austinvideosolutions.com

Welcome to Austin Video Solutions!  We offer professional Video Editing and Videotape Transfer to DVD services.

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We can convert any type videotape into editable computer files. Preserve your old photos, negatives and slides by having Austin Video Solutions scan them into digital files that you can store on your external hard-drive.

We also can create specialty slide-shows that are great for Birthdays, Anniversary’s and Funerals!

Fast and friendly, crystal clear and quick!

Austin Video Solutions is a home-based business.  All work is done by appointment only.

11001 S. 1st Austin, Texas 78748 apt #1132  Landline:512-518-3188

Welcome To Austin Video Solutions

 

Frequently Asked Questions. 

Feel free and look through some of our commonly asked questions regarding our pricing, services offered, turn-around time and location.

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How to get started.

All work is done by appointment only.

If you are ready to use our services click the link below to schedule your appointment with us via our online scheduler.

Pick the service needed, desired date & time and confirm.

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We offer affordable videotape to DVD or hard-drive transfers,video restoration, full service slide-show assembly, sport highlight videos, memorials,videography services and so much more.

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What do you charge for Videotape to DVD transfers?

We offer 3 different types of video transfers to DVD.

Here is how it works;

Basic “Any Tape” Transfer:  $9.99 Per tape (that can be up to 2 hours in length). Every 2 Hours of footage gets a fresh DVD to keep video quality high! This package includes basic no-frills text labels.
We understand that not all customers want to add advanced features to their home video transfers. That’s why we offer the basic transfer. Straight Transfer allows our customers to receive a High-Quality capture and transfer to Digital/DVD without breaking the bank. This option works well for our clients on a budget or simply want to archive their home video library while they still can.  All formats of video cassette tapes: VHS, S-VHS, miniDV, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, microMV included.

Beyond Basic Transfer$14.99 per tape (up to 2 Hours of footage).
Like the Basic “Any Tape” Transfer but with basic scene selection available in the DVD’s Menu.
This makes locating your favorite moments on the DVD much more specific and creates a more interactive viewing experience.

Premium transfer “Way Beyond Basic” Transfer: $45.99 per tape (that can be 2 Hours in length). Also known as Authored DVD’s, this package includes completely customized multi-layer menus with intro animations and scene selections. Each chapter will be viewable from a menu page in a little animated box, bubble or square. You have the option to place a family photo as the backdrop for the main menu. Also music can be added to the menu. (*Observing Copyright Laws)

Do you transfer HI8 tapes or mini dv tapes for the same price?

We can transfer Mini dv, Beta Max, Hi 8, Digi Hi8, VHS, VHS-C  along with mini DV and Audio Cassettes to dvd as well!

*audio is priced at $9.99 a tape

*$9.99 transfer does not include pal to ntsc conversions

How can you provide this service for such an affordable rate?

I have a home based office/studio in which I primarily work out of.  Seeing how my overhead is lower than most, I just choose to pass the saving’s on to you.

If I decide to get just the basic transfer package will that still include a label?

Everything is labeled unless you request otherwise.   Keep this in mind when dropping off your media.  If there is no label on the tape were going to have to use our best judgement when it comes time to label the disc.

I encourage you to use a cue card or a sticky note(post it) before dropping off the tapes to me  with the desired titles written legibly or semi legibly.  You will have opportunity to do this here at my studio as well.

How long does it take to complete?

Fast!  However this depends on what type of work you are needing done.  Transfers are processed immediately and can usually be finished in 1-2 days.  However this depends on how many movies you are bringing in to be converted.

Sounds great when can we get started?

If your ready today then click the “BOOKNOW” link

and we can get started right away.

Do you provide any other services besides video transfers?

Yes, we have a ton of other specialized services to offer. Whether you have video, audio, photo or slides. AVS is here to help!

We do file conversions, video and Photo restorations along with our video editing and video tape to dvd or hard drive services.

We can take your tapes and store them on an external hard-drive in an editable format (.dv .mov .avi etc. ..) they will be ready for Imovie, Final Cut, or Adobe Premiere. All you will have to do is simply import the files into the program and have fun editing them.

Austin Video Solutions is affordable Video editing and video tape to DVD transfer Service in Austin, Tx.

If you are looking for Audio or Video Conversion Services Austin Video Solutions is your one stop shop.

We Convert vhs to dvd in Austin, Texas at affordable prices.

 

We are located South Austin. 11001 South 1st Austin Texas 78748

Feel free and email me at bluedlove@mac.com

 

What is the turnaround time?

