AtoZ Visual
Media Conversions

 

VIDEO CONVERSIONS

Video professionally converted to MPG or MP4 files on a provided USB Drive, 
also other types of media format may be done, if you can provide the original working device that recorded or plays it, we should be able to convert it.

Converting Betacord, Super8 Reel, VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video8 and MiniDV, more information below.


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It is not just a matter of copy and burn, we do this professionally.


Video Conversions

We can 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.

You can 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 portable drive.

Cassette 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 obsolete.

Itís always 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 the future.

We can not guarantee all dirty, damaged or damp cassettes and reels can be converted.
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.

Other information: (Maybe outdated and is still here as a guide)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.

Another thing, 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 tapes/cassettes.

Our 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.

AUDIO CONVERSIONS
We can also convert audio to CD,  please Contact Us to see what could be done?

COMPACT HDD CAMCORDER ISSUES
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 you have.
All that bad stuff being said, if you come across these issues, please Contact Us to see what could be done?

OUR EQUIPMENT
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.

PRIVACY
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.

DISCLAIMER
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 in full.


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