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Convert MiniDV to DVD Without Camcorder

Although the life of the MiniDV camcorder was short, they were very popular for personal and semi-professional video recording for several years.  You might have some MiniDV tapes at home or in your company’s storage facility that you realize you want to transfer to DVD to either keep safe or view easily. Either you are sick of plugging your VCR or camcorder into your TV to watch this footage, or you cannot find a compatible camcorder to view those MiniDV tapes. Don’t have a camcorder to help convert your MiniDV tapes to DVD? No worries! Current Pixel has you covered with comprehensive video transfer services that handle MiniDV to DVD transfers. Convert MiniDV to DVD, Blu-Ray, & Digital Files With Current Pixel, you can convert your MiniDV tapes to DVD without a camcorder and make sure your footage is once again convenient to watch and enjoy. At Current Pixel, we can even convert your MiniDV tapes to other current formats like digital files which allows for easy sharing, editing and backing up. Current Pixel can help you make sure your MiniDV memories are easier to access and will stand the test of time. We can even help you convert the HD version of MiniDV (HDV) to Blu-ray discs and digital files to maintain the HD quality. Current Pixel is one of the industry’s most trusted media conversion companies with decades of experience converting outdated media formats like MiniDV to updated media formats like DVD and digital files. At Current Pixel, all work is performed by our experienced staff, and we do not outsource to a third party. Whether your...

VHS Tape Lifespan: Do VHS Tapes Deteriorate?

If you have a stack of old VHS tapes in your home or even in your company’s storage facility, you might have wondered how long your memories and footage on those VHS tapes will last. At Current Pixel, our experience has shown that VHS tapes deteriorate over time no matter how they are stored. The magnetic tape inside makes the VHS tape lifespan shorter as the tape itself deteriorates.  Even tapes stored in professional tape storage environments will still experience some deterioration, and of course the overwhelming majority of tapes are not stored in perfect environments.   VHS Tape Deterioration Rate Although the VHS life expectancy varies from one VHS tape to the next, VHS tapes have been found to deteriorate 10 to 20 percent over the course of 10 to 25 years. Tapes that were made with better quality will have a slightly longer lifespan, and of course if you have kept your VHS tapes in a climate controlled space with optimal temperature and conditions with minimal to no use, they will last a lot longer. However, your favorite VHS tapes are likely the tapes you have viewed many, many times, making them deteriorate more quickly, and most of us do not have the ability to store VHS tapes perfectly. VHS tapes at home are subject to dust and can start to degrade as a result of tape-eating bacteria and deterioration from the elements. Digitize Your VHS Tapes to DVD Your memories are too precious to leave up to chance or even to slight deterioration. If you want to keep your VHS tape footage safe, your best option...

Storing Your Old Photos and Videos in the Winter (Digitize Them!)

If you’ve been worried about your old photos and videos getting damaged during the cold winter months, you have felt the anxiety that accompanies the possibility of memories being lost to the elements. Instead of keeping old photos and videos stocked away in boxes and files this winter, take the time during the cold, gray days to digitize this content to a more accessible and safe format. This is the perfect time to reorganize your memories and make sure you can watch them easily over and over again! Access Old Memories with Ease You can actually convert your video tapes and other media formats to digital files or DVD, and scan your photos to digital files, DVD, or CD.  By doing this you can have them in your possession with easy access to viewing and even sharing online. Keep in mind that when you decide to take the time to digitize your videos and photos, working with a professional company like Current Pixel offers a higher quality experience, so you don’t have to worry about anything happening to some of your most precious memories. At Current Pixel, compassionate specialists who care about your project will be there to support you through the process and will never outsource to third party companies. In fact,  all work is performed by Current Pixel staff, and will be working with your videos and pictures are every step of the way. Our specialists will even check in with you throughout the process if necessary to make sure you get the finished products you’ve been hoping for. This is not the experience you will have...

Digitize Old Holiday Videos and Pictures

With the holidays upon us, now is the time to start thinking about digitizing holiday videos and pictures! These may be old videos and pictures from previous family holidays, or recent recordings and photos worth keeping around for future generations.    Imagine you, your family, or even future generations, being able to conveniently watch holiday and other fun family memories from years past.  To ensure this is possible for years, decades, or generations to come, having your memories digitized, means you will now be able to back them up to the cloud so they can survive catastrophic events such as fires, floods, thefts, etc. Current Pixel’s Video Transfer & Photo Scan Services Where do Current Pixel’s video transfer and photo scan services come into play? Well, here at Current Pixel, we have top-notch equipment and technology as well as staff members with decades of experience in the business. With both our video transfer and photo scan services, all work is performed by Current Pixel staff, and we never outsource to a third party! Video Transfer Services Maybe you have old videos from when you were a kid during the holiday season that you want to show your own children. Perhaps you want to preserve film footage for an older family member of his or her holiday memories with family. At Current Pixel, we will help you find out which type of video or film you have and help you preserve those memories for convenient viewing. We are capable of transferring almost any format you might own, including all types of 8mm and 16mm film, and a long list of...