Video Transfer is done in real time, so the high estimate is that if you have 20 hours of material, it will take 20 hours to transfer.
We have Multiple Racks of machines that can transfer/digitize your tapes fast and efficiently.  Please allow additional time for printing and packaging your inserts and labels, as well as assembly. Additional copies of the DVD s also take time to burn.

Can I combine, say, a 20-minute DVD slide-show with about an hour of video footage on one DVD? (The video is separate from the slide-show.) ?

Yes, as long as the slide show is also on some video format, transferable to the new media. Alternatively, we can instead perform video editing at our hourly rate.

Can you transfer just part of my videotape? I don t need the whole thing.

Yes. Please review your video prior to submission, and ensure that notations are made based on the video counter for where you would like to stop and start. Video capture and editing is available for a different rate.

How many tapes can you fit on one DVD?

This ultimately depends on the lengths of your tapes. The maximum suggested capacity for a standard 4.7GB Video DVD is roughly around 2 hours. Examples:
Example 1: If you have a tape that is 2 hours, we can fit the entire tape onto one DVD.
Example 2: If you have two MiniDV tapes that are an hour each, we can fit both onto one DVD.
Example 3: If you have four VHS-C that are 1/2-hour each, we can fit all three onto one DVD.
Essentially, a number of tapes can be transferred onto a single DVD, as long as the cumulative length of all tapes in question does not exceed 2 total hours in length. To compress more than 2 hours of material in length to one DVD, you run the risk of over compression, and this defeats the purpose of preserving your material on disc if it means it s going to be preserved a lesser resolution than the original tape media. Therefore, we strongly recommend keeping to under 2 hours per DVD. Keep in mind we charge by the tape not the DVD.

What is the shelf-life of a DVD vs. my existing analog or digital tapes?

Among the manufacturers that have done testing, there is consensus that, under recommended storage conditions, CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R discs should have a life expectancy of 100 to 200 years or more; CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs should have a life expectancy of 25 years or more. Little information is available for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM discs (including audio and video), resulting in an increased level of uncertainty for their life expectancy. Expectations vary from 20 to 100 years for these discs. Most video experts agree the life span of analog or digital video tapes is between 8 to 12 years and they recommend transferring them into digital media within the first 5 years.

Can you do video editing?

Yes, we do video editing

Can you transfer professional VHS tapes to DVD?

I’ve got some VHS movies that might never be released on DVD, and I want to preserve them
We do not transfer copyright material for legal reasons, even copyrighted material without monetary gain, as per FBI regulations and Title 17 of the US Code. If you are able to obtain written permission from the original copyright holder, we are able to transfer it. Copyrights usually have a 50-year registration and can be renewed at the end of said term.

Will my video look better when it is transferred to DVD?

Over the long haul, yes. Your first step towards preservation is getting that old degrading analog material off its original source film and applied to longer-lasting digital media. We use professional video equipment, which helps the picture tremendously, but the simple fact is that the DVD will only look as good as the original tape. Over time, however, you will continue to experience degradation on your original tapes, due to aging, condensation, heat, magnetism, dust, static, etc.. DVD s do not experience this type of quick degradation.

 

My videotape is already degrading, with some snow or lines across the screen. Will transferring it to a DVD fix these problems?

Basic transfer does not provide cleaning services for your original source material. For a different service, video editing can be applied wherein your tape can be analyzed, adjusted audibly and visually, image-stabilized, and more. DVD quality depends on the source tape. If your video is in a questionable state already and you re worried about it, then it s absolutely time for videotape preservation!

How do I tell you where I want the chapters to be located?

With basic transfer, chapter markers and menus are fairly basic, thus the name. The transfer allows for incremental chapter-forwarding , allowing the browser to jump forward and back through the video footage. The increments vary by machine, but are generally every 5 minutes. Full Video capture and editing allows for more control, and thus, customization.

How much video will fit on a DVD?

To take advantage of the best quality encoding, we generally transfer no more than two hours of video on a DVD. You don t want to sacrifice quality for quantity to fit more onto a DVD. The bottom line is that if you try to fit 6 hours of an EP VHS tape onto a 2-hour DVD, you will see moderate pixilation and sound quality will dither, especially since the original recording was already set at a substantially lower quality rate. It s never a good idea to combine too many tapes onto one disc. Optimum transfer, at standard recording rates specific to each tape, is (1) VHS to DVD, (1 or 2) hi8 or 8mm to DVD (depending on the length), (2) MiniDV to DVD, (4) VHS-C to DVD, etc..

Can I put video from more than one tape onto a single DVD?

