Our City Productions

Media Conversion for VHS Tapes, Film Reels & Slides

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Preserve Those Memories!

You can find one of these in just about every home: a box full of family memories in the form of VHS
tapes, film reels, slides or some other obsolete media. People tell themselves, “I should get those put on
a flash drive or DVD…” but more often than not, they don’t.

Why aren’t people getting their home movies and slides converted?

Why not? Well, the reasons are many! They don’t know how to convert old media. They don’t have a
VCR or projector anymore. They don’t have the time. They’ve heard it’s expensive. They don’t want to
ship the media out of state to convert it. The list goes on and on. Meanwhile, your family memories are sitting in a box quite literally wasting away.

Life Span of VHS Tapes and 8mm Film

Did you know that VHS video has a lifespan of about 20 years before it starts to decay? Think about that and consider that VHS has been obsolete since 2006! Super 8mm and regular 8mm film will fade and become brittle if not stored properly and many people have those old reels sitting in a damp basement or garage (or worse- an attic that is either roasting or freezing)! The slides that were so much fun to watch “back in the day” will also fade with time, warp, shrink and fall apart due to moisture or temperature extremes. All of these media can also grow mold and mildew!

How can Our City Products help with your old VHS tapes, film reels or slides?

Our City Productions has an easy and inexpensive solution to this problem. Bring your home movies and
slides to us.
We are a local film production company based in New Philadelphia, Ohio, so you don’t have to ship them and risk loss or damage.

Video Conversion Cost

We charge a flat rate of $6.50 per unit*.

What if my film reels, film, or VHS cases are damaged or dirty?

If you have old film reels, we can gently clean the film with a special chemical that not only removes dust, it also kills mold and rejuvenates the film to greatly reduce breakage! We can re-splice broken film. We can replace broken VHS cases so your tapes will play again**. The job will be done quickly, efficiently and to your satisfaction!

What type of media do you convert?

We can currently transfer:

  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • Super VHS
  • Hi-8/8mm video tape
  • MiniDV
  • Photo slides
  • DVD+R
  • DVD-R
  • Mini DVD
  • 8mm film
  • Super 8mm film

We have the equipment- all you need to bring are the tapes/reels/slides. Media can be put on a flash drive (for use with a computer or smart TV) or DVD (playable in DVD/Blu-ray players or most home computers).

Why should I convert my old film reels, slides or VHS tapes?

Converted home movies and slides make great gifts for the holidays, birthdays or anniversaries. They are
a big hit at family or class reunions, retirement parties and more. Don’t let your memories fade away!
Give us a call at 330-249-1888 or email us at [email protected] to set up an appointment

Media Conversion Service Details

*A “unit” is one VHS/VHS-C/Hi-8/Mini-DV video tape regardless of the amount on the tape (e.g. A video tape that is totally full is $6.50. A video tape that has only 10 minutes recorded on it is also $6.50 ). Slides are charged per carousel tray. One carousel tray holds up to 140 slides. If a tape or film reel is found to be blank, damaged beyond repair or containing commercial released material/broadcast television it will not be transferred and the customer will not be charged for that unit.

**There is an additional charge for film cleaning, film splicing, and VHS case replacement.

Please note we cannot transfer commercially released videos or films, nor can we transfer material recorded from broadcast television.

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