convert most video formats, please ask if yours is not listed?
We also only convert to video files and provide a USB
device, this means that anyone can make their own DVD from the
files after or in the distant future.
watch through most modern TVs as they have the ability to play
movie files from devices or you can view via a laptop or desktop
type computer, anything that can take a modern type USB stick or
or Reel converted to movie files will cost $30 per reel or
cassette, plus return postage costs if any... compiling to DVD now will cost
an extra $20 per disc and up to 1.5hours.
Bluray disc $30 extra per disc, Bluray will not make the vision
clearer, but you can get a about 3 hours on one, you'll
obviously need to be able to play Bluray, we recommend going for
files, as you never know when DVD or Bluray will also become
a good idea to give a copy of your video files to another family
member or a friend away from your home, so if anything bad
happens, you would still be able to get your video files back in
We can not
guarantee all dirty, damaged or damp cassettes and reels can be
Your material will be safe with us.
We can also
assist you in converting with some crazy footage shot by your
guests on mobile phone or a hand held video device such as a
Gopro at your wedding or event, we can stabilise some footage
and compile to a viewable movie files. There will be an hourly
rate charge for this kind of editing, this may vary depending on
what is required.
(Maybe outdated and is still here as a guide)
PROCESS OF CONVERSION
When converting to DVD,
we create a graphically printed DVD cover, additional
copies are extra dollars, there is no region protection on our
discs, so it can be duplicated/copied anywhere, anytime (as
long as not scratched). It's always a
good idea to have more than one copy, if you don't want to
lose it, the second copy
should be kept away from your home, in case of a house fire or even a
robbery, also just in case the original gets scratched (which is more
so the case these days). DVDs will also become obsolete some day.
SQUIGGLY LINES & QUALITY
Some people buy cameras overseas not knowing that the camera is
a different format to what is used in Australia, we use 25p (25
frames) where USA use a standard 30p, if not recorded correctly
you can end up with squiggles, ripples etc as there is movement
in the vision. We can not guarantee your conversion will not
have this effect. As we convert how it comes.
To help us with this, please also provide the camera the vision
was recorded on as well if it still works, we might offer to buy
it from you.
keeping your tapes in storage, doesn't guarantee they can be
converted later (they must be kept in a dry non-damp place),
we're experiencing loss of quality and other distortions coming
through on some older tapes.
POSTING your cassettes to us!
We can help
anyone in Australia who can post their material to us, if
you want you items
back, you'll also need to provide pre-paid packaging at your
expense for their
return or get a quote from us on sending them back.
We are based in Albany Western Australia, so if you
are local, pickup and drop off is available.
Completion may take a few days to a month, even longer for a box or boxes of
Postal Address is:
AtoZ-Visual, PO Box
355, Albany DC, Western Australia, 6331
Our private address is
explained when required, to approved clients as we are home based.
Nothing is posted back or handed over unless all fees are paid in full.
We can also convert audio to CD, please
to see what could be done?
COMPACT HDD CAMCORDER
When you bought your
camcorder from the store, you would have been told it creates files and
provides software for burning to DVD, but after you filled the camera up
it suddenly stopped being usable until you finally removed the files out
of the camera.
Perhaps by this time you lost the software provided to convert to DVD/Blu-ray
etc, little did you know, but the camera's vision may only be converted
by that software etc.
Often the user is not informed that the Australian format is PAL not
NTSC, the difference can during conversion cause jitter or flicker etc,
you'll see this when something you filmed is moving in the camera, these
cameras are only good until you fill it up, yes you can watch the vision
on your TV via cable or WIFI, but when the camera dies what option do
All that bad stuff being said, if you come across these issues, please
to see what could be done?
We use quality conversion hardware, editing is done by professional
people with professional editing software, using quality media.
We can create video files in MPG2, going any higher will not improve the
quality of your video files unless the original footage was actually
shot in a higher format, usually they will always be low-resolution.
We will not use any vision converted for anything other than to
convert it for the client providing material for conversion, we will not
keep any client's material longer than 14 days after the clients
receive their files.
We can not convert copyrighted material
unless you have written permission to do so (it is
against the law to do so). The content of cassettes/tapes
supplied must not be copyright to anyone else other than
yourself, by sending the your media to us you acknowledge
that you are responsible for it 100%, we reserve the right to return all without charge
without any conversion, if we feel the content is not owned
by you (or is something we feel we should have nothing to
do with). We will not
take responsibility for the quality and condition of
your Betacord, Super8 Reel, Single8 Reel, VHS, VHS-C,
Hi8, Video8, Mini DV or your Media Files provided and we
take no responsibility for any reason your
cassette, due to age breaks or is damaged as we are playing
it to record it to file. No
converted material will be handed over until payment is made