Some previous testimonials for www.video99.co.uk
video transfers from higher profile clients.
www.video99.co.uk audio and video transfers
Most of our testimonials are either on the web pages for each format,
or on the independent index
Here however we have some testimonials from some well known
personalities who were kind enough to allow me to use their
details. Some other famous names have decided to stay anonymous
From personalities, names used with permission.
A new Special Edition double CD from Barbara Dickson has been
released. In the credits you will see that we ran some PCM1630
U-matic digital audio tapes for this release.
'Got in contact with Colin from a
recommendation from another filmmaking friend to digitalise Zandra's
tape archive which we were worried would disintegrate and had been
trying to save for a while. Colin not only copied over the tapes to a
brilliant standard in record time but was patient and helpful with all
parts of the process. Both me (Bridie O'Sullivan) and Zandra Rhodes
thank Colin whole heartedly for saving her move image archive! would
totally recommend his services!'
"I called on Colin's skill to
convert some extremely old video cassette tapes to disc. They hadn't
been stored particularly well and I felt doubtful that the footage on
them would be retrievable to a good standard. The tapes were extremely
sentimental to me as they were my Grandfather's, Brian Clough,
and I would not be able to replace them if they were damaged. I felt
quite apprehensive about posting them to a stranger. However I need not
have feared. Not only did Colin restore them, he did so to a better
than expected quality and in good time too. I would not hesitate to
recommend Colin and will definitely be using him in the future. Stephen
N1500 format tapes to video files. August 2017.
Colin has been an absolute joy to work with. He has been
very quick, responsive and helpful with our project to get a large
number of archive audio tapes transferred. The content - interviews
with my late father, Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson
- was extremely precious to me, but I felt 110% sending them to Colin
for transfer. He also undertook the job in record time working through
the weekend to complete the transfers delivering ahead of the deadline.
Thank you Colin - FAB
Jamie Anderson - June 2017
" Whilst trawling for possible companies to carry out some tape to DVD
on the internet I came across video99. There was something about
the video99 website which set it apart from the rest. Clearly the
proprietor was an enthusiast with a great deal of experience and I
decided this was the kind of company we needed to sort out some
historically important tapes of various formats and transfer them to
As as there was no telephone number [It
is actually on the web site: 01752 881652],
I dropped them an email requesting a call back.and within hours I had
an encouraging personal reply and a contact number. Suffice it to say
that our tapes received prompt and meticulous attention with clear
recommendations of what Colin believed the best route forward.
The work was completed in an amazingly short time; the complete
turnaround of a dozen or so tapes from the time I mailed them to the
time I received the copies on hard drive (by special delivery) was less
than a week. I cannot recommend video99 too highly. I can
guarantee based on my experience that Colin will give you a prompt and
professional service at very competitive prices. Unreservedly
recommended!" Mark Boulton, Elsa Conservation Trust (Born Free, Joy Adamson).
Umatic, BetacamSP and DVCAM tapes transferred to hard disk.
Many thanks to Colin for the care he has taken to guide us through
transferring our historic U-matics into the digital age. A service
involving skill and great patience.”
–– MICHAEL RODD (presenter, of Tomorrow's World fame) lipfriend-rodd.co.uk
Some challenging Umatic tapes transferred to hard disk for Mac.
Colin, I HAVE to say that it is
truly a JOY to deal with such a TRUE
PROFESSIONAL who has been incredibly helpful in every step of totally
restoring my very earliest TV videos. I have NO HESITATION WHATSOEVER
in recommending Video99.co.uk to anyone who wants their old recordings
restored and copied to pristine condition, and in the most patient,
courteous and caring manner possible." –– Billy Howardwww.BillyHoward.tv
N1500 tapes to hard disk, 29.02.12
I couldn't believe the high quality of the sound and vision on the DVDs
you did for me. Those Phillips tapes dated back to the mid
seventies, and I truly doubted whether you'd be able to rescue anything
at all, let alone get it to such a high standard and in double quick
time, too. When I sent those ten videos to you I saw it as a
gamble, and feared that I would be wasting my money, when in fact it's
the best value for money possible. I shall certainly spread the
word of your expertise far and wide. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Remember "Born With A Smile On My
Face"? N1500 tapes to DVD, 27.11.11
"Hi Colin, DVD arrived yesterday
and the result is superb. An old Phillips 1500 tape from 1976 and a TV
performance that I was involved with brought back to life and I only
sent the tape four days ago. Many thanks, I will always recomend you.
