Video Transfers

We transfer your old videotapes to DVD or digital formats for editing or the Internet.

Your precious media NEVER leaves our studio. 

NO SETUP FEES.

Our prices are competitive with other companies, local or nationwide. Please download our new pricing brochure.

Your memories are precious: weddings, baby’s first steps, school plays, sports competitions, musical performances, family vacations, birthdays, anniversaries or loved ones now gone.
These memories live on a variety of videotapes all over your home, gathering dust and deteriorating more each day. Plus— you have no way to view these captured moments. You no longer have a VCR or the camera they were shot with. Stacks of memories.  .  . unwatchable, unshareable.

We can save these moments in your life.

  • VHS tapes
  • VHS-C tapes
  • Hi-8  or 8mm tapes
  • Mini DV tapes, HD Mini DV
  • Sony Betamax, Beta SP, DV Cam
  • Videos from phones

We don’t charge extra for a personalized label printed on your DVD or the jewelcase we put it in.

We can also duplicate your discs–as many as you need with quantity discounts, custom labeling, and presentation boxes.

If you choose a digital format, we will deliver it on the hard drive or flash drive you provide, or we can provide one for you.

We can also upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.  We’ll even build your YouTube Channel.

If you need more information or have special requests, call us at 214-349-2349.

 

Audio-Video Production

The pros at Dallas Media Center have years of experience and bring their expertise to you project.

We can produce videos for:

  • Corporations
  • Non-Profits
  • Fund-Raising
  • Training
  • Personal/Family
  • Auditions/College Entrance
  • Celebrations: Weddings, Anniversaries, Baptisms
  • Memorials and Funerals
  • Documentaries
  • Live Events, Performances, Conferences
We also produce Video for websites.  Find out more now.
What we offer

Bring us your idea. We’ll help you put your vision into motion.

Dallas Media Center can help you with:

  • Script
  • Studio or location
  • Equipment
  • Crew
  • Sound and lights
  • Talent

Editing

  • Non-linear, computer editing
  • Sound effects
  • Music
  • Voiceover
  • Graphics
  • Special effects
  • Animation
  • Custom titles

When it’s to your liking, we’ll provide you with the finished product in whatever format you prefer, including uploading to YouTube or Vimeo.   If you choose DVDs, we’ll print full-color labels on the discs and duplicate them for distribution. 

Disc Duplication

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We can reproduce CDs and DVDs in any quantity you need, whether it’s one or
one thousand.

We will print a label on each disc and include in a slimline
jewelcase. Custom-designed labels and presentation
boxes or multiple disc cases are available.

 

 

 

 

Video Portfolio

 

Family Videos

Family videos are beautiful slideshows set to music with motion, graphics and memories.

swanson rehearsal dvdThey are ideal for:

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Graduations
  • Memorials
  • Any Special Occasion

What You Need To Know:

Videos are usually between 5 and 20 minutes long, but can be any length you choose.

Ideally we need three weeks to produce a high‐quality, personalized video, but can work with your timetable. Memorial videos are often produced on short notice to be ready for a service.

We recommend 13 pictures per minute, running 4 seconds each. Of course, pictures can go faster or slower, if you so desire.

You can use actual pictures of any size and we will scan them into the computer, or you can supply us with scanned or digital images on a flash drive or CD.  If you scan them yourself, use a setting of 600 dpi.  Pictures may be emailed, but they need to be in a file size about 1000 px wide or 1 mg.   JPGs are preferred.

You can choose the music or we can download specific music from iTunes if the video will be for personal use only. We also have a library of royalty-free production music and hundreds of popular songs from various decades.

We add graphic titles and some special effects to your video as appropriate and will match graphics to your printed invitation or program.

We can also add video snippets, actual interviews or narration and some animation.

shore DVDThe Process:

  1. 1. Gather the pictures. Segment your video into sections to make selections easier.

Birthday/Anniversaries/Memorials: birth through elementary school, high school, college, career, family, children, friends. You can add special pets, travel or hobbies, too.

Rehearsal Dinner: be sure to have roughly equal numbers for bride and groom.   Birth through elementary school, high school, college, couple. Engagement pictures make a very meaningful ending to the show. You can mix friends and family into the sections or add special sections for those. Plus pets, hobbies, travel, or jobs, anything they have in common. If they went to the same college, we can often obtain the crest and fight song for the school to use in the video.

2. Put the pictures in order that you want them shown, then place them in zip-lock bags and label by section, writing which music goes with that part. This can be on a 3 x 5 card or note paper at the front of the stack of pictures inside.

Pictures already digitized should be put in order on a CD or flash drive by labeling them 001, 002…010, 011…etc.   If you need to insert a picture after these have been labeled, you can do so by adding a, b, c to the number preceding.   (i.e.  005, 005a, 005b) Put the files on the flash drive in folders labeled by sections.

3. Choose the music. You may want one piece of music for each section or you may just want to chooseAlice disc a few pieces to run start to finish through the entire piece. The music can be from the era shown in the pictures or favorites of the subject or favorites of yours!

Bring the music to us on CDs, iPods, phones, email in any format and we will convert it. If you provide us with a list we will purchase the music (if we don’t already have it) from iTunes and convert it for you.  If you have the music digitally (MP3), then you can put it on a flash drive either in a folder labeled music or with the pictures in a specific section.

4. Decide on titles. Write down what you want for the title: significant dates (births, engagements, weddings, graduations, babies’ births, deaths, locations, etc.) Be sure to include the honoree(s) names with correct spelling.

5. Graphic theme. If you have a specific invitation, program, picture, color scheme, etc. that you would like to use, please have that available. DMC has an extensive graphics library to enhance your video presentation and make it more personal.

6. Call Dallas Media Center, 214‐349‐2349, to set up a time to bring your materials and meet with our video creator. Please allow at least three weeks to build and preview your video.

7. Preview: You will be able to preview your video before the event and make any changes needed. Additional previews and changes may be made according to your time frame and budget.

8. Delivery: You will receive a master DVD or other format for showing at your event. Additional copies of your DVD are available,  printed with a custom label, in jewelcases.

The Pricesmitchell disc

  • The video –$45 per finished minute and includes scanning of the photos and music
  • Graphics, production music, titles are included
  • Putting all pictures on a CD $10
  • Copies of the picture CD $5 each
  • Additional copies of the DVD $7 each

Video, animation, other special additions are priced on an individual basis.

A 50% deposit is required when the materials are submitted. The remainder is due when the DVDs are delivered. We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.

Please call Cindy at 214‐349‐2349 for more information.

Download  the Instructions for Family Video PDF now.