Einstein " Einee " : Phd: (Part-time hunting dog)
Director of Marking
Certified: Golden Morkie
(Text Added by Einstein:
The Morkie is a " designer " breed of dog which is a cross between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a purebred Maltese Terrier.
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*Einstein: Director of Marking
Dog Daddy: Why is your picture above mine?
Einstein: Phd - also stands for Picture higher than Dad's.
Einstein: Director of MarkingEinstein applied for Director of Marking (i.e., Mark-up Editor), based on his " Diversified Inter-species Communication " skills (i.e., his words not mine) -- demonstrated by his ability to " mark and bark and wag his " tale " -- at the same time -- on three legs " !
He was hired to make our website " Morkie friendly " (i.e., Morkies are bred to be both " friendly " and " fun " ) and to tone-down -- what he calls -- Geek Speak™ .
This sometimes involves telling his tale by tail! (See pictures below)
Einee (i.e., short for Einstein) is now in training -- ON A TRIAL BASI S(which I frequently remind him)!
Meanwhile we are all learning to speak less " geek " -- and more " Morkie " !
(Einstein's note: That's Golden Morkie, thank you!)
Under his contract (that was a BIG mistake), he is free to " mark-up " things (i.e., called Einee Edits), as long as he 'marks " them -- with a his initials (Einee) or his name. Please overlook the " mark-up " training notes -- -- in small letters -- between the two of us (i.e., I am DD -- for Dog Daddy) -- throughout the website.
MORKIES HAVE HAVE A LARGE VOCABULARY --
BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SPELL!
Einee Edit: Except important things like " G-O " , " C-A-T " , and " P " !
Show & Hide D-Tail (i.e., Detail)
(L) Show D-Tail & (R) Hide D-Tail
Einstein came up with the " Show & Hide D-Tail Index " (DD: that was supposed to be " Detail " ) -- a smart phone and smart pad navigational aid.
More information see Show & Hide D-Tail Instructions .
This system is faster and better then changing to multiple pages. It keeps readers from getting lost in a large amount of text. Finally, smart device users can read more effectively -- able to see what topics they have read and what topics they might also read -- depending on their needs.
Einee calls this system (gulp!) -- Show/Hide D-Tail™ -- and Sniff Next™ Topic.
Demonstration: By clicking or tapping the link below -- this window will minimize and you will be taken to the next topic -- to " sniff it out " !
You can always re-open this window -- or others like -- by clicking or tapping (i.e., wag and thump) their links.
Bruce Mayfield, DD (Dog-Daddy)
Computer Scientist / Digital Archivist
BSCS, MBA, MSPsy, Owner
Welcome to Everything New From:
Video " Capture " -- is Really, Sooo Last Century!
Video " Capture " Relics Of Last Century
Both these technologies create video, inferior to the original images!
Both these technologies " impression " video -- onto physical media!
Both these technologies create " interlaced " video!
Most unbelievable of all"
YOU now have a choice!
Virtual™ Video -- " Liberated " Video
Virtual Video is NOT the digital video of your grand fathered PC--- like the old Windows AVI files.
Virtual Video is the Video of
We all love our DVDs, but we all love Netflix -- and now YouTube -- even more!
Why Virtual Video IS Important to YOU
Digital Video which can be " freely " moved around and reproduced
Any video that is " captured " on a DVD -- makes YOU a " prisoner " of which ever room(s) in your home -- or business -- is hooked up to a DVD player.
Still clutching your DVD player and DVD discs? You don't need to.
We make thousands of physical DVD discs each year for clients.
You are not losing your DVDs, you are gaining freedom -- for both yourself -- and your video.
And we will
EnterNetFlix™ Viewer -- Our Newest Product
(Edit by Einee -- Director of Marking™ )
(DD: Why is this photo here? )
(Einee: Because we needed a picture.
You can't take a picture of software code!)
(DD: Well ... your have a point; but why YOUR glamor shot?)
(Einee: Because people like sexy blonds -- not bearded geeks!
Besides, this Demo is about me and my friends!)
(DD: Again, a point!)
EnterNetFlix Viewer -- Puts Your Video Where It Belongs!
Video -- like music -- has left the building!
Now videos are anywhere YOU are -- on your smart phone or pad -- on the move -- with friends -- on your smart phone or pad!.
Don't expect your kids, grand kids, friends or clients to go find your DVD and then go find a DVD player -- somewhere they would rather not be -- to play YOUR videos. That's just not going to happen!
If you want your kids, grand kids, or clients to watch YOUR videos, make them available -- right now -- right where they are at -- on their smart phones!
EnterNetFlix™ Viewer is an Internet based " app "
EnterNetFlix™ offers smart phone users -- and you -- a YouTube or Netflix " like " experience -- with your own videos. It is secure, private and Internet based. More technical stuff late.
EnterNetFlix™ : Share Your Video: Anywhere: Anytime
EnterNetFlix™ Viewer will play on any Mac, PC or Smart Phone -- or Internet game device -- that has WIFI and access to the Internet.
EnterNetFlix™ is compatible with
Use EnterNetFlix Viewer " demo " -- yourself -- RIGHT NOW. See home movies of Einstein and his buddies! You are about to be delighted! This is also your opportunity to see how well your smart device or computer will play EnterNetFlix. To return right here, on this page, there is a special link you can tap -- that brings you back.
Password = EnterNetFlix (exactly as it appears)
EnterNetFlix™ Viewer Demo -- Featuring Einstein & Friends
Commercial Application Of EnterNetFlix™ Viewer
We are now using EnterNetFlix™ Viewer with our clients -- to view and approve their video -- from our website. Once we setup and tested a client's video -- on EnterNetFlix™ Viewer -- at the end of their project -- it will work on any website. We then load the tested version of EnterNetFlix™ Viewer onto the client's Smart Drives™ -- which they can, in turn, upload to their website. Clients have full access to the code and can customize it to their needs.
If client is not a " geek " then we can perform upload services for a fee; or client can just keep their video on our website for a small monthly fee.
EnterNetFlix™ Viewer also has a download option -- to download both iPhone and YouTube " like " v ideo to a computer.Hide D-Tail and Sniff Next Link
You Can Have It ALL!
What YOU Don't Know -- " Captures' YOU and YOUR Video
People don't know
You CAN have modern -- Virtual video products -- from you
(L) Show D-Tail _____(R) Hide D-Tail
(Your initials are just fine -- not your name and your title!
And, we really need to talk about this
" D-Tail " and " Sniff " thing...
BEFORE you just DO IT!
Last but not least -- that's DETAIL -- not D-Tail! )
Show and Hide D-Tail™ :
EXPANDABLE TEXT & INDEX:
* Show & Hide D-Tail Instructions
Click links below to...
What Dad's trying to say,
is every time you wag and thump your finger to
(DD: That should read, " click " or " tap " )
- to Show D-Tail
after you are finished,
you need to wag your finger to
- to Hide D-Tail
you will automatically be positioned at the next topic
which, if you are like me, you want to " Sniff-out " .
Also, just like in the pictures above, you can see
- Sniff (decide) what you want to read
- See what you have read (scrolling up) and
- See what you have not read (scrolling down)
- Leave " open " segments of text you want to
finish reading or re-read later, or
cut and paste later -- to share with others.
There is a Site Map Index at the bottom of the page. too, which link to older pages on the website -- for more detail or reference.
Happy Hunting -- as you Sniff and Wag!
(Marked by Einee)
By clicking or tapping the link below (i.e., otherwise called waging and thumping your finger) -- this window will minimize and you will be taken to the next topic -- to " sniff it out " !
You can always re-open this window -- or others like -- by scrolling up and clicking or tapping and window link.
What Makes Us Video Experts
* World Class Film and Video ReMastering™
Above: Kilauea Lava Flows
We are the " post-production professionals " behind many privately archived films and videos you may have seen on PBS, History Channel, Netflix, etc.; and in independent documentary videos.
And the list goes on -- for over 20 years of wonderful footage.
Your project deserves to join our list -- of world class productions; and,
you deserve to join our list -- of world class clients.
What You Will Learn On This Website
On This Website YOU Will...
Discover you can have modern enjoyment and preservation
Discover DVD Virtual Disc Images™ and beyond!
Learn what ReMastering™ means.
Learn what Video Virtualization™ means.
.Learn how Virtualized Video™ -- can be made " better than the original.
Learn how Video -- originating from old " captured " movie film images -- can be made " better than the original " movie films.
Learn how WE ReMaster™ and Virtualize™ Video DIRECTLY from old movie films.
Learn you do NOT have to " give up " your video -- and your privacy --
Learn you CAN enjoy your video
Learn how your business or family can
Learn how you can Securely View YOUR video directly from the Internet
Learn how you can have -- AND MAKE -- your own
Learn why recordable DVD --and all optical discs -- Are For Fun; But NOT For the Future!™
Learn which optical discs -- and virtual disc images -- are best for your needs and why.
Learn how you can have video protection and preservation
Browse The Show/Hide Links and Site Map (below) for much more.
Enjoy our website, bookmark it, share it, and use it as a foundation that will serve your video needs.
PEOPLE WHO ARE RIGHT FOR OUR SERVICES...
Our service is for people
who expect a money back guarantee if video is NOT better than source images they send to us.
