Author Archives: Gavin Gration

About Gavin Gration

Director at Manchester Video Limited

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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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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