Testimonials About Classic Conversions
"The videos were amazing!! You did such an excellent job. I can't speak highly enough of the joy these videos will bring. And the way you did the music was wonderful too.
You not only enrich videos, you enrich peoples’ lives. Thanks again, and all the best!"
- Matt Gibson, Hoboken, NJ
"Classic Conversions did an excellent job for us transferring old Super 8mm films to both DVD's and USB's. The owner Bob needed to clean and re-splice the films that we had sent to him. Additionally, he also transferred both our own wedding video and our parents' 50th wedding anniversary from VHS tapes to DVD's, besides storing everything as .mp4 files onto USB flash drives for us.
We actually used Classic Conversions approximately 17 years ago when we sent them home movies from my husband's family collection. We were so pleased to learn that they were still doing this work after contacting them about our new project.
It was a pleasure working with Classic Conversions. Bob took the time to confirm exactly how we wanted the project developed at each stage, had excellent suggestions, and would always contact us during the process to keep us updated. There were many reels/cannisters of films, and he followed the sequence that we requested perfectly.
One of the most impressive parts of the project was the addition of background music and some sound effects that were added to the "silent" films that we had. It was surprising how that made a usual boring home movie come to life after so many years!!
The music chosen was perfect for every scene and time period, and the DVD title pages were organized into "Chapters" and "Titles" - which made it easier for us to navigate using the remote control making the viewing very user friendly.
We highly recommend the craftsmanship and professionalism of Classic Conversions at what we considered affordable prices. Our only disappointment was our not having more films and video tapes in storage for them to work on!!!"
- Teresa and Steve,
New Egypt, NJ
"Great experience, We had Classic Conversion transfer over some old family films to dvd. We had no idea what was on them but were pleasantly surprised to soon find out, as they did a great job organizing and transferring everything over for us. The color and quality looked better than expected, and they were even able to organize everything in chronological order. The transfers ended up coming to approximately 90 minutes and the rate was very reasonable for the amount of work that had to be done. We love our new family album, and going through this whole process turned out to be an all-around wonderful experience. I would highly recommend using Classic Conversions as Bob and his staff were very thorough and professional, and all of their work is outstanding!"
- Mary Ornstein, Manhattan
"Thanks for doing an absolutely PHENOMENAL JOB converting our old home movies into our very own family DVD album. It was so enjoyable to watch the life of our family unfold. You definitely should include boxes of Kleenex with all your packages ;-) I am actually going to show this to my family either tomorrow or Monday. I can't thank you enough for the great presentation, attention to detail, thoughtful and enjoyable music selection and sound effects. What an unbelievably stupendous job. I wish there was more footage -- and I can't WAIT to see the reactions of my family. Many many thanks for the outstanding service you provided, making it so easy for us all to re-live our great family memories over and over again."
- Stephanie Karp, Brooklyn, NY
"I went to Classic Conversions to have a bunch of old family films transferred to DVD, and it turned out that a lot of editing was involved. The owner Bob was great and very patient with me, and the entire project took 1-1/2 years because of my scheduling issues. He made all the various corrections I requested every time we previewed the next phase of the job, and at no time ever complained about what turned out to be a large number of changes and excellent results."
- Paula Lardiere, Rutherford, NJ
"Last night I saw the film reels that you transferred for my brother and me. It came out great and we were VERY impressed with the soundtrack you did. The music choices were perfect and the transition from one tune to the next flowed beautifully with the change of scenes. You did a excellent and professional job! Thanks so much for finishing it on time for our Dad's 70th birthday. He simply loved it!"
- Jill Rothstein, Freehold, NY
"Your DVD was the highlight for our whole family's holiday get-together. Thanks so much!"
- Ruth Conroy, Elmwood Park, NJ
"I just wanted to Thank you again for the video you created of our family films. I appreciate the fact that you finished the job on time, and believe it or not, I was able to get Fed Ex to deliver the master tape to my parents in Virginia in time for Mom's birthday! They received the video 10 a.m. on Saturday, watched it immediately and absolutely loved it! They said it was the best present we could have given them. Thanks so much for helping us make that happen. I really think we scored a Grand Slam with this special gift!"
- Diane Fama, Fairlawn, N.J.
"Thanks again for your splendid work putting together the video of my family. We viewed the tape as a family at Christmas (as you know, it was a complete surprise to everyone) and turned out to be a huge success. The video had some delightful special effects, not overdone, just enjoyable. And at the same time you were sensitive to my detailed instructions of what-went-where, and the overall look of the piece. I think it was the most warmly received gift I ever gave. I look forward to our next project."
- C. Walter, Kingsville, Md
"Thank you for the wonderful job you did, it was well received by the board and added a dimension to our presentation that I don't think we could've achieved any other way. Again a million thanks!"
- Dr. Regina Barna/Dir. Spec. Svcs., Rutherford Board of Ed.
"Bob did a terrific job of transferring old family movies from 1950s and 1960s to DVD and providing us with multiple copies. We ended up with a two-DVD set of very high quality that we gave to family members over the holidays. Bob was a pleasure to work with, very responsive to our requests and offered very helpful suggestions. We were especially pleased with the seamless editing between blocks of material, removal of distortion from what began as old 33mm film, and the accompanying background music - which was very appropriate to the content of the video and made viewing it much more pleasurable. Classic’s pricing was quite reasonable, and we will be returning there to have other transfer work done in the future."
- Paul Stepansky, Upper Montclair, NJ
"Classic Conversions converted an existing digital video file to a high quality QuickTime file for my email. Bob understood all the instructions given....and did the job perfectly on the first try. Was quick and efficient in a extremely short period time of turnaround."
