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How long does it take to transfer a VHS tape to DVD?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A very common question we get is, how long does it take to transfer a VHS tape to DVD?  Since transfers are done in real-time it depends on how long the footage is on the VHS tape.  30 minutes of footage would take 30 minutes,  2 hours would take 2 hours,  and so on.  Unlike Audio Cassette Duplication, there is no high-speed conversion.

At CC Video Duplication the typical turnaround for a VHS to DVD transfers is 2 to 5 business days depending on how many hours of tape you have.  We also offer a 10% discount on volume transfers of 10 VHS tapes or more.  To see our prices on VHS  to DVD Transfers please go and click the Video to DVD link.

Storage Methods for 8mm Film or Super 8mm Film-The Right and Wrong Way

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Many customers ask us how to store their 8mm film or Super 8mm film. These tips will give you an idea of where you can store your film in your home. If you follow these steps on how to store your film, you’ll keep you memories safe and intact for years to come.

Recommended 8mm Storing Methods

1.  A steady temperature and and steady humidity is important to keep your film from melting. Film stored at in a cool room will greatly help the preservation of the film. (more…)

Top 10 Photography and Videography Mistakes

Monday, April 16th, 2012
  1.  A Cluttered Picture:  Don’t try to get everything in the scene.  What was it that made you want to take the picture in the first place?  Focus on that and eliminate any extraneous clutter that will draw a person’s eye away from the subject you want most prevalent.
  2. Get Closer:  Most new photographers or videographers for that matter want to play it safe and stay too far back.  Have the subject fill the screen unless it is important to have the background for use in showing scale. (more…)

Video in the Digital Age

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

In 2008, we saw the end of an era in home video, JVC announced that they were no longer making standalone VCR units.  The VCR which used to be the standard in home entertainment in the 70s, 80s and early 90s is done.

If you’ve still got a stack of VHS tapes, don’t worry. Since this was such a popular format of the time, there will still be players available second-hand and through resources like eBay for many years to come. If you have old VHS tapes, please store them in a cool place that is free of humidity that can cause mold.  Yes folks, we have seen tapes stuck together because of heat.  We have also seen mold growing on tapes.  If it gets that far, there is nothing that can be done to save them. (more…)

Take Holiday Memories From Your Video Camera and Share Them!

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The holidays are over.  Great memories were had and many of those memories where captured on video.  You might have gotten a brand new video camera and used it to capture the family opening gifts.  Now you have all of those memories in your camera, what are you going to do with them?  You probably want to share the memories with family members.  You can do a couple of things.  You can take your video and download it into your computer and make YouTube clips or you can convert your videos into DVDs. 

If you want to put your videos on YouTube, you can create a free account.  Click the “Create An Account” button and fill out the requested information.  Once your account is created, you can upload movies to your account.  Hit the “Upload” button at the top of the screen.  Hit the “Select Files From Your Computer” button.  Navigate to where your movie is on the computer and hit “Open”.  The movie will start to upload. 

If you are going to make a DVD, you will need a program which can convert movies into DVDs.  There are several on the market and they all work differently so, we can’t go into specifics on that aspect.

DVDs make a great “after-holiday” gift.  CC Video Duplication, located in Melbourne, Florida has been converting different video formats into DVDs for years.  We can convert your hard drive camera, memory card camera or any other format into a DVD and make multiple copies for you to share with family and friends.  CC Video Duplication has always done their work in their office.  Your memories are never mailed off to a third party and thereby risking your video getting lost in the mail.

To see our prices on conversions, please click the Video to DVD link.

What Is The Difference Between Magnetic and Optical Media?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

First of all what is Magnetic Media and what is Optical Media.  Magnetic media is video tape and audio tapes.  Data is encoded on plastic
tape and covered with a magnetic coating. Magnetic media is run along a tape path with video or audio heads that read the encoded media.  Dust and debris can land on the tape path or heads and scratch the tape.  The other danger with Magnetic Media is that it can catch on the machine guides and get crunched in the machine.  Therefore, the more a tape is played, the more it wears out.

Optical Media, which include Blu-ray, DVD and CDs, do not wear out over time because the information is read by a laser and does not come in contact with the disc itself.  You can play a DVD hundreds of times and it will not look any worse than the first time you played it.

Optical Media, however, can be damaged.  Keep your discs in a cool environment.  Also make sure not to handle a disc improperly.  Hold the disc on the sides, so you don’t touch the area where the information is burned or pressed.  If you do get fingerprints or other contaminants
on your disc, try cleaning it with a disc cleaning solution that can be purchased at several electronic stores.

