DVD Memories Pricing
Transfer, Digitizing, Editing, and Archiving Prices.
Our prices are based on Total Run Time of up to 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes, and up. From $200 for a 15 minute simple video transfer or 90 images — both with goodies — to $2,500 for the works up to 3 hours.
Photographs · Video · Both
Using Photographs & Video in any combination, your project will be unique, and one-of-a-kind, that you, and your family, will cherish for a lifetime.
Photographs can be from digital sources and real photographs, negatives, and slides that we scan & digitize for video use.
Sometimes your photographs need some adjustments and cleaning. We can do this easily, professionally, and harmlessly — we do not effect your original material.
Depending on what camera, type of film, or era the photograph was taken, color correction resets the color to the color spectrum we see.
Selecting the most important part of the image and cutting some of the dead empty space that does not relate to or help the image.
Red eye is from flash photography, and can be eliminated and fixed. Red Eye is more common in digital photography as the flash is nearer to the lens and light bounces straight back at the lens from the eye.
Video can come from VHS, Mini DV, high end camera's and mobile devices.
Known as Digitizing. Any tape video source is digitized into the computer via a device that converts the signal to digital.
Editing is a highly skilled sergical process and, although most people feel they can do it, it is NOT just taking out the bad parts — it is finding a balance between entertaining the audience and keeping reality — This is where we shine! This is what will separate your package from being called A Home Movie.
Taking the video & photographs and adding Titles, Transitions, and Music is called Post-Production, some call it editing, but editors are really assembling the pieces together.
Transitions are the change that happen between one image/scene to the next, such as dissolves, cuts, and fade-to and from black.
Titles / Text can be added over any color background, stills, or video to mark a segment or identify who or what is in the image.
Exporting & Disk Mastering
When the project is finished it needs to be exported for the digital world either as a movie file or prepared for DVD & Blu-ray.
The video / movie file is exported as a stand alone .mp4 file for upload to Vimeo, other video hosting sites, or your website.
Export the video to burn onto a DVD or Blu-ray, but first it gets put into a Disk Mastering application.
The disk mastering app allows the creation of an Intro Menu with Buttons that link to play your video. The menu will be based on a theme from the video and either using your photographs or still images from the video as a background.
A Chapter Marker is like a bookmark. Your DVD or Blu-ray will contain chapter markers at 5-minute intervals (or at scenes that you specify for the larger packages). These allow you to instantly access scenes from the menu, and skip forward or backward from chapter to chapter using your remote. If you have watched commercial DVDs, you have navigated the movie through Chapter Markers.
Dolby Digital Sound
The audio is only as good as the importing of it and the qaulity of the recordings, but that qauilty will not get worse, and sometimes it may sound better when we convert the audio to the format for disk through the Dobly Digital Conversion.
Subtitles can be added to your video to help with understanding the dialog, music lyrics, or to have anecdotes of your video to share and remember forever.
* Scene Navigation/Selection Menu: go to a scene with 30 seconds of movement per thumbnail.
* Info Menu: Information about the video like Date, Anecdotes, and more.
* Web Connect Menu: connect to a website or send email — if viewing on a computer and connected to the internet.
* Transitions between menus.
Amaray Case with custom cover
A custom Amaray disk cover will be created using images of your video with titles just like commercial disks. The images will either be a collage, a single image, or variations that fit the theme of the video.