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Ins and Outs of Disc Duplication Discussed by a Videographer

Disc duplication is one of the many services a professional videographer provides for clients. From taking a home movie and making copies to hand out at a family reunion or creating any number of copies of a professionally produced video, a professional videographer’s ability to replicate nearly any video format, even outdated formats such as Betamax.

For small projects, meaning under a thousand copies, the most cost-effective method is disc duplication. This process is fairly quick and not labor intensive for the videographer. The best part about disc duplication might be the quick turnaround for hundreds of copies. Many projects will be completed within 24 hours, if not the same day. From a master disc you provide, a videographer easily reproduces as many copies as you desire, all quality controlled before delivery.

For larger projects of over a thousand units, DVD or CD replication is the more cost-effective choice. This process creates read only discs in large quantities, not unlike the method by which CDs and DVDs are produced for Blockbuster or other movie distribution companies. The quality of the replicated CDs remains as good as the original master copy thanks to new digital technology.

In the age of DVD players and Blu ray discs, VHS and VCR are growing increasingly obsolete. The problem with that is that many cherished memories were captured on these now-antiquated formats. This is where DVD and CD duplication comes in handy. Not only does this technology allow for a DVD or CD to be copied and duplicated, but any video format can be transferred to an easy to play disc. Baby’s first steps are no longer trapped on clunky old VHS cassettes.

If you have a video that you would like to place on a website, it’s very easy to convert your analog video into a digital file without a hitch. Corporate promos and presentations can travel from the boardroom to the website when reformatted. And of course, these videos can be distributed on disc as well. While transferring home movies from VHS to DVD or Blu ray, also have them formatted for an iPod or other mp3 player if appropriate. A Chicago videographer can easily convert a disc and upload its contents to a digital file for YouTube, a hard drive for editing or any other use you may have

CD and DVD duplication and replication are great processes that allow outdated video formats to live on, moving into the 21st century. The benefits range from generating higher sales to preserving family memories. For such a simple, quick process, the potential is enormous, and the quality of the results will never disappoint the Chicago videographer.

Irwin Myers is the president of Video One Productions, a Chicago video production company that has helped businesses and individuals with their multimedia production, editing & duplication needs since 1987. Visit our website at Video One Productions and our blog at Video One Productions Blog