All for just £7.50 per disc!
Which tapes can you transfer onto DVD?
We can transfer:
VHS videos - that you have recorded yourself,
Video8 (8mm) camera tapes - not 8mm cine film
Hi8 camera tapes
Digital 8 camera tapes
VHS-C camera tapes
Mini-DV camera tapes
DVD to DVD - that you have recorded yourself, we can not transfer pre recorded commercial copyrighted DVDs
For pre recorded commercial copyrighted video tapes, please call into LEWKS to discuss the various options.
How much film can you fit onto one DVD?
One DVD will hold 2 hours and 7 minutes of film. So if you have 2 or 3 short tapes that do not exceed the total time of 2hr07mins then they can (if you want) go onto one DVD - at just £7.50
What if the tape I own runs for longer than 2hrs 07mins?
Then we will transfer it on to two discs for you. This will then cost a total of £15.00
Do I need to provide my own blank DVD?
No £7.50 includes the DVD used in transferring your old films. We also put them into a DVD case for you.
Do you send our tapes away to be transferred?
NO - all transfers are done in-store on the LEWKS premises. We do not send your tapes away to be transferred
How long does it take to transfer my tapes?
Turnaround time is approximately 7 to 10 days - it just depends on how many we have in to transfer. We can take your phone number so we can call you when we have finished the transfers.
If my tapes have poor sound or quality does that transfer over?
Yes the transfer is a direct copy from the original content, therefore any sound or picture imperfections will also transfer over.
Do I need to know how long my original tape lasts?
Although it does help this is not necessary.
Once my tapes have been copied onto DVD, will the DVD last forever?
Average storage life is normally given as up to 10 years, dependant on outside factors.
Direct exposure to sunlight and intense heat can do dramatic damage. Rapid changes in temperature and humidity can stress the materials. Gravity can bend and stress the discs. Fingerprints and smudges can do more damage than scratches.
But by following a few Do's and Don'ts you can ensure your precious family and friend pictures, movies & family records have the maximum data life.
Handle discs by the outer edge or the centre hole
Use a non solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the disc
Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc
Store discs upright (book style) in original jewel cases that are specified for CDs and DVDs
Return discs to their jewel cases immediately after use
Leave discs in their case to minimize the effects of environmental changes
Store in a cool, dry, dark environment in which the air is clean : temperature should be in the range 4°C - 20°C
Touch the surface of the disc
Bend the disc
Store discs horizontally for a long time (years)
Expose discs to extreme heat or high humidity
Expose discs to extreme rapid temperature or humidity changes
Expose recordable discs to prolonged sunlight or other sources of UV light
Write or mark in the data area of the disc (area where the laser "reads")
Clean in a circular direction around the disc.