Frequently Asked Questions About Transfers for:
DVD, CD-ROM and Streaming Media


Q. What tape formats can you convert to DVD?

A. We can transfer most tape formats to DVD including; VHS, S-VHS, Betamax, Betacam, Betacam SP, Video 8, Hi-8, Mini DV, DVCAM, D-9, Digital Beta and more. We can even handle many obsolete formats such as 1/2" reel to reel video and 1" tape


Q. Can you title and edit my tape when you transfer it to DVD?

A. We can provide complete editing services for an additional charge.


Q. Will my new DVD play in my home DVD player?

A. Most post 1999 DVD players will play your new DVD. Check with your player manufacturer to make sure that it will play a DVD-R. All features may not be available on some players. These DVD's should play on most computer DVD-ROM drives. We take care to produce compatible DVD's, but Dahill Studios is not responsible for DVD's that will not play on your machine.


Q. How much tape will fit on a DVD?

A. For video transfers, we can transfer up to two hours to a DVD. 


Q. Can you transfer my tape to CD-ROM?

A. Yes, but it will only play on a computer that is designed to play MPEG 1 video. A CD does not hold as much video a DVD and the quality is not as good.


Q. What is "streaming Video" and how is it used?

A. "Streaming video" is a highly compressed video file that can play back on most newer computers. Formats available include: Windows Media Player, Quicktime and Real Player. It is designed for use over the internet and a convenient way distribute video files to viewers who don't have a tape or DVD player but have a computer with a CD player.


Q. How much time will it take to make my transfer?

A. In most cases, our in-lab time is three working days or less.


Q. How much does it cost?

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Q. How can I order?

A. For the location of a dealer near you, call us at 1-800-954-6811 or e-mail your request to: dealers@dahillstudios.com