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Job Detail: Digitization of a large collection of VHS videotape and Reel-to-Reel / Cassette audiotapes for the State University at Geneseo through a CLIR (Council On Libraries and Information Resources) funded grant Since 1976, SUNY Geneseo Professor and ethnomusicologist, James Kimball, has documented traditional musicians of New York State, specializing in the Eastern square dance tradition. These include more than 500 unique interviews and community performances of notable fiddlers, square dance callers, dance musicians and community members whose knowledge bridges 19th century repertory to contemporary practice of the tradition.  This collection supplies a rich, layered account of regional music and dance that connects to similar communities across the United States.  As Kimball, SUNY Geneseo and local arts stakeholders discussed long term use of the collection, the need to digitize these fragile analog audio and video materials was immediately identified as a top priority. In our first contact with John Schroth at Media Transfer Services, it was clear that he led a professional and extremely knowledgeable company that was prepared to handle any and all of the work. We found his framing questions and discussions to be particularly helpful, enabling us to think through the totality of the project, which I believe made us more competitive when applying for grant funds. In the bidding process for vendors as we prepared (and then were awarded) a grant application to the Council on Library and Information Resources in 2019, MTS maintained its edge over other digitization services. The company paid careful attention to each file, adjusted to changes and discoveries of additional materials along the way, and completed the project on time--even through the upheavals of COVID-19. We couldn't be happier with the results and wholeheartedly recommend John and his team. Karen Canning, Director - Traditional Arts and Folklife Program Job Detail: Digitization of a sizable collection of ¾” U-Matic videotapes at Squeaky Wheel Film and Arts Institute through a CLIR (Council On Libraries and Information Resources) funded grant When we first embarked on digitizing our cherished Axlegrease 3/4” U-matic tape collection, there were many questions and uncertainties about how how to apply for grant funding and also how the medium was going to hold up in the preservation process. Axlegrease is a unique collection of video art and documentary films that were created by local and national artists and broadcast on a weekly basis in Western New York and on partner public access cable stations throughout the nation between 1987 and 1999. The collection contains work of significant historical and cultural value, and with every year that passed, degradation of the medium was a looming concern. There was no doubt that this process would require technical knowledge and equipment, and that each and every tape would need love and attention to make it through. Luckily, we chose to work with Media Transfer Service (MTS) to prepare the application for a grant request and then to digitize the collection. John Schroth and his team at MTS were not only incredibly professional and technically knowledgeable, they also had a sincere appreciation of the kind of independent cable access TV production that Squeaky Wheel’s Axlegrease program was and its historical importance. The value they imbued in the material was evident in the care and attention to detail they put into processing, repairing, baking, and digitizing each and every tape. Transparent and forthright about every step of the process, John consulted us with every question or decision that needed to be made when things didn’t go as planned; surprises and unexpected challenges were par for the course when working with at-risk materials, and MTS took every step seriously and kept us informed. They were not just a service provider but truly became a partner in the preservation of the material. One of the highlights of our partnership with MTS was an educational site visit we conducted at their facilities. Along with project partners from Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State and Lumiflux Media, John allowed us to tour the site, interview the staff, and produced a video documentary about the project and digitization process. This, along with a best practices manual including everything we learned about this work is now available for students of preservation for the future. Thanks to Media Transfer Services, (and a 2019 Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources), Squeaky Wheel was finally able to digitize its Axlegrease collection and to preserve it for future generations. Maiko Tanaka, Executive Director - Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center Job Detail: Digitizing 1/2” EIAJ, 3/4”U-Matic, Betacam and VHS format videotape for preservation and access for the State University College at Brockport’s Writers Forum Series MTS has been a real life-saver for the College at Brockport's Writers Forum video series. Our collection of studio recordings, dating from 1968, had been sitting on the shelves for years, unwatchable and in danger of loss.  John helped us make a plan and has been generous with his impressive expertise, explaining each step in the process of preserving and digitizing these irreplaceable recordings.  Thanks to MTS, our collection of interviews with some of the most interesting writers of the last fifty years--Rita Dove, Isaac Asimov, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Sexton, and many others--is finally becoming available online.  