TechHelp Ottawa
We Digitize MINI-DV Video Camera Tapes to MP4

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MINI-DV TAPE
To MOV or MP4 VIDEO FILE
(NO DVD AVAILABLE)

$15.00 PER HOUR OF TAPE

Tax included
Discounts for quantity

Price includes cropping on MP4 video files
(See Frequently Asked Questions below)

NOTE: If you have Mini-DV tapes that you think might be blank or contain content that you don't want digitized, we can view your questionable tapes for a handling fee of $3 per tape.


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Video digitizing the right way!

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At TechHelp Ottawa, we do video digitizing the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as high quality digital Mini-DVD cameras that are compatible with the North American NTSC format.

We have also invested heavily in state-of-the-art computer software for digitally capturing Mini-DVD content for conversion to MP4 video files. There is an additional fee for digital capture of high definition (HD) content.

MP4 files can be edited for audio and video properties. Just ask us.

NOTE: Sound restoration techniques can be applied to video files converted from VHS, 8mm Camcorder and Mini-DV tapes. This is particularly effective in reducing consistent background noise such as fans, air conditioners and hum, and in enhancing voices. Visit this page on our website.


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Frequently Asked Questions

• Most modern TVs have a USB port either on the side or back of the unit. Plug the USB stick into that port and use the Input or Source button on your remote to find the USB. Then it’s a matter of selecting and playing the files. You might want to check the TV manual for more info.

• If you’re a Mac computer user, plug in the USB stick, use Finder to locate the USB stick, and double-click on the file you want to play. MP4 files open in the QuickTime app.

• If you’re a Windows user, plug in the USB stick, use Windows Explorer to locate the USB stick, and double-click on the file you want to play. MP4 files open in Windows Media Player or any other 3rd party media player that you’ve installed.

You might want to download and install the VLC app which is a good alternative to the above for playing MP4 files on ether Mac or Windows computers. WEBSITE: https://www.videolan.org
We use the best equipment available to ensure the best quality possible. We caution, however, that some video camera tapes are STANDARD DEFINITION (SD) producing a picture in a 4 X 3 aspect ratio (like with older TVs).

NOTE: Some Mini DV tapes produce high definition images with an aspect ratio of 16 X 9 (compatible with new HD widescreen TVs).
Yes, we can edit your Mini-DV tape content, but additional fees will apply. Please ask us in advance about editing your video content.

NOTE: Sound restoration techniques can be applied to MP4 video files as well. This is particularly effective in reducing consistent background noise such as fans, air conditioners and hum, and in enhancing voices. Ask us to explain.
We use only the best equipment such as a state-of-the art high definition Canon ´┐╝Vixia HV30 Digital Camcorder, Sony Hi8 Camcorder, Mac computers and advanced movie editing software.
DVDs that have been transferred from Betamax tapes will display a skewed line at the bottom of the screen when you watch the disks on a computer. This happens because, when tapes are transferred to DVD and watched on a computer display, we see the whole picture, including the part at the bottom that was meant to be hidden through a process called over-scanning.

When playing these same disks on a DVD player, however, this bottom line—produced by the NTSC video signal—is hidden from view because of over-scanning. Similarly, the electronics of Betamax players hides this skewed line through over-scanning.

Mini-DV tapes that are converted to MP4 video files are cropped at the bottom so that this line is not present.


Tips For Better Service

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that tapes are accurately labelled and organized. This helps us to properly label the resulting video files.
If you can, please save us time by rewinding your tapes before delivering them to us.
It is very helpful when you can indicate to us the length of each tape.


• Rates are subject to change without notice.


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