10 Reasons to Use Two Squares vs. the Competition for Video Tape Conversion
1. The Pre-Treatment Process
Two Squares fully dehydrates tapes before our video conversion services begin. This step guarantees the best possible capture and conversion quality. Playing tapes that aren’t dehydrated can permanently lower their quality or damage them. For more information, read about how Two Squares provides magnetic tape restorations.
2. Time Base Correction
A part of what makes Two Squares the best video transfer service involves time base correction. We use time-base correctors on all videos we receive. These devices provide time-base correction to videos, correcting signals and improving overall image quality.
3. Quality of Blank Media
Two Squares uses 8.5GB DVDs for all our video transfer services. These discs hold up to two hours of video. Many of our competitors use 4.7GB DVDs for the same purpose. If this happens, you receive lower-quality videos. The compression necessary for 4.7GB DVDs can also result in quality loss.
4. Professional-Grade Digitizers
Our company only uses studio-grade Firewire video digitizers. We don’t use cheap USB converter devices found on Amazon. Using high-quality equipment lets us provide the best video transfer service.
5. Video Deinterlacing
Two Squares deinterlaces all videos we receive from customers. You’ll notice the benefits of deinterlacing in videos featuring lots of filmed movement.
6. Editing by Hand
We hand-edit all videos. Our hand-editing process removes dead space. It’s also helpful for removing unwanted TV recordings on tapes copied over from camcorder recordings. Our media experts also hand-pick thumbnails and scene markers to create a custom interactive menu.
7. All Work Happens In-House
Two Squares completes all our work, including our video transfer services in-house. Your beloved videos never leave our shop or get sent across the country or the world. We track and barcode each piece of media through each stage of our capture and conversion processes.
We’ve never lost a single piece of customer media.
8. A Small, Hard-Working Team
When you work with Two Squares, you can directly talk to the person doing your conversions.
Two Squares is a small but passionate and efficient team. Whether you’re curious about our process or confused, one of our friendly media experts can help you understand what we do and the technology we use.
9. Saving Captured Files
Two Squares save the files we capture for up to one month. We also save our final delivered files for at least six months. Temporarily saving these files is beneficial if you have questions or conversion-related changes. Storing these files is also helpful if you damage your discs, lose your files, or need more copies.
Two Squares provides the lowest-priced video transfer services in the Twin Cities area. We’ll also never ship your videos to another state or country. Our company charges $25 per tape for a digital conversion. Most of our competitors charge $30+ per tape without including the features Two Squares offers.