James Whorton, the Brockport Writers Forum Job Detail: Digitizing 1,000 videotapes for Dharma Ocean Foundation It has truly been a pleasure working with you on this project. I reported on its completion to our board of directors two weeks ago. Everyone is very happy with the quality of the work you accomplished. I remember first calling you to inquire about what characteristics I should consider when selecting a good digitization service in Denver. By the end of the call I was convinced that you were the right person for the job, even at 1,500 miles away. Your attention to detail and sensitivity to our unique needs was incredibly appreciated. Initially we felt anxious about the risk we were taking in shipping irreplaceable archive materials. Your competence and professionalism set us at ease. Further, we were very grateful for the reasonable rates and your willingness to accommodate our budgetary timeline. Having almost 1,000 tapes digitized, has allowed our organization to breathe a collective sigh of relief in knowing that these video files are now safely stored with redundancy. Please let me know if we can ever serve as a reference. We would be more than happy to vouch for the quality of your work, equipment, systems, and expertise. There are few video archive professionals in America with your high level skills. Thanks for everything! Jonathan Daniel - Media Archives Manager, Dharma Ocean Foundation. Job Detail: Film, Video, Audio digitization for the Memorial Art Gallery John Schroth helped the Memorial Art Gallery survey its archival audio & video collection. Ranging from 16mm film from the 1930s to present-day audio & video, including many obscure commercial formats, John helped us identify what we had, and prioritize digitization in preparation for the Gallery's centennial in 2013. His large collection of playback equipment enabled us to preview material before deciding on digitization, and then he was able to adjust for noise and other quality issues to give us the highest possible quality masters and access surrogates. His knowledge of digital preservation standards & technologies assures us that these digital masters will be able to migrate to new formats in the future as technology changes. Lu Harper - Special Collections, Memorial Art Gallery Job Detail: Videotape conversion for a division of the University of Rochester As a Developmental Psychologist at the University of Rochester and Mount Hope Family Center, I am involved in extensive observational research with children. As a component of an NIH-funded research project, I needed to restore hundreds of 20-year old VHS tapes recording children playing, talking, and interacting within a classroom. When first considering utilizing these tapes I had serious concerns about the visual and audio quality. Some were so dark that you could not make out children's faces. Others were so audibly fuzzy it was impossible to hear what was being said. As I began searching for a reliable company to transfer these VHS tapes to DVD and file based format, I came across Media Transfer Service. After meeting with John Schroth, the owner of MTS, he worked miracles with these tapes. Not only did MTS transfer them to digital format at the most reasonable price available, but John was also able to adjust the visual and audio quality, separate distinct segments into chapters, and included a time signature. When they were returned, the recordings were in even better condition than on the original VHS! MTS saved this study. Moreover, I have never experienced such personal and conscientious customer service. John was in constant contact with me as the work progressed to be assured that he was supplying exactly what I wanted. He walked me through tons of options and really worked through the pros and cons so we could decide the best way to maximize my limited budget. I don't think there's any other company out there that would go to such great lengths to give tremendously helpful, honest, and accurate customer service. I highly recommend John to all of my colleagues and will definitely go only to him for any future projects. Meredith Martin - Mount Hope Family Center, University of Rochester  Job Detail: Conversion of 3/4" videotape and 16mm motion picture film Graduating with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in film production from UCLA, through to my current position as an Associate Director at the University of Rochester, I have over 35 years experience in film and video production. I worked with Media Transfer Service to convert some personal film and video materials I had produced in my earlier school years. It's hard to say what impressed me more: the helping attitude, the fine grain attention to detail, the technical sophistication or the personal interest and enthusiasm for the digital restoration of my films. Anyone who entrusts their materials to MTS can be assured of the highest quality service and results at extremely reasonable rates. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Charles Tashiro - Rochester, NY Job Detail: Educational Institution conversion of diverse media library at St. John Fisher College You took our request to look over our collection of aging and archival media, in different formats and condition, and soon presented us with a viable, multi-format, long term solution for old and new media. You explained all the cutting-edge technology in such a way that the whole project made sense to those of us who are unfamiliar with all the options and technology available. Your professionalism and commitment to service was evident in the quality of the conversion and additional services you provided. This whole project has been a pleasure. Diane Lucas - Head of Reader Services, Lavery Library - St. John Fisher College Job Detail: Videotape and Regular/Super 8mm movie film to file format and DVD We previously took our family movies to another transfer company here in Rochester to make them into a DVD. The results of that were pretty poor - the speed was wrong, the image was fuzzy and the colors were very faded looking. Also, the DVD kept stopping while it was being played back. All in all, we were very disappointed. Luckily for us, we decided to try another transfer company and found you. The DVD and files you made from our 40 year old movie film is like night and day. The colors are very bright, the speed is perfect and the playback on our DVD player never misses a beat. The production qualities are outstanding, from the cover to the indexing of scenes, it was just great. The other DVD's and files you made of our VHS tapes were just as good. They were done in an extremely professional manner - we're completely happy with them. Thanks for doing such a great job with all of our families memories. We were lucky that we made the change and found you. Thanks again.  Mike and Cathy Thorpe - Rochester, NY Job Detail: Media conversion, reformatting and archival material coordination for a PBS documentary Hiring John Schroth and Media Transfer Service for my most recent PBS documentary was one of the best business decisions I've made in years. I desperately needed someone to coordinate a massive research of archival material based on a very demanding post production schedule. From tiny, obscure college archives, to the NBA, to the National Archives, John not only efficiently managed two professional researchers in gathering together print, still images and film footage from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, he also digitally enhanced the quality of much of this material, which is an MTS expertise. John's exemplary assistance gave me the confidence I needed to concentrate on the task of editing without worry of where the material was coming from, or when I could have it. He also reviewed and logged countless hours of original video, film and still images we obtained from the personal collection of the subject in the documentary. For items that made the final cut, John digitized the media and prepared it for the final edit. In short, I could not have done the documentary without him. Anthony Machi, President - Machi & Machi Communications, Inc. Job Detail: Corporate conversion of large audio and video media library for Roswell Park Cancer Institute  In conjunction with the New York State Archives and the Office of the New York State Attorney General, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute obtained a library collection of over 3000 videotapes and audiotapes from the defunct Tobacco Institute, with the job of converting this library to digital archive for preservation, reference, presentation and use on the web. After contacting both local and out of town transfer companies, we chose your company as you could provide both the knowledgebase and care for quality that we required. You listened to our needs and provided the vital information that we needed to fulfill our project goals. The price was very fair, less than what we expected to pay for these services. I would be the first to recommend Media Transfer Service and look forward to spreading the word on your services. Anthony Brown - Project Coordinator - Roswell Park Cancer Institute Job Detail: Slide scans to file and DVD video with restoration services I hired Media Transfer Service to transfer 1400 family slides. The owner, John, told me that they had harsh mildew contamination, where the mildew had actually eaten into the film emulsion effecting the image. I saw comparisons before and after and he did a fabulous job in restoring my family slides. I am recommending John to everyone I know, because he has top-of-the-line equipment, is very knowledgeable and is just a nice, honest guy to do business with! Carol Stahl - Fairport, NY Job Detail: Corporate audio archiving and editing of instructional audio CD series I have now worked on a number of conversion jobs with Media Transfer Service involving converting some of our old analog audio media to digital file for our library archives as well as audio editing projects for several seminars that we plan to sell as instructional CD's. In each instance, Media Transfer Service has been excellent. I have found that they were willing to go that extra mile for a superior finished product. I most definitely intend to use their services again, both for our company and for my personal family tapes. Judith Warner - Director, NY Office, Aiki Works, Inc. Job Detail: Regular 8mm movie film to DVD and preservation files (client ran quality comparison tests) My parents had shot regular 8mm movie film from 1945-1973. We wanted to preserve these treasured mementos of our family's history before they were lost. After some research, I soon discovered that the quality of the finished product can vary significantly depending on the skills of those doing the transfer and the technical level of their equipment. Anyone who cares about preserving the original beauty of their films should not simply drop them off at their favorite photo store or just any transfer service they happen to find in the yellow pages or on line. After contacting many different companies, I learned that most photo shops and video stores have neither the skills nor special equipment needed to transfer movie film so they outsource it to media transfer companies often run like factories geared toward quantity rather than quality. I had the same test reel transferred by