PHOTOStoDVD

Videos transferred to Hard Drive or USB Flash Drive

USB Drive This is currently our most popular request.

The digitized videos are available as AVI, QuickTime or MP4 (recommended for Smart TVs) format which can be stored on your hard drive or USB flash drive and edited on software such as Microsoft Movie maker or iMovie which are both free with your computer.

All your videos will fit in one USB Flash Drive or Hard Drive and they can be played directly from the USB input of your Smart TV which saves having to load and unload individual DVDs.

The cost is comparable with digitisation to DVDs however the main benefit is that you can make your own copies for friends and family.

If you would like the digitised videos added to your own Memory stick please ensure there is sufficient free space. Each hour of video requires around I GB or 1000MB.

Snippets from your videos can be combined with photographs in our photomontage to produce something exceptional. Simply tell us the timings of the video sections you wish to use and we will do the rest.
 

Which format do we use as standard?

Most Smart TVs can accept a range of different video formats through their USB inputs.

However the most common standard is mp4 and unless you tell us otherwise that is what will be used for your videos.

What if you wish to edit your digitised movies on a computer?

If you would like to see which format is best for your movie editor software try downloading the samples below onto your desktop or a Memory stick and find which works best on your computer's software.

NB   Right click on the icon of the file type you wish to test and then save the file to your desktop or USB Flash Drive by selecting "Save link as" or "Save target as"

Give us a call if you need some help.
mpeg4 MP4  (*.mp4) Compressed format recommended for Facebook or YouTube(45MB) 
****Recommended for Smart TVs****
avi logo AVI   (*.avi) Standard uncompressed format  (41MB)
quicktime QuickTime (*.mov) Apple Mac format (37MB)
Windows Media Video (*.wmv)  Microsoft format (38MB)
flv logo Flash Video (*.flv) Adobe Flash Player format (7MB)
mkv logo Matroska Multimedia (*.mkv) Universal low compression format (75MB)

Non Standard Video Formats?

If you already have a file in an unusual format and you would like to have it converted to a different format, give us a call and we be happy to help you.

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