How to Recycle or Dispose of Video and Audio Cassette Tapes

How to Get Rid of Old VHS Tapes and Audio Cassettes? The Best Ways to Recycle / Dispose of Audio Cassettes, VHS Tapes, and more   Have you tried to declutter your space only to find you have stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes and no idea what to do with them? While VHS tapes and other cassettes […]

Attention Costco Customers: Are You Looking for a New Place to Bring Your Home Movies for Transfer to Digital?

  As of February 14th, 2021 Costco has discontinued its in-store home video transfer services. If you’re looking for a new place to transfer and preserve your cherished memories to digital – look no further. AV Conversion Services offers all the high quality transfer services you need! Why choose AV Conversion Services? AV transfers all media in-house using […]

WWII 16mm Film Transferred to Digital mp4 Files

1940’s WWII Film Transferred to Digital WWII 16mm Film Preserved to Digital Files 1940’s Naval Air Transport Service Films Converted and Enhanced to HD mp4 Files   AV recently transferred a customer’s family collection of 16mm Film from WWII. The customer received these reels from his grandfather who was a pilot for NATS during World War II. […]

100 Betacam SP, 3/4″ U-matic, and S-VHS Tapes Transferred to Digital Files

3/4″ U-matic, Betacam, and S-VHS Videotapes Digitized to HD mp4 Files  AV Transfers 100 Hours of Betacam SP, 3/4″ U-matic, and S-VHS Tapes to HD mp4 Files Northern California Municipal Committee’s Broadcast Videotapes Converted to Digital Files   AV recently converted almost 100 hours of broadcast Betacam SP, 3/4″ U-matic, and S-VHS tapes to High Definition Files for a Northern […]

Santa Cruz Skateboarding Archives Transferred to Digital

3/4″ U-Matic tapes and S-VHS masters Digitized to HD mp4 Files  AV Transfers Santa Cruz Skateboarding Film and Videotapes to Digital Files Super 8 Film and U-matic Tapes Converted to HD mp4 Files AV recently transferred a Santa Cruz skateboard distribution company’s collection of videotapes and film to HD mp4 Files. These archives documented some of the most well-known […]

1500 Audio Cassette Tapes Preserved to Digital

Batch 4 of 1500 Audio Cassettes to Digital Files Transfer AV Converts 1500 Audio Cassettes for Big Sur Educational Center 1500 Audio Recordings Preserved and Enhanced to Digital Files for Esalen Institute Esalen Institute, a local Big Sur Retreat Center, recently asked AV to help them convert and preserve their audio cassette archive. This vast collection of tapes was very important to […]

12,000 Family Photos Scanned to Digital Files

12,000 Family Photos Scanned to Digital 12,000 Photos Scanned to High-Res Digital Files AV Customer’s Photo Archive Restored and Preserved to Digital AV recently scanned a customer’s extensive family photo collection of about 12,000 images. AV began this task by cleaning each photo by hand with a microfiber cloth to ensure the photos would look the best they […]

How to Prepare your Slides, Negatives, and Photos for Scanning at AV Conversion Services

General Tips: Please print neatly and avoid cursive Use a permanent marker to write on plastic bags Label a #1 on the back of the slide or photo that you would like to start the order with Divide your slides, photos, and negatives up into envelopes or ziplock bags. You can use index cards or sticky […]

Slide Scanning – Find out what type of Slides you have

While slides date back as far as 1907, Eastman Kodak Company introduced 35mm film for the still camera (Kodachrome) in 1936. Slides are a form of photographic film that develops a positive image on a transparent base. They were typically used by photographers to project their images to a large audience. Since reversal film produces high resolution and […]

1920s Film Preserved to Digital mp4 Files

100 Year Old 16mm Film Transferred to HD mp4 Files One Hundred Year Old 16mm Film Enhanced and Converted to Digital Customer’s Treasured 1920s 16mm Film Transferred to HD mp4   AV recently transferred a customer’s 100 year old 16mm film to mp4 files. This film was very cherished by the family and needed to be worked with carefully. While […]