Media Transfer Service and two other prominent companies, one local and one out-of-state. The transfer done by MTS was far superior to the other two. The images were sharper, more detailed and brighter. The colors were richer and more natural. Surprisingly, the film transfers done by the other two companies ran at an abnormally fast speed while the MTS transfer ran at an accurate speed. John Schroth of MTS is a consummate professional who brings expertise to each and every project. He has an impressive array of sophisticated equipment and knows how to use it to achieve the best results possible. Most importantly, you can rest assured that John will treat your family's films as though they were his own. Michael Berezney - Rochester, NY Job Detail: Videotape and film archive conversion for ERCN TV-12 First with Kodak in high-level classified photographic imaging, then the Station Director at ERCN TV-12, I have a combined experience of nearly 50 years in both traditional photographic and video mediums. We commissioned John Schroth at Media Transfer Service to transfer our aging videotape library archive for both preservation and rebroadcast over the airwaves. In total, we have now archived roughly 1000 shows, 800 hours of content time. MTS has also transferred over 15,000' of motion picture films of historical significance ranging in age from the early 1930's through the 1970's that we have edited into TV shows for broadcast at the station. John's level of quality, ability to transfer almost any video, photographic or audio format, and the ability to enhance our materials has been very helpful in delivering the best end-product to our viewership. We have been overwhelmed with the quality and innovative modifications that MTS has provided to our work. We are very pleased with all the services Media Transfer Service has been able to provide and highly recommend the company. Joe Russo, Station Director, ERCN TV-12. Job Detail: Videotape formats to DVD and preservation files Words cannot express my gratitude to John at Media Transfer Service for the recent services he provided to me and my family. I came to him with boxes of old VHS, 8mm and digital videotapes, none of which were labeled or dated, hoping to somehow find an order out of all the mess. John diligently worked to categorize, timeline and transfer 20 years of video into a library of DVDs and files. In this day and age, it is a rarity to find someone who truly cares so much about customer satisfaction. He was meticulous in all aspects of the service. I highly recommend anyone thinking about preserving their family memories for further generations. Thank you again, Jeanne Piersa - Spencerport, NY
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See What Our Clients Are Saying Job    Detail:    Digitization    of    a    large    collection    of    VHS videotape   and   Reel-to-Reel   /   Cassette   audiotapes   for   the State   University   at   Geneseo   through   a   CLIR   (Council   On Libraries and Information Resources) funded grant Since    1976,    SUNY    Geneseo    Professor    and    ethnomusicologist, James   Kimball,   has   documented   traditional   musicians   of   New York   State,   specializing   in   the   Eastern   square   dance   tradition. These   include   more   than   500   unique   interviews   and   community performances   of   notable   fiddlers,   square   dance   callers,   dance musicians   and   community   members   whose   knowledge   bridges 19th     century     repertory     to     contemporary     practice     of     the tradition.      This   collection   supplies   a   rich,   layered   account   of regional   music   and   dance   that   connects   to   similar   communities across   the   United   States.      As   Kimball,   SUNY   Geneseo   and   local arts   stakeholders   discussed   long   term   use   of   the   collection,   the need   to   digitize   these   fragile   analog   audio   and   video   materials was   immediately   identified   as   a   top   priority.   In   our   first   contact with   John   Schroth   at   Media   Transfer   Services,   it   was   clear   that he   led   a   professional   and   extremely   knowledgeable   company that   was   prepared   to   handle   any   and   all   of   the   work.   We   found his   framing   questions   and   discussions   to   be   particularly   helpful, enabling   us   to   think   through   the   totality   of   the   project,   which   I believe    made    us    more    competitive    when    applying    for    grant funds.   In   the   bidding   process   for   vendors   as   we   prepared   (and then    were    awarded)    a    grant    application    to    the    Council    on Library   and   Information   Resources   in   2019,   MTS   maintained   its edge   over   other   digitization   services.   The   company   paid   careful attention   to   each   file,   adjusted   to   changes   and   discoveries   of additional   materials   along   the   way,   and   completed   the   project on   time--even   through   the   upheavals   of   COVID-19.   We   couldn't be    happier    with    the    results    and    wholeheartedly    recommend John and his team. Karen Canning, Director - Traditional Arts and Folklife Program Job   Detail:   Digitization   of   a   sizable   collection   of   ¾”   U- Matic    videotapes    at    Squeaky    Wheel    Film    and    Arts Institute    through    a    CLIR    (Council    On    Libraries    and Information Resources) funded grant When   we   first   embarked   on   digitizing   our   cherished   Axlegrease 3/4”   U-matic   tape   collection,   there   were   many   questions   and uncertainties   about   how   how   to   apply   for   grant   funding   and also   how   the   medium   was   going   to   hold   up   in   the   preservation process.    