- Claire Deming, Manhattan"
"Thanks again for all your good work. It has been a pleasure working with you over the last few years. You have done excellent work on all occasions, and have proven to be most patient and helpful with all of our concerns and various requests. I can't begin to tell you how happy you've made me and the members of my family. Preserving movie memories from such obsolete technologies to today's current standard is an art as well as an indispensable service. For my money you are one, if not the best in this field.."
- David J. Mears, Washington D.C
"Bob transferred an old VHS onto a DVD for a father's day gift. I had a tight deadline and he worked quickly to get it done in time for the holiday. He also added some special touches that I hadn't thought of to make it more special. He provides a great service and I definitely recommend him."
- Rachel DʼAlessandro, Rochelle Park, NJ
"My sonʼs wrestling tapes were transferred to DVDs by Classic Conversions. We had seven tapes with three different kids on them, which made it a very involved process. Bob took the time to seperate each one to create an album for each, that had chapters and music in the end product. I noticed he had also made a number of improvements to a few sections once I reviewed the finished project. I was very happy with the results, and had a number of copies made for other members of our family."
- Cynthia Settembrino, Lyndhurst, NJ
"We had Classic Conversions transfer our slides, and then from there create a slide show set to music. Bob did an outstanding job on the transfer and slide show, the latter used as a presentation to show during a party celebrating my father's 95th birthday. Bob did an excellent job coordinating the slides to the accompanying music, including both with the timing and selection of music. The slides I gave him were well over 50 years old, and he made them look like new. In addition he also put the slides (and photos I later emailed him) onto a flashdrive that I could then use in a digital frame to give to my father so he’d be able to see these pictures at any time he'd like. Bob was a pleasure to deal with, and I was very appreciative of the speed with which he finished this job."
- Betsy Crocker, Madison, NJ
"CC made four CD's from tapes made in Dec 1992. There were at least 9 audio tapes that were choppy, disjointed and amateurish. The owner Bob organized the material, edited it, and even made cases for the cd's with appropriate graphics. Second job: Edited ancient family tapes, organized the material, improved quality. I located a tape of my late husband singing with a friend,harmonizing, playing their guitars and I can even hear the fire crackling in the fireplace behind them. Another tape had a group of dear relatives sitting around the table while my father and mother, a couple of my aunts and uncles, my brother and my sister-in-law, and my husband shared our unique brand of family humor while the parents and uncles related stories from the past. Except for my brother and his wife all of those people are now deceased, and it was so special to hear those voices again and again... Everything about this experience has been positive."
- Sydney Sue Helfand, Saddle River, NJ
"I am grateful beyond words for Bob's work at Classic Conversions in what became for me a difficult emotional journey through the decades (the 1950s through the 2000s), as we chronicled our family history on 8mm movies, VHS tapes, slides and still photographs - shortly after my mother's passing in October 2017. I would soon be flying to back to the family home in Wyckoff, New Jersey for a two-week trip, and be sorting through years of accumulated memories, all in preparation for my mother's upcoming memorial service and family reunion. I had originally initiated this project with a local company where I live in California, but it had turned out to be a great disappointment, as they did not provide the services advertised. I could tell that they didn't really care, that I was just another client, and it was obviously reflected in their work (they didn't even clean up the footage as promised, which turned out to be an extra fee that I paid for, but service never received).
I found Bob at Classic Conversions online, and in the process of further researching his services and speaking with him in person, discovered that apparently here was someone that was proven competent in handling these types of projects, and grew increasingly confident that he would be able to handle mine, one which was definitely going to be VERY time sensitive and challenging, with a lot of 8mm footage to review, sort through and be arranged in correct chronological sequences, plus be given a thorough and much needed clean-up. I explained that we had boxes of 8mm home movies, slides, snapshots, etc. stored in the attic of our family home with some descriptions on some of the boxes, but many more that were blank mysteries that yet needed to be solved? I would review the boxes the night I arrived in New Jersey, hoping that I would be able to bring these items to Bob at his studio early the next day, whereupon I informed him that I would be needing a DVD finalized in time for the family reunion in 12 days. Admittedly this was an extraordinary amount of work to be done in such a short period of time!
Once we got together to review the material (and much to my surprise), I became unexpectedly emotional, and appreciative not only of Bob's support, but knowing that he understood how meaningful (and at the same time how difficult) an endeavor this was for me.
In the days that followed I became so preoccupied with emptying out our family home, preparing for the memorial, etc. that I had to consult with Bob either by email and phone in order to answer his questions regarding my family timeline, ID certain family members, and in general help fill-in the blanks, etc. He accommodated my request to use his best judgment for editing, concentrating on select choice footage, and keep the final product contained to within 50 minutes as I had requested. He impeccably reviewed, edited, and revised all the material, while improving the overall quality in the process - in the end finalizing the finished product as both a DVD and online presentation via Youtube, which made it possible for family members (who had still yet to arrive) to view it while still in transit to Wyckoff, N.J.
I was truly impressed and grateful for Bob offering me much of his time, understanding, and support for a project as complex and emotional as this one was.
As a side note, I was truly amazed at his very reasonable prices, so I had to give him a bonus for that as well. I have already recommended Classic Conversions to my friends in Bergen County, and after returning to California, Bob and I continued to work together on yet another memorable although less significant project, finishing up in time to commemorate what would've been my dad's 97th birthday in early November.
In sum, Bob's efforts at Classic Conversions helped me during a most difficult time in more ways than I can begin to describe, and I couldn't have been more satisfied with the final results and the way everything had turned out."
- Kathy Orsini (Oakland, CA)
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