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Converting Videotape Essex

Are you looking for Converting Videotape services in Essex? Look no further than Video Artisan. We are a specialist provider of video format conversion services throughout Essex and East London region. Converting Videotape is what we are all about!

Furthermore, we can convert your videotapes to DVD or MP4 quickly and at the highest quality. Maybe you want to convert your old films or videotapes to a YouTube friendly format? Therefore Video Artisan has the skills, resources and expertise to convert all of the common formats to a more up-to-date system for your pleasure.

Converting Videotape Location

Our location is perfect for servicing London, Essex, Harlow and South Eastern England with London Underground connections, the M25 and Stansted Airport very close to our studio edit facilities on the edge of Epping Forest.

In addition, we offer freelance camera operator and video editing services to client producers, agencies and other video production companies. With various cameras, lenses, camera mount systems, rails, sliders, dollies, lighting and sound kit we can cater for most video assignments.

Media Archiving for Business

Media Archiving for Business
A short guide to Media Archiving for Businesses of all sizes

Do you have videotapes, slides, photos and other media taking up too much valuable space in your business premises? This short article reveals how Video Artisan can help save you space, money and even re-purpose this media with our various media archiving services. You never know – there might even be ways you could start to make your media archive pay!

Media Archiving – part of your Spring Cleaning

We’re not quite there yet, but many businesses will be thinking of spring cleaning their premises in an attempt to de-clutter and claim back some of their valuable office, filing and storage space. In many cases, a fair proportion of that space is being filled with bulky, and hard to access, media. But before you start to throw away old videotapes, cassettes, films, negatives, slides etc. – do you really know what’s on them? Do you still have the machines to play them back or display them – without damaging their contents? It’s probably time you started to look at the various benefits of media archiving.

At Video Artisan we help businesses with their media archiving by converting pretty much any analogue media into virtually footprint-less digital files which can be easily accessed, indexed and saved to a multitude of digital storage solutions. Today, a single USB stick could contain several filing cabinets worth of high resolution photos, negatives and/or slides!

Comparative Media Source
USB size and the approx. amount of JPG images they can store
1GB
4GB
8GB
32GB
128GB
High quality 6×4 colour photos
700
2,800
5,700
23,000
90,000
High quality A4 colour photos
200
800
1,600
6,500
26,000

Note: A detailed megapixel calculation chart can be found on the Sandisk website here.

Video and film media archiving is more data hungry, but you can still store many hours of digital video footage on a single USB stick. For instance, an 8GB USB stick could contain up to 6-hours of standard definition video (for details on our basic video to USB stick service here)

These files could of course be stored on local servers or in the cloud and simply copied off when needed. However, for businesses and organisations with extensive media archives, that need to be accessed and utilised frequently, digitised media can also be incorporated into highly sophisticated digital asset management systems. In this instance Video Artisan can help by providing you with a digitisation service to get your files ready for media archiving – or manage the entire process for you.

Media Archiving for Profit

All businesses have a story to tell – some going back generations – but much of this valuable marketing material can be trapped in old photos, negatives, slides, film or video. Using these within your marketing can be extremely valuable in helping you to position your business as being established and trusted.

Businesses often struggle to find interesting and engaging content to share on social media platforms and your old media archive might not be just interesting to you and those within your business. Properly described and tagged images – including information about dates, location, people and contents featured within the media – could be of great interest to a much wider audience than your brand is presently exposed to. Who knows, you might have something in your media archives which has ‘viral’ potential!

Sharing your media archives even wider might also generate hard currency. Image database websites, such as Shutterstock enable you to freely upload your images and make them available to others to licence and use – on a fee-paying basis. When creative agencies, designers or publishers are trying to portray a specific period in history they will often rely heavily on finding images within these libraries to help them achieve this – and will pay handsomely for their use.

Restoration

Whilst there are limitations, old and damaged media can also be digitised and restored to their original quality – and sometimes even improved upon. Torn, scratched or heat/moisture damaged items can also be painstakingly touched up and made useful again – whether purely for posterity or to be re-purposed within your business. Whilst this can be an expensive process (price on application), for the right image and the right application you might be able to re-liven an irreplaceable piece of history.

Media Archiving Restoration
Bringing images back to life

Start Media Archiving today

To find out how you can start your own media archiving, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help bring your media into the 21st Century.

Contact 020 3602 3356 or email: kevin@video-artisan.com

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Video to DVD and MP4 video format conversions

Video to DVD

Are you looking for a great local Video to DVD or MP4 Conversion service? 

Videotape conversions carried out with care

Since VHS and other videotape players are disappearing fast, now is the perfect time to preserve your precious memories with our Video to DVD or MP4 conversion service. We can convert your videotapes to either DVD or MP4 quickly and at the highest quality to ensure your home videos and other important memories are digitally preserved for you and your family – and for generations to come. Common video transfer formats include VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Digital 8, DV, MiniDV, DVCAM – and we can therefore pretty much any other format to another format of your choice.

Video to DVD Conversion service
Read on for details on our quality Video to DVD conversion services
Videotape to MP4 on USB sticks
Videotape to MP4 on USB sticks

Our video to MP4 conversions are supplied on USB stick. These can be played back directly on either modern TV sets, on computers and tablets, via media servers or in games consoles. USB sticks can also be easily copied and backed up without any specialist software.  Furthermore our MP4 files are also ready to be uploaded to YouTube so you can share your memories with family and friends around the world.  For more details on the benefits of videotape to MP4 see our blog entry here – www.video-artisan.com/videotape-to-mp4/

See below for pricing.