Axlegrease    is    a    unique    collection    of    video    art    and documentary    films    that    were    created    by    local    and    national artists   and   broadcast   on   a   weekly   basis   in   Western   New   York and    on    partner    public    access    cable    stations    throughout    the nation   between   1987   and   1999.   The   collection   contains   work   of significant   historical   and   cultural   value,   and   with   every   year that    passed,    degradation    of    the    medium    was    a    looming concern.   There   was   no   doubt   that   this   process   would   require technical   knowledge   and   equipment,   and   that   each   and   every tape   would   need   love   and   attention   to   make   it   through.   Luckily, we   chose   to   work   with   Media   Transfer   Service   (MTS)   to   prepare the    application    for    a    grant    request    and    then    to    digitize    the collection.   John   Schroth   and   his   team   at   MTS   were   not   only incredibly   professional   and   technically   knowledgeable,   they   also had   a   sincere   appreciation   of   the   kind   of   independent   cable access   TV   production   that   Squeaky   Wheel’s   Axlegrease   program was   and   its   historical   importance.   The   value   they   imbued   in   the material   was   evident   in   the   care   and   attention   to   detail   they   put into   processing,   repairing,   baking,   and   digitizing   each   and   every tape.    Transparent    and    forthright    about    every    step    of    the process,   John   consulted   us   with   every   question   or   decision   that needed   to   be   made   when   things   didn’t   go   as   planned;   surprises and    unexpected    challenges    were    par    for    the    course    when working    with    at-risk    materials,    and    MTS    took    every    step seriously   and   kept   us   informed.   They   were   not   just   a   service provider   but   truly   became   a   partner   in   the   preservation   of   the material.   One   of   the   highlights   of   our   partnership   with   MTS   was an   educational   site   visit   we   conducted   at   their   facilities.   Along with   project   partners   from   Patricia   H.   and   Richard   E.   Garman Art    Conservation    Department    at    SUNY    Buffalo    State    and Lumiflux   Media,   John   allowed   us   to   tour   the   site,   interview   the staff,   and   produced   a   video   documentary   about   the   project   and digitization   process.   This,   along   with   a   best   practices   manual including    everything    we    learned    about    this    work    is    now available   for   students   of   preservation   for   the   future.   Thanks   to Media   Transfer   Services,   (and   a   2019   Recordings   at   Risk   grant from    the    Council    on    Library    and    Information    Resources), Squeaky    Wheel    was    finally    able    to    digitize    its    Axlegrease collection and to preserve it for future generations. Maiko Tanaka, Executive Director - Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center Job   Detail:   Digitizing   1/2”   EIAJ,   3/4”U-Matic,   Betacam   and VHS   format   videotape   for   preservation   and   access   for the    State    University    College    at    Brockport’s    Writers Forum Series MTS   has   been   a   real   life-saver   for   the   College   at   Brockport's Writers   Forum   video   series.   Our   collection   of   studio   recordings, dating   from   1968,   had   been   sitting   on   the   shelves   for   years, unwatchable   and   in   danger   of   loss.      John   helped   us   make   a plan    and    has    been    generous    with    his    impressive    expertise, explaining   each   step   in   the   process   of   preserving   and   digitizing these   irreplaceable   recordings.      Thanks   to   MTS,   our   collection   of interviews   with   some   of   the   most   interesting   writers   of   the   last fifty    years--Rita    Dove,    Isaac    Asimov,    Allen    Ginsberg,    Anne Sexton, and many others--is finally becoming available online.  James Whorton, the Brockport Writers Forum Job   Detail:   Digitizing   1,000   videotapes   for   Dharma   Ocean Foundation It   has   truly   been   a   pleasure   working   with   you   on   this   project.   I reported   on   its   completion   to   our   board   of   directors   two   weeks ago.   Everyone   is   very   happy   with   the   quality   of   the   work   you accomplished.    I    remember    first    calling    you    to    inquire    about what   characteristics   I   should   consider   when   selecting   a   good digitization    service    in    Denver.    By    the    end    of    the    call    I    was convinced   that   you   were   the   right   person   for   the   job,   even   at 1,500   miles   away.   Your   attention   to   detail   and   sensitivity   to   our unique    needs    was    incredibly    appreciated.    Initially    we    felt anxious   about   the   risk   we   were   taking   in   shipping   irreplaceable archive   materials.   Your   competence   and   professionalism   set   us at   ease.   Further,   we   were   very   grateful   for   the   reasonable   rates and   your   willingness   to   accommodate   our   budgetary   timeline. Having     almost     1,000     tapes     digitized,     has     allowed     our organization   to   breathe   a   collective   sigh   of   relief   in   knowing that   these   video   files   are   now   safely   stored   with   redundancy. Please   let   me   know   if   we   can   ever   serve   as   a   reference.   