Some Things Too Consider Before Transferring Your Video to DVD
Before you have your video tapes transferred to DVD, there are a few things to take into consideration. With several options to choose from, you will want to make sure you know what to ask for before you have your videos transferred to DVD. Below are a few suggestions to keep in mind when placing your order.
You can combine multiple video tapes onto one DVD – If you have several video tapes that are not full you can combine them up to two hours on one DVD. Keeping the DVD at a maximum of 2 hours maintains a good quality transfer. The more hours you add after that will degrade the quality.
Color Correction – If your video tapes have lost there color values over the years, make sure the company you are using offers color correction. This will help improve the colors and offset the deterioration that was lost.
Chapter Markers – When having your video tapes transferred to DVD a chapter marker is added every 10 minutes. Chapter markers make it convenient to advance the video forward in increments.
Titling – Make a list of titles for each video so they can name each video segment on the disc.
Editing Your Video – While the video is being transferred have the company remove any areas that are blank so they do not end up on your DVD. If you require editing that is more involved like removing scenes then that would need to be done prior to making your DVD master.