Film & Video Transfer FAQs

Where are you located?

We have two locations in downtown Ventura. Please call for directions when you’d like to meet with us. Call (805) 377-7333.

What are your business hours?

Daily, from 11:00AM to 8:00PM.

How much do you charge to transfer video to DVD?

Video cassettes of any kind (VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, 8mm Cassettes, Hi8) can be transferred for archive purposes using our Simple Cheap option starting at $24.94 for up to 1 hour of content. If you would like a DVD with an interactive menu (great if you are giving the DVDs as a gift) prices start at $34.95 for up to 1 hour of content. *Please call to find out if your order qualifies for any quantity discounts

What is the difference between the “Interactive DVD” option and the “Simple Cheap” DVD option?

Both transfer options will have the same exact material on them. Simple Cheap DVDs just come with fewer bonus features than Interactive DVDs. Simple Cheap DVDs have automatically laid chapters to aid in shuffling through the material and will play when inserted with the click of a button. Interactive DVDs come with a custom label, interactive title menu screen, scene selections menus with motion thumbnails that are custom set by subject, and menu music just like movies you rent.

Where is the video transfer work done?

All work is done on premises.

How long will it take to transfer my videos?

Video tapes can generally be transferred in the amount of time it takes to play through the material. For example, a 1 hour video will take about an hour to transfer.

What kinds of videos can you transfer?

8mm Film, Super 8mm Film, VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, USB Flash Drives, Firewire Hard Drives, 8mm Cassette, Digital 8, Mini DV (Digital Video), DVD, Streaming to Web, Email Encoding, Camcorder, Sandisk, iPhone Transfer.

Can I play your DVDs on my computer?

Yes. As long as your computer has a DVD drive and video player software installed, you should have no problem viewing our DVDs.

Can you make my videos HD?

Video transfer will give you an end product that is the same as the original. We are transferring your material from its original format onto a DVD without changing/editing it in any way.

How much footage can you fit on a DVD?

Up to 2 hours per Simple Cheap DVD, or 1.5 hours per Interactive DVD.

Can you put all of my videos on one DVD?

We strongly recommend that each video tape have it’s own DVD.

Still have questions?

Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Can I make my own copies from the DVDs you produce?

We use the most widely compatible DVDs. If you have been able to copy DVDs before, you should have no trouble with ours.

Can you fix broken video cassette tapes?

We have had success repairing video cassettes in the past but we cannot make any guarantees. We would be happy to look at your tape and give you an assessment.

I can’t get my video to play. Can you transfer it for me?

Please let us know if your video tapes have been troublesome when you drop them off. We will know to monitor them more closely. We have had success repairing video cassettes in the past but we cannot make any guarantees. We would be happy to look at your tape and give you an assessment

Can you improve the image quality of my video?

Improving image quality involves editing. Custom quotes are available for editing at an hourly rate. Please inquire.

Can you improve the audio quality of my video?

Improving audio quality involves editing. Custom quotes are available for editing at an hourly rate. Please inquire.

Can you make DVD labels?

Yes. We have the ability to design custom label artwork or can use the design you provide. We can print labels directly on disks.

Do you offer mass duplication? How many DVD copies can I order?

We specialize in small quantity custom orders but can accommodate larger duplication projects. Please inquire.

Are there any discounts for multiple copies?

Yes, we offer quantity discounts. Please inquire.

What kinds of film reels can you transfer?

We can transfer 8mm, super 8, super 8 with sound, and 16mm film.

How much do you charge for film reel transfer to DVD?

We charge by diameter of the reel. Three inch film reel=$18, Five inch film reel=$35, Seven inch film reel=$45. *Please call to inquire about quantity discounts.

How long does it take to transfer my film reels to DVD?

It really depends on how many you have. Most film reel projects take about a week to complete. We can give you an individualized time estimate when you meet with us to drop off your project.

Can you transfer my video to an external hard drive or flash drive?

Yes, we transfer video to external hard drives and flash drives as well as DVDs. Please inquire so we can discuss what size and format would be appropriate for your project.

What is the best way to preserve my videos?

The best way to preserve your videos is to get them digitized. Tapes are not able to withstand the test of time without colors bleeding, etc. DVDs are great and easy to use. We highly recommend ordering extra copies in case one gets lost or scratched. Hard drives are also wonderful especially if you would like to edit your own movies.

Can you help me preserve my family photographs?

We are able to scan photos and turn them into a video slideshow set to music for you to enjoy. If you have negatives or slides we can offer you an honest referral to a local business specializing in still images and photography.

Can you put my video on YouTube?

Yes, we can upload your video to the internet for easy sharing with family and friends. Please inquire.