Photo Video Keepsake
Most Requested Services
Video Tape Repair
Video Tape to Cloud
Here's why our film transfer service is your best value:
- We clean and treat each roll of film prior to transferring it.
- We use a state-of-the-art, digital, high definition film scanner for the transfer process.
- Primary and secondary color correction will bring out the most vivid colors.
- Laser alignment and 3-chip cameras guarantee complete frame capture. There is no cropping.
- Bonus music track included free of charge. This is custom music made especially for our transfers.
Now you'll be able to view your DVDs any time you wish. Each DVD includes:
- Professional standard encoding
- Chapter Markers - so you can easily locate a specific scene
- Thumbnail image selection on an on-screen menu
Additionally, we use Platinum Archival DVDs that are made of a hard coated, scratch proof material and rated to last over 25 years. Your memories deserve this care! Call us today and let's get started!
Did you record your loved ones and important events on tape in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s? You may have VHS, Beta, 8mm, MiniDV, or even another more obscure format. No matter the kind of tapes you have there's one thing you should know: Time has taken its toll while they were sitting in a drawer or resting on a shelf. Video tape has a life span, and your most precious memories are subject to time and the elements. How can you extend their life? You can transfer them to a newer, longer lasting format to be enjoyed for generations to come.
What has brought you here? Have you been thinking about getting your tapes transferred for a while? Do you have several formats? Are you looking for a place you can trust with such important treasures? Whatever the reason, we understand and we can help you. Here's how:
We are trained and experienced. We understand tape and tape transfer technology.
We are committed to this industry. Griggs Video Services has always led the way with cutting edge technology.
We are passionate. It's not just a job...it's our life. We love preserving your memories and will treat them like our own!
Once captured we will transfer your old tapes to Platinum Archival DVDs. Our exclusive Platinum Archival DVDs ensure a perfect playback experience complete with "smart" chapter markers and archival peace of mind. These Platinum Archival DVDs are built to last. There is no better DVD technology. Each DVD you receive will include:
- Professional encoding.
- Specific imprint on the outside of the DVD.
- Smart Chapter Markers are placed throughout your video so you can easily skip through your finished DVD.
- Thumbnail scene selection. Each chapter will be indicated on an on-screen menu with a thumbnail image of the scene.
- This DVD is the very best in archival technology - scratch proof, hard-coated and guaranteed to last over 25 years!
We've been taking care of slides for many years and we realize there's a lot of your life preserved on them. You can trust us with these treasures, whether they're 35mm slides, 110 slides, 126 slides, 127 slides, stereographic slides, Kodak Disc or APS film, film negatives, medium or large format, or any other format. We transfer them all - and we do it locally!
Did you know that many times slides are being sent out? Maybe across the country. Maybe even across the ocean! When you bring your slides to us they will never leave our studio office.
Plus, our slide transfer process guarantees:
- The best care - Each slide is viewed for quality control.
- The best image - Color-correction, cropping, and rotating/flipping is applied to each slide as needed.
- The best technology - We may be able to digitally "mend" certain damage due to scratches and dust.
- The best resolution - We scan at a very high resolution. All corrections are made while still in this high resolution format.
Once we transfer your slides the images will be archived to your choice of a scratch-proof Archival Platinum DVD rated for 25+ years or external hard drive for your convenience.
- Includes all of the benefits that accompany our 35mm slide processing.
- Photos are cleaned and dusted first.
- Color correction to enhance the image and cropping are also done to each photo.
We have the experience, technology and TLC to give you the best slide and photo transfer experience. Call us today!
Whether it's for a personal or professional video application we are your editing experts!
Whether you're at the beginning of your project or anywhere along the way we are ready to help you edit your video footage.
Do you need professional editing programs to compile your clips? We use only the best. Do you need color correction, music or voiceover to complete your presentation? We specialize in that. Do you want to add a little pizzazz to your video with transitions, titles or special effects? We have the creative experience to achieve most anything you can imagine.
