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Cool Stuff converts your home videos, wedding videos, camcorder tapes, PAL Video and VHS to DVD! Why lose your memories on fading, obsolete media you can't share with your friends? Let us handle your video conversion of your home videos and memories to custom DVDs. We currently transfer these formats of home video, PAL, SECAM, 8mm Hi8 (Super8), and VHS/S-VHS. Don't let your camcorder or VHS home videos go to waste! Here's how we transfer your home videos on VHS to DVDs in 3 Easy Steps!
EMAIL US - Please give breif description of what youare wanting to transfer, including the format and the length of time.
Send us your home camcorder or film home videos (the actual media - Hi8mm, PAL, VHS tape, etc.)
We take your tape and transfer your home videos to DVDs, then send you back your original media and your new custom DVD(s)!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I get multiple DVDs created from a single video?
A: Yes, when you place your order you will have a chance to specify the number of DVD copies to be made from each video?
Q: Do I pay less for volume?
A: You pay $24.95 for the first DVD and $19.95 for each additional DVD regardless of volume. See our pricing page for more details.
Q: How much recording time does a DVD hold? What happens if I am sending in a tape that contains more than a DVD will hold?
A: Each DVD will hold up to two hours of media. When you place your order, if your media contains more than two hours on it (for example a VHS/VHS-C tape with four hours), you will be given the option to create one, two or up to three DVDs for a given piece of media. So, for example, if you are sending a VHS/VHS-C tape with six hours of video on it you can specify at order time to create three DVDs (each containing roughly 1/3 of your video) from that tape. If you do so and also require additional copies, each additional copy (in this example) would mean another set of three DVDs.
Q: How long does the process take?
A: For orders less than 10 DVDs, we will turn around your order within five business days.
NOTE: Rush service is available at order time for an additional fee.
Q: Which formats do you support at this time?
A: At this time, we only accept original tapes in NTSC (US standard) format, AND we do support PAL or SECAM originals.
Q: What about Chapters and Menus?
A: To keep our prices down, we currently do not offer any advanced editing or menu display options. However, to simplify your navigation through the DVD, we insert a Chapter break every 10 minutes so that you can rapidly scan forward and backward through the DVD.
Q: How will the quality be on my transferred material?
A: We use the highest grade equipment and transfer mediums available. That said, you will always be limited by the quality of the original material you send us. Do not expect your VHS transfer to DVD to have DVD quality, it will have VHS quality (with very little loss due to our sophisticated transfer process) on DVD.
Q: How are you able to produce reorders?
A: We produce a single archive copy of each DVD we ship (per our Terms). This accomplishes two things: First, if for any reason the shipment back to you were lost, we can create another DVD in-house (we want to minimize any chance of your memories being completely lost). A 'side effect' of having this archive copy is that you can reorder at any time without having to send us your original media again. Rest assured that these are the only two purposes for which we will ever use this archive copy--we respect your privacy. If for any reason you do not wish for us to make an archive copy just indicate that in the Comment Area when you place your original order.
Q: How can I pay?
A: Ordering info is on the other part of the site - Paypal is Accepted and Visa and Mastercard are OK if you FAX the necessary info to (916) 686 0645. Billing Address and SIGNATURE are required when you pay with credit cards. Sorry Visa and Mastercard only.
Q: Where and how should I send you my tape(s)?
A: Our Shipping Address is:
John Wells PO Box 1733 Bettendorf, IA 52722
SHIP ALL PACKAGES TO US VIA TRACKED SHIPPING OFFERED BY YOUR PREFERRED CARRIER. PLEASE BE SURE TO LABEL YOUR TAPES, AND PRINT AND ENCLOSE A COPY OF YOUR ORDER SUMMARY (YOU WILL HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY DURING THE ORDER PROCESS).
Send Check or Money Order to:
John Wells PO Box 1733 Bettendorf, IA 52722
Please allow 2 weeks for checks to clear. Money order payments sent within 4-8 BUSINESS days via 2 day priority mail.
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