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Sony MicroMV Video Tapes
Transferred To DVD or Hard Drive

Close and Convenient to all of Tampa Bay including Clearwater,
St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota

MicroMV Video Tapes Converted to DVD and Computer Hard Drive

Sony MICRO-MV Tapes can be a problem to transfer to DVD. Feldman's Digital Transfer Services can convert your tapes to DVD or a Hard Drive. Small Hand-Held cameras are difficult to operate. Viewing your images is not always compatible with today’s equipment. MICRO-MV cassettes are tiny and can become lost in storage. The Micro-MV cameras have such a tiny screen that the quality of your image is lost. And, the tiny convenience does not compare to the easy use of a DVD.

Converting to DVD can be expensive when using most Big Warehouse Conversion Companies. Feldman's Digital Transfer Services does not charge extra to convert your Micro-MV Tapes. Our modern high-quality equipment can convert your memories to an easy to use DVD at half the price.

Connecting your camcorder to your personal computer (with a FireWire Interface system), will not transfer to a digital video format or to a DV. There is a conflict with the DVD transfer process and equipment. All MICRO-MV camcorders include FireWire interface (also known as IEEE 1394 or iLINK by Sony). All MICRO-MV cassettes carry a memory chip of 64 Kb. This chip will provide a visual index of each clip on the tape.

With the increased wide variety of videos and video editing, the challenge is in obtaining the proper equipment to produce the movie image required by Sony. The MovieShaker Video Editing Program developed by Sony must be imported and edited for digital video and PC formats. The Sony MovieShaker 3.1 version comes equipped with the MICRO-MV camera and is designed to be compatible with Windows software applications. This allows for import and export directly to and from the camera and will read and write the clips to a DVD disk in the MMV format.

Newer versions of Pinnacle Studio 8 or Ulead VideoStudio 7 Video Edit Tools have become available to support MICRO-MV formats. Reducing the size of the MICRO-MV tape format was required, resulting in a reduced tape and a mini-camcorder. This only produced a smaller tape recording time, less images and shorter movies. Reproduction too required more compression of the video.

Once a Digital Video is compressed to 25 Million Bits per Second (Mbps), a greater quality video is produced with a lighter compression. Videos versus DVD are generally compressed to around 4 - 6 Mbps using a MPEG-2 format. This format delivers a final edited output. The DV results in only an edited format in which to save the original video. In order to obtain great MPEG video, significant hands-on processing and attention is required to produce a quality video.

Sony MICRO-MV also used MPEG-2 formats at a greater rate of 12 MBPS. At this increased rate, the MINI-camcorder utilities can produce good videos in real-time compression. Some effects of quality can be noticed depending on the environment. But, the results can still be favorable. Paying special attention to the running time can be helpful in reducing blocking at the start and freeze-frame at the end of each picture frame. This will allow for trimming of your clip at a later time. However, the format is not compatible with most available software used for DV camcorders and the FireWire connection devices. This MPEG result from the MICRO-MV camcorder stores as a MPEG-2 “transport stream,” and is transmitted as data. While most editing tools read in MPEG-2 format, the stored MPEG-2 video and audio cannot be reproduced through many of the video players and editing tools.

MPEG-2 video file compression formats are difficult to edit. DV frames are individually compressed while MPEG-2 compresses frames only by analyzing each frame and the differences between the images. Most video frames are shot with only 1/30th of a second apart, and MPEG analyzes the changes frame by frame, then storing the change.

MPEG-1 uses a simpler format that is easier to edit but did not compress a quality image. MPEG-2 uses an Intra-Bidirectional Predicted (“IBP”) compression pattern. Each pattern produces different information. Attempting to quickly edit a MPEG-2 video is difficult and can result in a blocky mess as all frames depend on the previous frame, the following frame and so on. If you are fortunate enough to find the right frame, you must first un-compress the entire IBP stream. You cannot simply edit the one frame without editing all frames near. Then your edited changes must be recompressed, this will result in reduced quality of your images.

MPEG-2 images can now be viewed on many of the newer video playing applications. The results are slow, vignetting and choppy. Most of the video editing programs are not compatible with MPEG-2 formats. They may be able to import the MPEG-2 information, but they will not allow for clean editing of the IBP data. This data will be decompressed into the format provided by the software application. This editing process is best if transcoded from the MPEG-2 format to a DV format and then edited with a simpler software program

The Sony Movie Shaker application allows for importing from the camera and the ability to preview the images saved on tape. Scanning through the Capture Tab in the MovieShaker program will display your images rapidly through the tape as thumbnails for each image. These images will be displayed in the Index Tray in the Tool Palette. Here you will be able to click on individual clips for MovieShaker to capture for editing.

MovieShaker can also be used to import and export your video to and from the camera to be transferred to DV or to other editing tools. While the MPEG-2 format creates MMV files, they are not accepted by many applications.

QuickTime Player 6 is another edit format often used for MMV files. Microsoft Media Player is also a consideration for editing these images, but must be renamed into a MPG format first.

Released in 2002 was the Pinnacle Studio 8 video editing for DVD (visit www.pinnaclesys.com for further information). This program will transcode from the DV to an MPEG, it will import, edit, export and supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, creates DVD, VIDEOCD and Super VideoCD. However, Studio 8 is not a supported editing program for IBP MPEG-2. You must first convert the MPEG-2 data to a DV before any editing process. The Sony EZ Editor Video Editing Kit for MICRO-MV cameras includes the software and the hardware necessary for the MICRO-MV camcorder. It includes the FireWire or IEEE 1394 PCI card, the Version 8 SE software for Pinnacle Studio, a FireWire cable, blank cassette and CD-R for the MICRO-MV.

Released in 2003 was the Ulead VideoStudio 7. This provided real-time capture and included a video editing tool (visit www.ulead.com/vs for further information). VideoStudio 7 supported WindowsMedia and DIVX formats, VR format and can create DVDs. MICROMV formats were also compatible and allowed for writing to a disk in MPEG format. However, VideoStudio 7 cannon read MMV formats developed by MovieShaker.

There are a number of software options and cameras to choose from, all with your personal preference in mind.

Micromv Video Tape

An average Videotape will last approximately 8-10 years before it begins to degrade, tear or stretch. The colors fade and sometimes the picture is too poor to watch. Before that happens to your video tapes, transfer them to DVD. We transfer all consumer formats including VHS videotape, VHS-C videotape, 8MM videotape, Hi8 videotape, Digital 8 videotape, MiniDV videotape, and even the old Betamax videotape. We also convert foreign PAL and SECAM to the US standard NTSC or from NTSC to PAL and SECAM.

NOTE:  For more information about how video tapes and movies degrade over time and how to store your movies check our "

If you want to edit your digital transfer we will digitize your home movie to a "movie format" on a computer hard drive (see digitize their old video tapes to a “movie format” on a computer hard drive). Editing allows you to add titles, delete unwanted footage, etc. to your home movies. When your editing is completed we can convert the hard drive to the "DVD format" to be enjoyed on your TV or PC.

Feldman's Digital Transfer Services converts and transfers VHS, VHS-C, Beta or the newer 8mm or Digital 8 video tapes, and the movie formats shown below to DVD and Audio to CD.


Still not sure? Bring your film to Feldman's Digital Transfer Services – we haven’t found one yet we couldn’t transfer. Call for your personal appointment – (813) 685-4343 Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.


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