Transfers

Egyptian Boat Slide

Egyptian Boat Slide

This great slide is from a collection from a transfer client who gave me permission to use it. This boat is a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat used in the eastern Mediterranean, around Malta and Tunisia, and in Egypt and Sudan along the. Its rig consists of...

How Many Ads Does It Take

How Many Ads Does It Take

If you've been reading this newsletter for a while, you know I have experimented with many marketing and advertising tactics for my video transfer business. I have used yard signs, newspaper ads, direct mail, moving billboards, Local Search Engine Optimization, Google...

Client Sails to Tonga

Client Sails to Tonga

One of my favorite aspects of the transfer business I run is the people I meet. A very interesting woman came in to transfer some videos. As we talked she said they had just arrived in Rhode Island from a round-the-world sail. I asked if I could correspond with them...

ISOBuster Recovery Works

ISOBuster is data recovery software for Windows that has been around for a long time, but it is regularly updated and users love it. I was recently transferring some client-made DVDs to MPG4 when I discovered a number of the disks could not be read by any machine. I...

Closing Costco Photo Centers

Closing Costco Photo Centers

Good News For Transfer Businesses The company is closing Costco Photo Centers effective February 14, 2021. Costco had already closed some of them a couple years ago. But now they say " the need for printing photos has steeply declined, even though the number of...

Converting Videos to MP4

I am often asked about transferring VHS or another format to MP4. Since my typical transfer job for a customer is usually to convert a lot of videos to either DVD or USB, I need to carefully consider the most efficient way to do this. One approach is to use a simple...

Which Marketing Campaign Works Best?

A new customer called yesterday to inquire about transferring her videos. And when the conversation turned to how she found me, she said she saw my newspaper ad. I had not advertised in the paper in about three months. Then she said she also found me online. This kind...

Secure File Saving

There are a lot of good options for secure file saving. These services encrypt your files in transit and during storage. One service even encrypts the files from itself. It's called Firefox Send. They can't reveal the files to law enforcement or any other agency. The...

Obsolete But Working Camcorders For Transfers

Put up a sign offering video transfers and you will get lots of requests for formats you mighht not expect. When I don't have the format a transfer customer needs, I usually ask the customer if they still have the camcorder that shot this footage. Often they do. I...

Scanning the Original Tomb of Tutankhamun

Scanning the Original Tomb of Tutankhamun

This company operates a Renaissance-type workshop, but uses 21st century tools. They scan original ancient art objects like the original tomb of Tutankhamen. Then they print it with 3D printers. These copies are better than the originals. You can see the surface of...