Author Archives: Gavin Gration

About Gavin Gration

Director at Manchester Video Limited

How to create and send ISO disc image files to us electronically

This article provides basic information about sending disc images for duplication or replication.  An ISO image is a single file which contains a complete copy of the contents of an optical disc. You also may see it described as a … Continue reading

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How to download an original file from Vimeo

We make extensive use of Vimeo to show password protected previews of work in  progress. Once your final edit has been approved you can download the master file ready for upload to your own video hosting provider. In order to … Continue reading

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Video to DVD orders for Christmas 2014

  Pre-Christmas orders deadline passed (updated 12/12/14) DVDs of family memories make a terrific gift at Christmas. We’ve seen year-on-year increases in demand for our video to DVD transfer service for over a decade. Demand is especially high during the months … Continue reading

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Video Archiving Options

Many organisations have archive material stored on video tape. The tapes themselves have no commercial value but the recordings on them may be very valuable. Most of us are aware that video cassettes deteriorate with age but there is another … Continue reading

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Video Forensics – CCTV frame rates explained

If you read the specification sheet for any modern CCTV Digital Video Recorder (DVR) you’ll see one of the headline figures is the number of frames per second (FPS) the system is capable of recording. It’s not unusual to see … Continue reading

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Disc duplication and video transfer update

Christmas Rush started mid-October We’re very pleased to have made another batch of Hardy Reels DVDs for Brian Taylor. This double disc set is a special interest video about fishing reels. We originally transferred the footage from five Betacam SP … Continue reading

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Web Video Essentials – Short Business Videos

How do you determine the optimal running time for your business videos? In this article we’ll look at shorter TV-ad style web videos. It’s surprising just how much information video can convey in under a minute. It really is one … Continue reading

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Festival Entry Discs & Files for Film Makers

Behind the scenes on the set of Essential Travel by Paul Bridges. The specification for film festival submission entries, especially overseas events, has challenged some independent film producers for as far back as I can remember. In the tape days … Continue reading

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Video Forensics – Case study from our archive

We process video evidence for the legal profession and other investigation agencies. Detailed below is a brief outline of a case we worked on some years ago. CCTV Violent Street Brawl A number of persons were involved in an incident … Continue reading

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HTTPS Server Upgrade August 2014

Manchester Video Limited’s website now uses HTTPS for improved security. You should now see the padlock symbol in your browser address bar. Encrypted pages do take a little longer to load but the benefit for visitors to our site is … Continue reading

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