Author Archives: Gavin Gration

About Gavin Gration

Director at Manchester Video Limited

Video Transfer Christmas 2015 Deadlines

We always try to fulfil as many pre-Christmas orders as possible. However, we do have to manage orders during December to ensure that we can deliver completed jobs in time. Our cut off date for pre-Christmas orders this year is … Continue reading

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F.A.Q. What video file format do Smart TVs use?

Smart TVs have some great features including Internet browsing, catch-up TV and entertainment such as NetFlix and YouTube. You may not know it but Smart TVs can also play your own videos – usually from a USB stick but sometimes … Continue reading

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Audio Tape to CD – Voices Bring Back Memories

It’s quite remarkable how distinct the human voice can be from person to person. Even after a long period of time we can often recognise somebody just by hearing them speak. We’ve been copying audio and video tapes to disc … Continue reading

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Video Production News Update May 2015

Here’s a round-up of some of the more interesting jobs we’ve done in the last few months. We’ve been webcasting live events, downgrading footage, experimenting with iPads and doing a same day shoot and edit corporate video! Webcasting student presentations … Continue reading

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Sony MiniDisc to CD and MP3 Service

Sony launched their MiniDisc audio recording format in late 1992. It continued to be produced and sold until being phased out in 2013. Players and recorders were made as portable ‘Walkman’ type units, HiFi separates and commercial studio and field … Continue reading

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Timecode copies for online video previews

When we make a video we often need to send review versions for our clients to check the content, make notes and send us details of any amendments or comments during the production process. Timecode is used throughout video production … Continue reading

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Tape stuck in camcorder?

Have you discovered an old video camera with a tape stuck inside? The good news is that there’s usually a way to get the tape out and copy the contents onto a modern playable format such as DVD or MP4 … Continue reading

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Valentine Gift – Wedding Video to DVD Transfer

Stuck for a gift idea this Valentine’s Day? There’s just enough time to have your Wedding or Engagement video transferred onto DVD. This is ONLY for personal callers only dropping tapes off before Wednesday noon this week and collecting them … Continue reading

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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 from Vimeo. This can then be uploaded to your own server or … Continue reading

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