We would   be   more   than   happy   to   vouch   for   the   quality   of   your work,   equipment,   systems,   and   expertise.   There   are   few   video archive     professionals     in     America     with     your     high     level skills. Thanks for everything! Jonathan Daniel - Media Archives Manager, Dharma Ocean Foundation. Job     Detail:     Film,     Video,     Audio     digitization     for     the Memorial Art Gallery John   Schroth   helped   the   Memorial   Art   Gallery   survey   its   archival audio   &   video   collection.   Ranging   from   16mm   film   from   the 1930s   to   present-day   audio   &   video,   including   many   obscure commercial   formats,   John   helped   us   identify   what   we   had,   and prioritize   digitization   in   preparation   for   the   Gallery's   centennial in   2013.   His   large   collection   of   playback   equipment   enabled   us to   preview   material   before   deciding   on   digitization,   and   then   he was   able   to   adjust   for   noise   and   other   quality   issues   to   give   us the   highest   possible   quality   masters   and   access   surrogates.   His knowledge    of    digital    preservation    standards    &    technologies assures   us   that   these   digital   masters   will   be   able   to   migrate   to new formats in the future as technology changes. Lu Harper - Special Collections, Memorial Art Gallery Job   Detail:   Videotape   conversion   for   a   division   of   the University of Rochester As   a   Developmental   Psychologist   at   the   University   of   Rochester and    Mount    Hope    Family    Center,    I    am    involved    in    extensive observational   research   with   children.   As   a   component   of   an NIH-funded   research   project,   I   needed   to   restore   hundreds   of 20-year   old   VHS   tapes   recording   children   playing,   talking,   and interacting   within   a   classroom.   When   first   considering   utilizing these   tapes   I   had   serious   concerns   about   the   visual   and   audio quality.    Some    were    so    dark    that    you    could    not    make    out children's   faces.   Others   were   so   audibly   fuzzy   it   was   impossible to   hear   what   was   being   said.   As   I   began   searching   for   a   reliable company   to   transfer   these   VHS   tapes   to   DVD   and   file   based format,   I   came   across   Media   Transfer   Service.   After   meeting with   John   Schroth,   the   owner   of   MTS,   he   worked   miracles   with these   tapes.   Not   only   did   MTS   transfer   them   to   digital   format   at the   most   reasonable   price   available,   but   John   was   also   able   to adjust   the   visual   and   audio   quality,   separate   distinct   segments into   chapters,   and   included   a   time   signature.   When   they   were returned,   the   recordings   were   in   even   better   condition   than   on the   original   VHS!   MTS   saved   this   study.   Moreover,   I   have   never experienced   such   personal   and   conscientious   customer   service. John   was   in   constant   contact   with   me   as   the   work   progressed   to be   assured   that   he   was   supplying   exactly   what   I   wanted.   He walked   me   through   tons   of   options   and   really   worked   through the   pros   and   cons   so   we   could   decide   the   best   way   to   maximize my   limited   budget.   I   don't   think   there's   any   other   company   out there   that   would   go   to   such   great   lengths   to   give   tremendously helpful,     honest,     and     accurate     customer     service.     I     highly recommend   John   to   all   of   my   colleagues   and   will   definitely   go only to him for any future projects. Meredith Martin - Mount Hope Family Center, University of Rochester   Job    Detail:    Conversion    of    3/4"    videotape    and    16mm motion picture film Graduating     with     a     Masters     Degree     in     Fine     Arts     with     a concentration    in    film    production    from    UCLA,    through    to    my current   position   as   an   Associate   Director   at   the   University   of Rochester,   I   have   over   35   years   experience   in   film   and   video production.   I   worked   with   Media   Transfer   Service   to   convert some   personal   film   and   video   materials   I   had   produced   in   my earlier   school   years.   It's   hard   to   say   what   impressed   me   more: the    helping    attitude,    the    fine    grain    attention    to    detail,    the technical      sophistication      or      the      personal      interest      and enthusiasm   for   the   digital   restoration   of   my   films.   Anyone   who entrusts   their   materials   to   MTS   can   be   assured   of   the   highest quality    service    and    results    at    extremely    reasonable    rates.    I cannot recommend them highly enough. Charles Tashiro - Rochester, NY Job   Detail:   Educational   Institution   conversion   of   diverse media library at St. John Fisher College You   took   our   request   to   look   over   our   collection   of   aging   and archival   media,   in   different   formats   and   condition,   and   soon presented   us   with   a   viable,   multi-format,   long   term   solution   for old     and     new     media.     