After you read our accomplishments below, you will know
To do that, we get to know our clients' personal or professional objectives for your video. We actually talk with you, about tailoring video formats and video products -- for your enjoyment and goals.
We want your video
What We Do For You:
We Digitally ReMaster ™ 3 Types of Moving Images
We offer 3 types of services to make these 3 types of moving images look better than your original --
Or your money back!
How can we prove our work is better?
We create BEFORE and AFTER video images -- for you to decide -- for you to see -- the difference we make -- between
We call this call our 20/20™ Service-- which we explain below.
YesVideo, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Costco and " like " services do not offer BEFORE™ and AFTER™ images - -and a money back guarantee.
Obviously these companies are not in our class, however, many of our clients send us DVD discs from these companies -- to ReMaster™ and Virtualize™ their video -- with our 20/20 Service.
At first we were sceptical about accepting inferior video, because video from these companies is ( how can I say this politely) -- a challenging. However, I had to admit that our own BEFORE and AFTER video was a real shocker! Once we saw the dramatic difference we could make in low grade digital video -- and how much people seemed to appreciate the difference -- we were convinced to accept the low grade video from these companies.
Clients learn that the National Archives(NARA) banned the use of DVD discs for archive purposes -- starting in October, 2007 -- to this very day ; and NARA advises the public to do the same. Clients who want to save their video from their DVD discs-- before the disc goes bad -- want
Video Images -- ONCE on Movie Film:
We are world class in ReMastering™ movie film images -- NOW on video -- which has come from other studios for -- making " their video " better.
We start with your old video tapes and DVD discs -- with " captured " images -- ONCE on movie film.
We ReMaster™ and Virtualize™ your video -- better than your old videos -- or your money back.
ReCreate True to Life Motion
-- by another studio; and we ReMaster " their video " r. In cases -- working with digital tapes and discs -- we can make the video better than the original movie film itself.
Video Images -- NEVER on Movie Film
We routinely " salvage " video -- on DVD disc -- made by these companies; and we make their video better. We prove it is better -- with BEFORE and AFTER video -- which is proof of our better quality -- or your money back!
Movie Film and Video FROM Movie Film:
We restore the motion and color distorted images -- caused by Telecine Scanners -- when movie film was " captured " to video -- using out dated " film transfer " technology of last century.
Relative to ALL Video and Movie Film Images:
We use DAI™ and Video Virtualization™ Technology
To ReMastered Virtual Video Images that are
Or Your Money Back!
We salvage and improve video from services " like "
YesVideo, Wal-Mart, Costco, and Walgreens, etc.
Quality -- You Will See!
We show you BEFORE and AFTER video
as part of our 20/20™ Video Service (more later).
We use Commercial Grade
Video Master Files
Your Old Video is ReEngineered™
Media & Files We Accept:
Movie Film Types:
8mm Movie Films:
- 8mm Double
- 8mm Standard
- Super 8 and
- Super 8 Sound
16mm Movie Films:
- 16mm Silent (15 fps) and
- 16mm Sound (24 fps)
Video Media Types:
8mm Analogue Video Tape:
- Sony Video8
- Sony Hi8
VHS Analogue Video Tape (half inch)
Digital Video Tape:
- Sony Digital 8 (D8)
- HDV on MiniDV tape - by prior agreement only
- DVD and
Video File Types:
SSD Video Camera Formats:
- Any File Format -- you name it!
Post-Production Video Files
- Any File Format -- you name it!
We Work With VHS, VHS-C, and S-VHS, However,
We can not offer a Money Back Warranty for VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS tapes. These last century tapes are considered " video salvage " and ANY images salvaged from these tapes should be considered as " resurrected " from the dead.
Reasons are MOST VHS tapes are copies of other multiple copies or because they were re-recorded in VHS LP (Long Play) mode -- which destroyed the quality of the old analogue images. These tapes are full of snow and streaks and color artifacts.
Another reason is many VHS tape have been " eaten " -- and damaged -- by a VHS tape recorder -- before we ever receive them. This is because most VHS recorders have fallen into disrepair -- with bad " pinch rollers " , broken " rubber belts " , and " worn-out feeder / ejector trays.
The ferric oxide and adhesives on many of these tapes are now breaking down. In some cases the ferric oxide is sluffing off of their polymer backing; and, in other cases the adhesives are bleeding through the ferric oxide, causing the tape to stick to itself -- within the tape winding.
Nonetheless, we have been very successful in restoring most VHS tapes -- " better than the original " .
Sorry, Your Too Late Tape Types:
We no longer offer services for
We provide an array of Post-Production Services
From Our ReMastered™ Video Master Files we make
Products for iPhone and Android
EnterNetFlix™ Viewer -- Internet Video Distribution Software
Video Archive System & Strategic Video Archive Planning
- The National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
- The Library of Congress
What You DON'T Know about DVD Discs WILL HURT YOU
If you think your video on DVD is permanent, THINK AGAIN!
There is a huge difference between
The first is permanent; the second is very temporary!
In October 2007, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) banned the use of recordable DVD discs -- for archive purposes -- in all Federal agencies. This decision was never reascended -- with good reason.
Download it and read it for yourself -- then send it to people you care about.
DVD failure is not the fault of recordable DVD discs. The fault is the DVD Recorder Industry -- was never standardized!
The Final Report of the NIST / Library of Congress Optical Disc Longevity Study revealed that because all DVD RECORDERS are non-standardized, many DVDs burned are on the brink of failure -- before they even stop spinning -- in the DVD RECORDER!
NARA recently placed the data life of some DVD recordings -- at LESS THAN A YEAR!
Much more on this later - and in the Site Map below (See How Pigs Fly and DVD Longevity Soars!)
all these terms refer to
We call this ReMastered Video
Hide D-Tail and Sniff Next Link
What is Virtualized Video™?
Before you get covered in Geek Speak™ , here's the bottom line:
Captured™ Video is
soooo last century!
Virtual™ Video is happening now!
" Liberate " your video; Don't " Capture " it!
(End Einee Edit: ...back to the Geek Speak!)
Video ReMastering™ and Virtualization™
You are about to lean what Video ReMastering™ and Virtualization™ are all about and why they are so important to you, your company or family.
Old video " capture " technologies " lock your video-- and you -- into old, dying technology. This limits you -- and your use of your video. " Captured Video " also places a death sentence on your video -- with expiration dates that come at you like stars at warp speed (see Star Wars and Star Trek). The National Archives(NARA) now warns that some DVD discs can last LESS than 1 year!
are digital video tapes, video discs, and video files.
YES, we still make M-disc, DVD disc, and Blu-ray discs; but...
(AND VINYL RECORDS)
ARE " REALLY, SOOO LAST CENTURY " !
Part of our business is " freeing video " -- Virtualizing™ Video -- from optical discs and digital tapes!
Yes, in 2018, many " digital videos " -- tapes, discs, and video file formats -- are now obsolete.
For Example:Old AVI video files (more later)
Don't Worry; Be Happy!
As a Computer Scientist and Video Archivist, Einstein and I can guide you through the waste land of dead and dying
We are not going to rip-out your DVD/Blu-ray player; but ...
We will prepare you for the new 2020 decade -- with our 20/20™ Video Services (pun intended).
Modern Video is Virtual™ Video -- NOT "captured" video
Virtual Video is YOUR video -- ReEngineered™ as many types of strategically selected " free state " video files.
In a word, your video is Virtually™ --" DIVERSIFIED".
We warn you about being "captive" by
that that might thwart your goals for a really "future compatible" mix for your video archive.
Virtual™ Video is UniVirtually™ Compatible -- Meaning...
Virtual™ Video plays on
Virtual™ Video can be stored on
Virtual Video really can survive
"CAPTURED" VIDEO CAN'T DO ANY OF THE ABOVE!
Still want ONLY a DVD -- for about the same price -- as all the above!
What IS "Captured" Video?
Captured Video is any video that permanently "imprisoned"
If you have ever lost video
then you know how the life of video -- is tied to the physical death of MEDIA and/or the MEDIA PLAYER.
Other " captures " are not so obvious like
Neither of these format would be " a good idea " to " pass on to the next generation " -- unless you make special equipment arrangements -- and provide education -- for their use. As you can see, these special constraints create a " captive " user and " captive " video.
Last, but Not Least, there are Technology DEATH Shifts!
This is probably the reason your are reading my website. When technology changes -- whole industries disappear -- seemingly -- over night!
We laugh about the old guy who suddenly wakes up and realizes he can not get his VHS video player fixed -- and now all his VHS tapes are useless!
BUT, don't laugh too hard -- or too long; do you realize the same thing is NOW HAPPENING with DVD discs?!
Video on demand via the Internet -- like Netflix, Amazon Fire -- have been eroding the DVD market for years now, but hold on to your hat!
JUST THIS PAST YEAR -- YouTube -- started killing both cable and satellite markets!
The big NEWS is THE NEWS! That is to say, subscription News -- like Fox Cable News and "like" programing -- is FREE -- on YouTube. FREE NEWS is the reason many people are now dumping Dish TV, Time Warner, Cox TV, etc.
In fact, there is very little broadcast video feed, once it is broadcasted, that does not find a home on YouTube!
This is a MAJOR technology DEATH shift!
