Video Services

Video Services

Home movies, old photographs, vacation slides... those precious memories that won't be forgotten. At Harold's we can create a video compilation of those moments for you to treasure. Perfect for a memorial service, anniversary, wedding, graduation or just to get organized. We offer a wide range of affordable services from basic duplication to custom video editing. We can also edit, add graphic titles and music to your video or DVD.

Rest assured that your family history is safe with us. Harold’s Photo digitally archives your treasured memories at our Sioux Falls, SD production lab. Stop by one of our stores and ask a Harold's Associate for an estimate on your video project!




Select a service for more information:

Video Tape to DVD
Film Reels to DVD
Create Your Own Video
DVD Duplication
Video Files to DVD
Slideshow from Digital Files
Mini Movie
Additional Services
FAQs


Video Tape to DVD - Available in 5 business days

Video tape is a magnetic storage medium and will degrade over time. So far, there is no reliable method that will predict the life of tapes. We want to help you preserve the memories you have from your home video footages. Let us transfer those tapes to DVD, so that you may enjoy them for years to come.

Available from: VHS, VHSC, Video 8, Mini DV (Includes PAL), Hi8 and Beta Max.
Harold’s records exclusively in SP mode for maximum picture quality. Maximum recording time per DVD is 120 minutes. Editing is not available as part of this service.

Custom DVD Cover
Customized DVD covers are available in several designs. They must be ordered online using a digital file.

Note: a Federal Copyright Law protects commercially marketed videotapes. We are unable to duplicate these types of tapes.

Per Original Tape
$24.99
Additional Copies
$9.99 per DVD
Custom Photo DVD Cover
$5.99 per cover
Video Tape Splicing
$5.00 per splice
Replace Cassette
$5.00 per cassette

More than 10 tapes may require additional service time. Request a service time estimate from the lab.


DVD Duplication - Available in 5 business days

DVDs can contain a lot of different things - images, files, movies, or productions like a Mini Movie video. This duplication service is for video that the customer would normally view on their TV. If it doesn’t play in a TV DVD player (not a DVD computer drive), it is not a DVD duplication.

Custom DVD Cover
Customized DVD covers are available in several designs. They must be ordered online using a digital file.

Note: a Federal Copyright Law protects commercially marketed DVDs. We are unable to duplicate these types of DVDs.

DVD Duplication
$9.99 per DVD
Custom Photo DVD Cover
$5.99 per cover

Film Reels to DVD - Available in 4 weeks

Available from: Super 8, 8mm and 16mm

A DVD holds up to 120 minutes; approximately 1200 feet. If the production exceeds 120 minutes, additional DVDs will be used as needed and additional charges will apply.

If the reels need to be transferred in a particular sequence, clearly number the movie reels accordingly. It is best to write the number sequence directly on the reel & not on the reel cover.

Multiple reels in your order will be spliced together and not put back on original reels, unless otherwise requested.

Music
Customers have a choice submitting their own music selection or using copyright free music supplied by the lab. Customer supplied music is accepted as CD or MP-3 files. Lab supplied music is determined by a video specialist and is instrumental only.

Titles
Titles are most often added at the beginning, at the end or before each reel. Titles can be up to 6 lines with 18 characters per line. They should be clearly printed or typed out with specific instructions for placement.

Custom DVD Cover
Customized DVD covers are available in several designs. They must be ordered online using a digital file.

Minimum Charge
$50.00
Feet of Film
22¢ per foot
Titles
$5.00 per title
Music (customer supplied)
$10.00 per song
Music (video lab supplied)
$20.00 per order
Additional Copies
$9.99 per DVD
Custom DVD Cover
$5.99 per cover
Film Returned to Original Reels
$1.00 per reel

Video Files to DVD - Minimum of 5 business days

Video files from memory cards, flash drives, DVD, mini DVD and hard drive camcorders can come in many file formats, but most of them cannot be viewed on your TV. We can convert your video files to DVD, or your HI Definition files to Blu-ray, for convenient TV viewing. Pricing is based on the number of DVDs required to convert your files. Due to the variations between the file types, a video consultant will determine the proper transfer format and pricing.

DVD (2 hours/DVD)
$24.99 per DVD
Blu-Ray Disc (available from Hi-Def files)
$34.99 per disc
DVD Duplication
$9.99 per DVD
Blu-Ray Duplication
$19.99 per disc
Video DVD to Digital File*
$24.99 per DVD
Custom Cover
$5.99 per cover

Large quantity orders may require additional service time. Request a service time estimate from the lab.

Converting Blu-Ray to Standard DVD may require multiple DVDs and is not recommended.

*Video DVD to Digital File service is returned on a high quality, high speed flash drive as editable MP4 files.


Slideshow from Digital Files - Allow 5 business days

This service provides a simple slideshow for viewing digital files on a TV. No music or titles included. Files must be submitted on a single source.

Up to 200 images
$49.99
Over 200 images (max 500)
$79.99

Create Your Own Video - Minimum of 15 business days

A Create Your Own Video allows customers to combine multiple sources, edit movie film, sync images to specific songs and more. A video consultant will contact the customer to discuss all the services needed and prepare an estimate. Appointments may be scheduled with a video consultant. Ask for details at any Harold's Photo Experts location.

