Analog Video Tapes
Many families have extensive collections of old VHS tapes that are gradually degrading. We turn the contents of these tapes into high-quality digital videos using state-of-the-art technology. First, we place your tapes into one of our professional JVC™ or Panasonic™ industrial SVHS decks. These decks feature chroma noise reduction, chroma aperture correction, and three-line crosstalk cancellation, which combine to produce outstanding image quality.
The audio from the tape is converted to digital through A/D converters and then the digital audio is sent back to the encoder where it is compressed into a DVD-compliant digital audio AC-3 file. At the same time, the analog video signal is converted to a digital signal using Canopus™ Encoder. This encoder produces 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 amount of video noise in your analog video. We can raise the amount of noise reduction to remove the noise you may see in your video.
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Before we record your movie to DVD, we first encode the audio and video into DVD-compliant formats. The Canopus™ real-time encoder is perfect for MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 video encoding, and AC-3 Dolby™ Digital™ two-channel audio encoding. Since the encoder is real-time, we encode directly into DVD compliant MPEG-2 and AC-3 files.
Many cheaper encoders first encode the video into one of the above formats and then convert the file to a DVD compliant file. Others don't compress the audio into an AC-3 file, leaving it as a PCM audio file, which is much larger than a digital AC-3 file. This requires you to lower the bitrate and quality of the video file to fit both the MPEG-2 video and the PCM audio onto the DVD. Our 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
Transferring audio and video from digital video tape is easy with our equipment. We output your tapes directly 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.