Drop-down menu open at the bottom of your iPhone screen -- as a "Touch-n-Scroll Index". The cente,r enlarged label is chosen when you tape "Done" (located above the Touch-n-Scroll Index).
Virtual Concepts and Terms:
You are already familiar with -- and using -- many "virtual products".
To name a few...
NetFlix -- a library of virtual movie discs
iTunes -- a library of virtual songs and music discs
The Internet -- a huge "virtual global-library" of "virtual (web) pages"
VIDEO GAMES WITH AVITARS - virtual reality games!
Virtual Computers -- My Windows Computer "runs" on my Mac (via Parallels)
Updates for your applications -- virtual discs downloaded from the Internet.
3D Printing -- 3D "virtual images" devirtualized into a physical state -- used to make, for example, custom body parts. Know anyone with a "knee replacement"?
Virtual products are flooding our lives!
So why not VIRTUAL HOME MOVIES in a VIRTUAL LIBRARY!
What exactly is a Virtual Realiy Product:
A technology shift has taking place which demands a paradigm shift in thinking.
An example of "A Paradigm shift in Thinking"
When your grand parents looked into the sky as a child, all they THOUGHT they were looking at were STARS.
Enter a Paradigm Shift in Thinking... many specks of light are galaxies.
NOW, most school children Looking into the night-sky. realization that any one tiny speck of light may NOT be "just a star" but may be -- in reality -- a galaxy of stars -- larger than our own Milky-Way; a galaxy -- a galaxy that was there long before there were any eyes upon Earth to see it; and a galaxy that will be there -- long after there is nothing left of Earth itself.
Virtual-Reality: The NEW paradigm shift within the digital sciences is a technology-shift, called Virtual-Reality -- where data itself takes on a "non-physical state-of-being" of its own -- independent of any one medium -- independent of any one device -- existing in a DIGITAL-STATE-of-Being" -- "PRACTICALLY AS IF IT WERE" -- in a PHYSICAL-STATE-of-Being.
VIRTUALLY means "practically the same as".
In that context, a Virtual-DVD, is a 100% DIGITAL-STATE DVD -- that exists and functions and can be transported -- "practically the same as" a "physical DVD dics".
In fact, the plastic disc, itself -- is NOT the DVD. The actual DVD is
the "digital disc image" BURNED into
the plastic disc!
They are two different things!
If you did NOT already know that, you may have just had -- a Paradigm Shift in Thinking -- and you can NOW and NEVER AGAIN look at a physical DVD the same way!
Could the "DVD disc image" be "burned" on a memory chip -- and work as a Solid-State™ DVD?
Sure it can. You can even put your entire Home Movie collection (library) of DVDs on a little flash drive! You can use it to play the DVD disc images or even "burn" more physical DVD disc!
That is exactly what our Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ (drive) is all about!
And we empower you to make as many of these Solid-State DVDs as you and your family could every want!
In fact we encourage it; because the more copies you give to other family members -- the better chance some of them will survive the ages! Why?
Virtual-Products are FAMILY-SUSTAINABLE -- WITH NO EXPIRATION DATE.
Anything in a "Virtual State" has the potential to exist FOREVER!
This is another paradigm shift in the Video Archive Sciences.
I mean, stop, and think about it...
Would you rather have a "physical" DVD
that last 2 to 5 years...
that needs a physical DVD player
that is a pain to travel with
that is a pain to duplicate
Would you rather have a "virtual" DVD
that lasts for 1000 plus years..
That you could make a kazillion physical DVD discs from
That you could copy to every computer in the world
That you could made billions of Solid-State DVDs from
That you could carry on your key-chain or in your wallet
That you could upload to "The Cloud"
That you could play FROM a chip -- on both Mac or PC
Virtual-Imaging™: Transforming "Physical-images" into "Media-FREE™ Images" -- with "Universal Compatibility" -- and long term "Family Sustainability".
The following are a few terms and definitions:
Product Life is the longevity of a good sold in the marketplace.
Media Life isoften described in terms of LONGEVITY.
Video Life isoften described in terms of LONGEVITY.
