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Christmas Video to DVD and MP4 order dates 2017

Our small-order cut off date for pre-Christmas orders by post in 2017 is currently December 7th. Any tapes arriving after that date may not be completed in time for completion and delivery to you by Christmas. As we progress into December this date may be revised depending on our workload. In person visitors – please… Read More »

Tech Post – What are IFO files, VOB sets and VIDEO_TS?

DVD Video discs usually contain a couple of folders and several files with cryptic sounding names like Video_TS.IFO or VTS01_0.VOB. This combination of folders and files makes what’s commonly known as a VOB set. DVD players (hardware or software) need almost all of the files to be able to read and play a DVD Video… Read More »

Tech Post – XDCAM native playback in Windows 10 – Free Plug-in

XDCAM is a broadcast CODEC based (mostly) on MPEG2. Playing back these files usually requires either professional editing software or Sony’s own bespoke software solution but there are now two free options to enable playback in Windows. The Sony professional software is very good & has extensive options for media management and some file conversion.… Read More »

Tech post – Why 1080p might actually be 1080i

Some 1080p devices such as camcorders might not send true 1080p signals via HDMI or HD-SDI. Instead they could send a 1080i signal containing progressive scan images. This is called 1080PsF (progressive segmented frame) but may not be labelled as such. The reason for using this method of delivering progressive scan images is to maintain… Read More »

MP4 Video on USB – Why some files don’t fit when there’s plenty of space

Video USB sticks are really useful but sometimes you will see an error message stating the video file you are trying to copy is too large for the destination when there is plenty of room. It’s a common problem with a simple solutions. Almost all USB memory sticks arrive formatted and ready use in any… Read More »