So -- say good bye to any video -- "captured" to "Soo, realy last century" -- physical media.
Any video medium you own is " captured video " .
8mm Analogue Video Tape:
VHS Analogue Video Tape (half inch)
Digital Video Tape:
Obsolete or Proprietary Video Files
Yes, video files -- THAT ARE NOT UNIVERSALLY VIRTUALIZED -- can imprison video. If you own any of the video files above -- and find them hard -- if not impossible -- to use, then you know what I mean.
Captured Video™ -- is imprisoned video.
The life of " captured video " is directly
Many video files (and video media) are bound to (captured to) a brand of computer or to a brand of video player or to a brand of software. Apple owners know this fact well-- and so do PC owners.
Examples of captured video:
DVD discs, Blu-ray discs, all tapes, many out-dated virtual files -- like AVI;
all proprietary files -- like Apple ProRes, and all native video files -- without digital wrappers.
technology DEATH shifts are the greatest " killer " of " captured video " .
technology DEATH shifts takes place when an entire Industry disappears OR changes everything!
For example, last decade...
Even if you OWN a perfectly good video medium, it is " dead " to you -- if you have no way to " play it " . If you own a tape deck that eats tapes; or if your disc player skips or gets stuck; or if you have an old Windows XP machine or Mac G4 or G5 -- then you know what I mean.
Einee Edit: Getting kind of depressing here... THINK FUN THOUGHTS -- like chasing C-A-T-S!
DD: OK, Einstein, I'll discuss the bliss of Virtual Video™ ...
Virtualized Video™ -- is free state (i.e., liberated) digital video -- with the potential to live Virtually For EVER!™ . The video is self-contained -- with no need for any one physical medium. It is cheap and easy to duplicate -- thousands of times -- or more!. After that, each of those thousand or more video files, has the potential to be duplicated -- another thousands times -- or more! On and on forever!
Universally Digitally Compatible and Universally Digitally Transportable " digital container " .
The antonym (i.e., opposite) of a " free virtual state " is a " captured physical state " .
The life of the Virtualized Video™ is NOT imprisoned by the death sentence (damage or technology DEATH shift) of any one video medium.
Einee: Geek Speak Edit:
Think of Virtual™ Video -- as you -- free to travel -- virtually anywhere, virtually anyway -- in a car or in a pickup truck, or in a helicopter, or in a plane or in a boat, etc.
In stark contrast, think of " Captured Video " -- as you -- in prison -- for life -- on death row. (The END)
End Einee Edit (your welcomed!)
Video Virtualization™ :
Virtualization™ is a process that liberates video --
Think of your video -- itself -- as " one thing " -- and think of the medium (i.e., physical disc, tape, etc. it is stored on) -- as " another thing " .
The two " things " are no long " bound " (i.e., captured) one to the other.
Virtual Video™ is " free " of any one medium -- and compatible with all media.
Virtually Free™ Video -- Virtually For EVER!™
In a " free digital state " , video becomes Universally Virtually Compatible™ (i.e., UniVirtually™ Compatible) with the largest possible number of
To Share or Clone Virtual Video™ Files:
You -- or your clients or family members --
can just Drag-N-Drop™ Virtual Video™ Files to
Virtually For EVER!™
Video Reproduction (Digital Cloning) -- Key to Long Term Survival
Virtual Video™ can be reproduced (i.e.,digitally cloned) -- cheap and easy -- scores, hundreds, thousands -- or millions -- of time.
NOTE: The terms " copy " " transfer " and " duplication " ALL technically allow for the end result video to be of a lower quality than the original video. Digital Cloning, on the other hand, does NOT allow for variance in quality.
For Example: Duplicating or Copying one DVD to another DVD ALWAYS creates an inferior DVD. This is because the recording is not standardized -- and creates " recording errors " mixed in with your video. Copy a DVD -- copies old errors and long with video data -- and adds to that, new data errors -- leaving the resulting " new copy " CLOSER to data block failure -- than the old original DVD disc!
The only way to " clone " a DVD, is to use the same Virtual DVD Disc-IMAGE™ to burn two DVD discs.
The great thing about Virtual™ Disc-IMAGES is, they CAN be " cloned " thousands of times, to any media -- for the next thousand years and beyond! And every one will be identical!
Theoretically, a DVD burned in 2018, using a cloned Virtual DVD Disc-IMAGE™ , will be the same as a DVD burned in 3018.
Thus the life of the video -- is multiplied -- by the number of times the virtual video is reproduced -- with each virtual video replication having its own as free state -- its own independent life -- as Virtual Video™ .
The replication of the exact same Virtual Video™ -- a free-state digital file -- can go on and on --
Virtually For EVER!™
Virtual Video Is Extremely Portable
All streaming video via the Internet is virtualized video.
Examples of virtual video: Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Roku, PlayStation VUE, etc.
Our EnterNetFlix™ Viewer gives YOU a way to give your family, friends, or clients SECURE / PRIVATE Internet base video.
At risk of repeating myself, Virtual Video is transportable (digitally clonable) on
Virtually For EVER!™
What are 20/20™ Video ReMastering Services?
We offer 20/20 Video Services -- for all our services.
What 20/20 Means:
The old saying, " Hind-sight is 20/20 " -- means QUALITY can only be determined -- once you have a BEFORE and AFTER perspective.
That's why we give you two types of " master files " :
A 20/20 DIFFERENCE YOU CAN SEE!™ -- Or your money back!
See The 20/20 Difference -- Yourself!
The following example is of
Ths followning is a split screen, howwever, your video will be two full frames -- over and under each other -- in our EnterNetFlix ™ Viewer -- so there is no guessing.
BEFORE™ (Left) and AFTER ™ (Right)
Title: Ride'm Cowboy
(All images copyrighted by Bruce Mayfield 2017)
DIFFERENCE: True-to-Life™ Color
Color DIFFERENCES -- YOU can see!
We offer optional True-to-Life™ Color - custom ReColorization of video.
Usually ReColorization is for
However; we can ReColorize™ Video Images -- NEVER on MOVIE FILM!
Example: Video of your wedding shot in a dark church or an event shot under florecent lights.
DIFFERENCE: Progressive Scan ReEngineering:
The ORIGINAL VIDEO above is from an interlaced " film transfer " over 10 years ago -- pre-HDTV era -- from MiniDV tape.
ALL your ReMastered ™ Video -- from ANY interlaced video -- will be ReEngineered as Progressive Scan Video -- to look the best it can look -- on modern 4K,UD and HD displays -- and via the Internet.We " Virtualize Video™ "
Virtualization means -- to
- from any one captured medium -- as a self-contained video file.
This means video will work
And the LIFE of the video will last -- Virtually For EVER!™
Most companies " Capture Video™ " -- usually to DVD disc or to a restrictive video format.
Virtualization and Capture are two mutually exclusive concepts
(i.e., DIFFERENT AND OPPOSITE Einee Edit, thank me later).
I am a Computer Scientist -- which means
YOU get THE BEST video products possible.
A few these " new products " are
Services Specific to Movie Film or Video FROM Movie Film
If you have
Click here for important information about...
*True-to-Life™ Speed and Motion
DIFFERENCE: True-to-Life™ Speed and Motion
Movie Film -- and Video FROM Movie Film -- can offer two different experiences -- from the exact same footage -- playing at different speeds.
Ten years ago, the video above -- " captured via Telecine Scanner " --originally ran too fast -- 25% faster -- than you see it now. Ten years ago, Grandfather looked like a " bucking bronco " -- trying to kill his grandson.
Today -- after being ReMastered using DAI™ Technology -- and forever more -- the clip runs at True-to-Life Speed with True-to-Life Motion. You can now see for yourself how how careful and gentle Grandpa was -- and how much he loved his grandson.
DIFFERENCE: Why True-to-Live™ Motion IS Important
When VIDEO images, from movie films, move TOO FAST -- faster than live action -- then the experience of " almost being there " -- to re-live special moments -- with family, friends, or colleges -- is lost -- lost forever!
In the first half of LAST CENTURY -- the era of " movie film " -- Speed/Motion Distortion -- was NEVER part of original movie film " viewing experience " .
However, in the second half of last century -- the video tape era -- " telecine scanners " were invented -- to convert movie film images to video images.
Telecine Scanners Were An Imperfect Technology
Telecine Scanners introduced
that were NOT in the original movie film.
In the era of 4K UD HD displays, these imperfections are amplified beyond the obvious -- into the obnoxious!
In layman's terms...
Speed/Motion Distortion was/is introduced
by old fashioned " telecine film scanners " .
For video from 8mm and 16mm silent films
A " telecine scanner " -- last century technology -- crams
For video from Super 8 films
A " telecine scanner " -- last century technology -- crams
Right now, your VIDEO Images (from movie film) are too fast, too.
Speed/Motion Distortion WAS NEVER IN YOUR ORIGINAL MOVIE FILM.
DAI™ and Virtualization™ corrects Speed/Motion Distortion.
YOU HAVE A CHOICE:
Why would anyone accept crude motion distortion -- in 2018?
Maybe watching movie film run too fast -- is funny -- for a couple seconds or minutes -- but it is NOT funny for hours. It is certainly not funny -- every single time -- you want to re-visit the images, and savor the emotions, of your movie film images.
