21 Oct, 2017

Audio Cassette Tape to CD or Digital Files

The process of transferring audio cassette tapes to CD or other digital formats involves playing the tape in a high quality cassette deck which is connected to a high specification amplifier and graphic equaliser. The output is then fed into the sound card of a PC. Once the audio content is captured, we will improve the quality of the recording by removing background noise and interference before converting to CD or MP3.

SOURCE MEDIA

Cassette Tape Cost Per Side 
C60 - 1 hour

The cost includes transfer to a CD with a black printed label (extra 50p per side for a full colour print onto the CD) If the full time of an audio cassette exceeds the CD duration (80min), a 2nd CD is produced at an extra cost of £3.50 per printed and duplicated CD                   

£10.00 per side
C90 - 1 hour 30 minutes
The cost includes transfer to a CD with a printed label (extra 50p per side for a full colour print onto the CD) If the full time of an audio cassette exceeds the CD duration (80min), a 2nd CD is produced at an extra cost of £3.50 per printed and duplicated CD
£12.50 per side
C120 - 2 hours
The cost includes transfer to a CD with a printed label (extra 50p per side for a full colour print onto the CD) If the full time of an audio cassette exceeds the CD duration (80min), a 2nd CD is produced at an extra cost of £3.50 per printed and duplicated CD

£15.00 per side

   

OR

Transfer To Digital Files

Digital files WAV or MP3 + @ C60 = £8.00 per side, C90= £10.00 per side, C90= £12.00 per side

Perfect for for sharing, streaming or editing your memories.  We are happy for you to supply a USB stick for this purpose (it would need to be a large size if there are hours of video), or we may be able to send the files using  a file sharing program such as WeTransfer.

TO ALSO produce a CD with a printed label from your tape @ £3.50 each (or £4.00 each for full colour print)

EXTRA CD COPIES - great for sharing

Extra set of all CDs @ £3.50 per CD (or £4.00 each for full colour printing)
Extra Specific CDs- Please mark source tapes/media with the quantity of copies required @ £3.50 each (or £4.00 each for full colour printing)

CARRIAGE

 If delivery is required, this would be dependent on weight and whether we use standard Royal Mail or a more secure fully tracked parcel carrier.  We will take your lead on this.

IMPORTANT NOTES

WE COPY AND TRANSFER THE DATA YOU GIVE US, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT THAT MEDIA RECORDED AT MANY YEARS AGO WILL LOOK LIKE VIDEO OR SOUND RECORDED BY HIGH DEFINITION CAMERAS AND EQUIPMENT TODAY - THE DIFFERENCE IS CONSIDERABLE. WE DO NOT DIGITALLY REMASTER OR RESTORE THE FOOTAGE,

IF THE MEDIA HAS BEEN DAMAGED IN SOME WAY THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE APPARENT, WE WILL TRY AND IDENTIFY THESE ISSUES, BUT THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE POSSIBLE.

 

*TechnoVisual will supply most of the transfer services above but we do send one or two media types off to a local engineer if we don't have the correct facilities in-house e.g. reel to reel tapes.  If this is the case we do need to make a minimum charge of £20.00 plus vat to cover the extra time and postage involved with these transfers.  We will always let you know if this is the case.

**Should any tape submitted be totally blank or if we are unable to transfer it for any other reason e.g. damage to the tape, you will not be charged.  Please remember that we are dealing with old media, which will not be any where close to the recordings made today, we also have a disadvantage in that we don't know how the recording should sound, but if it sounds to us as though there has been obvious damage to the media, we don't carry out any restoration here and so in this case we always prefer to hand the media back with no charge.

***All the above options are magnetic media, which could have been around for a very long time.  Unfortunately this media is liable to degrade if it is not stored well, particularly if it comes in contact with moisture or has been stored near hi-fi speakers.  If it is possible to take copies from your media we will, but we can not be held responsible if any damage has occured and the audio does not play quite as expected, e.g. fluttering or glitches in sound.

****Short run tapes may be charged due to the time taken to process them.  We will consider discounted prices for larger quantities.

ALL CHARGES ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO VAT.

 

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