Colin, I also wanted to say that we are all very happy with the
quality of the transfer and it has been a pleasure for me to work with
you. It is very rare to find such a personal and efficient service for
such an affordable price. I will be very happy to recommend your
services to others. I wish you all the best and many thanks again for
your hard work ! Studio One, Bryan Ferry's
office. September 2009
absolutely fantastic !! As I said, I was unsure of the contents of the
tape, but your transfer and the associated indexing and title
pages really surpassed what I was expecting. I cannot express how happy
I am with the quality of service that you have provided. Regards, Ian"
Beta to DVD (Deluxe Menu option) transfers for the
family of wrestler Count Bartelli
(Geoff Condliffe), names used with permission. 05.11.06
Thank you for converting my old Philips tapes onto DVDs for me and for
returning the originals.
For some time I had been searching for a way to preserve the hundreds
of recordings I've made over the years, some of the early ones being
recorded on very old Philips tapes. Although I kept the relevant
machines in order to replay them, neither one is operational now
Since Ron died, these recordings are even more precious to me as they
contain so many of his words that show his passion for sport and his
belief that taking part in sport has much to offer the young. His
philosophy on sport and what he had to say, particularly about drugs in
sport, is still relevant today and I am relieved that his words are now
preserved in a more lasting format.
you for your help and expertise in converting the tapes for me. I hope
to use the DVDs to introduce Ron to the young athletes we now help
financially through the charity now set up in his memory. Hopefully
they will help to explain why the Ron Pickering memorial fund has been
successful in raising sufficient money to be able to help thousands of
talented young athletes to take part in sport.
Jean Pickering" The original letter can be seen
here. This was a transfer of a number of V2000 tapes to DVD
for Jean Pickering, widow of the late Ron
Pickering, sports commentator. Names used with
over 25 years half-a-dozen video tapes laid gathering dust in the attic
and, when re-discovered, the owner hoped to be able to have them
transcribed. Originally recorded on a late 1970's model Philips N1500
VCR, there was no other way to have them copied than through a
professional company. Initial enquiries resulted in quotations running
into hundreds of pounds. Eventually, I came across the site at
www.video99.co.uk and established a dialogue with its owner, Colin
McCormick .I thank God for that fortuitous meeting. As a result of
Colin's determination and tenacity, together with his dogged refusal to
be beaten, I now have six very precious DVD copies of the much
treasured tapes, and at a very modest price, I might add!
The reason they are so valued is that they contain the only
comprehensive video records of the power boat racing career of my dear,
late friend, Tom Percival,who was killed, whilst racing, in 1984. The
original VCR's belonged to his widow ,Gilly, and she only rediscovered
them when she moved house. Gilly's face was a picture to behold when I
was able to present her with a set of DVD's to remind her of those
happier times, accompanying Tom in his racing endeavours, all over the
Gilly treasures her surprise gift and her two children can now relive
their dad's racing exploits. Perhaps, more importantly, her
grandchildren can, for the very first time, actually see and hear the
granddad they never knew, displaying his illustrious power boat racing
prowess. All this is thanks to Colin McCormick at 'Video99'.
Says it all, glad to have helped. Full names used with
permission. Tom Percival was
a top powerboat racer. 14.12.05
If you have any questions, just email
me and I'll reply promptly.