No project is too simple or too complex. We have the best professional computer and video equipment. Mostly we want to make video editing a creative, fun and fulfilling experience for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q) What format will my finished video be on?
A) You have a choice. It can be put on a DVD with menus, chapter points, and thumbnails or formatted as a computer video file in .mov, mp4, etc. Also, ask about storing your videos in the cloud for easy access and sharing.
Q) How long does editing take?
A) Editing can be exacting work. Sometimes it's easy for a client to underestimate the time it will take to do the job right. It is our goal to complete your project in the shortest time possible while meeting your quality specifications. We should be able to get more of an idea once we begin, and, of course, we communicate our progress every step of the way.
Q) Do I have to be present at the editing session?
A) Not necessarily. Many times you can drop off your project and just give us editing directions. Then you can simply come back for a final viewing and approval.
Q) What if we are not sure what we want? Can we let you make the decisions?
A) Sure! Just bring your content and ideas and we'll supply the creative direction. Then you can come in for a final approval.
Q) What about video special effects, titles, and all that fancy stuff?
A) We use professional editing software so whatever your creative mind can conceive we're almost sure to achieve. There are countless video effects, video dissolves, wipes, titles, slow and fast motion, split screens, etc. Just describe what you are looking for.
Q) Can we have music or a voiceover put on our tape?
A) Absolutely! We offer professional voiceover services or we can add in a professional soundtrack. Just give us a call for more details.
Q) You use computers, right? You don't use razor blades and splicing tape.
A) Yes, we use the best professional editing software available. This digital editing is called "non-linear".
Q) What if I just need to combine two tapes to one or cut out a section of video in the middle?
A) No problem! If this is all you need, it's a simple edit and we can usually give you a firm price at the beginning.
It's exciting to plan and produce a video for your personal or corporate use. We can help you from pre-production, through production, and in post-production - or any step along the way.
Every project starts at the drawing board! Do you need help with pre-production planning? We are available as consultants. Do you need some experienced help writing a script? Give us a call! Does your budget require some do-it-yourself shooting? We can help you plan your essential shots. This step is the bridge between your imagination and your final production. We can help make it a smooth crossing!
Of course we provide video production services for a most any application. On the corporate or commercial side we shoot business meetings and seminars, training videos, sales presentations, conventions...you name it. For your personal enjoyment we produce videos of parties, anniversaries, graduations, award ceremonies, etc. Needless to say we stay up-to-date with the best professional cameras and audio equipment, and have the experience in lighting and composition to produce a spectacular program.
After shooting comes the fun - post-production. Whether we shot your video or you shot your own, we can bring it all together with our state-of-the-art editing. With some of the best professional editing software available we can dazzle with special effects, or keep it nice and simple. It's your call. Don't forget music, voiceover, sound effects, and titles are part of this step as well.
Need a unique idea for any occasion? A Photo Video Keepsake combines your photos and/or slides along with your choice of music to create a video honoring a special person. These can run from fifty photos or even fewer to as many as three hundred or more. You can also add video clips if you wish. We usually add beginning and ending titles to the production, as well as some simple transitions between the photos. Then we put it all on a DVD or a video file for easy viewing.
Photo Video Keepsakes are:
Personal - Keepsakes are the perfect way to put anyone in the spotlight. What is more personal than great, meaningful photos complemented by inspiring music? Each Keepsake is a unique story - a custom testimony to the subject.
Powerful - What better way to portray a message of "I love you" or "I'm proud of you" or "I'd do it all over again" or "I'm glad you exist in the world" than with the power of image and sound?
Portable - Photo Video Keepsakes are viewable anywhere you can watch a DVD or video - homes, offices, auditoriums, fellowship halls. They are the perfect way to honor anyone, anytime and anywhere.
Practical - Keepsakes make great gifts, not just for the subject, but for all your loved ones. Easily duplicated. Easily labeled.
Here's how to get started today!
Selection: This may be the hardest part because you have so many photo memories. Try to zero in on the photos that best tell the story you want to portray.