Media Life and Video Life have traditionaly been associated as "one-and-the-same" --
"Film Transfer" Companies create video archives from movie film (in theory).
Film-Transfer™: Temporarily re-embodying (capturing) an image FROM one a physical medium ONTO another physical medium; A kind of Image-Reincarnation™ (without any religious connotation). Image life is tied to both media longevity AND media-player longevity.
Example: A physical Film transfer (capture) to a physical DVD disc -- where the images (like your family home movies) are again re-embodied (captured) -- until the failure (death) of the DVD disc (2 to 5 years) OR the DVD player dies or until the DVD Disc Player Industry itself fails.
Exapmple: A recent fatality in the Music Industry, was CD Music Discs -- not because CDs or CD-players failed, but because the marketplace failed -- to support them -- voting with dollars in favor of "virtual-discs" and "virtual-disc players" -- in the flavors of Apple and Blackberry. Have you seen any CD stores -- or CD/bookstores -- lately? Have YOU sunk to stealing -- "STRipping" -- your own CD library -- as virtal-discs -- with iTunes or Windows Media Player?
If you have, then what comes next will entertain you.
If you have not, what comes next will cause the needle on your paradigm meter-- to shift -- but I warn you, if that happens, you will NOT "get over it".
Film Virtualization™: To lift or resurrect or free an image from is bond or bondage with a physical medium; and TRANSFORM IT INTO a Media-FREE™ Digital-State-of-Being (i.e., a Virtual-State™);
The act of giving physical images (like your family home movies) 100% digital existence (i.e., Virtually-For-EVER™):
A kind of Digital-Existential-Realization™ (without any religious connotation); To Virtualize-Images™ from movie film into their own FREE™ Virtual-State of digial-being - potentially forever.
Comment: Yes, you have seen NetFix and the stars in the sky -- but did you "Real-Eyes™ what your were looking at -- when you saw it?
Example: A Film Virtualization™ gives moving images Virtually-For-EVER™ -- as in the creation of a Virtual-DVD (i.e., as a Disc-FREE™ Device-FREE™ DVD -- needing no physical disc -- to exist; and needing no physical disc player -- to play);
Having Virtually-For-EVER™ frees the Virtual-DVD for Cloud-Cloning™ and Strategic Replication™ -- to assume new "virtrual-state" and new "physcial-state" products;
For Example: A Virual-DVD can easily transdescend into a embodied physical-state
as a Solid-State-DVD,
or as a new DVD Disc,
or mirror itself as a Cloud-DVD, etc.;
Once virtualized a DVD Disc-IMAGE is
born and unborn.
(You may blink now...but stay tuned for this...)
longevity is no longer a question;
Image longevity is a decision.
To transend; or to transfer;
To be; or NOT to be;
That is the quesiton.
How to do it,
Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™: An archive to store, retrieve, view, duplicate and "burn" Virtual-Movies™ -- with the archive itself being in a Virtual-State™ (independent of any one Physical Device).
The Virtually-For-EVER™ Preservation-Library™ is engineered for the purpose of being both cloned and replicated -- to any physical or virtual state.
Virtually-For-EVER™ Library is compliant with Virtual-DVDs, Virtual-Blu-rays, V-Social-Media, and Master Files of any format -- which can be and are "Virtually-Containerized™" -- for use on any computer platform including Mac, PC, and The Cloud -- using ISO, IMG, CDR, AVI, QuickTime, ProRes, H.264/MP4, MPEG4, and any other "Universally Compatitible Digital Container™"(UCD Container™).
A bunch of "Dumb-Video-Files™" on a "Dumb-Drive™" is USELESS to most people, because after being attached to a computer -- the Dumb-Drive™ does nothing!
The Dumb-Video-Files™, if you can find them, offer the layman no intellegent clue as to
what kind of files they are
what they are used for NOR
what is needed to play them.
Even if you "figure it ALL out", you will find the Dumb-Drives™ and Dumb-Videos™
are "dependent" (THE KEYWORD DEFINING THEM AS NOT VIRTUAL)
are "dependent" upon a specific computer,
are "dependent" upon a specific operating system, AND
are "dependent" (many times) upon a specific software package.