Yes. Each each single running piece of videotape is a video segment. A video segment is any piece of tape that transfers without being stopped, cued, or a new tape being put in. Each of those video segments could be from different videotapes. Please keep in mind, though, that the length of your segments altogether should not exceed 2 hours.

 

Is there any way you can do a test run so I can see what the quality looks like?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide such a service as they are time and materials subsequent to the total project. What we can offer is experience and scores of positive testimonials from satisfied customers online to show the kind of work we can perform, without a single complaint to date in regards to quality. We believe in transferring your material at the highest quality resolution possible, so as to avoid over compression, which would defeat the purpose of the transfer. You can rest assured that the DVD or digital versions of your original analog/digital media will be free from pixelation or any unpleasant artifacts, unless those were in the source material to begin with. The difference between the digital representation of your original analog media will not even be detectable by the naked eye and your original native quality will be preserved.

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Basic “Any Tape” Transfer:  $9.99 Per tape (that can be up to 2 hours in length). Every 2 Hours of footage gets a fresh DVD to keep video quality high! This package includes basic no-frills text labels.
We understand that not all customers want to add advanced features to their home video transfers. That’s why we offer the basic transfer. Straight Transfer allows our customers to receive a High-Quality capture and transfer to Digital/DVD without breaking the bank. This option works well for our clients on a budget or simply want to archive their home video library while they still can.  All formats of video cassette tapes: VHS, S-VHS, miniDV, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, microMV included.

Beyond Basic Transfer: $14.99 per tape (up to 2 Hours of footage).
Like the Basic “Any Tape” Transfer but with basic scene selection available in the DVD’s Menu.
This makes locating your favorite moments on the DVD much more specific and creates a more interactive viewing experience.

Premium transfer “Way Beyond Basic” Transfer: $45.99 per tape (that can be 2 Hours in length). Also known as Authored DVD’s, this package includes completely customized multi-layer menus with intro animations and scene selections. Each chapter will be viewable from a menu page in a little animated box, bubble or square. You have the option to place a family photo as the backdrop for the main menu. Also music can be added to the menu. (*Observing Copyright Laws)

We can transfer Mini dv, Beta Max, Hi 8, Digi Hi8, VHS, VHS-C  along with mini DV and Audio Cassettes to dvd as well!

*audio is priced at $9.99 a tape

*$9.99 transfer does not include pal to ntsc conversions

I have a home based office/studio in which I primarily work out of.  Seeing how my overhead is lower than most, I just choose to pass the saving’s on to you.

Everything is labeled unless you request otherwise.   Keep this in mind when dropping off your media.  If there is no label on the tape were going to have to use our best judgement when it comes time to label the disc.

I encourage you to use a cue card or a sticky note(post it) before dropping off the tapes to me  with the desired titles written legibly or semi legibly.  You will have opportunity to do this here at my studio as well.

Honestly it all depends on how many movies you want done and what you want done to them.Yes we are usually fast and usually it takes no more than a few days to get all your movies done, however if you have an extremely large project this will obviously take a bit longer.

If your ready today then click the “BOOKNOW” link

and we can get started right away.

Yes, we have a ton of other specialized services to offer. Whether you have video, audio, photo or slides. AVS is here to help!

We do file conversions, video and Photo restorations along with our video editing and video tape to dvd or hard drive services.

We can take your tapes and store them on an external hard-drive in an editable format (.dv .mov .avi etc. ..) they will be ready for Imovie, Final Cut, or Adobe Premiere. All you will have to do is simply import the files into the program and have fun editing them.

Austin Video Solutions is affordable Video editing and video tape to DVD transfer Service in Austin, Tx.

If you are looking for Audio or Video Conversion Services Austin Video Solutions is your one stop shop.

We Convert vhs to dvd in Austin, Texas at affordable prices.

Yes, we have a ton of other specialized services to offer. Whether you have video, audio, photo or slides. AVS is here to help!

We do file conversions, video and Photo restorations along with our video editing and video tape to dvd or hard drive services.

We can take your tapes and store them on an external hard-drive in an editable format (.dv .mov .avi etc. ..) they will be ready for Imovie, Final Cut, or Adobe Premiere. All you will have to do is simply import the files into the program and have fun editing them.

Austin Video Solutions is affordable Video editing and video tape to DVD transfer Service in Austin, Tx.

If you are looking for Audio or Video Conversion Services Austin Video Solutions is your one stop shop.

We Convert vhs to dvd in Austin, Texas at affordable prices.

We are located South Austin. 11001 South 1st Austin Texas 78748

Feel free and email me at bluedlove@mac.com

All work is done by appointment only.

Schedule An Appointment Today!
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