Digital File Conversion
Oftentimes digital files are the desired format for website, electronic delivery, editing or archival purposes. Photos, slides, film, and video tape can all be converted into a lossless digital format. We do file conversions for associations, schools, libraries, museums, producers, editors, and consumers. Whether you need a video file converted for online or broadcast use, a camera file converted to video, a slide or photo collection scanned and put on a data DVD or beta tapes captured to an external hardrive; we provide digital file conversion for all purposes. Send us your collection and we'll help with the archival process. We can also inventory large collections for a quote and recommend the best end file format.
If you have tapes that need to be captured for editing we can help too. We work with PC and Mac systems and can digitize your raw footage to the desired format. We can capture, convert and move your files to an external hardrive, or other storage device.
We convert: all three Betamax speeds (Beta 1, Beta 2, & Beta3), BetaCam, DVCam, DVCPro, miniDV, ¾” Umatic, M2 or MII, ¾” Umatic PAL, VHS PAL and SECAM tapes.
Here are a couple standard video formats requested:
AVI – A common format for customers who want to edit their footage on PC.
MPEG – For customers who want to author their own DVD, we can convert your footage to MPEG files delivered on a disc.
MPEG 2 and MPEG4 – DVD and web compression.
Flash for web use.
Quick Time (.mov) - this is a very versatile format as it can be built in a variety of sizes for many different end uses.
Here are a couple standard still image formats requested:
JPEG – For pictures with small-average print sizes and for DVD slideshows.
PNG – great for working in layered photo editing programs, broadcast, and web.
TIFF – Higher resolution capability for large and over-size prints.