Author Archives: Gavin Gration

About Gavin Gration

Director at Manchester Video Limited

New phone number 0800 228 9422

Our new freephone number is 0800 228 9422. The number is free to call from UK landlines and mobiles. You can still reach us on the duty mobile number which is 07930 431 662 – we can take voice calls, … Continue reading

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Video USB backup guide for Windows 10

This short video covers simple and easy Video USB backup for Windows 10 users. We always recommend making at least two backups with one copy kept in a different location if possible. We show you how to make a backup … Continue reading

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Live Event Streaming Manchester on Social Media

In February 2017 we streamed the inaugural debate for the election of The Mayor of Greater Manchester via Facebook Live. Later in the year, on May 29th, the people of Greater Manchester will elect their first mayor. The Mayor will … Continue reading

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Old camcorder video tapes – storage and preservation

In this article we will explain what to and what not to do when you find old camcorder video tapes including full size VHS and Betamax tapes which were used in some large camcorders but also used for viewing copies. … Continue reading

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How we convert old video tapes to MP4 and DVD

In this article we explain how we convert your family video tapes to a modern digital format including MP4 on a USB stick, DVD or editable video files for Windows or Mac computers. We aim to avoid jargon and use … Continue reading

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F.A.Q. Video to USB – Can I copy or edit my files?

DVDs were never intended to be edited and to do so required some specialist software to get the footage from the disc to a computer in a suitable format for editing. Backing up DVDs was also a little tricky if … Continue reading

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Christmas Video Transfers 2016

*** Christmas 2016 update as of 30/11/16 – PLEASE PHONE FIRST 0800 228 9422 – We are managing orders on a first come, first served basis and aim to achieve our standard 7-10 working day turnaround for most smaller orders … Continue reading

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Damaged Camcorder Tape Repair and Recovery Service

Video cassettes contain many moving parts and can be very fragile if mishandled or used in a faulty video recorder or camcorder. One of the most common faults is caused when the tape fails to load or unload properly resulting … Continue reading

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Our Recommended MP4 Playback Solution For Computers

Most of the video files we make for distribution either online or for USB are MPEG-4 encoded with an H.264 CODEC. The file extension for these types of file is usually .MP4. The most common description for these types of … Continue reading

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Speed up H.264 encoding with a budget GPU

In this article we will explain how a graphics card can help to reduce the amount of time required to compress video files into a web and gadget friendly format. If you’re already familiar with basics of video compression and … Continue reading

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