Feldman's Digital Transfer Services

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By Appointment Only



12000 N. Nebraska Ave.

Tampa, FL  33612


MiniDV HD Video Tapes
Converted To DVD or Hard Drive
"The Best in Tampa Bay, Florida"

In Tampa near St. Petersburg, Clearwater & Lakeland


VHS Video Tape

Most HDV (High Definition Video) camcorders use MiniDV cassettes also known as "small" DV cassettes. Because HDV has the same data rate as DV, recording time is the same as DV Standard Play. Unlike DV, HDV does not offer Long Play speed. A standard MiniDV cassette provides one hour of recording. By using cassettes with longer and thinner tape it is possible to record up to 80 minutes onto one MiniDV cassette, though usage of such tape is not recommended.

Feldman's Photography is one of the very few video to dvd transfer companies that can transfer High Definition Mini-DV cassette tapes to dvd due to the unique equipment needed to transfer the mini HD format to DVDs.
Why convert mini DV to DVD?
MiniDV tapes degrade over time and your video memories are in danger.  Mini DV tapes start to have noticeable degradation after just 5 years. Converting your Mini DV to DVD with Feldman's Photography will preserve your video memories on long-lasting DVDs.

NOTE:  For more information about how video tapes and movies degrade over time and how to store your movies check our "How to Store and Care for Video Tapes" by clicking here.
DVD Advantages are numerous.  DVDs are digital and can be copied without any quality loss.  You can easily playback DVDs making it easy to enjoy your mini DV home videos on DVD.  Unlike a miniDV tape DVDs don't have to be rewound and you can easily watch your favorite family memories over and over.  Plus DVDs take up less space than miniDV tapes so you have plenty of room for more family video memories.

Many of our clients want to know if they can edit their own home movie once they are transferred to DVD. The answer is two fold! Like a rented movie you can not edit a DVD once it is created. However, for many of our clients we digitize their old video tapes to a "movie format" on a computer hard drive. With this process our clients can add titles, delete bad footage and add movie-like transitions to their home movies. Once completed these movies can be easily converted to the "DVD format" to be enjoyed on a TV or PC.

Our Hillsborough County studio located in Tampa Florida just nine miles north of downtown Tampa converts and transfers video tapes to DVD. We also regularly serve clients from St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding areas in Pinellas County and many cities and towns in Pasco County and Hardee County by converting old film types to DVD and audio tapes to CD. To see photos of the different video formats click here.

If you are in the Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater area call for an appointment and bring in your video tapes or movies for us to convert. We are only 9 miles from downtown Tampa, Florida. If you live outside of the Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk county area please call our studio prior to shipping your video and movie treasures to us.

If you would like the best quality DVDs for your old video tapes call our Tampa studio at 813-685-4343 M-F from 10-7. We also convert photos to dvd and slides to DVD.

We promise to convert your memories with the utmost care - the proper way!

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