We Digitize S-VHS (Super VHS) Video Tapes to DVD & MP4
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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 S-VHS to DVD transfer decks.
We have also invested heavily in state-of-the-art computer software for digitally capturing S-VHS content for conversion to MP4 video files. MP4 files are manually cropped to eliminate the squiggly line at the bottom of the picture that is produced by what is called the NTSC video signal — a byproduct of the digitization process.
MP4 files can be edited for audio and video properties. Just ask us.
Please do not ask us to duplicate or convert commercial S-VHS movies.
Frequently Asked Questions
S-VHS tapes are analogue, but they produce a higher resolution (definition) picture than conventional VHS tapes at a 4 X 3 aspect ratio (like with older TVs). See this YouTube video.
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.
• Since the DVD is imbedded with chapter markers, the "Skip" button on the remote control can be used to navigate forward at equal-intervals of 5 or 10 minutes. "Fast Forward" and "Rewind" buttons can also be used to to navigate through content.
• This method copies the entire VHS tape from beginning to end — blank spots and all — just like the original!
Scroll down to read our Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Better Service
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 S-VHS players hides this skewed line through over-scanning.
S-VHS tapes that are converted to MP4 video files are cropped at the bottom so that this line is not present.
Tips For Better Service
Our clients include:
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; Government of Canada; Lee Valley Tools; Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE); Retired Teachers of Ontario; Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA); Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ishaka Cultural Group; Sweet Grass Records; Lutheran Church Eastern Synod; Futures Food Products; Rideau Ferry Harbour; Heritage North Museum; Mosaic International; The Ayalik Fund; etc.
All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.