Author Archives: Gavin Gration

About Gavin Gration

Director at Manchester Video Limited

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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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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