Creative Visual Productions a division of Creative Video is pleased to announce the expansion of their video transfer service capabilities. For over two decades CVP has been offering VHS to DVD transfer services. Today we are now offering over eighty formats in video, audio, film and computer file transfers. All the work is done in house at our 26 Colonial Avenue Studios in West Deptford, NJ.
After ten years images start to fade off mylar videotapes and the sound quality also begins to degrade. The same is the case with film whose colors fade and grow brittle over time. Most of us have videotapes, audio cassettes, super 8 films, record albums and maybe even broadcast videotapes lying around that probably should have been transferred decades ago. The good news is if these recordings have been kept in a respectable climate control environment the decay may not be too bad.
Creative Visual Productions offers conversion services of all those home video and home movies to DVD and computer files. We can work with just about every format including VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Digital Hi8, S-VHS, DVCam, MiniDv, Minidisc, Super 8, 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film.
Recently we have added new services such as slide and negative conversion to digital, microfilm and microfiche to digital and Advantex APS slides & negatives conversion to digital files. In March CVP has completed designing and building a high fidelity audio sweetening conversion suite with many more audio transfer capabilities. We can now convert all those 33RPM, 45RPM and 78RPM record albums, eight track tapes and reel to reels to digital formats such as .wav or to compact disc. Our technicians have an array of tools to get those records sounding as great as possible.
CVP has a thorough system in place for all media. In the consumer video division we first fully fast forward and rewind your videotapes and spot check the video and audio quality. We then time the length of the video to be transferred to digital. Next we run the tape through a time base corrector to enhance the luminance, black levels, chroma and hue. During this process we are simultaneously running the audio through an audio mixer and distribution amp to restore the audio to its’ original levels or in many cases even improving the original audio levels.
Once your media conversion is complete, CVP will print your title or DVD screen onto the surface of the DVD for a professional look. Creative Visual Productions offers plenty of packaging options including 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, have you download them from our client FTP server, or even email them to you when complete.
On the professional side Creative Visual Productions converts all the most popular broadcast videotape formats from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s. Everything from 2 inch, 1 inch, Betacam SP, 3/4, S-VHS, DVCPro, DVCam and MiniDV. Many of these formats were used for your favorite TV shows, cable TV programs and newscasts throughout the United States. The amount of detailed information a magnetic tape can store as it moves past a recording head depends partly on the characteristics of the tape itself and partly on the speed at which the tape passes.
The experts at Creative Visual Productions can also transfer all your broadcast tape formats to DVD or commonly used computer files such as mpeg4 or avi with minimal loss of picture and sound quality. A huge advantage when you convert analog tapes to digital is that you easily skip ahead or be one hour ahead with a click of a mouse. This makes it much easier to access specific scenes on your video without fast forwarding. A one hour videotape could take up to five minutes to rewind back to the beginning of the tape. Once on a DVD, multiple copies can be made without any loss of quality and video can even be archived on a hard drive.
Analog videotape is fragile and could become unplayable after a few years. The more you play the tape the more you wear it down and the greater the risk of losing access to your video. And when you make copies of the videotape, each successive copy (copies of copies) has increasingly poorer image and sound quality. This is called “generational decay.”
Creative Visual Productions 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 are having transferred to digital. Call 856-848-0046 for a price quote.