Pricing – Video to DVD

Our video to DVD service is simple, fast and so cost effective.  We make a direct copy of your videotapes to a single-layer recordable DVD – which can be played back in either your DVD player or on your computer. Each tape will be recorded to its own DVD and compressed according to the duration on the tape. (for further information please read our blog article here)

Cost for each tape converted 
1 to 2-hours = £15.00 (additional copies = £3.00 ea)
2 to 4-hours = £20.00 (additional copies = £3.50 ea)
4 to 8-hours (Long Play recordings) = £40.00 (additional copies = £5.00 ea)
BIG DISCOUNTS FOR BULK ORDERS – SO CALL FOR DETAILS


Pricing – Video to MP4 on USB stick

Our videotape to MP4 on USB stick service is a really neat way to preserve your memories. We will digitise your videotapes and convert them to MP4 at the most effective compression ratio to maintain the original quality, and then supply them on our branded 16GB USB stick/s.  Each USB stick can contain up to 12-hrs of video* – enabling you to store many tapes in a very compact medium.   (For more information on video to MP4 please read our blog article here)  *Duration of video depends on the original quality. The example given is typical of VHS, 8mm, VHS-C and other standard definition videotape formats.  As a result High definition digital video formats will require more USB space.

Cost for each tape converted 
1 to 2-hours = £20.00 (additional copies = £10.00 ea)
2 to 4-hours = £30.00 (additional copies = £10.00 ea)
4 to 8-hours (Long Play recordings) = £60.00 (additional copies = £15.00 ea)
BIG DISCOUNTS FOR BULK ORDERS – SO CALL FOR DETAILS


Drop off & collection

During normal office hours you can drop off your Video to DVD orders to our Loughton Studios in Clays Lane (see map here).  You can also drop off evenings and weekends to 174 Roding Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3BS.  Please call first to ensure we are not out filming – 020 3602 3356.

We are ideally situated to serve the Loughton, Debden, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Epping, Woodford, Chingford and Theydon Bois communities.  We are also served by the Central Line and very close to junction 26 of the M25 – therefore allowing us to serve the Essex and East London and Central London customer.


Mail Order

If you would rather, we are also happy to carry work out by mail order.  Please contact us for more details – 020 3602 3356.


Contact us now!

Kevin Cook F.Inst.V. (Hon.)
Tel: +44 (0) 203 602 3356 Mobile: +44 (0) 777 153 5692
Email: kevin@video-artisan.com

Studio – Off Clays Lane, Loughton, Essex IG10 2SA – United Kingdom
Office – 174 Roding Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3BS – United Kingdom

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Other formats and cine film conversions

We can also convert many other video, film, photo and slide formats – so it’s probably always worth giving us a call for a quotation!


Terms & Conditions of VHS to DVD or MP4 Conversion Service

1. We assume that you have full copyright clearance to instruct us to copy any materials on your behalf. We do however reserve the right to decline offering you this service if we believe copyright clearance probably has not been obtained or the material is in violation of any laws or could expose us to any private or public litigation.

2. Unless otherwise agreed, payment for any of these video transfer services is upon delivery of the completed works.

3. Any liability for the damage or loss of materials which occurs during the video transfer process will be limited to the replacement of the blank media, howsoever caused. We do not accept any liability for the contents within the recording.

4. Once we have supplied your DVD we will immediately delete this from our system. In conclusion any additional copies will therefore be charged at the full conversion rates listed above.

5. These special terms are in addition to our general terms and conditions of business are outlined here.

Video production in Essex - Video Artisan

Video Production Services on East London and Essex border

Are you looking forward to creating engaging video content for your business? So are we!

Corporate Video and Promotional Company Video Production services

Based on the edge of Epping Forest in Loughton, Essex – Video Artisan is a creative corporate video production company with extensive experience in helping companies and organisations of all sizes take advantage of video.

Whether you are looking to harness the power of YouTube or website video to improve your search engine optimisation, or you want to develop a series of public information films – or create a one-off company film, Video Artisan has the skills, resources and creative talents to deliver an imaginative and cost-effective solution for your next company video.

Our location is perfect for servicing London, Essex, Harlow and South Eastern England with London Underground connections, the M25 and Stansted Airport very close to our studio edit facilities on the edge of Epping Forest.

Services, Facilities, Freelance Cameraman and Editing Assignments

We also offer a range of video conversion services.  This includes video to DVD, videotape to MP4 file, VHS to DVD, VHS-C to DVD, 8m to DVD, camcorder to DVD, Cine to DVD, standards conversions and DVD duplication.

So, Click here to see our section on how we can help convert your precious video tapes for you now.

In addition, we offer freelance camera operator and video editing services to client producers, agencies and other video production companies. With various cameras, lenses, camera mount systems, rails, sliders, dollies, lighting and sound kit we can cater for most video assignments.

A bit about Kevin Cook

Video Artisan is the creation of Kevin Cook – an award-winning videographer, blogger, author and journalist. Kevin has been at the forefront of videography and marketing video production in the UK since 1985.

Furthermore, Kevin is also an avid beekeeper!

Please see the links above for details on how Video Artisan can help you to develop your company video strategy.

Click here to see our latest showreel and list of clients.