Now -- if and when you want " funny " -- there is the speed control button -- on your video player control.
Your images deserve the dignity and respect of True-to-Life™ Motion.
Your movie film images do not deserve to be
footage -- forever!
With DAI™ Technology, you can reverse the Motion Distortion of last century's Telecine Technology Imperfections -- to have:
How Video Can Be Better Than The Original
See for yourself below.
We use the latest digital technologies to re-engineer your video to the highest quality standards that modern video format technology supports.
Our " goal " is " better video " .
Progressive San Video -- is NOT a "goal" -- that necessarily means video is "better". There are types of video -- and conditions of video -- and generations of video -- were Progressive Scan ReEngineering ™ is NOT recommended.
Interlaced Video is NOT bad video -- especially if we can make it better -- than a Progressive Scan alternative -- especially in the presence of video animation and high speed motion -- from antique video images -- that are faster than the scan rate of 30 fps.
We are both artist and scientist. Where the two meet is a judgment call -- when wisdom to know -- when TO and -- when NOT TO -- ReEngineer ™ to Progressive Video -- is part of the experience we bring to your video.
Many times BOTH video scanning solutions -- Interlaced AND Progressive -- make the best solution for a client's needs.
As such, we reserve the right to make the creative judgment call -- when TO and -- when NOT TO -- ReEngineer ™ to Progressive Video.
Digital Algorithmic Interpolation™ (DAI)
DAI™ (i.e., Digital Algorithmic Interpolation) is our proprietary technology.
DAI™ is used to ReMaster™ video from Interlaced Video to Progressive Scan Video -- retaining both horizontal and vertical resolution of the original video.
DAI makes high grade video -- like Video8, Hi8, Digital8 (D8) and MiniDV -- look almost like movie film.
Better yet, DAI makes video --
which originated FROM movie film --
look LIKE the original movie film.
Interlaced to Progressive Scan using DAI™:
Original Full Frame of Tiny 8mm Film
Before DAI™: 400 Zoom - see flags above
After DAI™: 400 Zoom
True-to-Life™ Motion and True-to-Life™ Speed
DAI™ is used with video -- that originated FROM movie film.
DAI™ allows us to use modern video synchronization technology that gives your video True-to-Life™ Motion and True-to-Life™ Speed.
DAI™ eliminates the need for last century Telecine Film Transfer Technology -- still used by most companies -- which...
None of these distortions were in the original movie film -- and
Important Exception to Progressive Scan:
Video Tape Improvement
Above: 3-Color-Displacement ™
(sample from a 4th generation VHS video)
Above: 3-Color RGB ReAlignment ™ Correction
Dual-Pass Rendering™ (DPR)
DPR (i.e., Dual-Pass Rendering™ ) is a two-step (i.e., dual-pass) rendering method used for commercial grade partial-frame video like MPEG-2 (i.e., DVD Virtual Disc-FREE™ Disc-IMAGE™ ) and H.264/MP4 (i.e., Blu-ray Virtual Disc-FREE™ Disc-IMAGE™ ) video files.
DPR compresses video (from your ReMastered™ video master files) into video that can be conveniently used on the Internet and on Optical Discs -- with video quality that rivals the ReMastered™ video master files.
DPR creates additional video frames (see picture below)
Above: Dual-Pass Rendering Using Group of Picture (GOP) Analysis
Dual-Pass Rendering analyzes a Group Of Pictures (GOP) to create more detail in your moving images. After an " Analysis Pass " , the two center frames would be created -- for smoother motion and additional resolution of motion -- using Dual-Pass Rendering.
Video and Film Capture:
On the other hand, " capturing video " -- is " STRipping™ video " .
Video Capture Equipment -- like Telecine Scanners or Tape-to-DVD recorders -- use Single-Pass Rendering. There is no " Analysis Pass " ; Thus, single-pass rendering omits (i.e., STRip out) the two center frame of video -- creating a stark motion -- by today's standards.
What was impossible last century -- is unacceptable this century. You should NOT be accepting or paying for " video capture " STRipping services.
Video Virtualization™ -- using DAI™I and DPR -- is the new standard for video quality.
In Technical Terms:
Group Of Pictures (GOP) Analysis of Predictive and Bi-predictive frames in a Dual-Pass Rendering would include the CREATION OF THE TWO CENTER FRAMES (above) and would add more resolution to video motion.
Why this is important to you, follows:
What This Means To You:
A ReMastered™ DVD -- that is the highest quality -- the MPEG-2 Video Standard will support -- because it INCLUDES Predictive and Bi-predictive frames -- as Progressive Scan video.
Same for H.264/MP4: ReMastered Video
The Opposite of ReMastering™ Virtual Video™
Most video capture services -- calling their services many things.
In the end, What You Get with other Studios:
What You Do NOT Get
Single-Pass Rendering -- or Ripping™ Video
Creates an intermediate, full-frame video file. File content is limited to preserving only the first and the last original frames of video -- above.
There are good ways and bad ways to Rip™ Video. Using Composite video (i.e., RCA) is bad. Using S-Video or Component RGB is better.
Ripping™ video is a gateway from last century technology -- into digital technology. However, Ripping video can NOT create the two center frames of video nor create progressive scan video.
Single-Pass " STRipping™ " Video
STRipping™ video is the counterfeit of Ripping™ video.
Strips-out much of the original video by reducing " original video frame " to only a part of the original frame -- called a " partial frame " . This is also called " lossy compression " .
STRipping video is used to " capture video " to one DVD disc " on-the-fly " -- in " real time " .
Referring to the picture above, the fist frame -- and only parts of the last frame -- are used. The two center frames never happen. This is the lowest quality video the MPEG-2 Standard will support and still work.
Effects on Video Tapes
All Tape-to-DVD combo recorders use Single-Pass " STRipping™ " .
Most Telecine Machines use Single-Pass " STRipping™ " .
Real-Time Video Capture is usually STRipped™ to a DVD disc.
Since " STRipped video " means you don't get all your video, you are " robbed " of much of your original video images -- video that you think you are paying -- to have saved.
Since there is no Video Analysis and Frame Predicting Pass, the two center frames -- Predictive and Bi-predictive frames -- are omitted -- or " STRipped-off " .
Since these frames " should have been there " , the customer -- paying for a high quality DVD -- is " defrauded " . Finally, when this video is displayed on HDTV or UHDTV, the motion in the video is " jerky " and " objects in motion " have distorted shapes.
Companies advertising " Telecine Machines " or " Tape-to-DVD Transfer " are advertising they offer inferior video -- and assume the public is too dumb to understand.
Dual-Pass Rendering™ Video (DPR)
Dual-Pass Rendering (DPR) is complex. There are smart ways and default ways to do it.
The way we do it -- takes longer and is harder -- but gives you
We start with Digital ReMastering -- creating master files using DAI. The advantage is, DAI creates all the original and predictive frames above -- as " full progressive frames " -- of digital video.
Having the most -- and the best -- video information to work with -- prior to DPR -- gives you be best images -- and most (i.e., resolute) images possible!
A Film or Video " Capture " -- " STRips™ Video "
What This Means To You:
Video of lesser quality -- than your original images!
What is Movie Film ReColorization™
The difference between ReColorization™ and ordinary Color Balance is, ReColorization™ can actually change one color at at time -- retaining the natural -- " true color temperature " -- of all other colors. Colors which are already " good " , stay good, colors that need ReColorization™ can be changed -- one at a time -- as needed.
We have a specialty service that ReColorizes™ images -- from movie film -- whether the images originate from the original movie film, or whether the images come secondarily from VIDEO -- that came FROM an old " movie film transfer " or " movie film capture " .
We have a high degree of success from the latter, if the video is digital video or analogue video from 8mm Hi8 or Video8 video tape.
We can also apply ReColorization™ to any video footage -- shot on camcorders -- whereby we restore color in " bad lighting " situations. Like images under florescent bulbs, images in some low-light settings -- like in a church chapel, or bright sunlight, etc.
What You Want To Avoid
Old fashioned Telecine Machines utilize Black & White Balance -- also called Auto Color Correction. However, unlike the name implies, In the end, the color is never " correct' -- say nothing of " natural " .
In nature pure white is only found in a few flowers, not in natural sunlight.
In nature shadows are NEVER pure black.
Nonetheless, White Balance -- forces some random color-- like sky blue -- that is NEVER white -- to become white; and Black Balance -- forces some random shadow that is NEVER black -- to be black.
But that is NOT the BAD NEWS!
The BAD NEWS IS, ALL colors shift -- at random -- to be some artificial color compromise;. and the subtle tones and shades of the original movie film is lost .
For example, the yellow sunlight on a sidewalk becomes harsh grey and white. The subtle blues and reds and yellows of Sunsets and Sunrises -- become muddy orange. You can see the difference in the example below -- which you may want to watch again as a " review " .
You may have seen this clip above, but you may find it helpful for review.
Movie Film ReColorized™: Before
Split Columns Show " Before and After " Improvements :
Original Video_______|____ Enhanced Video
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(All images copyrighted by Bruce Mayfield 2017)
Description of Custom ReColorization™
Yes, this is me.
The ORIGINAL is from a
over 10 years ago -- pre-HDTV era.
