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We transfer all types of video, film, slides, photo, and audio media into a digital format so they can easily be viewed, shared, and enjoyed by friends and family.

About Skylands Video Services 

Skylands Video Services has been established with the inspiration of Howard’s passion and excitement of preserving family memories and telling stories. It all began as a young teenager when he started earning money as a paperboy. His first investment was a Kodak camera where he began taking photos and slides on a regular basis. Creating photo albums and performing family slide shows were a regular practice.

This passion continued through the years and Howard would always keep up with the latest technology of camera and video equipment as finances allowed. “I remember renting a VCR and VHS video cameras for special occasions in the early ’80s as the equipment was quite expensive. Capturing memories has always been important to me."

Howard also got exposed to personal computers through work when they first came out. He was always the go-to person in the office on how to use any of the programs. As video technology moved to the PC, Howard was quick to get familiar with the latest video and photo editing software.

The real excitement was when his parent's 50th anniversary was coming up. “We were planning a party with family and friends and wanted to do something special. Originally, I was only going to put out some old albums and maybe a poster board of photos. Then I saw the huge collection of old slides and videotapes we had. Most of this hadn’t been seen in ages with many of the family members no longer with us. Wow, wouldn’t it be special if I could incorporate the best of each media and present a life story.” He began collecting material and using special equipment to perform transfers. Video editing software allowed him to perform special effects such as the “Ken Burns” feature of panning and zooming images along with adding appropriate music, voice-overs, rolling scripts, and other items such as scanning the wedding invitation.

When everything was completed, the video was put on a DVD and presented at the party. Everyone, there was mesmerized from start to finish. There were plenty of laughs and tears. “Everyone hugged me when it was over.” It was clear in Howard’s mind that this would be a great service to any family.

Howard continued doing transfers, editing, and production for other events such as graduations, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, etc on the side. Each year technology got better and he was able to enhance his productions. Then in 2015, he discovered Home Video Studio Network, a group of studios across the US, Canada, and Europe specializing in the work he was performing.

In joining Home Video Studio, Howard was able to leverage the network of owners and follow an established model with state of the art equipment, software, and processes to provide customers a high-quality product at a fair price. The network includes workshops during the year where all owners get together to keep up with technology, create new offerings, and share best practices.

So bring in those old slides, photos, reels, video, and audiotapes and let Skylands Video Services transform them into exciting DVDs or digital media for your high definition TV, IPAD, smartphone, and computer. Check out our new product Digital Video Archive(DVA) which allows you to move all of your transfers onto the internet cloud. Here you will be able to perform simple edits, add labels, titles, and quickly review all of your transferred products. Best of all, you will be able to privately share your beloved memories with anyone on the planet.

Families, planning an event, need a memorial for a lost loved one, want to do an interview using a green screen where you select a background? Businesses and organizations, having an event? Need a promotion, testimonial? Contact Skylands Video Services today and we will put you in the Director’s chair where we will guide you each step of the way. Lights, camera, action!

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"Took old Air Force VHS tape and made into CD with music. The tapes were 30 years old and not in the best shape. Sharing with my Air Force friends on Facebook. What a treat."

-Frank DeVoid

                        Hours

Monday          9:00AM - 12:00PM
                          7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday          7:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday   9:00AM - 12:00PM    
                          7:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday        9:00AM - 12:00PM
                          7:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday              2:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday        10:00AM - 2:00PM
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