Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Hard Drives

Top Questions About Hard Drives

Below are common questions we have about hard drives. If your questions is not answered below please feel free to contact us.

You can also find frequently asked questions about our Film Transfer, Video Transfer, Image Scanning, and Flat Fee Easy Box. Or return to our General FAQ page.



Hard Drives

What is a hard drive?

The hard drive that we provide is an external, 2.0 USB drive that is used for memory storage. It plugs into the USB port of your computer. From there you can copy the files off or use the files that we provide for your editing purposes.

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Why should I get a hard drive?

They are the best media for home editing because the files can easily be copied onto your home hard drive, edited, and made into your own DVD. The files on the hard drive are a higher quality and less compressed than those on the DVD.

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What size is my hard drive?

We provide different size drives depending on the amount of media in your particular order.

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What kind of files will my hard drive contain?

Home Movie Depot provides an AVI file for every film reel and video tape. In addition, film customers will also receive an HD mpeg-2 file for every reel of film.

If you would currently like to have a copy of the high-definition files, a hard drive is the ideal output media. The hard drive is essential for those who wish to edit the high-definition footage at home. If you order a hard drive with your Expert transfer, you will receive two files:

  1. HD MPEG- with a resolution 1280x720 and a bit rate 19.7 mbs
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Is there editing software on my hard drive?

There is not video editing software, but we do provide viewing software on the hard drive. If you would like editing software, we recommend Pinnacle Studio.

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Can I get this for a Mac?

We can provide AVI files on a Mac formatted hard drive. Please indicate that you need this when you place your order.

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Can I send my own hard drive?

Unfortunately we no longer offer this service.

What brand of hard drive do you use?

Currently, we use different types and brands of drives. The drive that you receive may be a Seagate Free Agent, Samsung, Toshiba, or another brand.

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