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Converting Beta Tapes to DVD The Easy Way

There’s a reason why so many individuals are taking the time to convert beta tapes to DVD and digital formats. These near obsolete video tapes peaked in popularity about forty years ago. And while beta tapes (Betamax and Betacam) are rapidly declining, those who still own these tapes are privy to preserving their content. Beta Tapes: Betamax vs. Betacam Betamax was released in 1975 and is now considered to be the first home video format that began the home video making craze. While it lasted for about five years, it was soon replaced by the VHS tape format. Betamax recorders have not been produced since 2002, but Betamax tapes were still available for purchase up until March 2016 when they were completely taken off the market, leaving people with Betamax tapes wondering how to watch their content and keep it safe from deterioration and potential disaster. Meanwhile, Betacam, which is the professional-grade sibling of Betamax, was mostly used for location video work beginning in 1982, and though it lasted longer as a dependable professional video recording format, its tapes are just as fragile as Betacam and are not designed to last for many decades. Don’t let discoloration or sound disruption ruin your Betamax or Betacam tapes: convert these video tapes to DVD or digital files, and keep your video content safe and accessible. Convert Betamax and Betacam to DVD and Digital Files As part of our media conversion services, Current Pixel makes it simple to convert your Betamax and Betacam tapes to DVD or digital files like MP4. By making the choice to convert your Beta tapes to DVD...

Video Redaction Services for Law Enforcement & Legal Documentation

At Current Pixel, we provide top-notch media conversion services for anyone seeking to transfer old or inconvenient media formats to more updated and easily storable formats like DVD and digital files. Though we often serve families hoping to save their home video memories, we also serve the business and professional community. One professional practice Current Pixel can help with is video redaction, most often used for evidence in court cases, law enforcement and legal documentation purposes. Though professionals might spend lengthy amounts of time trying to complete video redaction on their own, companies like Current Pixel are here to help you save time and money by getting it done right the first time and providing you with consistent, available service. Current Pixel does this work routinely for law offices, state and local governments, and school systems, and has decades of experience. Video Redaction Services: Experience Matters When you are searching for a way to complete video redaction work, experience really does matter. Video editing software comes with steep learning curves, so when you’re looking for a company to help with video redaction, find a reliable company with experience like Current Pixel. Without a trained professional in video editing available, video redaction services can be hard to find. Some companies do not complete the work correctly, and so many others have simply gone out of business. Current Pixel, though, has been here and will continue to be here for your video redaction needs. You can count on Current Pixel to take extra care with your project and complete the job properly the first time.   At Current Pixel, we can...

Your VHS to DVD Conversion Service in Atlanta

VHS tapes are beloved in many homes, since they are filled with family memories and footage people would like to cherish for generations to come. However, VHS tapes are unable to stand the test of time that such memories require. If you have VHS tapes in your home, chances are they are already in the process of deteriorating. Although they may remain watchable for the foreseeable future, VHS tapes tend to lose their quality, and old VHS players sometimes malfunction, ruining the tape, and have become difficult to find. In order to keep your memories safe from deterioration or any other unknown accident, you can convert your VHS tapes to DVD or digital files for safer storage and more convenient viewing. At Current Pixel, we offer VHS and VHS-C conversion services to provide customers with DVDs and digital files of their most precious memories. All conversion services are performed by Current Pixel staff, and we never outsource to a third party. Our staff has decades of experience, and we use carefully selected technology and processes honed over many years to make sure you are happy with your converted memories and also receive top-notch customer service! VHS to DVD Conversion Services Current Pixel offers VHS to DVD conversion services that will help you preserve your memories for generations to come. Since the magnetic tape inside your VHS tapes deteriorates over time regardless of how you store them, converting your VHS tapes to archival DVDs will give your memories a shelf life of 100 years or more. Current Pixel can also convert your VHS tapes to digital files, which will allow...

Spring Cleaning: How to Digitize Old Photos

It’s officially spring!—the time of year to clean and declutter. Digitizing old photos is a great way to consolidate space while preserving old memories for years to come. If you’re like a lot of people, you have closets full of boxes of old photos and feel overwhelmed by their sheer volume. Maybe your photos are well organized, but you never look at them, since there are just so many. Maybe your photos are not organized at all, and you want an excuse to go through them and finally breathe a sigh of relief. No matter what your photos look like in storage, take time this spring to digitize old photos, and keep your memories safe from harm, taking up less space, and organized for your convenience. You will not regret it. How to Digitize Old Photos Your best bet for digitizing old photos is visiting a professional media conversion company like Current Pixel. Though you could try to scan all your photos yourself, you can save a lot of time and money by putting your trust in an experienced photo scanning service by Current Pixel. At Current Pixel, we absolutely love helping customers bring their memories to life by scanning photos to digital files and DVDs. However, we do have some tips for you to make your photo digitizing experience a positive one. Here are some steps you should take before bringing your photos into Current Pixel for scanning. 1. Make Sure Your Photos Are Clean & Removed from Casings or Albums In order for Current Pixel to quickly and efficiently digitize your old photos, you need to make...