Looking for the Perfect Gift: Digitize Old Film & Video Tapes!

The holiday season is upon us, and now is the time to craft some creative gift ideas for our loved ones. Coming up with those creative gifts can be difficult, but this year, it doesn’t have to be! Do you have loved ones with old film or videotapes lying around or archived in boxes? Do you have your own film or videotapes that you would want love ones to have but in an easily accessible format? Digitizing old film and video can be an unexpected, yet extremely meaningful gift that can make an impact on loved ones or even an entire family. The gift of memories is one your loved ones will never forget. Give The Gift Of Precious Memories The best news is that with Current Pixel, you have options when it comes to digitizing old film and videotapes. Current Pixel can handle just about any videotape and consumer film format! We can digitize 8mm and Super 8 film formats, 16mm film, a long list of videotape formats, and more. You can also choose how you want your film or videotapes digitized to best suit the needs of your family members. Do you have a tech-savvy loved one who would love digital files of memories to watch on any device and even share with friends and family on social media? We can do that! Do you have an older family member who would rather have a DVD to pop into a DVD player at any time for maximum convenience? We can do that, too! We can help you digitize your film and video formats in ways that will...

Convert U-matic to Digital with Current Pixel

U-matic format was introduced to the market by Sony in September of 1971 and served as an analogue recording videocassette format that allowed you to keep the videotape inside a cassette, which was different from reel-to-reel or open-reel formats. You might notice that you have some U-matic tapes from the past, but you might also notice that revisiting this footage has become very difficult and expensive. Are U-matic Tapes Obsolete? U-matic tapes are an old tape format that has become nearly obsolete without a functional U-matic player. What’s more, if you search the web for a U-matic player, you can only find them used at extremely high prices, typically from around $600 to upwards of $2800. If you convert U-matic to digital, though, you can save money and also make sure you save the content on your U-matic tapes. At Current Pixel, we can convert U-matic to digital or even DVD to help you save your footage for greater longevity and convenience. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a U-matic player that might not work for long. Instead, you can convert your U-matic tapes to digital and save the footage for years to come, keeping it safe from becoming completely unwatchable and obsolete. Convert U-matic Tapes with Current Pixel Come to Current Pixel, where our staff has combined decades of experience converting videotape formats like U-matic to digital formats and DVD. We will make sure your U-matic footage remains conveniently watchable, and you won’t have to worry about losing that content forever or having to pay expensive prices for used U-matic players. All U-matic digitization and video...

Still Got Old VHS Tapes? Convert Them to Digital with Current Pixel

If you’re like most families today, you are probably holding onto old VHS tapes piling up in a drawer or cabinet, many of which hold footage of precious memories like family vacations and important events like weddings and school performances. With technology advancing so quickly, though, VHS players are quickly becoming hard to find, and even if you do find them, the quality of the playback is usually lacking. You might have also noticed your VHS tapes deteriorating over time. Don’t worry, though. Your memories can still be saved for you to watch again and again. Convert VHS Tapes to DVD & Digital Formats At Current Pixel, we can professionally convert your VHS tapes to DVD and digital formats like MP4 that will stand the test of time and give you the opportunity to relive your memories over and over. Converting your VHS tapes to DVD and digital formats will not only keep your memories safe from deterioration but also allow you to watch them anywhere, at your convenience. With digital files, you can watch your memories on any device you own, from your computer to your smart phone or tablet. You can even share your memories on social media with friends and family! With a DVD, you can provide an easily watchable version of precious memories to members of your family who might not be as tech savvy and do not want digital formats but still need a simple way to pop in a memory and watch it on a DVD player or computer. Converting your VHS tapes to digital and DVD formats will save your wonderful memories...

Where Can I Transfer 8mm Tape to DVD?

Are you searching for the best way to convert your 8mm tape to DVD in order to preserve memories or meaningful content? When you’re looking for a place to convert your 8mm tape—including Video8, Hi8, and Digital8—to DVD, you have multiple options. Options for 8mm Video Transfer to DVD You can find an online provider through an Internet search, go to a conventional retailer like Costco, Walmart or Walgreens, or even buy your own converter and try your luck with a DIY video transfer. However, you can also choose to find a local specialist in video transfer services like Current Pixel. If you’re not sure where to turn, when you need expert services and an array of options for your DVDs, you can trust local companies like Current Pixel that have decades of experience.  These veteran companies provide you with custom 8mm video transfer services to deliver your memories safely, on a quality DVD and with personalized service to make sure you are completely happy with the result. More About Current Pixel Current Pixel has been in business since 1985—that’s over 32 years! We transfer tons of 8mm tapes every year and have many staff members who have decades of experience in the field. Rather than trust your memories with an impersonal online service or major retailer that outsources the work to a separate company, you can come in and meet us at Current Pixel, or call and speak to experts—or even the very technician working on your order. Our technicians will be sure to reach out to you with any questions or suggestions they have about your transfer....