All formats (VHS, Video 8, Hi8, MiniDV, VHS-C Etc.) are the same around the world but the run times and recording signals on the tape are different. Pal is the system we use here in the U.K., most of Europe, and all commonwealth countries. Note that copyright material will require permission in writing from the copyright holder. Special rates apply for obsolete or broadcast formats. Your recordings will be given a re-fresh as we up-scale them. There might be a small loss in picture quality in the transfer process if the recordings are in long play or from the American NTSC system. Our Video to DVD transfer services in Darlington use Progressive Scan technology. Progressive scan shows both fields in one pass, so providing a smoother and more accurate picture. Progressive Scan requires special connections such as HDMI or Component Etc...A standard signal is defined as 480i (576i for PAL) or 480p (576p For PAL) if it's de-interlaced progressive scan. We also use this process with a Flexible Recording Mode ie. if your Tape is one and a half hours long, most companies would use a fixed bit-rate of 5Mbps to a max record time of 2hrs. per DVD. This is just not good enough in our opinion. We use a flexible Bit-rate of between 1.7 - 10Mbps. This allows all the data capacity of the DVD to be used for your tape recording. It also allows up-to 3hrs worth of video to be placed on the DVD with better than SP results. Sound is always Dolby Digital. We are based in Darlington, County Durham and offer a collect and drop off service in Darlington, Hurworth, Yarm, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Richmond, Northallerton, Durham, Sunderland, Newcastle and all the villages in between call us for details and availability.
All you have to do is find the deal that best suits the number of tapes you have and then change the number next to the word ” Add: “. So if you have 5 tapes you would change the 0 to 1 next to the “5 x Video to DVD transfer Service (DEAL)” AND If you have more tapes than the 3 or 5 tapes deal you purchased then please add extra tapes using the “ADDITIONAL TAPES TO DVD TRANSFER SERVICE VOUCHERS HOLDERS ONLY” link this is only available to voucher holders using their coupon in the same transaction. If you would like any extra copies of any tape then please add ”Extra copies of DVD” in the required amount then hit the “add selected items to cart” button located above & below the deals.. Easy so far right? OK This will take you to your shopping cart where you will see the items that you have just added. If you have a voucher to redeem then please don’t use Googlecheckout or Paypalcheckout at this stage as it will not let you redeem just yet. Instead please just hit the “check out” button. If you are a returning customer please just sign in as normal, if you are a new customer and you are redeeming a voucher please hit the “create account” button. Answer all questions and create account. You will be taken to Step 1 of 3 Delivery Information. Check your address is correct if not please do change it. Decide if you want your tapes returning. If you do, then choose the oppropriate option. If you have more than 10 tapes you should pick the 1-2 day service as this allows for heavier packages and is fully tracked and insured. (If you want to pay by Cheque payable to ‘ iMemoryBox ‘ choose the Zero cost £0.00 shipping option) If you only want the DVDs sending back then choose the £0.00 shipping option, then hit “continue checkout” button. Nearly done. OK this next Step 2 of 3 -Payment Information is where, if you have a voucher, you can enter it under the Discount Coupon section. Enter your coupon code in the box, tick the Terms & Conditions box then hit the “continue checkout” button. Now is the time to check over your order, please do check it and hit the “confirm order” button. You will be taken to a secure paypal payment page, don’t worry if you don’t have a paypal account as it will still let you pay via credit or debit card. Once done you will be taken back to the website and your order confirmation page with our shipping address etc. ( If up have not purchased any additional items like shipping or extra tapes ) Then you will be taken back to the website and your order confirmation page with our shipping address etc. See, told you that it was easy.