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HD production Q

07-01-2004, 07:14 PM
I produced two hour-long programs on HDCAM cassette tape. I want to convert the HD tapes to beta so I can make VHS dubs.

Believe it or not...I am having a tough time locating a dub house in my area to do this. Any resources in San Diego/LA area would be great.


07-05-2004, 01:35 PM
Hi, I am not for the US but I know that Accent Media and Technicolor Thompson (used to be called Vidfilm) do HD down conversions, you should be able to find them and they should be able to just run you off some vhs from the HD master rather than having to pay to down convert to beta (sp or digi) then from the beta to vhs.

07-31-2004, 01:07 AM
This is a very curious dilemma, indeed. I would guess that the problem lies with VHS rather than the Betacam level. In general, many if not all of the top post production and editing facilities should be able to convert HDCAM to Digital Betacam. Most offer also burning the SD material (after coversion to MPEG-2) to DVD. Modern Videofilm in LA is certainly one of them and ranks among the very best, but is also expensive. But, they may be able to help you further.

Torsten :)

Tim Lorenz
08-06-2004, 11:03 AM
I am sure Laser Pacific can handle it.
I work at an HD facility in Washington DC and we can do it for you as well. I recommend transferring to Digital Betacam because the VHS dubs, DVDs etc will look and sound better.