Another problem people have with playing their Optical Media is a dirty laser head on the player itself. To solve this problem, you can purchase a disc head cleaner from a brand name electronic store.  This cleaner looks like a disc, but it has several small brushes where the media would normally be burned.  This cleaning disc brushes off any dust or other debris that might affect the playablity of your disc.

If you need your VHS tapes converted to DVD or your Audio tapes to be converted to CD, let CC Video Duplication help you.  For more information, click on the Video to DVD link.

 

DVDs and Blu-ray Are Still A Popular Choice

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

While there are streaming video services like Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime that are attracting a lot of media attention, consumers still prefer to have a physical product like a DVD or Blu-ray disc. According to some reports, productions and rental numbers for Blu-ray and DVD movies are both up.

Technicolor just stated that their revenues have increased by 17%.  Since Technicolor produces a great deal of the DVDs and Blu-ray discs, that translates to a greater demand for packaged movies.

Reason #1:  Convenience.  One of reasons for this is the convenience of DVD and Blu-ray rentals.  RedBox, which is huge in kiosk rentals, has had more than 1.5 billion rentals since its inception in 2004. RedBox has machines located at over 25,000 stores, gas stations, and other locations in the United States. Blockbuster offers movie trailers online, so you can choose your movie before you go. 

Reason #2:  No monthly fees.  Another reason for disc popularity is that RedBox and Blockbuster do not require any monthly subscription fees.  Streaming video services charge a monthly fee whether you use them or not.  RedBox rents movies for $1.00 from a convenient touch-screen.   Blockbuster’s prices range from $1.99 to .99 cents.  Recently they have been running a .49 cent Sunday Special for any movie.

Reason #3:   Playability.  Sometimes streaming movies don’t stream fast enough depending on your computer or your internet connection.

Reason #4:  Ownership.  DVD and Blu-ray discs are still popular because of ownership.  People still like to own their own movies because of various reasons.  Some people collect them and others like the convenience of always having a good movie around.

For lower cost, increasing convenience, better playability and ownership, DVD and Blu-ray discs are still a popular choice.  If you need any DVD or Blu-ray disc duplicated, call CC Video Duplication at 321-872-0300 or click on the DVD Duplication link.

Converting Memories to DVD

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The summer is coming to an end.  Many have gone on vacation and have taken great video memories of their vacation.  Now that summer is over you may want to share those videos.  CC Video Duplication can convert video from your hard drive camera or memory card camera into a DVD and make copies so you can share them with family and friends.  Remember if you do have a camera with a hard drive, never delete your videos off your hard drive until you have moved all the files to your computer’s hard drive or an external hard drive.  The same goes for memory card cameras.

Also with the end of summer begins the start of a new school year and one thing comes to mind, the start of high school sports.  If you have a son or daughter who is in sports it’s time to grab the video camera to capture the memories.  Many students can convert their skills in sports into a paid ticket to college.  CC Video Duplication can turn your video into a College Recruitment Video.  Remember to use a good camera and a tripod.  Focus on your son or daughter.  Make an edit list of the best shots to use for the recruitment video.

Now get out there and shoot like a pro.

To see our prices on conversions please click the Video to DVD link.

How long does it take to transfer a VHS tape to DVD?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

 A very common question we get is, how long does it take to transfer a VHS tape to DVD?  Since transfers are done in real-time it depends on how long the footage is on the VHS tape.  30 minutes of footage would take 30 minutes,  2 hours would take 2 hours,  and so on.  Unlike Audio Cassette Duplication, there is no high-speed conversion.

At CC Video Duplication the typical turnaround for a VHS transfer is 3 to 5 business days.  We also offer a 10% discount on volume transfers of 10 VHS tapes or more.  To see our prices on VHS Transfers please click the Video to DVD link.

Has the Disaster in Japan affected CD & DVD supplies?

Friday, July 1st, 2011

 The short answer is yes the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011 has had an affect on CD & DVD supplies.  A major supplier, Taiyo Yuden, has shutdown their factory in Fukushima.  Fukushima was hard hit by the disaster.  Other popular brands such as TDK, Memorex, Verbatim, Ritek, and Imation all have stated we can expect shortages of BD, CD & DVD discs.
We at CC Video Duplication will continue to have the lowest price possible on Blu-ray, DVD & CD Duplication.  Click on the DVD duplication link and CD duplication link for more details.