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Camera Transfers by AM Tech Video, Inc.
Providing multimedia services in Cleveland, OH since 1985.

Established in 1985, ATV provides a complete range of services from scripting to final production on video, CD-ROM, Web, USB, DVD and Blu-ray. Whether you need one copy or thousands, we can help fill your needs!

We are located on the west side of Cleveland, OH. Our store location includes Office, Edit Suite, Duplication Rooms, 33’ x 45’ Studio, Make-up room, and Multimedia room. In our 13’ high studio we have taped many in house videos. We can also build a custom set for your project as well.

Need Memory Cards Transfered to DVD? We can help!

We Transfer video off of your video camera, phone, or memory cards and put them straight to DVD. All we need is the camera or memory card to complete this process.

We also Transfer VHS to DVD or any other format. 8 mm, VHS-C, Beta Max, BetaCam, DV, PAL, PAL DVD, DVCpro, etc. Pricing starts at $20.00 plus shipping. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

Location is no problem! Simply fill out our mail-in form and send it to us with your Memory Card.
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Normally, transfers to DVD take about one week. SPECIAL PRICING only $24.90 for up to 90 min. plus $7.90 shipping. For a transfer to Blu-ray disc add just $10.00. Ohio residents must pay 8% sales tax.

Learn to Transfer Videos to DVD or Blu-Ray!

Most Blu-ray (BD-R) players will play DVDs. If you didn’t record video on an HD (High Definition) camera, there would be no benefit in transferring the video to BD-R. You will not see an improvement in quality when you transfer to Blu-ray. BR-R is Blu-ray, at least one flavor of it. A BD-R is recorded one at a time in comparison to the movie rental Blu-ray. They are mass produced and use a different technology to be recorded and played back. Not all Blu-ray players will play BD-R. Be sure and check that before you buy a player if you ever wish to see your home made movies transfered to Blu-ray.

Secondly, HD camera nomenclature is confusing as HD on the side of your camera may just mean the camera records standard video on a Hard Drive. HD video (High Definition) is a different type of video format than the old analog video. We could get into a whole page on HD, HDV, MP4, and H.264 alone, but I won’t at this time. I only mention it because true HD video requires a near super computer to handle the file size.

How fast should a computer be for video editing and transfer to DVD? If you are planning to transfer HD video to DVD through your computer, the bigger and faster the computer the better. No one has set a min. as it would vary with many factors. (Bit rate for example and how long you are willing to wait for your transfer to DVD) Let me just say what I would like to have to transfer video files to DVD: A computer that has a Dual core, 3.3 GHz or better processor, 4-8 GB RAM, two 7200 RPM Hard Drives (drive 2 being much bigger for video storage), HDMI/Composite Video Input Card, a Video Display Card with at least 2 GB of on board RAM, USB 2.0 or better input and a BD-R/DVD/CD Reader/Burner. Oh yes, by the way, let’s throw in a multi-card reader for good measure.

Here is what you will need to transfer your files:

  • Your HD Camera with power supply (not just the battery as it can fail during transfer and some cameras require being connected to the power supply to transfer files)
  • USB Cable (camera USB connection on one end and standard USB on the other end. Your camera should have come with that cable otherwise you will have to order it)
  • Your Super Computer, with a DVD Burner
  • Authoring software of your choice (some cameras come with proprietary software otherwise research and purchase software if your computer did not come with edit and burn software)

OK, let’s start by turning on the computer and camera. On my Computer I already have a pre-made folder on Drive 2 where I store all my video files named CaptureTemps. Within that folder I have additional folders with my customer’s names on them. You may want to name the folder by date. If you don’t have a second drive you can store the folder on your main drive however this may slow the whole process down a bit.

Plug in the USB cable and wait to see what happens at this point. In a lot of cases the camera will show a requester on the screen asking what you wish to do? Select the USB CONNECT option. On the Computer you may also see a requester. Select OPEN FILE then select all the video files and copy them to your pre-made folder.

Where would you find the video files? That’s a fair question! Open the camera's main folder on the computer and then look for the video files. They may be in an AVCHD folder, a BDMV folder or a Video Folder. You can tell the video files by their size. They will be the ones with the largest file size sometimes with a .MOV, .HDV or .MP4 suffix. If you take still pictures with your video camera, their files may have a .JPG suffix. You may want to save them to a different folder.

The final step in transfering to DVD is to open your Video Authoring/Burning Program and load in the video files you just saved from your camera. Instructions to burn a DVD will very by the brand of software you will be using. See the programs help files for instructions.

Here it comes, the plug for CameraTransfers.com! If you get stuck at this point, you can always transfer those video files to a USB stick or drive and send them to us for Transfer to DVD or BD-R!

Need help? Check out our FAQ for Video Transfers!

WHY WON’T MY DVD PLAY IN MY DVD PLAYER?

  • If it was a store bought DVD, check the back side for damage. Try a different DVD in your player. If it won’t play, your player could be broken or dirty. Try using a CD/DVD cleaner disc. If the second disc did play, return the new DVD to the store.
  • Is the DVD one you or someone else made?
    • Does your player play a DVD-R or DVD+R disc? Check your manual as not all players will play them especially older units. Try to play DVD in another player.
    • Was the DVD made in a program that Authors DVD’s opposed to just copying video files to a DVD disc?
    • Was the disc Finalized? This is necessary to play in DVD players.
    • Was it the right kind of disc, DVD-R or DVD+R ? It is best not to use DVD-RW for video if you want to use it in a DVD player.

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