Before recordable media, memories of family reunions existed only within one's imagination, where it's impossible to skip chapters featuring Uncle Lester's burning-chest-hair trick. Digitize the past into navigable segments with today's Groupon: for $10, you get up to 120 minutes of footage from one VHS tape or MiniDV transferred to one DVD at San Diego Audio Video, located near the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.
The practiced family of dub-masters behind San Diego Audio Video has preserved memories, solved media mysteries, and fulfilled analog and digital dreams since 1987. Tote your taped treasure to San Diego Audio Video's 12,000-square-foot facility and the staff will carefully process it for a digital metamorphosis unseen since the caterpillar transformed into a caterpillar with wings that were added during post-production. Customers are charged only for the length of their VHS or MiniDV recording—up to 15 minutes of reel costs $12, 16–60 minutes is $15, 61–90 minutes is $19, and 91–120 minutes is $23. After a label is affixed, each disc of hard-coded memories is neatly tucked into a sleek jewel case, where it will patiently wait until its owner is ready to relive the short-lived life of that one snowman in 1984.
San Diego Audio Video
Since 1987, the technicians at San Diego Audio Video have packaged sights and sounds into sleek digital formats, all while keeping up with the latest technology. Specializing in digitizing analog media, such as film and VHS tapes, the media specialists can also custom-edited DVDs, photo slideshows, and other keepsake mementos or business-meeting montages. Artists and do-it-yourself aficionados can also rent out the recording studio to create music or trademark their signature sneeze with a professional equipment that includes a mixing console and a multi-track recorder.
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