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Do you or your family have a box of old Regular 8, Super 8 or 16mm films from the 1950s – 1970s (or even earlier) that have been long forgotten about? Good chance someone in the family does. Don’t let these precious family memories disappear forever. Here at Turbo PC Fix, we utilize only the latest in High Definition Cine Film Scanning Technology to revive those decaying films and turn them into a modern HD 1080p MP4 video file format. Generations to come will be able to easily edit, share, watch & preserve those special family memories for all time.
We only use the latest in digitization technologies and video playback to achieve the best possible result.
We digitally re-master every videotape at its original recorded resolution so there is no quality loss.
We clean up your footage by removing useless blank, blue, grey or un-watchable sections. Unwanted TV shows are also removed.
Each frame is digitally scanned one at a time in HD. Our custom software then joins all the frames together for a smooth playback.
Older video tapes can cause “warped” or “distorted” lines to the video image. Our TBC units correct this for a clean straight video playback.
Each videotape is edited and examined by hand after digitization. If we notice any video or audio issues we will send the tape back to our technicians to be re-digitized.
Your films are handled with utmost care and digitized by trained technicians. In fact, we can proudly say we have never lost or damaged a single foot of film.
Broken tape casings are replaced into new casing. Snapped tape is spliced so as to retrieve your potentially lost footage.
Q: Do You Use DVD Recorders to Digitize Video Tapes?
A: No. Some companies claim that this is the best method to digitize video tapes. This is far from the truth. DVD recorders will produce an obsolete compressed video file format called MPEG2 (inside a .VOB container). The MPEG2 format was developed in the late 90s and has been superseded by a far more efficient format called MP4. Companies providing MP4 files from DVD recorded files are actually re-compressing an already compressed file thus further degrading your digital files. While it is true that DVDs are still using this format today, there are far better methods of digitizing your tapes.
We can boast 15+ Years of experience and expertise digitizing hundreds of thousands of video tapes. We only use the highest grade analog to digital interfaces (no cheap usb adapters) to capture a 100% uncompressed video file direct to our computers. We then compress ONCE only to MP4 at a high bitrates to provide you with the best quality digital representation of your old video tapes.
We wouldn’t be satisfied providing you anything less than the best.
Q: Do You Edit Anything Out Of My Tapes?
A: Yes. We only remove old recorded TV shows & movies, blank or blue sections to provide you with your valued home movie footage only. We never remove or edit out home movie scenes.
Q: Why is my video a bit jumpy in some places?
A: We always do the best we can to provide you with the best transfer result. Unfortunately old video tapes do deteriorate and are sometimes damaged in VCRs over the years. When tape is damaged, this will result in video that can be a bit jumpy and white noise lines begin to appear. Often to the audio can be affected with aged/ damaged video tapes.
Q: I have NTSC tapes. Can you digitize them?
A: Yes. We can digitize all VHS and camcorder NTSC video tape formats into MP4 video files and PAL DVDs. There is no additional cost for this service.
Q: Why do I see fuzzy lines at the bottom of my video?
A: These lines are called “overscan” lines and are a normal part of old VHS video. Back when we had the old ‘box’ TV sets these overscan lines were hidden from view because the TV would automatically crop the image all the way around. Our modern flat screen TVs display video in a different way called ‘progressive’ which means that we see the whole image without the cropping resulting in the ‘overscan’ lines being visible.