You     explained     all     the     cutting-edge technology   in   such   a   way   that   the   whole   project   made   sense   to those    of    us    who    are    unfamiliar    with    all    the    options    and technology   available.   Your   professionalism   and   commitment   to service    was    evident    in    the    quality    of    the    conversion    and additional   services   you   provided.   This   whole   project   has   been   a pleasure. Diane   Lucas   -   Head   of   Reader   Services,   Lavery   Library   -   St. John Fisher College Job    Detail:    Videotape    and    Regular/Super    8mm    movie film to file format and DVD We    previously    took    our    family    movies    to    another    transfer company    here    in    Rochester    to    make    them    into    a    DVD.    The results   of   that   were   pretty   poor   -   the   speed   was   wrong,   the image   was   fuzzy   and   the   colors   were   very   faded   looking.   Also, the   DVD   kept   stopping   while   it   was   being   played   back.   All   in   all, we   were   very   disappointed.   Luckily   for   us,   we   decided   to   try another   transfer   company   and   found   you.   The   DVD   and   files you   made   from   our   40   year   old   movie   film   is   like   night   and   day. The   colors   are   very   bright,   the   speed   is   perfect   and   the   playback on    our    DVD    player    never    misses    a    beat.    The    production qualities    are    outstanding,    from    the    cover    to    the    indexing    of scenes,   it   was   just   great.   The   other   DVD's   and   files   you   made   of our    VHS    tapes    were    just    as    good.    They    were    done    in    an extremely   professional   manner   -   we're   completely   happy   with them.   Thanks   for   doing   such   a   great   job   with   all   of   our   families memories.   We   were   lucky   that   we   made   the   change   and   found you. Thanks again.   Mike and Cathy Thorpe - Rochester, NY Job   Detail:   Media   conversion,   reformatting   and   archival material coordination for a PBS documentary Hiring   John   Schroth   and   Media   Transfer   Service   for   my   most recent   PBS   documentary   was   one   of   the   best   business   decisions I've   made   in   years.   I   desperately   needed   someone   to   coordinate a    massive    research    of    archival    material    based    on    a    very demanding    post    production    schedule.    From    tiny,    obscure college   archives,   to   the   NBA,   to   the   National   Archives,   John   not only     efficiently     managed     two     professional     researchers     in gathering   together   print,   still   images   and   film   footage   from   Los Angeles   to   Philadelphia,   he   also   digitally   enhanced   the   quality of    much    of    this    material,    which    is    an    MTS    expertise.    John's exemplary    assistance    gave    me    the    confidence    I    needed    to concentrate   on   the   task   of   editing   without   worry   of   where   the material   was   coming   from,   or   when   I   could   have   it.   He   also reviewed   and   logged   countless   hours   of   original   video,   film   and still   images   we   obtained   from   the   personal   collection   of   the subject   in   the   documentary.   For   items   that   made   the   final   cut, John   digitized   the   media   and   prepared   it   for   the   final   edit.   In short, I could not have done the documentary without him. Anthony   Machi,   President    -   Machi   &   Machi   Communications, Inc. Job    Detail:    Corporate    conversion    of    large    audio    and video media library for Roswell Park Cancer Institute   In   conjunction   with   the   New   York   State   Archives   and   the   Office of   the   New   York   State   Attorney   General,   the   Roswell   Park   Cancer Institute   obtained   a   library   collection   of   over   3000   videotapes and   audiotapes   from   the   defunct   Tobacco   Institute,   with   the   job of    converting    this    library    to    digital    archive    for    preservation, reference,   presentation   and   use   on   the   web.   After   contacting both   local   and   out   of   town   transfer   companies,   we   chose   your company   as   you   could   provide   both   the   knowledgebase   and care   for   quality   that   we   required.   You   listened   to   our   needs   and provided    the    vital    information    that    we    needed    to    fulfill    our project    goals.    The    price    was    very    fair,    less    than    what    we expected    to    pay    for    these    services.    I    would    be    the    first    to recommend    Media    Transfer    Service    and    look    forward    to spreading the word on your services. Anthony   Brown   -   Project   Coordinator   -   Roswell   Park   Cancer Institute Job    Detail:    Slide    scans    to    file    and    DVD    video    with restoration services I   hired   Media   Transfer   Service   to   transfer   1400   family   slides. The     owner,     John,     told     me     that     they     had     harsh     mildew contamination,   where   the   mildew   had   actually   eaten   into   the film   emulsion   effecting   the   image.   I   saw   comparisons   before and   after   and   he   did   a   fabulous   job   in   restoring   my   family slides.   