We are proud to offer you, our cine to DVD conversion making your treasured memories a present.

 

This makes an excellent gift for that special anniversary where you can bring your memories back to life, share them with your friends and family either with a DVD or as an MPEG on the Internet via You Tube

 

Cine film transfer to DVD or MP4 at its best,  As Technology moves on, we now run a completely Digital Frame Scan transfer process. Using LED lighting which gives a Bright and Even spread of light across your cine film transfer. Furthermore, there is no Claw and No gate. So even with Damaged sprockets we can transfer your film. We have a couple of options, we can transfer cine film to DVD, or Cine Film to MP4 files we edit your digitally remastered film we can also ad appropriate music and where necessary titles too.

U-matic is an analogue recording video-cassette format first produced by Sony as a prototype in October 1969, and introduced to the Public in 1971. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various reel-to-reel or open-reel formats of the time. Not in every home more popular in Schools and Colleges and in the media, here at Phix-Pix we can convert your U-matic video to DVD or MP4 making your memories a present.

Betamax is a video recording format developed by Sony which was released on May, 1975. Betamax is a 1/2 inch (12.7 millimetre) video cassette. This format is from the previous video cassette format, namely U-matic with a width of 3/4 inches (05.05 millimetre). The word Betamax comes from two words, Beta is the word for the signal path recorded on a cassette, because the tape is rotating through a transportation so that it is shaped like the Greek alphabet "Beta". The word -max comes from "maximum" which means extraordinary.

VHS The Video Home System  is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes. Developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in the early 1970s, it was released in Japan on September 9, 1976 and in the United States on August 23, 1977.

 

In the 1970s and early 1980s, there was a format war in the home video industry. Two of the standards, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS eventually won the war, dominating 60 percent of the North American market by 1980s  and emerging as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period.

 

VHS c is the compact VHS video cassette format, introduced by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in 1982, and used primarily for consumer-grade compact analog recording camcorders. The format is based on the same video tape as is used in VHS, and can be played back in a standard VHS VCR with an adapter.

 

8mm video and Hi8 format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. These are the original Video8 (analog recording) format and its improved successor Hi8 (analog video and analog audio but with provision for digital audio), as well as a more recent digital recording format known as Digital8.

 

Mini DV

Unlike the other analog  tapes mini dv is digiat format.

Most digital camcorders record video and audio on a Mini DV tape. The cassettes measure 2.6 x 1.9 x 0.5 inches (L x W x H), while the tape itself is only 0.25 inches thick. A Mini DV tape that is 65 meters long can hold an incredible 11GB of data, or 80 minutes of digital video.

 

Cine film transfer to DVD or MP4 at its best,  As Technology moves on, we now run a completely Digital Frame Scan transfer process. Using LED lighting which gives a Bright and Even spread of light across your cine film transfer. Frame-by-Frame Digitizing for HD Conversion Converting 8mm and Super 8 movies into MPEG-4 (MP4) digital movie files at 1080P/ 30 fps So even with Damaged sprockets we can transfer your film. We have a couple of options, we can transfer cine film to DVD, or Cine Film to MP4 files we edit your digitally remastered film we can also ad appropriate music and where necessary titles too.

 

Towards the end of the 19th century cine film photography became available to the public. In today's society we take moving pictures for granted we see it every where we go, Mobile phones, Video, Wedding videos etc.

In this country an average person can be filmed approximately 300 times a day on the 51,600 CCTV cameras installed across Britain controlled by local authorities and those are the ones we know about!.

However back in the day Victorians and Edwardians would be mesmerised by the idea of moving pictures literally bringing your memories to life and able to watch them over and over again, the most delightful and splendid memories were captured on cine film. From the early 1900s through to the 1960s, film and cameras became more readily available to the masses. Through 16mm cine film, 8mm cine film and 9.5mm cine film, people were first able to record special moments and share them with their friends and families. Below is an example of such a film, this 16mm film was filmed in 1937 (2 years before the second world war) Look how happy they are living in a simpler time.

In the film we see a young 3 year old Girl on her Birthday in November and later Christmas, then New years eve party hence the formal dinner attire.

When this film was shown to the young girl now an octogenarian in a care home with dementia, she managed to name nearly everyone in the movie, which is why Phix-Pix is proud to offer this service “Making Your Memories a Present”. I can honestly say to watch the face of someone watching a film from 80 years into their past is one of the most rewarding experience of my work.