Sorting: Once you have them together decide how you will order them. Many times chronological order works the best. Sometimes grouping by subject (sports, vacations, jobs) is best. This is a good time to think of music and titles as well.
Number them: Use stickers or pencil on the back of your photos to number them. Don't use pen or marker to number your photos. Now just bring them in and we'll do the rest! Once we know exactly what you want we will begin scanning your photos and assembling your masterpiece. And remember, it's not done until you come to a final private screening view it and give your final approval.
Here are our most requested services at a quick glance.
Video to DVD transfers
VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, 8mm, HI 8mm, Digital 8mm, MiniDV, Mini DVDs, and more. We have the most up-to-date transfer equipment and offer same day and next day service.
Video to Cloud service (Digital Video Archive)
Your videos on the Cloud! Digital Video Archive is the newest and best way to view, edit, preserve and share all of your videos - whether old formats from the past or from you smartphone or pad.
DVD and CD duplication
We're your duplication specialists! We provide high quality DVD or CD duplications. Same day service or next day service available. We'll make one duplication or thousands. We can even print on your DVD or provide you with custom imprint design.
Photo video montage
we'll transfer your photos and slides to DVD with music and titles. This is great for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, family reunions and memorials, and makes a great gift!
35mm slide transfer
Bring your carousels and boxes of slides in for the best in slide transfer. Each slide is handled and we do it here in our studio. Besides 35mm we do most other sizes as well.
Professional video editing
We have the skill, equipment and experience to provide editing for any project, whether corporate or personal. Effects, titles, voiceover, narration, sound effects, music tracksâ€¦whatever you can imagine we can most likely achieve.
We make it our business to find and maintain the equipment needed to transfer obsolete specialty formats including: 3/4" videotape (U-matic), One-Inch videotape and One-Half-Inch videotape (on open reels), Betacam, and a whole host of others.
We transfer your old 8mm, Super8mm and 16mm home movies to DVD or DVA, our cloud-based storage, viewing, and sharing system. Using Flashscan technology we provide a vivid transfer of your old movies. Sprocketless equipment guarantees smooth movement and laser technology provides a full frame capture. We process sound and silent film and free music is available. There is no better value than our home movie transfer, and they will last for generations to come!
Whether pre-production, shooting, or post-production, or all from start to finish we will help you see your corporate, commercial or personal video production through to its end. Our equipment, knowledge and expertise ensures a great product.
We are capable of converting all tape types, whether NTSC, PAL, or SECAM.
We can produce a print from any video or film frame. 3 by 4, 4 by 5, 8 by 10, even 20 by 28 posters.
We can encode most video file types to whatever type you need.
Have you ever wanted to watch an irreplaceable video and found it broken? Has a pet decided your old tapes have become his favorite new toy? Is your child's first birthday video jammed in your old VCR player? Fear not! We've seen just about every kind of tape problem and, boy, do we have some stories! Surprisingly, though, most of these stories have happy endings.
We've even rescued tapes from some of the most potentially heartbreaking situations, like the smoke damage and water damage that comes from fires and floods. Most repairs, however, a pretty simple and straightforward - if you know what you're doing.
Bring your broken tapes to us! We specialize in repairing all sorts of tapes, including VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, BETA, Mini DV, and 3/4 Inch video tapes and BETA video tapes. We can even repair most audio cassettes and reels.
We offer a lifetime guarantee on all tape repairs and offer a same day service if you need it. Call us today to discuss your video tape repair issue.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q) Can you put my video tape onto a DVD after you are done repairing it?
A) Yes! This is actually what we recommend. Video tapes are deteriorating every day. We'll transfer your tape to a Platinum Archival DVD, complete with label imprint and scene selection.
Q) I have an 8mm tape that I can see when I fast forward, but it does not play correctly when I just press the play button. Can you help?
A) This problem is a special situation. We will need to evaluate this on our professional equipment. Sometimes we can help, so please give us a call to discuss.
