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.
Memory Stick: The most versatile of formats
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.
- Each of your videos are saved as individual files:
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.
- Easy for editing and sharing:
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.
- Downsize your video collection to a single USB:
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: The safest choice to protect your media
Cloud is the format choice we recommend at Digital Converters.
- Turnaround time is quicker:
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.
- Easy to share with friends and family:
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 is saved as individual files:
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.
- Your media is protected forever from physical damage:
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.
DVD: The simplest format to watch your videos
We recommend this format if you are more comfortable with older technology.
- A simpler way to watch your videos:
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.
- Outdated technology:
However, we must warn you that this format is slowly becoming obsolete as new computers do not have disc drives.
- Standard definition videos:
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.
When ordering a DVD set on our website, we save files differently depending on the media you are converting:
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.