Videotapes are scanned from beginning to end and whatever is not family-related is not recorded. Prices are based on each individual tape according to the time. In addition, tapes are combined if necessary to make up to a 2-hour DVD. A more accurate price is determined after scanning all the tapes to see how long each one runs and if they can be combined.
It is placed on a hard drive as well with the raw footage (editing is extra) normally in date order. Some dates are encoded on the tape if not labeled.
Video tape transfer Prices:
- From 1 hr. & 31 minutes to 2 hrs. - $20.00
- From 31 minutes to 1 hr. & 30 minutes - $15.00
- Up to 30 minutes - $10.00
- From 15 minutes & under - $5.00
Extra copies for a DVD are normally $7.50 each, but only charge new customers $5.00.
As far as films go, they are color corrected, cleaned, repaired and inspected and music is added (optional). If silent, there is no extra charge. Films are $6 per 50 feet, and they can be placed on a DVD or hard drive in MOV or AVI files.
Audio tapes and records are placed on a CD, which has a maximum record time of 80 minutes and is $15 per 80 minute CD. Also tapes are repaired if broken for a small fee, and mold is removed from videotapes only if it is not too extensive. There is a 50/50 chance of recovery, and there is a minimum fee of $10.
DVD duplication is also available. Please feel free to give Larry a call, and can discuss your needs further.