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At Digital Converters, we return your digitised videos and photographs in three different formats, and it can be pretty confusing to decide which format is suitable for you. We have created this guide to help you choose the correct output and place your order correctly.
This article will guide you through how each of our output formats works. We recommend choosing multiple formats so that you can feel safe in knowing that your digitised media are future-proofed through any circumstance.
USB’s are our most popular choice to save digitised media. You can use your memory stick on your computer, Smart TV, games consoles and other devices.
All your videos/photos are saved as separate files on the memory stick. This means that if you have ordered 10 tapes to have converted, you will receive 1 USB containing 10 individual video files saved on it.
Your videos are saved as MP4 format. We do not encrypt memory sticks to benefit the customer wanting to keep their media elsewhere, create multiple copies, or edit their videos or photographs. It is by far the most versatile format for editing and changing your digitised media.
When ordering a memory stick on our website, it is essential to remember that you will receive all your videos/photographs on one memory stick.
Cloud is the format choice we recommend at Digital Converters.
Choosing this format means you will receive your digitised media quicker because you do not have to wait for return postage. Once your media is complete, we will send you a link with the cloud download.
This is great for those who have a deadline or if you want to check your videos before we post your originals back to you.
You can easily view cloud links on your mobile phone or a computer, making this an excellent choice for sharing your media with friends and family – whether in person or online.
Each of your videos/photographs will be saved as an individual file to pick and choose which ones you would like to download onto your device.
One of the benefits of choosing a cloud download is that your precious memories are protected from being lost or physical damage.
Your files will be sent to you through a Dropbox weblink, and you have a lifetime guarantee that your media will be protected there. No longer do you have to worry about breakages or corrupt video files.
We recommend this format if you are more comfortable with older technology.
It is an easy way to watch your videos on a DVD player or computer. DVD’s are reliable for those who are wanting to watch their videos on the television.
However, we must warn you that this format is slowly becoming obsolete as new computers do not have disc drives.
Likewise, the quality of your content is limited to standard definition because DVDs are outdated. This is a massive downfall if you are converting cine reels as you will lose the high-quality definition recorded through our machines.
If you are converting tapes…
Ordering a quantity of 1 DVD set means you will receive a complete set of your videos. Each tape is saved on a separate, individual disc. This means that if you have ordered 10 tapes to have converted, you will receive 10 DVDs, each containing one of your tapes in return.
DVD’s have smaller memory space compared to VHS tapes. Your videos will be divided over two discs if they are over 3 hours longs. This service is included free of charge.
If you are converting cine reels…
Ordering a quantity of 1 DVD set means you will receive a complete set of your videos. We gather multiple videos onto one DVD because reels are significantly shorter in time compared to tapes. You will be able to watch separate cine reels through the title menu on your DVD.
If the total run time of your cine reels is over 3 hours long: we will split your reels into multiple sets and add a volume number to the title of your disc. This service is included free of charge.
If you are converting slides, negatives, or loose photos…
Ordering a quantity of 1 DVD set means you will receive all your digitised photographs on DVD. We will save your pictures as separate files on the disc.