McGaugheyvideo.com is one of the largest video transfer houses in the Eastern U.S.
We have been in business since 1988.
At McGaugheyvideo.com we own some of the same professional Hollywood equipment to transfers your old or new videos to DVD so you don't have to. Many of the same tools that we use for your video are used by the Hollywood studios for transfer of their theatrical blockbusters. Before we can record your movie to DVD we first need to encode the audio and video into DVD compliant files. Below is a description of the equipment required for digital tapes Mini-DV, (DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO) and analog tapes (8mm, Hi8, VHS, SVHS, BetaSP, BetaMax).
Analog Video Tapes
Your analog VHS tapes are first placed into one of our professional JVC or Panasonic Industrial SVHS decks. These JVC & Panasonic decks offer chroma Noise Reduction, chroma aperture correction and 3-line cross talk cancellation which all combine to offer outstanding image quality.
The audio from the tape is first converted from analog to digital through A/D converters. The digital audio is then sent back to the encoder where it is compressed into a DVD compliant digital audio AC3 file.
At the same time your tape is playing and your audio is converted we also convert the analog video to a digital signal. To do this we send the the video signal through analog to Canopus Encoder. The encoder provides high quality adaptive encoding, with frame synchronization and adaptive recursive noise reduction, for PAL and NTSC signals. The noise reduction built into the card allows us to control the the amount of video noise in your analog video. We can raise the amount of noise reduction to remove the video noise you may see in your video.
The Canopus real-time encoder for MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 video encoding, and AC-3 Dolby Digital 2 channel audio encoding. Since the encoder is real-time we encode directly into DVD compliant MPEG2 and AC3 file. Many cheaper encoders first encode the video into one of the above formats and then convert the file to a DVD compliant file. Many others don't compress the audio into an AC3 file leaving it as a PCM audio file which is much larger than digital AC3 file. This requires you to lower the bitrate and quality of the video file to fit both the MPEG2 video and the PCM audio onto the DVD. The real-time encoder not only saves time, but it allows us to create higher quality DVDs. As the audio and video are sent to the computer the Canopus encoder compresses the audio and video directly into DVD compliant files.
Digital Video Tapes
Your digital tapes are output from our Sony DSR2000 professional decks through the SDI connections directly into our Canopus encoders. The DSR2000 DVCAM editing recorder is designed with exceptional editing capabilities, multi-format playback compatibilities and professional high-quality images. Since these decks allow us to output SDI we don't need to do any analog to digital conversions keeping your video in its native format.
Delivery on DVD
McGaugheyvideo.com has been delivering quality professional DVDs since 1997. We exclusively utilize brand DVDs to ensure your memories will be preserved on the highest-quality DVD medium currently available. Our compatibility guarantee stands behind each of our productions - It's simple... If you're DVD doesn't work in your DVD player, we will either replace the DVD or refund your project cost.