Format Conversion by Stuart Bailey Media

Preserve your Memories Forever

Format Conversion by Stuart Bailey Media

Preserve your Memories Forever

Video Format Conversion:

Preserve your family memories forever – you probably remember all of those old tapes sat on the shelf and dusty spools of film in the attic and the vague memories of what’s on them? First of all imagine seeing your parents running around as toddlers! Similarly, finally meet that grandparent you’ve heard the stories about! Imagine reliving that nativity play you were in at school, or seeing your grown up child again as a new born baby! My format conversion service will certainly bring history to life and restore your material for new and future generations.

Stuart Bailey Media can transfer all of the following formats to DVD or USB Memory stick/hard drive* as a digital video file (allowing you to watch on your smart TV/computer or to upload and share your video with family on Facebook or YouTube):

Stuart BAiley Media Tape Comparison

VHS & SVHS, 8mm / Hi8 / Digi8, VHS-C, MiniDV, HDV

Prices are based on the running time of the material. A £20 minimum charge covers up to 2 hours of footage. Subsequent rates are £5 per half hour. Please contact me for a more precise quote based on your specific requirements.

Echoes of the Past

I can also digitise audio cassette tapes for you – The audio is captured at the highest available sampling rate and given a once-over to clean up any hiss, etc before being delivered on CD, as both compressed .mp3 and uncompressed .wav digital files via download or to a memory stick*, depending on what you’d like.

Stuart Bailey Media Cassette Tape

*You can provide your own or I can include a 32gb USB3.0 memory stick for an additional £5. Download options are also available.

Stuart Bailey Media Audio Conversion

I first met Stuart when I approached him to ask if he could digitise my Dad’s Standard and Super 8 films. It was no easy task as there was a huge amount and I didn’t think I would ever be able to afford or find anyone to take on this mammoth task. From day one Stuart reassured me it could be done and I would have all those wonderful memories on discs, edited as I chose and with music.

Valerie Taylor

Stuart Bailey Media Archival Footage

**Unfortunately I’m not able to take film formats at this time, although hope to have that service available again in the near future. Please be aware that all material submitted must be free of copyright restriction.**

Lord Mayors Day Plymouth, 1977
Super 8mm to Digital File Conversion

New York Christmas 1976
Super 8mm to Digital File Conversion

The Colt Car Company
VHS to Digital File conversion

Slide, Negative and Print Scanning

Another service I can provide is to digitise your old negatives, slides or photos and put them on disc, memory stick/hard drive or download for you in JPG (for viewing/sharing) or TIF (editable) formats. I perform this using a professional scanner, which allows me to produce very high resolution files with vast amounts of detail.

Format Conversion & Negative scanning by Stuart Bailey Media

Victoria Falls, Africa, 1960’s
Digitised from 35mm slide film

Photo Retouching and Restoration

Furthermore, my format conversion process also applies to damaged photos. I will carefully take your negative or photograph and perform a High-Resolution scan to create a digital file. This will be edited using the latest professional software programs, followed by a painstaking reconstruction of the image to produce something you didn’t think possible! Tears will disappear, scratches and mould spots will vanish and the colours will be restored as closely as possible to what would have been their natural state. This can be very intensive work depending on how badly degraded the original image is. Prices are based on an hourly rate of £25, although it can be difficult to provide an entirely accurate quote before the restoration is started.

Stuart Bailey Media also design and deliver workshops and training for both groups and individuals. These cover a variety of subjects including technical hands-on digital photography and software tuition. Please check out my training section.