Welcome to The
Photo Finishers Video Center-where all our work is done
in house. We offer a wide variety of Video service to
meet most any need and desire. Video, like photography
is a very personal service, and we want to take the time
to get to know you and understand exactly what your
special desires are so that we may thrill you, and not
8mm film, Super
8mm Film to DVD
Digital 8mm, 8mm, Beta, Hard Drive Cameras* and Mini
DV's* to VHS or DVD
From and article in the Sentinel Record:
Now is the time to have your family movies on video tape transferred to DVD. In July 2016 the last VHS VCR’s were manufactured by Funai Electric in Japan, and the last Beta machine rolled off the assembly line in 2002. “There will come a time when consumers will no longer be able to play their videos,” says Waco Hill, owner of The Photo Finishers, “and we have taken steps over the last few months to insure that we can work with any video format our customers have so their memories won’t be lost.”
“Our clients realize that video tape has a limited life span, depending a great deal on the temperature and humidity condition that the tape has been exposed to over the course of it’s life.” Under ideal conditions, a magnetic polyester polyurethane tape such as VHS could expect a usable life of up to 30 years, but if the tape is stored in an environment with higher humidity and temperature, they can degrade quickly and have an expected life of 5 years or less.
As new technology emerges, it is essential that your video be migrated to the newer media so you can still watch it and preserve it for yourself, your children and grandchildren. Analog tape doesn’t last forever, and VCR’s are no longer manufactured. Your home movie video will be lost and unplayable if not converted to a new format like DVD. All the hard work, time and effort put into creating the video will be wasted.
“We have been doing film to video and video slide shows since very early on, and we have continued to invest in new technology and training to provide services for all the new digital video file formats as well as the capability to migrate all the memories we have stored on film and analog media to modern storage devices such as DVD and CD. In short we can take all your old tapes, regardless of format and transfer the video to a modern DVD format so you can enjoy them as new.”
Since 1996, The Photo Finishers has been serving the photo and video imaging need of clients in Hot Springs and all over the United States. From very humble beginnings, the list of basic photo/video services has expanded to encompass truly dizzying amount of services performed locally by the experts at the Albert Pike location.
“My goal with this business is, and has always been, to offer the most complete variety and highest quality of photography and video services available anywhere under one roof, and I think we have been very successful with that. We are constantly updating our hardware and software to meet the needs of our customers.” states Waco Hill, business owner, “It’s really hard for me to think of any photo or video imaging service -traditional or digital- that we have not provided over the years. It seems like we do it all.”
“We do lots of video tape transfer to DVD including VHS, 8mm, Beta, MiniDV, and more, we even have very substantial volume discounts, as low as $9.99 right now, so it’s a very affordable service. Many people don’t know that we also are capable of transferring analog audio tape to CD format. The list of all the things we are capable of doing is really a bit mind boggling to me reflecting on where we started.” says the owner.
Hill adds that all printing and video transfer service is done locally inside The Photo Finishers Albert Pike location. The time to transfer your video is now. No one knows how long tapes will be playable or how long equipment can be maintained, so the recommendation is bring in your video now before it’s to late.
Turn your home
movies, slides, photos, negatives, digital files or any
combination into emotional professional quality videos
for you to enjoy for years to come on your Television.
Perfect for milestone birthdays, anniversaries,
sensitive memorials, or just for fun. A perfect and
thoughtful gift for any occasion. We can custom edit all
your children's Christmas videos onto one disk that
everyone will want to watch during the holidays.
If you have a
wedding, an anniversary or other special event planned
and you would like a custom video memory of the event,
please call us. We book our time very quickly, but we
would love to speak with you about your special
If you don't see
a service that you are looking for, chances are we can
still help you. Please feel free to contact us at the
numbers listed below. Thank you
Contact Us for More Information
The Photo Finishers has been the areas most complete
Photographic and Digital Resource for 13 years. In
addition to film developing, they offer professional
photo finishing services, digital printing in house for sizes from locket photos
to 24X36, Full service professional video center capable
of transferring film, tapes, negatives, slides or photos
to custom made DVD Videos, Photographic Restoration and
copy services on any size or condition original,
Equipment sales and repair, Albums, frames, lenses, bags
and accessories, in addition to an amazing full service
studio and truly friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Stop by 1819
Albert Pike Suite F. in Hot Springs, or call 624-4029 or
toll free 888-624-4029 for all your imaging needs.
*Requires you to bring your camera at
time of order.
2009 The Photo Finishers 1819 Albert
Pike, Hot Springs, AR 71913