The Mother’s Day Gift of Reliving Old Memories

This year, Mother’s Day will be on Sunday, May 13th, and what better way to celebrate Mom than to give her the gift of reliving old memories? Current Pixel has great gift ideas for Mother’s Day and can make it a simple and easy process for you! The Gift of Video Memories If you have old videotapes and film formats lying around in your house or somewhere in storage filled with precious family memories, you also have the potential to give your mom a heartfelt gift she will be able to enjoy for years to come. By taking the time to organize and convert those old home movies from their outdated formats to DVDs or digital files, you have the chance to help your mom relive some of the most wonderful, fun, hilarious, and touching memories of your family’s past. Maybe your mom even has old film formats of home videos from when she was young. Digitizing those for her would allow her to relive her own childhood memories from the convenience of a television or computer. The Gift of Photo Memories Perhaps your mom has boxes full of old photos that she complains are too disorganized or overwhelming to go through. What a better way to show Mom you appreciate her than organizing those photos and scanning them to DVD or digital files for her to view anytime she wants! Rather than physically sifting through all those old photos, your mom can watch them on a DVD or view them as digital files on her computer. Current Pixel Can Help At Current Pixel, our staff has decades of...

Atlanta Audio & Video Transfer Services for Legal Deposition & Discovery

Law firms with depositions on videotape or audiotape, especially from a drawn-out case with older evidence that has been stored for a while should consider media conversion as an option for their important audio and video. Providing a format that will clearly present the content without fear of deterioration, loss, or disaster will help make for a winning case. Specifically, Atlanta attorneys and law firms looking for legal video services or legal video specialists might be interested in transferring video, audio, or film files to digital files and/or DVD to help support the discovery process in legal cases. These attorneys and law firms can count on Current Pixel for their audio and video deposition services. Benefits of Digitized Content for Legal Discovery Converting video and audiotapes to digital files especially will provide law firms with the ability to store information on the Cloud or a computer hard drive, where it is safe from loss or accident. Video and audio tapes face the possibility of deterioration over time, especially if not stored properly, and converting to digital files and/or DVD helps to protect precious content from disaster. The legal discovery process can be streamlined by obtaining converted versions of deposition video and audio through a professional media conversion company like Current Pixel.  It is so much easier to use a computer to quickly move through audio and video files compared to trying to use the original formats. See How Current Pixel Can Help Current Pixel’s media conversion specialists complete all orders, and Current Pixel never outsources to a third party. Atlanta law firms and attorneys can trust Current Pixel to...

Video & Film Transfer for High Schools, Colleges, & Universities

Many high schools, colleges, and universities have an archive of old videotapes and film from various sporting events or other campus functions. That archive could be full of important memories for the school or ways for various programs to benefit from past knowledge and event structures. The problem is that finding ways to view and safely store old videotapes and film is getting more and more difficult as these media types become obsolete. Moreover, both film and videotapes deteriorate over time, threatening to destroy campus archives forever. Maybe your school wants to go over old football or other sports footage to understand how to get a team back to its heyday. Perhaps archival footage of different campus speakers or class projects would help to train new teachers. Or maybe your school wants to put together a video to celebrate a milestone in the campus’s history. Whatever the need for archival school footage, Current Pixel’s services can help digitize and reorganize this content in an easily viewable and sharable format. Let Current Pixel Digitize Your Footage Current Pixel’s experienced staff utilizes decades of experience and well maintained equipment to convert your old videotapes and film footage into DVDs and digital files, providing your school with an easy way to view old footage or even store it on a computer to use for editing a compilation video or even share it on your school’s website or social media page. DVDs and digital files are much easier to watch than outdated media formats.  They also allow you to backup your data, and in so doing keep your footage safe from improper storage...

Convert Old Home Movies to DVD with Current Pixel

There’s that box in the corner of a closet—or maybe a cabinet you rarely open—filled with old home movies. They might be gathering dust, taunting you as they sit there, unwatched. Maybe you’re not sure if they even play anymore, or maybe they have started to deteriorate. You’ve heard you can convert old home movies to DVD, but you’re not sure how to begin. If you relate to any of this, you’re not alone. Many people still have old home movies stored on outdated media formats like VHS tapes. If you have been wanting to find a more convenient way to watch these movies or to make sure your precious family memories remain safe for future generations to enjoy, you should definitely think about transferring your old home movies to DVD. Well, you’re in luck. Current Pixel is one of the most trusted media conversion companies out there, and we are here to help you. Preserve those family memories and convert old home movies to DVD with Current Pixel! Benefits of Converting Old Home Movies to DVD Making the decision to transfer your old home movies to DVD will provide you with sustainability, longevity, and accessibility when it comes to the memories you want to preserve. At Current Pixel, our staff has decades of experience in transferring old media formats to updated formats like DVD and digital files so you can access your home movies and keep them safe for generations to come. Since old formats like VHS-C tend to lose their luster over time and even start to deteriorate, and players for these formats are becoming harder to come by,...