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Why a Professional Format Digital Transfer?

  • Advent Media, Inc. Webmaster
  • Home Video

A numerical peek behind the scenes at home video digital transfers

At Advent Digitizing our video digital transfer service is unique. Find out why it's best to get (and keep) professional format digital transfers.

Are High Speed Transfers a Good Thing?

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Movie Film, Home Video, Audio

Why you may not want to have your legacy materials transferred at high speed.

One of our competitiors is advertizing they transfer your tapes and films at "high speed." We know how that works, and I'm not sure that's a good thing. Explore this with us...

Advent Digitizing Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Prints or Slides, Movie Film, Home Video, Audio

Important Updates About Digitizing in the "New Normal"

The emergency declarations are affecting everyone, but at Advent Digitizing, we are maintaining operations with some changes. Please read.

How to Transfer to Digital

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Prints or Slides, Movie Film, Home Video, Audio

A look a do-it-yourself options for digital transfers of legacy media

Some of the most frequently asked questions on the Web are "How to transfer [fill-in media]?" I'm going to answer those questions directly in this article.

VHS Digital Transfer Expectations

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Home Video

Why transfer of VHS to digital looks the way it does

Since the Digital TV revolution in 2009, we've enjoyed crystal clear video. It didn't always used to be like that. Here's why VHS transfers to digital look the way they do.

How to Request a Digital Transfer Quote

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Movie Film, Home Video, Audio, Transfer Misc.

Here's what we need to know to give you an accurate estimate.

If you're considering digital transfers of legacy media, please read this article to help understand the information we need to give you an accurate quote.

What's On My _____?

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Prints or Slides, Movie Film, Home Video, Audio, Transfer Misc.

How to learn what's in my box when labels are missing

A big question we often get is "can I come look at my film/tape/etc.?" Here's how to figure out what you have if there's no machine.

Care and Feeding of Digital Transfers

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Movie Film, Home Video, Audio

What do I do with my files once I get them?

Here's how to protect your digitizing investment once a transfer is complete.

How Long is My Tape?

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Audio

A primer on audio tape length

People who have never seen an audio tape before usually draw a blank when asked "how long is it?" Here's a guide to estimating how many minutes are on the legacy tapes you have. 

Bake Me a Tape

  • Steve Puffenberger
  • Audio

Video and Audio Tape Restoration Basics: Sticky Shed and Dry Shed

Audio and video tapes will not last forever. Here's how to look for the common problems of Sticky Shed and Dry Shed, and how we can hopefully restore your precious tapes.  

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