer. The video compressing is done with software (with 2-pass encoding) for the best quality possible. We use MPEG-2 for DVD and H.264 for Blu-Ray.

Prices

Here is a summary of all the prices we use. If you'd like to calculate what the costs would be, you could use our easy-to-use Price calculator. All prices include 21% VAT.

Digitizing

All prices are per minute. A minimum of 15 minutes per tape will be charged.

Type < 500 minutes 501-2000 minutes > 2000 minutes
Video 8, hi-8, (S)VHS, (S)VHS-C, mini-DV, Digital8 €0,21 €0,19 €0,18
Video 2000/VCC, Betamax, Mini-DVD, MicroMV €0,25 €0,23 €0,21
HDV (HDV mini-dv tapes), Laserdisc, DV, DV CAM, CD-i €0,29 €0,27 €0,25
U-Matic (lowband, BVU, BVU SP) €0,65 €0,60 €0,54
Betacam SP, Betacam SX, Digital Betacam (DigiBeta), VCR (Philips N1500, N1700) €0,82 €0,77 €0,71

Add-on for usage of professionele codecs (AVI Uncompressed / FFV1 / Apple Prores): €0,15/minute.

Video Floppy disk (VF-50): €23,50 per disk

We can also repair damaged tapes. The cost for this is €18,50. You can find more information here.

Transfer to media

DVD
Type Price
Transfer to basic DVD €12,00
Transfer DVD Deluxe (DVD box, colour print on the box, DVD printed in colour, menu with titles) €17,00
Transfer to Blu-Ray (includes menu with animations, Blu-Ray box and colour print on photo paper) €20,00
Extra copy of a Basic DVD (cheaper if more copies are made) €7,65
Extra copy of a DVD Deluxe (cheaper if more copies are made) €9,25
Extra copy of a Blu-Ray €12,25

Hard disc/Memory stick
You can bring a hard disc or memory stick with you or you can purchase or rent a hard disc. Send via the internet
Keep in mind that sending films via the internet can take a long time, depending on your internet speed. We advice to put larger files on an external hard disc or a memory stick.