I   am   recommending   John   to   everyone   I   know,   because   he has   top-of-the-line   equipment,   is   very   knowledgeable   and   is   just a nice, honest guy to do business with! Carol Stahl - Fairport, NY Job    Detail:    Corporate    audio    archiving    and    editing    of instructional audio CD series I   have   now   worked   on   a   number   of   conversion   jobs   with   Media Transfer   Service   involving   converting   some   of   our   old   analog audio   media   to   digital   file   for   our   library   archives   as   well   as audio   editing   projects   for   several   seminars   that   we   plan   to   sell as   instructional   CD's.   In   each   instance,   Media   Transfer   Service has   been   excellent.   I   have   found   that   they   were   willing   to   go that   extra   mile   for   a   superior   finished   product.   I   most   definitely intend   to   use   their   services   again,   both   for   our   company   and   for my personal family tapes. Judith Warner - Director, NY Office, Aiki Works, Inc. Job     Detail:     Regular     8mm     movie     film     to     DVD     and preservation files (client ran quality comparison tests) My   parents   had   shot   regular   8mm   movie   film   from   1945-1973. We    wanted    to    preserve    these    treasured    mementos    of    our family's   history   before   they   were   lost.   After   some   research,   I soon   discovered   that   the   quality   of   the   finished   product   can vary   significantly   depending   on   the   skills   of   those   doing   the transfer   and   the   technical   level   of   their   equipment.   Anyone   who cares   about   preserving   the   original   beauty   of   their   films   should not   simply   drop   them   off   at   their   favorite   photo   store   or   just any   transfer   service   they   happen   to   find   in   the   yellow   pages   or on   line.   After   contacting   many   different   companies,   I   learned that   most   photo   shops   and   video   stores   have   neither   the   skills nor   special   equipment   needed   to   transfer   movie   film   so   they outsource    it    to    media    transfer    companies    often    run    like factories   geared   toward   quantity   rather   than   quality.   I   had   the same   test   reel   transferred   by   Media   Transfer   Service   and   two other   prominent   companies,   one   local   and   one   out-of-state.   The transfer   done   by   MTS   was   far   superior   to   the   other   two.   The images   were   sharper,   more   detailed   and   brighter.   The   colors were   richer   and   more   natural.   Surprisingly,   the   film   transfers done   by   the   other   two   companies   ran   at   an   abnormally   fast speed   while   the   MTS   transfer   ran   at   an   accurate   speed.   John Schroth    of    MTS    is    a    consummate    professional    who    brings expertise   to   each   and   every   project.   He   has   an   impressive   array of   sophisticated   equipment   and   knows   how   to   use   it   to   achieve the   best   results   possible.   Most   importantly,   you   can   rest   assured that   John   will   treat   your   family's   films   as   though   they   were   his own. Michael Berezney - Rochester, NY Job    Detail:    Videotape    and    film    archive    conversion    for ERCN TV-12 First   with   Kodak   in   high-level   classified   photographic   imaging, then   the   Station   Director   at   ERCN   TV-12,   I   have   a   combined experience   of   nearly   50   years   in   both   traditional   photographic and   video   mediums.   We   commissioned   John   Schroth   at   Media Transfer   Service   to   transfer   our   aging   videotape   library   archive for   both   preservation   and   rebroadcast   over   the   airwaves.   In total,   we   have   now   archived   roughly   1000   shows,   800   hours   of content   time.   MTS   has   also   transferred   over   15,000'   of   motion picture   films   of   historical   significance   ranging   in   age   from   the early   1930's   through   the   1970's   that   we   have   edited   into   TV shows   for   broadcast   at   the   station.   John's   level   of   quality,   ability to   transfer   almost   any   video,   photographic   or   audio   format, and   the   ability   to   enhance   our   materials   has   been   very   helpful in   delivering   the   best   end-product   to   our   viewership.   We   have been      overwhelmed      with      the      quality      and      innovative modifications   that   MTS   has   provided   to   our   work.   We   are   very pleased   with   all   the   services   Media   Transfer   Service   has   been able to provide and highly recommend the company. Joe Russo, Station Director, ERCN TV-12. Job   Detail:   Videotape   formats   to   DVD   and   preservation files Words   cannot   express   my   gratitude   to   John   at   Media   Transfer Service   for   the   recent   services   he   provided   to   me   and   my   family. I    came    to    him    with    boxes    of    old    VHS,    8mm    and    digital videotapes,   none   of   which   were   labeled   or   dated,   hoping   to somehow    find    an    order    out    of    all    the    mess.    John    diligently worked   to   categorize,   timeline   and   transfer   20   years   of   video into   a   library   of   DVDs   and   files.   In   this   day   and   age,   it   is   a   rarity to    find    someone    who    truly    cares    so    much    about    customer satisfaction.   He   was   meticulous   in   all   aspects   of   the   service.   I highly    recommend    anyone    thinking    about    preserving    their family memories for further generations. Thank you again, Jeanne Piersa - Spencerport, NY
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