Q) The picture from my video tape has lines on it when I play it on my VCR. Can you help with this?
A) It's very possible, yes. This may be simply a tracking control problem. Many times your tapes will play better on our professional VCRs. Please call us for more help with this issue.
Q) I don't live nearby. Can I mail in my order?
A) Yes, absolutely! We accept orders by mail all the time. Please call us or visit the Mail Us Your Oder section for more information on doing so.
Seeing old movies and video of your loved ones is special. Hearing those beloved voices from the past is a treasure! If you have treasured memories on audio cassettes, old homemade vinyl records, quarter inch audio tape, or even early wire recordings from the 30's and 40's then we have good news!
We can transfer all of these formats to Gold Archival CDs and/or audio computer file format where they'll be kept safe and sound for years to come.
We've been transferring audio for a long time! When you bring yours in we guarantee your project will be handled with:
The best care - Your old audio formats are delicate. We know what they mean to you. We will treat them with kid gloves.
The best equipment - We make it our business to find and maintain the right equipment for the best job.
The best media - Our Gold Archival CDs are scratch-proof and rated to last 25+ years.
You've found the right place! Griggs Video Services has the experience, the technology and the concern to make the best audio transfers for you and your audio programs.
There is a brand new way to store, view, edit, and save your videos - the DVA (Digital Video Archive)! This latest technology is fast becoming the media of choice for both your old tapes and new video captured on your smartphones and tablets. These days more and more of our customers are transferring their VHS, Beta, 8mm, MiniDVs and their DVDs as well to cloud-based Digital Video Archive.
DVDs have been the media of choice for more than ten years because they were slim, compact, and gave us features like menus, submenus, and chapters - and we still provide that service. DVA offers all the benefits of DVD plus more! Here are some of the features of DVA:
- Your memories will never again be vulnerable to fading, scratching, or loss because DVA is cloud based.
- Once your precious memories on old tapes are transferred you can view and edit them yourself
- You have immediate access to your videos on any computer, iPad, Tablet, Smartphone or Smart TV.
- You have private sharing! Viewing is by invitation only - to only those you give access to see them.
- Add, change and re-title chapter markers online. Organize your new DVAs into albums (we call them Archives).
Get onto our cloud. It's easy! Just bring in your old DVDs, videotapes, 8mm, and 16mm home movies. We'll take it from there:
- First our DVA technicians will convert your film or video tapes to DVA.
- Then we'll upload them to DigitalVideoArchive.com and you will receive a private and secure DVA account.*
- With your new account, you can view, organize, edit, and share your new movies with your friends and family.
You'll be able to access these new DVAs from your computer, smartphone, tablet, and smart TV.
- With your DVA account you'll also be able to upload, view, and share the videos you take with your smartphone or tablet. Now your friends and family will want to start their own Digital Video Archive accounts as well! Soon you'll have new DVAs from them to watch!
Digital Video Archive Technology is here!
We like to say that "DVA brings families and friends around the table again." We are leaders in the preservation of memories and this new technology. Getting in touch with the past, sharing the present, and making new memories for the future has never been easier or more fun!
*Monthly membership required
Griggs did a fantastic job of transferring my video cassettes to DVD and the videos look great...despite being 20 years old!
10/01/2018 Video to DVD
Thank you so much! I thought this mini project my boss gave me was going to be a pain, but yall made it an awesome experience.
06/22/2018 Video to DVD
I had an vhs Tape with some home movies had been transferred to years ago. Griggs converted and put the video on both a DVD and a memory stick at my request. The service was quick, (drop off Thursday and received in the mail Saturday). I was greeted very nicely and promptly offered the service I was looking for. Extremely polite and friendly. Great service. Thanks for a great experience.
05/03/2018 Home Movie Transfer
Griggs did a superb job transferring an old audio tape of recorded conversation by my mother relating family history as well as creating a data disc of 1950s era 35mm family slides. Thank you, Griggs!
04/26/2018 Audio Tape Transfer