Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Transfers Services
Do you have memories that are trapped on film, files, audio or video tapes? Are these videos, audio recordings or media files in a format that isn’t accessible, making it hard to enjoy those memories? Well, with media transfer services, you can view, listen and preserve these memories pretty much forever, saving them on DVD, CD, USB drives, or many other digital formats, whichever one you desire. This will enable you to share your film, videos and audio recordings with future generations and enjoy them for years to come.
However, when choosing media transfer services, there are a ton of questions clients have. Often finding clear and understandable answers can be difficult to come by. Victory Studios wants to arm you with the most accurate information to help you make the right decision. To do this, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about digital transfer services.
1. Do you do digital transfers? How much does it cost to transfer my media to a digital format?
Well, the cost for digital transfers depends on what kind of film, video or audio tape you have. First of all with film, is it processed? In other words, has it been converted from raw film to printed film? Second, what format is it? We do 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm film along with many videotape formats, vinyl records and audio tape. We need to know what format you have. Next, how long is it? If you don’t know, it’s best to just bring it in, and we’ll find the length for you. Our pricing is based on the length and the kind of final output desired and is listed on our website.
2. If I want to do a film transfer or any other digital transfer from tape or DVD, what do I need in order to store the digital files you create?
If you want your final product in the form of digital files, you can bring in a hard drive or a flash drive, and we can put it on those, or you can buy a flash drive from us. We sell 64GB flash drives for $18.50 each. If you want it on DVD or CD, we can provide those for you.
3. If I do a digital transfer, can I just wait for it at your office?
Sometimes this is possible, but most of the time, it simply takes a long time to do digital transfers. Sometimes we have to do them overnight when they’re especially large files. Best to ask when you bring your job in, and our technicians can give you an accurate answer relating to the time frame.
4. If I’m from outside Seattle, can I still get digital transfers done at Victory Studios?
Yes, we do long-distance work all the time. Just send us your tape, film, or DVD via mail, UPS, or FedEx, and we’ll send it right back to you when it’s done. We’ve completed hundreds of projects safely for people all over the United States, and occasionally even further. We have many happy clients, mostly from all over the United States and Canada.
5. Can I get a cost estimate over the phone?
Certainly, we can hazard a guess, but most likely, it will be better if you bring your materials into the office so we can give you an exact quote. Our experience shows that what is given to us in information over the phone is at times inaccurate or incomplete and often leads to misunderstandings and disappointment. We’re happy to give you a free estimate when you come into the office. If it’s a long distance, you can ship the materials to us and we’ll get back with the costs. We’ve even done zoom calls in some instances so we can clearly identify what you are providing us.
If you have any more questions about media transfers to digital formats, get in touch with the experts at Victory Studios. We offer video production services, rentals, and media services across the world with special emphasis on the Northwest United States, including Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Kent, and other surrounding areas.