Typically home video is "compressed" to a one-to-one ratio (one tape to one
standard DVD) which allows two hours of video per standard DVD. This produces a
very good quality video and is most economical.
If your video was taken by a professional wedding videographer (for example) it
is most likely high resolution video and will benefit most from being transfered
in a high resolution format. Typically one hour of high quality video will fit
onto a single standard DVD and a dual-layer DVD will hold two hours of high
quality video. The video quality may be noticeably better and the cost is a bit
higher due to the need for more, or higher qualty DVD's.
Another quality option we provide is to have your video converted to a
"web" format. This is video that will play smoothly on
YouTube or Facebook, but upload/download in a reasonable amount of time. Web
quality is unacceptable for archiving your precious video, but is really
good for sharing video on the internet. Many hours of
web video will store on a single standard DVD disc.
Check out our prices to find the difference in costs between high
quality, regular quality and web quality video. For more information about video compression and
video quality, check out our FAQ's section.