The ReColorized is ReMastered ™ Video (not movie film) -- as Progressive Scan.
A picture is worth a thousand words; BUT...
MY Virtual Video™ -- Says it all.
Virtual Video™ -- " BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL "
And YOUR OWN EYE -- does not lie!
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Video Preservation & Virtualization
What is a Video Archive System?
What is a Video Archive System?
A video archive system is a " method " -- not " a thing " -- for preserving virtualized video content.
Our Virtual Video™ Archive System™ incorporates many existing computer hardware technologies -- without relying on any one of them -- to protect video content -- long term.
The key to video preservation is
We ReMaster and Virtualize (i.e., diversify) your video content for...
Cheap and Easy Reproduction
You (or we) can then spread (i.e., diversify) your " Virtual Video™ Products " (i.e.,via file cloning, sharing and storing) -- over many technologies -- for...
Cheap and Easy Migration To...
Finally, the Virtual Video is available -- anywhere, anytime --- you are.
Cheap and Easy Use
Using -- the same video content -- on many media technologies -- is possible -- ONLY because Virtual Video™ files, themselves, are self-contained, diversified, and can exist -- independent of any one computer hardware technology.
Bottom Line on Video Preservation
For purposes of archiving (i.e., preserving) video, there are two distinctions:
Virtualization™ is the reason, Virtual Video™ Products have the highest probability of survival -- in a raging sea of many technology DEATH shifts -- over time -- Virtually For EVER!™
Because Virtualized Video™ files are self-contained and universally compatible, Virtualized Video™ files can be adapted
The archive " method " (i.e., Video Archive System) spreads -- the same video content --
The same video content -- can survive -- many technology DEATH shifts.
Most importantly, video functionally -- becomes part of -- video preservation. Cheap to reproduce and easy to use video -- becomes critical to its own survival.
On the other hand, a video -- in a lock box or safety deposit box -- is doomed.
Bottom line: Spreading video around
FOOT NOTE: Most people think a recordable DVD disc is an " archive medium " . What they do not know is,The National Archives (NARA) abandoned all dye-based recordable optical disc -- for archive purposes -- back in 2007 -- and advised the pubic and business -- to do the same. The Library of Congress did the same, as did IBM. I offer proof of all this later.
DVD discs are for FUN; DVD discs are NOT for the FUTURE!
Overview Of All Video Products
Virtual™ and Physical™ Video Products
" Physical " means -- a product exists in a " physical or material " state.
" Virtual " means -- a product that exist in a "digital or energy" state.
As you can see, "digital energy" -- at 60Hz per second -- can " act like " physical matter" - - a hammer -- and put you on the floor!
Granted, this a rather crude example, nonetheless,
People can get confused when we offer them both the Physical and the Virtual version -- of the same product.
The product we call a DVD -- is produced as both a Virtual Disc and a Physical Disc.
In the world of commercial video production, the Virtual DVD -- also called a " disc image " -- is created using, what is called " Dual-Pass Rendering". More on what this means later.
The Virtual DVD -- Disc Image -- is then " burned " onto light sensitive layers of the Physical DVD -- to produce what all of us traditionally think about -- as being a DVD -- a physical DVD Disc.
As you can see, without the "disc image" the disc platter is worthless as anything more that a coaster for your coffee cup.
Providing a client with a Virtual DVD empowers them to " burn " as many Physical DVDs as they could ever dream of having.
But -- if you make and share many copies of the "virtual disc images" -- and those "virtual disc images" are shared -- into the future -- the video can last -- Virtually For EVER! ™
Bottom Line: It is a good idea to spread both types of DVDs around your friends and family -- and give them permission -- to pass them forward -- Virtually For EVER! ™
But this is only the beginning of what you can do with Virtual Vide ™ o files . Virtualization takes the digital standards far beyond the limits of a physical products.
When a Virtual Disc Image -- is " repackaged " onto a new physical technology - new Physical Video Products -- new uses emerge -- for (an old) DVD standard.
You can just let your imagination run wild! I did! So have Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon!
For Example: The Virtual DVD disc image can also be copied to a flash drive, hard drive, the Internet -- and the Virtual DVD video can still be played -- just like a Physical DVD disc.
Imagine being able to play your entire collection of DVDs -- from a flash drive -- and copy the flash drive to any ones computer. We call that product DVD N-a-Flash ™ drive.
Using a DVD disc image via a " cloud drive " gives the viewer a Netflix or YouTube " like " experience; however, using MP4 video is more efficient with limited bandwidth. That's what our EnterNetFlix ™ Viewer is all about.
Bottom line: Virtualization of a diversified " Virtual ™ Video " library opens the door to new uses for video -- and allows us all to still keep our (physical) DVD discs -- for as long as we want to use them.
Take a LQQK! ™
Virtual Video Products -- denoted by (V)
Physical Video Products --- denoted by (P)
You need to know the importance of " master files " and
If you ever wondered what all those port are on the back of your new UHD or 4K Display , you are about to get some ideas!
Starting from your film or video media ( " like " pictured above), we make
Virtual™ Master Files (V)
The Original Media ™ Master files (V)
Also called BEFORE™ video (i.e., BEFORE Video ReEngineering™ )
Original Media™ Master files are ReEngineered™ to make...
The ReMastered ™ Master files (V)
Also called AFTER™ video (i.e., AFTER Video ReEngineering™ )
ReMastered™ Master files are the most important video files in your video archive because they are used to make ALL
- Virtual™ Video Products -- designated by (V)
which in turn are used to make ALL
- Physical™ Video Products -- designated by (P)
- And all new video products -- that will be dreamed up in the future.
Virtual™ Master File Options:
You may order Commercial Grade Master files like...
Apple ProRes, Uncompressed (RAW), Motion JPEG, etc.
You will need specialized hardware and software to support these video file formats.
Default Master: DVCPro Progressive (best for small business and consumers)
- Retains all video data from film and video;
- Compatible on both Mac and PC;
- Good " match " for 4:3 small format video and movie films;
- Does not " Hyper-Format " the original image into digital artifacts;
- Progressive Scan Video;
- Scales well to all displays -- including 4K
From your ReMastered Images, we make your...
Other Virtual™ Video Products:
Virtual Disc-FREE™ Disc-IMAGE™ Files (V)
(also called Disc-IMAGE™ files for short)
Virtual Video Products will be used later to make
Physical™ Video Products (P) like
- DVD discs (P) and
- Blu-ray (P) discs.
Virtual Video™ H.264/MP4 Files (V)
Used for both Internet and 4K/UD/HD display
- Virtual H.264/MP4 files - Smart Phone
- Virtual H.264/MP4 files - YouTube / HDTV
Virtual Video™ MP4 files are used in Physical™ Video Products like
- XtraMemory™ Card N-a-Charger™ (P) -- for iPhone or Android
- MP4 N-a-Flash™ Drive (P)
H.264/MP4 Files are also used in our proprietary software product...
- EnterNetFlix™ Viewer (V)
- An Internet based Video Player and Downloader
Once we make all the Virtual™ Video Products above,
we can then make the most important Physical™ Video Product
Your original movie film images and/or source video media images become
The most important Physical™ Video Product is your
Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive -- which contains
Other Physical Products optionally include
Bottom Line: You can receive most of these products -- for just a little more
Overview of Physical™ Video Products
Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive
NOTE: Most clients order 2 or 4 drives -- for safety.
Our drive starts with an off-the-shelf drive, and then we do our magic -- creating a " Smart Drive™ " . No Dumb drives allowed!
OPTIONAL: Certified M-Disc / DVD-R Burner with USB-3 cable
To burn an M-Disc, you MUST have an M-Disc certified burner.
This drive will burn both M-Disc DVD discs and DVD-R discs -- from your DVD Virtual ™ Disc-IMAGE ™ files.
Many computers no long have DVD drives. Even if you don't have a computer, you need this plug-n-play drive -- no drivers required.
This little drive empowers you big-time to make your own M-Disc DVDs or DVD-R discs. It is little, light, and portable. It will plug-n-play on any PC or Mac computer.
It is slim-line, portable, with a USB-3 connector -- which is also USB-2 compatible. It is a perfect size for storing in a Faraday Cage or Faraday Bag – along with your M-Discs -- to protect your video from EMP or CME.
This drive retails for about $30. I own this drive and recommend it -- in addition to your Virtual Video ™ Library & Cloning™ Drive.
We can order one for you – and test it -- to burn a normal DVD disc. If there is a problem, we handle it, so you do not have to. When you get it, you know it works!
$40 covers my testing, repackaging, shipping and insurance.
Windows require 3rd party software to burn "ISO files to DVD discs" .
Reportedly "freeware" includes CDBurnerXP -- which does burn DVD discs, too.
Microsoft also recommends looking for software at
You can also purchase Nero, Roxio, and Sonic.
Physical Video™ Optical Disc Products
Physical Video™ Flash Drives
XtraMemory™ Card for Smart Phones
Photo shows SD " sized " adaptor and MicroSD card.
iPhone Card-N-a-Charger™ (optional)
Android Card-N-a-Charger™ (optional)
Works with XtraMemory Card (above) in both sizes shown.
No need to
This product is Apple Approved!
Free App on Apple App Store. Same for Android phones! Other Uses:
I use my XtraMemory Card in my Canon Camcorder.
Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive:
With Logical/Virtual™ Intelligence:
NOTE: Pictures are representative of an " off-the-shelf " drives. We use many brands and types of drives.
Our Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive contains ALL your Virtual™ Video Products.
But what makes our drive " the best " is it also has
This means you can buy any " off-the-shelf " drive -- format it for Windows NTFS or Mac OS Extended -- and reproduce (i.e., clone) our Smart Drive™ onto it -- and have another Smart Drive™ .
What Do You Mean -- Smart?
Since They Cost the Same -- Would your rather have
To have minimal protection of your Virtual Video™ Library, this one Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive must be cloned (i.e., reproduce) -- at least once. If you do not intend to do this, please ask us to do it for you -- or take your business somewhere else. I hate it when someone LOSSES ALL MY HARD WORK -- Virtually For EVER!™
To give your organization or family a solid Virtual Video™ Archive System, this drive should be cloned three times (i.e., for a total of 4 drives).
Most people buy 2 drives or 4 drives -- and let us clone for them --
unless they are comfortable reformatting and Cloning™ Drives themselves.
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Virtual™ Video Products Specifications
Virtual Video™ Master Files
Master Files are for editing, narrating, and creating -- new and improved -- video products. Master files are the most important files in any archive.
Master File can be Apple ProRes, DVC Pro-Progressive,Uncompressed (special order only) or any custom video format.
There are two types of master files
The last master file is used to make ALL OTHER VIDEO PRODUCTS -- that follow:
Virtual Video™ Files:
Virtual Disc IMAGE™ files:
Dual-Pass Rendered Virtual Disc IMAGE™ files can be ordered as separate Virtual Video™ products -- without ordering the optional physical optical discs (above).
Virtual/Logical Drives or Smart™ Drives
We make one Virtual / Logical Product -- and then make the following " Smart " products -- which are " Guests " on physical drives.
Physical products used to
the Virtual/Logical Drives (Guests products above) follow:
You, too, can clone both the " Guest " -- onto any new " Host " -- and replicate any of the " Smart Drives " above. The On-board Tutorial assist you in this process.
Your Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive -- and all Physical Video™ products made from it -- contains an On-board Tutorial -- on how to Drag-N-Drop Virtual Video™ files -- to make different Physical Video™ products and Smart™ Drives (shown above).
On-board Media Player:
Your Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drive -- and all Physical Video™ products made from it -- includes an On-board Media Player -- to test all your Virtual Video™ files and Physical Video™ products.
Virtual Disc-IMAGE™ -- Better than a Physical Disc
No Physical Disc Required
Given the Instability of Physical Optical Discs (see below),
A Virtual Disc-FREE™ Disc-IMAGE™ is
Ironically, a Virtual Disc-FREE™ Disc-IMAGE™ -- for both DVD or Blu-ray
NOTE: M-Disc discs warrant a serious consideration as part of an archive -- subject to the current technology DEATH shift but offering EMP/EMC protection (see below).
Warning: Physical -- dye based -- DVD and Blu-ray discs are very bad for archive purposes -- according to the National Archives (NARA) (see below).Hide D-Tail and Sniff Next Link
Why DVD Discs Are NOT Archive Worthy
Recordable Optical Discs (i.e., includes DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, BD-R, etc.)
In 2005, the findings of Canadian studies revealed Recordable Optical Discs failed data life longevity tests -- and were unreliable for archive purposes. Recordable discs of all kinds failed profoundly.
In, 2006, research by IBM confirmed Canadian findings.
In 2007, The National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) -- the governing agency over all Federal Archives and Archive Regulations -- banned the use of dye based recordable optical discs (i.e., like DVD-R) for archive purposes in all Federal Agencies.
At that time, NARA and the Library of Congress began to advise the public to NOT use Recordable Optical Discs -- for long term storage. More on this later.
Download it and read it for yourself -- then send it to people you care about.
FACT: A DVD disc
This is because optical disc recorders are not standardized.
Proof: As reported in the NIST / Library of Congress Optical Disc Longevity study -- Findings: 2007
Reasons for Data Errors Are Related To
Add to that fact, that writing errors -- on even the most expensive off-the-shelf disc -- are prevalent due to " wobble " or " yaw " or " imbalance " (i.e., just like on a tire on your car). A spinning spiral -- with a " wobble " -- is formula for disaster (see below-right).
Bottom line, since everyone -- is in fact using " non-standardized " optical disc recorders -- even with the newest, most expensive recordable DVD discs -- there is still no guarantee of better " data longevity " .
According to NIST/Library of Congress Optical Disc Longevity Study, every optical disc RECORDER Manufacture is -- " doing their own thing " -- to record optical discs. As a result RECORDERS are typically polluting DISCS with recording errors -- pushing data blocks -- up to the brink of failure -- before the disc is even finished being recorded (i.e., burned).
Scratches, pollution, handling, moisture, raw light, etc. -- push these discs -- over the brink -- some times in just a few months -- years before the disc should theoretically fail.
This is the difference between " shelf life " of an unburned disc -- in contrast with " data life " -- of the DATA on a " burned disc " .
It is not the DISC's fault, but the DISC RECORDER'S fault. Nonetheless, recordable DVD disc are the victim of short lived data -- and so are you -- if you rely upon them.
Bottom Line on dye based optical discs:
NIST/Library of Congress Optical Disc Longevity Study proved that is was POSSIBLE - but not PRACTICAL -- for recordable optical discs to have a long " data life " --
but only under very expensive and very controlled conditions.
For this appearent reason, The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) BANNED the use of recordable optical media -- one month after the NIST/Library of Congress Optical Disc Longevity Study -- FINAL REPORT!
Due to no fault of their own, dye based optical discs -- like DVD-R and Blu-ray BD-R -- should NOT be used as archive media -- according to the National Archives (NARA) -- with good reason.
Why This Is IMPORTANT To YOU
When catastrophic disaster strikes, people start looking for " The 3 P's " .
I know this first hand.
Morbid Emotional Loss: The loss of moving pictures (video) is second only to the death of a person or pet. This is because moving pictures -- to the minds eye -- emotionally -- suspend the perception of reality. Video has become the last link with dearly departed loved family and friends.
This lost is " heart felt " and -- emotionally -- very real " pain and suffering " . The loss of video is psychologically a " second death " .
I know this pain personally, I lost hours and hours of video of my Grandmother and other family members in a studio move. Its not like I had even watched the video for years, but every once in a while I could, and did, watch parts of the collection. More importantly -- I always knew I could -- any time I wanted to, just go home to Grandma's house.
However, when I realized the collection was GONE -- and even the option to watch it was gone, I panicked! I experienced sudden, profound emotional loss. This was a shock and surprise to me. But that was only the beginning!
After searching unsuccessfully, I began to experience deep emotional mourning. Just thinking about the loss of the videos rekindled grief of loved ones -- gone for decades!
This pain drove me to look obsessively -- every time I had a few spare momments. I couldn't help myself. I actually got on my knees and Prayed that God would help me find those videos!
I never realized how important " old family movies " were to ME! And I was in the business!
I must sincerely give thanks to God, that months later, I did find -- and did ReMaster -- my own video heritage from old DVDs -- but many of DVD had gone bad!
Over a year later, I found, and ReMastered, the last missing videos -- from a crashed hard drive -- which I had " hung onto " . Amen.
To this day, those videos are the only link I have -- with most of my family. As an only child, you can realize what this means to me. I know I do! They are priceless -- and backed up -- several times! With Love and Thanksgiving!
So, now you know why -- I know -- what I do for you -- is important -- and a sacred trust. Amen.
For Business Loss of Video is Commercial Loss:
Video supplements " labor " in training and " talent " in advertising. Businesses no long need " live training " for many purposes.
The loss of video means this training and talent must be re-created -- at the cost of time and money -- to once again promote the interests of the company.
If you have recordable DVD discs older than 5 years old, you should run, not walk, to watch your home movies or company training tapes -- beginning to end.
If they are still in good shape -- but " captured " to DVD -- for archive purposes -- get them to us ASAP; we can " liberate " them -- and YOU -- from their " medium of captivity " -- and the technology " death " shift now taking place -- the DVD Industry.
We can provide both the technology and strategy to preserve your DVD video --
Virtually For EVER!™
We can also provide you with DVD disc images of your DVDs -- so YOU can " burn " as many DVD discs as you, your company, or family will EVER want or need.
If your DVD disc have problems, call us, we may have a solution.
If your DVD discs don't work, we can at least try to salvage something.
In the last two cases, we can add your name to our growing list of people -- with dead DVD video -- who were never warned of NARA Guidelines nor the risks of relying on DVD discs for archvie purposes.
Buyer Beware: Two Standards of Service
When a CLIENT pays for a video conversion, it is wrong to only put the video on a temporary DVD -- and to NOT TELL the client thier only copy of their video is on a temporary DVD.
But, this happens everyday to THE PUBLIC.
The Commercial Standard
In the commercial video world EVERYONE KNOWS that a contract for creating a DVD -- includes both a " master file " and a " DVD disc image file " . There are very good reasons for this. Recordable DVD disc are full of recording errors(inferior video) and Recordable DVD discs are temporary.
