Yesterday we had an inquiry about Christmas video creation with videos and photos. Video Colague's are wonderful gifts for everyone in the family and you can share it online family who live in other locations. The hardest part about these videos in the organization and collection of everything.
Video Kitchen has customers frequently wanting to transfer their MiniDVD's to digital or combo DVD's. Problem being, most our customers were not aware that they had to be finalized in camera to play elsewhere. Usually these customers go away sad because they have already tossed their MiniDVD Cameras. Simple fix, if you happen upon another camera that is the same brand (sony, JVC, Panasonic, etc.). You can finalize MiniDVD's and save the videos! So if you are about to throw away your old MiniDVD Camcorder, DON'T!! We can take that off your hands and maybe save someone's family memories!
Thank you Kentucky Derby Festival for using Video Kitchen again this year!
Just a normal day at video Kitchen was Shooting an audition video in our studio, audio tapes to files for a lawyer, a history video from photos, final touches on a memorial video, and the daily orders of tapes to DVD and Thumb drives.
Make a fun video highlights from your last vacation. Let Video Kitchen do the work for you. Here is a 2 min video to help you get started.
5 tapes to DVD
4 tapes to USB
5 50ft reels of film to DVD or USB
50 Slides Scanned
250 photos scanned
4 min Slideshow with 40 photos, 1 Song, 1 Title
Thank you Jerry from images aloft for using Video Kitchen to convert your video tape. Go to imagesaloftballooning.com for a balloon ride. I hear that is a great place for a wedding proposal! Maybe for an anniversary too.
If you bring us tapes and do not know what format you want, but you know you want a digital file of you video, we will make you an MPEG-4 file. Now you may be scratching you head and wondering what size that will be. MPEG-4 can be thought of like a JPEG, you can have a very large or small JPEG. Similar to the JPEG, the MPEG-4 is compatible with most computers. What can you do with an MPEG-4? Well, we make a medium size MPEG-4. The reason we do this is for easy play back and compatibility. With our MPEG-4 you can not only watch on all computers, you can put on a Thumb Drive (USB Drive), you can load onto Google Drive for watching anywhere, you can share through dropbox, upload to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc. We can actually put up to 51 hours of video onto a 128GB USB drive or as little as 3 hours on an 8GB USB Drive. The reason I am boring you with the description of our chosen video codec (MPEG-4) is that every day we encounter customers who want to edit their footage when they get home. We explain that they cannot usually edit with a DVD. Then there is usually a long very confusing discussion about how hard it can be to “rip” a DVD into editing software. and you can edit with the MPEG-4 but the quality may be reduced. More confusion comes after with a lengthy description about how if they are editing on a Mac they will want an .MOV file. This is usually 24GB for a 2 hour tape instead of 8GB with the MPEG-4. This usually boils down to added cost for an portable external hard drive $80.00 versus an 8GB USB drive $4.80. So today I have had a customer ask is there anyway to simplify what you have said. I am going to try:
- DVD’s play in DVD players, on computers with DVD player software. a. They are not easy to edit from and cannot be uploaded directly to social Media.
- MPEG-4 files Play on most computers and can be edited. a. Quality is compatible with DVD, if not a little cleaner, than original tape. b. Can be uploaded to social media( depending on the length and length restrictions from site you are loading onto).
- .MOV files are for editing in most Mac editing software. a. Cannot be uploaded directly to the social media and should not be shared online without further compression. b. Will not be viewable on PC computers (Dell, Accer, Toshiba, etc.) without downloading Quicktime Player. c. May stutter when they play because of their large size. d. May require a portable external hard drive to be put on (you may bring your own, but we request that for your own safety you back-up any files of value, so if we were to experience a power outage, computer crash, etc. we would not be responsible for your pre-existing data)
- .AVI & WMV files are good for editing on PC computers a. They cannot be uploaded directly to the social media and should not be shared online without further compression. b. They will not be viewable on Mac computers without downloading flip for Mac c. May stutter when they play because of their large size. d. Will require a portable external hard drive to be put on 1TB are $80.00 All that being said The MPEG-4 files can be edited with and most people will not notice a reduction of quality
Video Kitchen can scan your slides to JPEG and make a slideshow!
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Video Kitchen will be open today Friday January 22, but will probably close early if weather becomes dangerous for travel. If you have work to be picked up today you may want to come early or call first. Have a great day and be safe!
Video Kitchen can copy your footage, Pictures, Slides, etc. to Archival DVD's
Photos scanned for $30.00, 25 cents each!Read More