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Hard Drive Transfer

  • Portably Store Your Memories
    Load all files to an external hard drive

  • Editable Files
    Manipulate your video footage on your computer

  • Additional Security
    Ensure your memories won't be lost

  • Share and Enjoy
    Easily share your video files with friends and family




Converting your old video tapes and movie film to DVD is the first step to digitization. This will make your footage more accessible and easy to view at anytime. In addition to having your footage on DVD, you also have the hard drive transfer option. If you select the hard drive option, we will load all of your video files to an external hard drive. You may include an external hard drive (with necessary cables) along with your materials when sending your order to us. If you don't have an external hard drive, you may purchase one from us for $119.95. Our 500 GB hard drives can be formatted for MAC or PC computers.



Using your video footage on computer


Our DVDs are created for use in any modern DVD player, including DVD drives of a computer. Although you can play these DVDs in your computer, that doesn't mean you will have the ability to edit the video footage. To make this process easier for you, we offer the hard drive transfer option. We will load the video files from your footage to external hard drive. You can plug the external hard drive to your computer and save all of the video files for use. The video format depends on your material type, and the transfer level you choose. A 2-hour video tape transferred at the premium level will require about 5 GB of space on your hard drive. A 2-hour video tape transferred at the expert level will require about 16 GB of space on your hard drive.



File Type Delivered on Hard Drive
 

Premium Transfer

Expert Transfer
VHS, VHS-C, Hi8,
Digital 8, MiniDV
MPEG-4 MPEG-4*
8mm, Super 8,
Super 8 with sound, 16mm Film
MPEG-4 MPEG-4*

If you don't have an external hard drive to send in with your materials, you may purchase one from us. We have 500 GB USB hard drives to load all of your precious digital memories.

*MPEG-4 utilizes a high bit-rate and minimal compression to deliver a high quality, editable version of the video files.



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Phone: 1.888.333.2808
Local Phone: 310.341.0172

Business Hours (Pacific):
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Sunday: Closed

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We scan by hand

To ensure the highest quality and to protect every image, we will never use an auto-feeder to process your materials.


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Testimonials

"Thank you for providing an extra level of help, as it's scary to send off your precious film but easier if you know you have done everything right to ensure it's safety. I appreciated the first notification that my materials had arrived. I also liked the following email which gave me a web link that I could use to check the progress of the work. I received my new DVD and my films -- now enhanced and joined on one reel -- safely and in great shape. I love it. The quality of the recordings was better than what I had been able to review from the original movies. The whole family has enjoyed viewing the DVD -- over and over again. Please thank the ScanDigital employees who did such a good job with my first order."
- Jean OH July 2011 -


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"The scanned photos are awesome! It was so much fun to see photos that I haven't seen in 20 years. The quality was great and the service was wonderful."
- Grace - Golden, CO


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The word photography was creatsed in 1839 and means phos or light and graphê or drawing in Greek, which translates to 'drawing with light.'

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