Music
Customers have a choice submitting their own music selection or using copyright free music supplied by the lab. Customer supplied music is accepted as CD or MP-3 files. Lab supplied music is determined by a video consultant and is instrumental only.

Titles
Titles are most often added at the beginning, at the end or before specific images. We recommend no more than 6 lines of type. They should be clearly printed or typed out with specific instructions for placement.

Custom DVD Cover
Customized DVD covers are available in several designs. They must be ordered online using a digital file.

One-on-One Session & Editing
$60.00 per hour
Digital Images
$1.00 per image
Standard Prints
$1.00 per print
Non-Standard Prints
$2.00 per print
Standard Slides
$1.00 per slide
Non-Standard Slides
$2.00 per slide
Video
$1.00 per minute
Film
22¢ per foot
Titles
$5.00 per title
Music (customer supplied)
$10.00 per song
Music (video lab supplied)
$20.00 per order
Additional Copies
$9.99 per DVD
Data DVD (prints scanned at 300 dpi for original size)
$9.99 per DVD
Custom DVD Cover
$5.99 per cover

Completed productions are kept on file for a limited time (approx. 30 days). Corrections like the addition of music can sometimes be made to completed productions. Additional charges may apply. Contact the Video Lab for more information.

Note: According to Federal Copyright Law, reproduction rights belong to the photographer. Harold’s Photo Centers will only reproduce copy-righted images with written permission from the copyright owner. Federal Copyright Law also protects commercially marketed videotapes. We are unable to duplicate these types of tapes.

More than 5 formats or large quantity orders may require additional service time. The lab will determine service time along with the estimate.


Mini Movie - Available in 5 business days

We'll help you make a spectacular movie to tell your story. Complete with titles, music and image transitions. Customers can choose to have the movie loop for repeated play unattended. Mini-Movies can be made from either prints (preferred) or digital files. We recommend no less than 50 images for optimum viewing enjoyment, with a max of 200. All images must be submitted in the same format, all prints or all digital files. Orders completed from prints include a Data DVD with images scanned at 300dpi for the original print size submitted.

Images
Prints must be standard sizes, 2.5x3.5- 8x10/12 and should be numbered before submission. Digital files must be on one source, preferably DVD. If images need to be in a specific order, each file will need to be renamed starting with 001.

Music
Customer supplied music is preferred and must be on DVD of MP-3 files. Submit up to 10 minutes of music, typically 2 songs. The lab has a limited selection of copyright free music available. Lab supplied music is determined by a video consultant and is instrumental only.

Text
Text may appear at the beginning and end of the movie but is not required.

Custom DVD Cover
Customized DVD covers are available in several designs. They must be ordered online using a digital file.

Mini Movie (up to 100 images)
$79.99
Additional Images (maximum of 200 recommended)
$1.00 per image
Music (customer supplied)
$10.00 per song
Music (video lab supplied)
$20.00 per order
Additional Movie DVD only
$9.99
Additional Data DVD only
$9.99
Custom Photo DVD cover
$5.99

More than 5 formats or large quantity orders may require additional service time. The lab will determine service time along with the estimate.


Additional Services

Video Tape Splicing & Repair
Harold's Video Production lab has the ability to splice or repair most damaged videotapes. We can remove the tape from the damaged cassette and if necessary, splice it back together and place it in a new cassette. A $5.00 charge applies. Allow 5 business days.

Audio Cassette to CD
We'll preserve your audio memories to a digital format so you can listen to them over and again. Up to 80 minutes for $49.99 per CD or add to a jump drive for an additional $18.99. Allow 5 business days.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many movie reels will fit onto a DVD?
DVDs hold up to 120 minutes; approximately 34 - 50 ft. reels or 4-400 ft. reels. If your film exceeds 120 minutes, additional DVDs will be used as needed and additional charges will apply.

Can I edit my DVD video on my own computer?
No. DVDs are not ideal for editing. If you wish to do your own editing, please ask about transferring your footage to digital files on jump drives.

How many images can I fit onto one 2-hour DVD?
Approximately 850 photos appearing for a 6-8 second duration each.

Are DVDs copyrighted?
Harold’s Photo video productions are not copyrighted. Once you have purchased a production, you own all the rights.

Can the picture quality of my videotape be improved?
Unfortunately, we cannot improve the quality. However, be sure to duplicate from the master copy as generation copies degrade in quality.

Can I play my DVD on my home computer?
Yes, most current computers have DVD viewing software and should play much like your set top DVD player on your television.

Is my damaged or broken VHS tape fixable?
Yes. We can remove the tape from the damaged cassette and if necessary, splice it back together and place it in a new cassette at a cost of $5 per tape.

My DVD will not work in my DVD player. What’s wrong?
Harold’s uses the latest video technology using DVD-R discs. It’s possible that your DVD player is not compatible. Contact a Harold’s Associate for more information.

Can I use professionally taken images/videos?
According to Federal Copyright Law, reproduction rights belong to the photographer. Harold’s Photo will only reproduce copyrighted photos/videos with written permission from the copyright owner.


Phone

1-800-568-6619

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