A Dumb-Drive™ with Dumb-Video-Files™ does NOT qualify as a Virtual-Archive™.
It qualifies as USELESS -- to your family -- NOW AND IN THE FUTURE!
The only thing DUMBER than
on a "Dumb-Drive™" --
is paying for
FYI: Our Virtually-For-EVER™ Library and Virtually-For-EVER™ Files -- are very SMART™.
For Example: 4K Video on a hard drive is NOT a Virtual-Archive™. Plug the drive into, "...what kind of computer, with what kind of boards, and what kind of display, with what kind of software? And then what?" Most families do not have the knowledge nor the equipment to use 4K video files. They just want "to play video" -- but they can't even do that! But if they could, they would find the 4K video is poluted with artifacts from "hyper-formating" tiny 8mm film. This is a DUMB-Transfer™ -- looking for Dumb-Money™.
Is a true "Virtual-Archive™", ALL family members can play and use!
Specifically YOU and YOUR family Can
Burn products you know about --
like Blu-rays --
from you Home-Move™ Library
Clone Virtually-For-EVER products you will SOON learn about
like Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ Drive -- Solid-State DVDs™
like Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ Drive -- for Social-Media
like Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drive
like Virtual-master files
And, yes, you can WATCH Virtual-Home-Movies™!
And you get a "down-sized" version --
on a tiny flash drive which we call
Home-Movies™ In-A-Flash™ drive
Technically, it is "Virtual" -- so YOU CAN NOT SEE IT;
HOWEVER, we ship it to you on a
hard drive or
solid state drive or
From there, you can -- litterally load it -- all over the world!
A long term storage system which itself is
Existing in a "Virtual" Digital-State™
Independent of any one "Physical-State™" device or medium
Host-Compatible™ with any Physical-State™ device or medium
Means the Virtual-Archive™
Can reside on, and
Can migrate to
any Dumb-drive™ device or
any Recordable medium or
"The Internet Cloud"
in the future.
Your Virtual-Archive™ will be around
Longer than any device and
Longer than any media
which "only host" the Virtual-Archive™.
Using many hosts over a long time
Means, yes, The Potentual Of..
Virtual-Archive Management Tools
The Virtual Video™ media player
The Virtual-Archive™ Strategic Plan
The Clonable-Archetcture™ of the Virtual-Archive™
which facilitates cloning and replication of the Virtual-Archive™
These tools can be modified, updated, replaced, or added-to in the future.
Tools Are Used To
Perpetuate the Virtually-For-EVER of YOUR of Home Movies
Duplicate them virtually,
Replicate them physically, and
View them for the integrity
Make Solid-State DVDs
Duplicate the Virtually-For-EVER Library itself
Specifically YOU and YOUR family Can
Burn products you know about --
like Blu-rays --
from you Home-Move™ Library
Clone Virtually-For-EVER products you will SOON learn about
like Virtual-Solid-State DVDs™
like Virtual-Social-Media Files
like Virtual Video™ Virtually-For-EVER™ Drives™
like Virtual-master files
Tools Are Part Of Virtual-Archive™
Where they are needed
When they are needed
Traveling with the Virtual-Archive™
Royaty Free for Gifting
Booting from the Virtual-Archve™
Themselves being in a "Virtual" Digital-State™"
"Home-Movies™ are NOT just for home, any more!"™
"Home-Movies™ are Virtually-For-Ever™!"™
Virtual-Imaging™ Services and Products
Our Definition of Virtualization:
To FREE™ images
from any Physical-State™ (medium or disc), and
from any Physical-Device™ (player/recorder); and,
Re-Create a pure, 100% Digital-State™ Virtual-Product™
which is Self-Containerized for universal use
Disc Image (img, cdr, ISO)container
MPEG-2 (DVD) container
which is Device-FREE™
which is Media-FREE™
which is FREE-TO-Reproduce for others
Add-VALUE™ to the Virtual-Product™
making it better than its original physical state
making it more functional than its original physical state
making it digitally-clonable and
making it physically-replicatable
For Example: A device or software "dependant", proprietary video file -- which we call a Dumb-File™ -- is NOT a Virtual-File™.
