Convert VHS to Digital


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I was rummaging through old boxes the other day, and came across several MiniDV tapes. These are pretty important tapes. For instance, I have Wil Wheaton’s keynote from Gnomedex 4 back in Lake Tahoe. Another is Steve Wozniak from the same conference! If I had the proper equipment, I could hook it up to my computer, transfer the videos and convert them myself. That’s very time intensive, though. I need to find someone whom I know and can trust with these tapes to convert them for me. I remembered that Pixorial sent me a review code, so I decided to check that out!

Pixorial helps you convert data on physical media, and converts them into digital formats. You can edit them on the website itself, or download them to your computer. You can then share them, convert them, or burn them to a DVD.

You can even ask Pixorial to do the physical work for you! Send them your tapes, and wait for them to arrive back in your home. The pricing seems to be quite good, as well. When Pixorial reached out to me, they offered to convert some old media for me so that I could review their service. I asked them if my parents could send in their old VHS home movies… and they agreed! I was very happy with the results, and so were my parents. I even uploaded an old Prom Night clip to my YouTube channel! Mom said it was a great experience, and that her original media was very well taken care of.

You can get a free subscription with Pixorial, with up to 10GB of online storage. You even get 60 days of Archival Storage for each tape or film! With a pro account ($24.99 per year), you’ll receive unlimited storage and uploads. It’s stored securely at the highest resolution.

Your VHS tapes won’t last forever. You likely can’t even watch your old 8mm reel-to-reel tapes anymore. Heck, even DVDs can be lost or broken. Heaven forbid, a natural disaster could happen. You don’t want to lose those priceless memories. Back them up using Pixorial – hassle-free, easy and affordable.

Addendum!

As a special thank-you for our review, the folks at Pixorial wanted to offer our readers a special discount! For the remainder of January, 2010, using coupon code: PIXPRO25 will gain you access to the following benefits:

  • $25 Credit to use to purchase anything on the site
  • Free PRO membership for one year (a $25 value)
  • Unlimited archival storage of media content for PRO members
  • Unlimited access to Screening Room in Full-Screen
  • Free online video editing
  • Free low-res sharing

Thanks so much Pixorial!

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MPEG Streamclip Screencast


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Marques has sent in another excellent screencast for us to use. This one teaches you about the free MPEG Screencast, available from Squared 5. This software is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. MPEG Streamclip will allow you to watch videos in dozens of different formats, as well as allowing you to convert between them with professional-quality output. Don’t forget that it’s not too late – you can still submit your screencasts for use on our channels.

You can use MPEG Streamclip to open most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams. Play them at full screen or edit them with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Trim. You can also export your files into several different types, so that they can easily be imported into programs such as Final Cut Pro, Toast, or DVD Studio Pro.

MPEG Streamclip can handle files and streams larger than 4 GB, split in any number of segments, or with multiple audio tracks, and can also optionally handle timecode breaks. The player included in MPEG Streamclip lets you preview the files and transport streams before doing the conversion; it also lets you visually set the In and Out points for the conversion so you can convert just the part of the file you are interested in, and also cut commercials and other unwanted parts, or edit the stream and join two streams with Cut/Copy/Paste.

Thanks, Marques for an awesome look at an awesome program. MPEG Streamclip is a professional-quality program – at no cost!

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