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The smallest video ever invented is the microMV from Sony (occasionally misspelled to microDV).  Micro MV is capable of very good results despite its diminutive size.  However it has not proven to be very popular and getting tapes transferred to DVD can be a challenge.  The UK models are DCR-IP1E, DCR-IP220E, DCR-IP55E, DCR-IP5E and DCR-IP7E (pictured below).  MicroMV to DVD transfers are now available here of course, with excellent quality.

If you have tried to transfer microMV material to a PC yourself, you may have found supplied Movieshaker software can be unreliable and few other software packages support microMV import.  For this reason I usually run microMV to computer or DVD using a high quality s-video analogue capture, which provides consistently reliable results with no "dropped frames" (shudders in motion) and no lip-sync issues.

microMV is the smallest video cassette ever made  MicroMV camcorders use the smallest video tapes in the world and can give very good results.  For scale, the coin is 1p, whereas the cute baby is Alex.

Transfers to DVD:

Basic Menu, 13 per tape: The menus are limited to just a title, but you get a chapter point every 5 minutes so it is easy to move around the DVD.  Extra copies of these DVDs cost just 3.50 each and are recommended.

Deluxe Menu 22 per tape:  Nice menu icons showing what is on that part of the recording, and if you email me with titles I will put them on the DVD for you too.  I place the chapter breaks at points of interest or new recordings.  These menus look like professionally recorded DVD films.  Extra copies are cheap, just 3.50 each, and well worth taking.

DVD-ROM 15:  Up to 1:30 hours on one DVD-Rom in top quality MPEG2 video files.  If you have a lot of tapes, microMV to hard disk files.

Transfers to other formats:

Many customers complain that it is hard to properly capture micromv video files from their camcorders for editing, and if you have this problem I can help by providing DV-AVI files which are easy to edit with any modern computer.  For quantities of 10 or more hours, I will do this to hard disk for you at 9 per hour plus postage costs.

Options include transfer to MPEG2 files, DV AVI format files on hard disk, or even copy to miniDV.  Just email me for details.   

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How to request a microMV video transfer.

We have a new and easy order page, just select what kind of tapes you have and supply your details.

If you prefer, you can instead just email me with your requirements.  I will then confirm the price, or best guess at the price, and let you know the address to send the tapes.  Digital recordings sometimes require particular personal attention, just let me know of any particular requirements.  Usually I transfer to video-DVD but options include transfer to computer file, miniDV tape and more.

If recorded on equipment from another country, see the Television systems explained.  

If you want your tapes back after you have the DVD copies (recommended):

Not everyone needs their tapes returned once they have the DVDs, but if you do, please remember to include postage costs. For one or two video tapes in the UK, this is just 1. For larger quantities, and tapes from outside the UK, I will let you know.  Ideally can you ensure you send the tapes in a package which is sufficiently large and robust for me to use to send back your original tapes. Usually I will send the DVDs to you ahead of returning your tapes, then when you've confirmed you are happy with the DVDs, I will return your tapes. This way I can help you further if necessary - for example you can now see you want a different part of a tape transferred on its own or you want extra copies.

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