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Discovery Media Productions, Inc. - Portland

Film- or Video-to-DVD Transfers at Discovery Media Productions, Inc. (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

The Fine Print

  • Expires 120 days after purchase.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Total number of transfers to be completed must be provided when scheduling an appointment. Valid for transferring the following formats only: VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Digital8, miniDV, DV, or DVCAM and 8mm film or Super8 film (no sound). Videotapes longer than 2 hours or film transfers over the specified amount can be transferred for an additional charge. Extra fees for video editing and DVD menus.
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Questions and Answers 8 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

So i have several VHS tapes with short snippets of recording on them, the longest being 30 minutes. Does each VHS count as 1 video or is the charge determined by total minutes of tape?

Sherry E.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

A:

The charge is determined by the tape, assuming it is 2 hours or less.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

More Questions and Answers

Q:

The middle offer is for up to 500 feet of 8mm film conversion for $69 ($145 value) which works out to $.29/ft regular value. Per the website, the normal cost for 8mm film is $.15/foot + $10 for the DVD. Is this really a deal.Looks like the $69 deal is really only worth $85. Are there other hidden charges without the Groupon?

Jack W.  asked on  Jun 30, 2013

A:

Each particular deal offers a different value of savings, depending on whether you have tapes and/or film. Please call us at (503) 892-1998 to discuss your particular project.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jul 1, 2013

Q:

Can I edit the discs you provide.

Gary W.  asked on  Jun 29, 2013

A:

If you intend to edit the discs, we would recommend having your tapes or film transferred to digital DV files (.AVI files) first and then transferred to a hard drive you provide. There is a one-time fee of $25 to transfer the files but they are uncompressed digital files ready for editing in any PC or Mac video editing software.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 30, 2013

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Can you transfer a tape that was recorded in Beta format?

Marilyn C.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

A:

We currently do not have the capabilities to transfer Beta tapes.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

Q:

Do you work with MiniDV tapes as well?

Heather K.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

A:

Yes, we can transfer miniDV tapes as well.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

Q:

If I have 5 tapes with varying amounts of video on each do you edit to bring it down to a continuous tape length or do I get charged for blank tape transfer? Do you charge one tape (no matter whether it is partially blank or not) = one disc? If there is an editing charge how much is that?

E F.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

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Typically each tape would be mastered to its own DVD disc. We can certainly merge shorter tapes to one DVD provided the DVD is two hours or less, but the Groupon deal is based on a tape by tape basis, not by the length. You are not charged for anything if a tape is completely blank.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

Q:

How much would it cost to add a small amount of video editing? When filming, sometimes I turned the camera to the side, and would need that corrected. Thank you.

Karissa D.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

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Simple editing such as deleting unwanted material from the end of the tape can be performed for no charge. Editing that is more involved, such as removing segments from the middle of tapes, would be estimated at $5 extra per edit.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

Q:

So i have several VHS tapes with short snippets of recording on them, the longest being 30 minutes. Does each VHS count as 1 video or is the charge determined by total minutes of tape?

Sherry E.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

A:

The charge is determined by the tape, assuming it is 2 hours or less.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

Q:

Can I add a voice-over to an old VHS film?

Paula C.  asked on  Jun 28, 2013

A:

Yes, you can certainly do a voice-over on any tapes or film. Please call us at (503) 892-1998 to discuss pricing for your specific project. Thank you.

Devin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jun 28, 2013

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