In the commercial video world, EVERYONE KNOWS NARA Guidelinee. Obstructing and disregarding NARA Guidelines on behave of a client
Master files and DVD disc image video files are " production assets "
Commercial Clients can bring legal action against a " negligent " act -- like not providing a them both the " master file " and " virtual disc image " -- associated with making a physical DVD disc.
The Public Standard
Why should the " commercial standard " -- that protects a company like PBS -- not apply to a " single woman " or " black man " or " poor minority family " -- to protect them, too?
Is not their family history on video " priceless " to them -- and an important record of life in America?
It is certainly more important than a training video or a info commercial -- which have the protection of law.
Yet companies and corporations " obstruct " NARA warnings to the public and " disregardt " NARA Guidelines -- every day of the week -- selling Recordable DVD discs for " archive purposes " -- to the public -- ever since October, 2007. More on this later.
Next time you are at the Wal-Mart or Pharmacy photo department, ask them if they follow NARA Guidelines. See if they are selling " archive " or " gold " DVD discs.
Where We Stand on Standards and NARA Guidelines
We have always treated commercial and consumer clients equally -- just because it is the right thing to do.
We have always given every client " full frame " digital master tapes and digital backup tapes since 1999. After that, we moved to " full frame " master tapes and hard drives, now we promoting Progressive Frame Virtualization, drive cloning, and media diversity -- as the best way to preserve video.
Our Progressive Frame Virtualization™ exceeds NARA guidelines.
I offer proof on what I say below.
M-Disc and EMP and CME Events
M-Disc theoretically could protect -- data -- in an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) or CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) apocalyptic event -- assuming there is no radioactive fallout.
However, an EMP or CME would wipe out all regional optical disc players (i.e., without Faraday cage protection). Even with Faraday Cage Protection, an optical disc player will subcoma to " rubber rot " within 5 to 10 years -- as will all rubber replacement parts -- like rubber wheels and rubber belts.
Bottom line, an M-Disc -- with no way to play it -- offers " data only " protection; and thus hope, that the video will one day, decades later, will be seen again.
Therefore, for the sake of hope alone, M-Disc should be considered as a Crisis Management Medium for any Archive System.
Other Difficult Considerations:
iPhone and Android Information:
I have tested several complementary products -- that work with my Virtual Video™ products-- to allow your Virtual Video™ files to work directly on -- or with -- your Smart Phones. The following products work together.
Requires an XtraMemory™ Card (see below)
The purpose of the Card-N-a-Charger™ Reader is
The box for the Card-N-a-Charger™ Reader -- shows both ends of the device. The printed icons (on the box) show memory cards and smart pads and phones to which both ports (i.e., ends) attach. The data/charging cable is roughly 3 inches long -- and fits " fat " protective covers -- like Otter box.
Card-N-a-Charger™ reader accepts both MicroSD or (regular) SD Memory cards.
For iPhone and iPad:
This device and free app are licenced and approved by Apple. A free app -- from the Apple App Store -- allows you to upload and download MP4 video, photos. -- and much, much more! There is no need to " jail break " your iPhone.
The same app is available from the Android app store.
Multiple Functions Cable:
The dual-port cable is not only a charging cable for smart phone (iPhone/iPad model shown) but
The short 3 inch cable is nice because it fits any protective cover you may own; and -- unlike a fixed-port -- the flexible-port can't break-off in your iPhone -- to damage it.
I use my Card-N-a-Charger™ XtraMemory™ drive to upload photos from memory cards -- used in my Canon SLR and Canon Camcorder -- directly to my iPhone - by-passing my computer. This is great for " field work " with multiple devices that use memory cards.
When I fill up my iPhone, I off-load to this device -- and keep on taking pictures and video!
Did i mention, it is a convenient place to carry your entire mp4 Virtual Video™ Library -- without using memory on your iPhone?!
XtraMemory™ Card (optional):
XtraMemory™ Card is a Virtual/Logical Drive hosted on a physical memory card. Memory cards come in storage sizes -- up to 128Gb -- if you can believe it!
Above Picture: Tiny MicroSD memory card and larger SD Memory Card " size " adaptor . The picture demonstrate the physical size of both sizes of memory cards. We can order either this actual adaptor unit, or memory cards -- in either size.
NOTE: Android can use a MicroSD card directly -- the small card above.
Our XtraMemory™ Card comes with an On-Board Tutorial and On-board Media Player for PC or Mac -- and EnterNetFlix™ viewer.
Your entire MP4 Virtual Video™ Library will fit on a XtraMemory™ card -- either on a Secured Digital (SD) memory card or on a tiny MicroSD memory card.
XtraMemory™ Card is -- a very inexpensive -- very smart -- and a smart upgrade for any smart phone. XtraMemory™ Card has many uses beyond those specific to our Virtual Video™ Products.
We want you to eventually make your own XtraMemory™ Cards -- yourself -- for your family and clients -- and we want you to copy or clone -- what we have already made for you.
If you already have a high capacity memory card, we can convert it for use as a XtraMemory™ card for a small fee -- and your will need to purchase our Card-N-a-Charger™ Reader (above) -- which is critical to it working on a smart phone.
Video Approval and Payment Procedures
Our service is a work of creative collusion with our clients; and, your participation critical.
Private or Domestic clients receive the same quality of services and products as Commercial clients.
Commercial Client status means you are in control of your project -- approving Confirmation Video, making payments, and moving your project forward. Full details are in our written price quote.
We follow the standard model of Quality Control of most major network studios. We transmit Confirmation Video of our work -- as we complete ReMastered™ Virtual Video™ .
Larger projects (i.e., larger than 1.5 hours or more) are segmented into " production cycles " -- of roughly one or two hours each.
You are in control -- of Quality Control and your Cash Flow -- as follows:
A standard deposit covers pre-production media cleaning and initial ReMastering your first " confirmation video " .
Whether a Commercial or Private Client, your incremental confirmation of video quality and your inc ream ental payments
Our Pay-as-You-Approve Procedures remove any need for
test reels' ; and allows us to assume all risk for our written claims and warranties - with confidence.
We earn your trust -- through your verification -- of our work. You are our Quality Control Department.
Video is " approved " by viewing smart phone or tablet sized Internet Virtual Video stream -- of your ReMastered video -- which is secure and password protected.
Projects are broken into Production Cycles -- of 1 to 2 hours of ReMastered video -- per production cycle.
Each production cycle (i.e., approval increment) has its own Money back guarantee -- pending client satisfaction -- demonstrated by your written approval -- and by your payment -- to move your project forward.
Once all production cycles paid-in-full, we can then finish making all your Physical Products™ -- like DVD discs, Blu-rays, M-Disc, Virtual Video™ Library & Cloning™ Drives, etc. See details in your written price quote -- which is customized to your needs.
After shipping both your Virtual Video™ Library -- and all deliverable Physical Products™ -- to you, we keep a copy of your Virtual Video™ Library for 30 days. This gives you time to check all your physical products -- before we purge your Virtual Video™ Library from our database.
Your detailed Custom Price Quote will contain more specific information.
EXCEPTIONS: All domestic VHS video tape is considered " low grade " , " salvage footage " and we can not offer a refund agreement to " salvaged footage " . This policy also applies for movie film with vinegar syndrome, extreme mold damage, pervasive sprocket damage, or water damage.Hide D-Tail and Sniff Next Link
Vinegar Syndrome Film and VHS Tapes:
NOTE: All domestic VHS video tapes -- and vinegar syndrome movie film -- are considered " salvaged or rescued footage " -- due to the typical degraded condition of images and footage.
We put in a lot of extra work on this type of footage and we offer no apologies or warranty -- for the results. Were it not for our work, this footage would otherwise be lost footage. Any recovery of any images is considered a " save " .
EXCEPTION: Professionally produced VHS video tape -- like weddings -- 1st generation only -- may be included under warranty by special agreement in writing only.Hide D-Tail and Sniff Next Link
Technology DEATH Shifts: How Ignorance Kills
* Technology DEATH Shifts Destroy Most Video
technology DEATH shifts Destroy Most Video:
Because most video is " captured video " , a technology DEATH shift, is like a shipwreck -- with video " sinking with the ship " .
For example, the video tape industry has gone away -- its wrecked. All video -- captured to video tape -- is, figuratively, sunk! The optical industry (i.e., DVD discs, Blu-ray discs and M-Disc) is now going away, too! Video captured to any optical disc -- is sinking with the ship.
Virtual Video -- with a Video Archive System (i.e., methodology) -- being shipwrecked in a sea of drifting technology -- means there is a method for Virtual Video to collecting one piece of driftwood (i.e., technology) -- then the next -- and the next -- until there is a technology raft -- keeping the Virtual Video afloat -- Virtually For EVER!™
Survival of the video is what is important; the survival of the any one medium -- is not important.Hide D-Tail and Sniff Next Link
Cautions About M-Disc Optical Discs
We love M-Disc -- for dooms day video preservation -- but...
M-Disc had great promise for data longevity, however, M-disc is an optical disc -- dependent on optical disc players. M-Disc is now caught in a technology DEATH shift -- the decline of the optical disc players and dye-based optical disc in general. I hope M-Disc and M-Disc players find a market niche, for your sake -- and mine, but the odds are not good.
