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Frequently Asked Questions

General

At Transfer for Less we only use top of the line equipment to ensure your memories are transferred with bright colors and crystal clear image quality. Depending on what you're going to transfer, final image quality can vary. For example, VHS video tape has limited resolution and will still look VHS video when transferred to DVD. However, old silent movie film is scanned in using High Definition technology and can be viewed in crystal clear HD.
Our transfer process is completely non-destructive, so your original media is returned to you along with your transferred content.
Our standard turn-around time is typically not more than 30 days from the time we receive your order.
We offer expedited options for 24 hour or one week turn-around for an additional fee of 100% or 50% respectively of the original purchase price.
We keep backup copies of your transferred content for 90 days at no additional charge. We can also make additional copies from your originals after that period of time has expired.
Yes! We get this question quite often as many people have video editing software on their computer. Transfer for Less can digitize all of your media and place it on a thumb drive or hard drive in your desired format so you can easily edit at home.
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We have several different examples located through out the site. We also have samples of our recent customers. Click here to see them.

Film

We transfer both silent and sound 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm film to the format of your choice.
Absolutely! Every tiny picture on your film is scanned frame by frame into our computers. This allows our professional editing department to review and make enhancements to your film before it is placed on DVD or Blu-ray.
Yes! Ths is an extremely important step prior to transferring you film. It also allows us the opportunity to repair broken sprocket holes and fix bad splices, while conditioning and lubricating you film.
Always. Every reel is enhanced and adjusted for color before being placed on DVD or Blu-ray.
We transfer to DVD and Blu-ray Disc. We can also deliver digital files in SD-AVI, HD-AVI or Apple ProRes on either a blank drive that you submit with your order, or on a new drive, purchased through us.

Video & Multimedia

We transfer VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, 8mm, Mini DV and Umatic tapes to the format of your choice.
Yes! We accept all digital formats. We can even combine multiple items onto a single DVD or Blu-ray Disk.
Unfortunately, we no longer offer this service.
Definitely not! DVD Recorders often will produce DVDs that won't play back on many DVD players or even some computers. At Transfer for Less, every tape is recorded in full quality to the computer using Hardware Image Stabilizers before being professionally edited and placed on DVD or Blu-ray! A DVD Recorder can never provide that careful consideration of your video tapes.
Yes you can! Transfer for Less will place up to 2 hours of content onto a single DVD. If the total running time of your tapes is 2 hours or less, we can combine them!
We review your video in a fast preview and seek to remove things you dont want. For example, blue screens, accidental shots of the ground or old TV shows. We also adjust the audio levels to get the best sound possible.
Always. Every video is enhanced and adjusted for color before being placed on DVD or Blu-ray.
We transfer all SD content like VHS and Hi-8 to DVD. Mini DV tapes can hold HD content and can be transferred to Blu-ray Disc. We can also provide digital files in SD-AVI, HD-AVI or Apple ProRes on either a blank drive that you submit with your order, or on a new drive, purchased through us. Please note that HD-AVI is for High Definition content only.
Yes. We can replace any broken parts to get you tape running again and ready for transfer.

Audio

We transfer Audio Cassette/DAT Tapes and Reel to Reel Audio, as well as 33(LP), 45 and 78 Vinyl Records.
Audio files are transferred to a CD Disc, or an external drive in WAV, MP3 or AIFF formats.
Yes. We can get your tape in working condition again!

Photos & Slideshows

Yes. Every image is reviewed by one of our photo technicians and is enhanced, restored, adjusted for color and cropped correctly before being delivered back to you.
Photos are placed on an Archive CD or DVD, depending on the amount of photos. We can also transfer to an external drive in either JPG or DNG format. For photo slideshows, we can either transfer to DVD or Blu-ray.

DVD & CD

A DVD can hold 4.7GB, which is around 2 hours of video.
A Blu-ray Disc can hold 25GB, which is around 10 hours of SD video or 2 hours of HD video.
A CD can hold 700MB, which is around 60 minutes of audio.
Approximately 500 photos will fill a CD-rom, and 2500 photos on a DVD-rom in JPG format. DNG files are much larger, and require a hard drive for delivery.
Yes! Transfer for Less does not block the ability to make as many copies as you'd like. There is no copy-protection on the disks we create. These are your memories, use them as you wish!
We only use professional, Grade-A disks. The manufacturer guarantees them for 100 years!
CD, DVD and Blu-ray are all digital formats. This means you can copy them without losing any quality. Unlike VHS copies of the past, a digital copy experiences no generational loss, so your copies will always maintain the highest quality and integrity.

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