MiniDV legacy Tape Collection Without a Way to View Them?

MiniDV legacy Tape Collection Without a Way to View Them?

We recently pulled out our collection of MiniDV tapes and realized they contain footage going back since the mid 90’s of family, friends, ski trips to Squaw Valley and Native American Petrocliffs just to name a few, news stories etc, that can never be replaced.

  • MiniDV tapes are made from cellulose which decomposes over time, how long depends on the environment they are stored in.
  • Once the tapes decay,  neither the tape, nor the content can be recovered. Our precious videos could be lost forever!
  • MiniDV tapes and camcorder equipment are now legacy and hard to find; however, millions of people have MiniDV tapes as we did with no equipment to view them.
  • The capture system is no small project to install and configure… but we managed to do that since we are seasoned IT talent.

If you have a collection of treasured memories locked up on MiniDV tapes [as we did] for years and didn’t know how to view them – AVNetmedia can capture your MiniDV tapes to AVI files on a hard drive.  Once they are on a hard drive you will be able to edit or convert them to Youtube format with conventional video editing software.

We will capture them to an external hard drive, then ship your original tapes and hard drive with video and audio files on the external hard drive. (external hard drive extra).

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MiniDV legacy Tape Collection Without a Way to View Them?

Our prices are as follows*:

  • Qty 1 – 5  60 minute MiniDV tape – $25.00 per tape
  • Qty 6 – 10 60 minute MiniDV tape – $22.50 per tape

 

  • Qty 1 – 5  90 minute MiniDV tape – $30.00 per tape
  • Qty 6 – 10 90 minute MiniDV tape – $32.50 per tape

 

External hard drive prices: (includes external hard drive enclosure with USB. May be either a 3.5″ drive or a 2.5″ drive depending on supply)

A single file captured from a MiniDV tape is usually less than 13gb. Your captured video file includes both video and audio (if your original tape includes both).

  • 100gb $40.00
  • 160gb $50.00
  • 250gb $60.00
  • 500gb $70.00
  • 1TB     TBD.

*Free shipping.

 

*Plan processing time 1 – 4 days depending on the number of times. Keep in mind our investment of time includes approximately 1.5 hours of our overhead for every 1 hour tape. The capture process runs in real time, the 1 hour tape takes more than 1 hour to process.

*MiniDV Tapes are format as shown in our photos. [High8 is not the same as MiniDV and requires different hardware and software capture systems. MiniDV and HIgh8 are incompatible but look similar.]

*We will not capture contraband material, nor pornography or violence.

*Editing services are available on request.

*Youtube upload services available for additional costs.

*Notebooks, Laptops and peripherals are available.

Please feel free to contact us for any questions!

Happy 2018 and 5778!

MiniDV legacy Tape Collection Without a Way to View Them?

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