Ironically, DVD virtual disc images (i.e. used to make physical M-Disc and DVD-R discs) will most likely be with us for decades. This is because DVD virtual disc images will work -- just like a DVD disc -- with video controls, subtitles, chapters -- from both flash drives and from the internet. Since it cost nothing to duplicate a DVD virtual disc image -- who needs a physical disc? All this is why, after all, the new " emerging virtual video technologies " -- are displacing optical discs and disc players -- in yet another " technology DEATH shift " .
When to letting go...
of Physical DVD technology -- is a matter of timing -- and if a client has DVD virtual disc images -- where they can use them -- the chance of missing physical disc will have minimum impact.
This is why we invented DVD-N-a-Flash™ Drive -- as a transitional device -- between Physical discs and Virtual discs -- giving you the ability to " burn your own " -- as you need.
Why NARA Is Important To YOU!
In the United States, the most authoritative Archive Organization -- with the best " Video Archive System -- is the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Our Archive System Follows NARA Guidelines by
We Exceed NARA Guidelines by
Using Virtual Video
Using a Logical / Virtualized GUI Media Interface
as part of the Archive -- for Universal Compatibility across
Using (suppling) an Internet video distribution platform
for global video distribution and optional download
Called Virtual Video™ EnterNetFlix™ Viewer and Website Back-door™
Using Diverse Physical Video™ Products
as " host " -- to our " guest " Logical / Virtual™ Drives
Using Temporary Media -- for non-archive use
with NARA warnings and cautions regarding their use.
Were YOU Defrauded and Damaged Before?
Did a pharmacy or " big box " store " capture " your movie films or video tapes -- onto DVD discs?
Willful obstruction and noncompliance to NARA guidelines -- in commercial archive services -- for commercial gain from the public -- is grounds for gross negligence -- if not public fraud (in my opinion).
In October 2007, NARA banned the use of recordable CD and DVD discs for long term storage of Federal records and images -- advising the public to do the same.
Similar guidelines were previously made by IBM (2006) and disclosed a by Canadian optical disc longevity study (Released as an International Study in 2005).
In regulating archive standards, NARA rejected the NIST / Library of Congress Optical Disc Longevity Study Findings (released Sept. 2007). NARA banned the use of all recordable optical discs from all Federal Institutions -- one month after " findings " were released.
Details which you can read at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/newsletter/currents/2007-october.pdf
National Archives: Current Public Advisory:
Recordable (DVD) optical media have widely varying life expectancies. It is not entirely uncommon for some discs to become unreadable in less than 1 year. Relying on recordable discs to last for generations is probably not viable.
Burned (recordable CD-R, DVD-R, BD-R) discs make use of an organic dye layer in order to record data and are typically less reliable because this dye is more susceptible to degradation over time. Recordable CDs, Blu-rays, and DVDs have proven to be fairly unstable over time, and are deemed a bad choice for long-term preservation.
NARA General Website: https://www.archives.gov
One NARA publication is Pacific Currents -- where they release " guidelines " items of " public interest " . National Archives: Pacific Currents by Year and Month.
Any " archive service " -- pharmacy or " big box " store -- selling recordable DVD disc as a medium of archive -- is defrauding the public -- in my opinion. The only exception is M-Disc.
Archiving: This Century: This Decade
No digital media is " archive worthy " beyond 5 years -- according to the National Archives.
Recordable Optical Disc:
Recordable DVD discs rated sometimes LESS than a year by National Archives (NARA).
M-Disc would be an exception to this HOWEVER, M-disc is tied to the Optical Disc Industry -- that is now in an irreversible technology DEATH shift. I predict that In 5 to 10 years, there may be no way for a consumer to play an M-Disc -- except on used equipment purchase on E-bay or on expensive " commercial grade " equipment acquired via niche market suppliers.
How To Archive Your Video:
According to NARA, Video Reproduction and Diversity is the only way to protect video.
I interpret that to mean:
We exceed NARA Guidelines by Adding Virtualized Video
to NARA's Physical Video Media Guidelines. This give our clients
Our Strategy Multiplies Video Security by Use of
For Example: Which offers more video security
A True Archive Must Accessible Components
For Everyday Use as
Diversity by Replication:
Virtual Video™ adds a new dimension to Archive Sciences
Virtualization allows video to be archived globally (literally) -- fast and cheaply -- to many locations -- from the Internet.
Example of Commercial Video Archive Systems:
The same applies similarly for Amazon Fire Stick; Apple TV, YouTube and the list grows daily.
Take Netflix for Example: Netflix maintains on-line streaming for over 100 thousand virtual video movies. Netflix has virtual video disc images -- to record and to replace millions of Recordable DVD discs -- which they still mail to clients.
To protect their investment -- Netflix has a virtual video archive system -- with strategic redundancy.
These companies plan to be around for a long, long, long time.
How About the Little Guy:
You and your family or organization deserve the same product diversity, product function, and product protection -- on a smaller scale.
Virtual Video™ Archive System™
Preservation is no long about " storage media "
technology DEATH shifts take place when the supply and demand for new technology displaces an older technology.
A technology DEATH shift happened in the Music Industry -- when Internet distribution of music -- displaced CD music discs.
A technology DEATH shift is now happening in the Video Industry -- displacing Physical DVD and Blu-ray discs -- with Internet distribution of virtualized video -- on demand.
Examples: Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Roku.
technology DEATH shift is also displacing cable TV and satellite TV -- with YouTube now offering premium news and programming -- for free. For example, Fox Cable News is free on YouTube.
So, look at me -- adapt -- I now offer EnterNetFlix™ -- a combination of your video and my own video app -- currently as a secure back-door to any website.
technology DEATH shifts have wiped out the analogue tape, digital tape -- and now, the optical disc -- industries. Even M-Disc -- rated to last 1,000 years -- is now caught in a technology DEATH shift -- making it an irrelevant technology. More on M-Disc later.
According to NARA Guidelines
NO DIGTAL TECHNOLOGY CAN SURVIVE technology DEATH shiftS!
If technology DEATH shifts were not enough, there are other looming threats...
New Age Video Preservation Strategy
No one digital MEDIA, like hard drive or DVD, can save your video.
The new digital preservation strategy is the same as the preservation of life itself -- successful reproduction and diversification.
Gone are days -- when only a MASTER TAPE and MASTER TAPE BACKUP; HARD DRIVE and a BACKUP DRIVE -- is enough. technology DEATH shifts defeat an entire industries -- almost overnight.
A recent example is what is now happening to the Video DVD disc industry. Once you use Netflix or Amazon Fire -- you will never go back to using a DVD player! Where did all the video rental stores go? For that matter, where did all the Music CD discs go?
As for " disc " technologies in general, solid state drives -- and cloud technologies -- are flooding, yes, DROWNDING OUT -- these technologies -- from the consumer's perspective.
The only way your Virtual Video™ Library can survive is digital replication -- across a strategically DIVERSIFIED field of media -- including the Internet.
Diversity defeats technology DEATH shifts -- when replication alone fails! But both reproduction and diversification are required -- in an ongoing process -- indefinitely -- for the survival of a species -- or a video archive -- to survive.
That's why having only a DVD between your video and oblivion is a strategic guarantee for extinction.
The New Age of Video Preservation Strategy requires more than just a few hard drives -- hidden in the closet and safety deposit box -- where no one can ever use them. Hiding video in these " time capsules " guarantees that no one will ever see them -- or care.
Sharing is Key to Survival:
The New Age of Video Preservation Strategy requires SHARING VIDEO. Video preservation now requires your participation -- in actively sharing your videos -- on diversified media -- which makes your video AVAILABLE -- anytime, anywhere -- to anyone you choose --- or even to anyone who might choose to care about your video.
Having your video -- literally " at your fingertips " -- at a moments notice -- and being able to share it -- any where, anytime, with anyone -- is key to its survival.
For example, our most popular Virtual Video™ Product is EnterNetFlix™ -- a Netflix / Amazon Fire / You Tube " like " video experience -- anytime, anywhere -- on your smart phone or computer or home entertainment Internet portal.
To this end, we have developed a Virtual Video™ Archive System™ --- For Life™
The following sections are a review of this system.
Summary of Virtual Video™ Archive System™
An archive system protects your video.
Our archive system protects your video Virtually For Ever!™
Mass data storage devices (media) are the cheapest they have ever been -- and getting cheaper every day! As of 2018, a 1Gb hard drive only cost $50 to $60 and 128Gb Flash Drive $30 to $40.
Coping YOUR video onto someone else's drive -- COST NOTHING!
This means you can easily work with
- any PC or Mac using
- any operating system and
- with the Internet.
Virtual Video™ Archive System™
Meets or Exceeds Guidelines Of
Example: Criteria for a " basic archive "
IMPORTANT NOTE: Einstein " marked-up " that last line ;-)
Outdated Video Archive Systems:
Last Century: 1970s to 1990
In the Analogue Tape Age minimum protection was
- Only one primary master analogue tape " and
- Multiple secondary master tapes
This Century: Last Decate
Digital Tape & Optical Disc Age:
- One digital master tapes -- in separate locations -- were minimum protection.
- All Recordable Optical Disc were rejected as archive media
by the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
This Century: This Decade
Current Technology DEATH Shifts
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