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Digitize and Repurpose Historic Media Collateral

In Marketing Photography, Video Marketing by Allen Butler

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If your firm has been in business for awhile, you probably have a collection of historic media collateral made up of marketing videos on VHS cassettes or DVDs stored in the basement, along with old photos of your ribbon cutting ceremony, or portraits of the founders of the firm. In today’s digital marketing world, this valuable media collateral is useless in its original analog format.  Your old marketing videos, photos, and printed media are marketing gold when you want to show the longevity and history of the company.  When the 30th Anniversary Gala comes around, and you’re paying employees a salary to dig through the archives, and no one can find that old photo of the founder, you’ll wish you had the foresight to digitize and repurpose your historic media collateral! 

Historic Media Collateral Degrades Over Time!

What you may not know is that the magnetized particles on tape based media (your VHS collection) only has a lifespan of 15-20 years before they can become deteriorated beyond the ability to play Transfer VHSback. Over time, the magnetized particles (your content) begins to oxidize and come “unglued” from the under-layer base of tape. This process happens slowly over time, and can eventually render the media useless. And, while DVD disks do not exactly “degrade” over time, they are terribly fragile by today’s standards. They can get scratched, break, become unreadable, or simply get lost.  Those incredibly valuable photos of the history of your company will yellow, fade, become brittle, or get lost over time.  That’s a loss you really don’t want to contemplate!

Historic Media Collateral is Useless in the Digital World

In order to actually use any of this historic media collateral you’ve collected over the decades, you’ll need to have it digitized. You can’t exactly upload your old VHS tapes to YouTube, or use them for your new video project.  All of your video marketing collateral should be taken from their original format, whether VHS or DVD, and turned into mp4 files in an h.264 codec to make them usable in the future. You should also digitize all of your printed media files into high resolution jpg files for later use, as repurposing content saves time, money, and show’s the company’s longevity.

Schnebly Hill Media Can Digitize Your Collateral

We transfer and digitize your analog historic media collateral, so it’s there when you need it, and easily accessible.  We also provide restoration services on all transfers, to reduce noise and tape hiss in your audio, color-correct and de-noise your video, and remove yellowing/fading of your image files, all at no additional cost.  

**Below are bulk prices, for 10 or more pieces of mixed media.
**For CD audio, DVD & Bluray video,  VHS tapes, and all printed material.
**We cannot duplicate copyrighted media. Thanks!

CD audio to wav or mp3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00
Cassette audio to wav or mp3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Photo/printed material to hi-res jpg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
DVD & Bluray video to mp4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.00
VHS video to mp4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.00

How Would You Like Your Media?

We can provide hard copies of your older historic media collateral on external hard drives, thumb drives, CD & DVD data disks, and/or online cloud storage for long term archive.  If you have us set up your online storage for you, cloud storage transfer services are free!

Online cloud storage (to existing account). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.00
Optical disk (CD, DVD data) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50
Thumb drive (16gb USB 2.0) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00
External hard drive (WD 1tb USB 3.0) .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$80.00