Video Conversion to DVD

VHS to DVD

Everyone has a collection of VHS tapes chronicling family vacations, birthdays, weddings, graduations and holidays. VHS was the primary format for home media entertainment for over a decade. By the mid 1990s, 84 percent of U.S. households owned at least one VCR. The VHS tape was the gold standard for recording home movies.

In 1996 Toshiba introduced the optical disc which offered higher video quality then its predecessor. The introduction of the DVD (digital video disc) soon marked the decline of the VHS videotape. The DVD easily replaced VHS tapes because of its ability to reproduce higher resolution images and digital quality sound. It also featured video interactive capabilities like disc menus and chapter searches. As a result, the television and camcorder market quickly transitioned to digital video. DVD quickly became the preferred medium for recording.

However, many videotape users still held onto their old VHS tapes assuming that they would last indefinitely. Unfortunately that’s not the case, over time the components of magnetic video tape degrade. Exposure to heat and moisture over time cause decaying magnetic particles. Unless videotapes are transferred to digital format, their video and audio will fade away and eventually be irretrievable.

A DVD won’t degrade over time and has a lifespan of more than 50 years. So don’t wait any longer and archive your VHS collection onto DVD before your memories become nothing more than a screen full of static.

Please visit Icehouse Pictures in Plymouth, Massachusetts to discuss your VHS to DVD project with a video conversion specialist!

Home Move Conversion to DVD

CONVERSION TO DVD

A home movie conversion to DVD transforms your older film and video onto a modern digital format that can be easily viewed using today’s technology. It extends the life of your home movies and allows you to share the footage with your family and friends.

A DVD is simply one of the best digital media formats you will find to preserve your past. The average life-span of a DVD is 50 years. Most people have their movies transferred once in their lifetime so it’s important to use the highest-grade media. That is why we use high-quality archival discs to ensure that your home movies will be preserved for years to come. Additionally, each conversion to DVD includes a fully personalized DVD cover. A custom interactive DVD menu complete with images and music. Along with a personalized chapter markers that allow you to easily navigate from one clip to the next.

We use the highest quality video and film conversion equipment in the world. Locally owned and operated with more over two decades of conversion experience. Our many years of experience results in the best possible conversion. We take great pride in providing quality service and exceptional customer care. For more information on a conversion to DVD please visit us today.

Securing Video to DVD

VIDEO TO DVD

If you’re like most people, you probably have a number of old videotapes lying around your home. Unfortunately those analog tapes won’t last forever. Much like the memories contained on them, they will eventually fade away. With help from us, you can  transfer all your old home video to DVD and save your aging media from extinction.

All VHS and camcorder tapes use magnetic tape to record an analog signal. Magnetic tape consists of a magnetic pigment within a binder. Magnetic particles within the pigment store all the video information. Over time the binder loses its integrity and begins to degrade. Resulting in severe image distortion and permanent information loss.

Studies have shown that VHS and video tape quality can deteriorate to an unplayable condition in as little as ten years even under ideal conditions. Furthermore, quality is lost each and every time your video tape is played.

Those analog tapes you have laying around at home won’t last forever! Now is the time to have a video to DVD conversion stop the degradation process. Unlike magnetic tape, digital files do not degrade over time. At Icehouse Pictures we specialize in preserving your memories digitally on DVD. A DVD is a permanent way to guarantee a future for those irreplaceable memories. The sooner you transfer your video to DVD the better chance you have of preserving them. Contact us today!

Curled Home Movie Film

FILM TO DVD

To provide you with the highest quality film to dvd transfer we use a high-definition motion picture film scanner. Our scanner meticulously captures each individual frame of film. A process that ensures that the original data for each individual film frame remains intact. We also perform scene by scene color correction by adjusting the color, density and exposure of the film. 

Our film scanner can also handle damaged or shrunken film through the use of its roller based transport system. The rollers handle the film by the edges not the sprocket holes for maximum film safety. A solid state registration ensures a rock-steady picture accurate within one pixel and an enlarged film gate captures the entire film frame so you will see 20% more of the original image. Providing you with a more accurate representation of what was originally recorded.

We will convert your old reel to reel film using the same trusted process used by the Academy of Motion Pictures in Hollywood. You’ll get true frame-by-frame scanning with color correction at an affordable price. If you looking for the ultimate high-resolution film to dvd transfer service then give us a call today at 508-317-5404.

DVD from Video

DVD FROM VIDEO

A video to DVD transfer is a great way to preserve and protect your videotapes. Transferring to DVD will allow you to safeguard the content on the tape before it degrades.

At Icehouse Pictures we specialize in preserving your memories digitally on DVD. We use only professional grade video decks with time-base-correction to ensure you receive the highest quality obtainable from your original tape. During the transfer process we delete all unwatchable and blank footage. We also perform scene-to-scene digital color correction and exposure adjustment. A service that other companies charge an additional fee for.

Each DVD includes a beautifully designed DVD cover personalized with your own message. An interactive DVD menu with background music and images from your videotape.

Archiving your video to a DVD is a permanent and cost effective way to guarantee a future for those irreplaceable memories. The sooner you transfer your home movies to DVD the better chance you have of saving them. So don’t let your memories disappear forever, contact Icehouse Pictures today.

Icehouse Pictures in Plymouth, Massachusetts converts home movies captured on older formats such as VHS , VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, and Mini-DV into digitally remastered versions on DVD. Contact us for more information on DVD from video.