Most Dumb-Video-Files are dependant on specific video editors, or players, or legal considerations.
To be "virtualized" a format must be "packaged" in a
"Universally Compatitible Digital Container"(UCD Container™)--
which means when a computer or software package "sees" the "container"
(U C D Container™)
they "know" what is in it, AND
they "know" what to do with it".
UCD Containers are commonly called
Wrapper files or Container files.
They are very similar to "disc image" (DMG) files, ISO, IMG, CDR,
with Video Familly specific (Specification) names like
AVI, QuickTime, ProRes, H.264/MP4, MPEG4, and etc.
We "Transfer" movie film to "Virtualize" Moving Images
Before and After Virtually-For-EVER Transfers and
Virtual Video™ Tape-N-DVD™ Transfers
Virtual Video™ and Post-Production Enhancements
Acceptable for HDTV Broadcast Quality
Acceptable for PBS, Fox, and NBC Sub-contractors
Acceptable for National Archives
With Custom-Clip-by-Clip Color-Enhancement™
Better than your original movie film or video-source™
Or Your Money Back
Which YOU determine using
Trust with Verification with our
U-Pay-as-U-Approve Business Model
your work in
your home using
your equipment with
your family members.
Easy for you and your family to "Learn-N-Love™!
Exceeding Virtual-Archive™ Standards of both
The National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
Library of Congress (LC)
With On-Board Library Management Tools
With On-Board Royalty-Free Media Player
With On-Board Tutorial
Universal Computer Compatibility
Independent of any digital device or medium
Simple U-Drag-N-Drop™ Duplication
Using By-the-Coded-Numbers™ Library Files
Virtual-Cloning ALL of, or
Virtual-Cloning parts of,
YOUR Virtual-Home-Movies™ Archive
To any other storage device or
To The Internet Cloud
Protects YOUR Virtual-Copyright-Assets™
Most people do not know they have "Copyrigh-Assests" when they contract to have a video product, like a DVD disc, made.
Copyright-Assets are, in our case,
Before and After Virtual-master files
Virtual-Disc-Images for DVDs and Blu-rays
Copyrite Assets ARE MORE VALUABLE than the video product itself.
Our Virtual-Archive™ Library Protects
WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT...
Your Video master files
Used to MAKE ALL your Virtual-Products™
Your Virtual Disc-IMAGE™ Container-Files
Used to make your Physical-Discs
Protects YOUR Physical Discs:
DVDs and Blu-rays
That we all love -- and know how to use!
Simple-to-Burn™ DVD discs on your Mac or PC
That Rival your Virtual-master files
Simple-to-Duplicate Solid-State DVD Library
From your own Solid-State DVD Library
Quality Assurance Motto:
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" Policy.
YOU are our Quality Control Department
Each and every Volume made from YOUR Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™
Just like a "test reel"
You preview a "confirmation video"
In your own home
With YOUR own equipment
With YOUR own family
Preferably within 10 days or receipt.
You have a Money Back Guarantee™
If your your Confirmation Video is not BETTER
than your original film or video.
You are in complete control of
Moving your project forward
Or placing it "on hold in these unsure economic times".
Post-Sales Family Support Motto:
"Once a Client; Always a Client"
We offer Post-Sales Assistance
For YOU and
For YOUR members of your family
After all, you and we do it for them!
DVD Discs are last decades' technology.
DVDs NEVER WERE and ARE NOT NOW "archive worthy"!
We make thousands of DVD discs each year! However...
We do NOT sell DVD discs -- even "archive gold" type DVD discs -- as being "archive worthy".
Welcome to this decade with our...
Virtually-For-EVER™ Home-Movies™ Library™ System:
Exceeds the Standards of the National Archives and The Library of Congress!
The typical product mix pictured above:
Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drives™,
Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ Drive ,
Blu-ray and DVD Discs,
Plus On-board Virtual-Management Tools™
FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE -- THAN THE COST OF 'JUST DVD DISCS!
The word "virtual", as used here, denotes a "Digital-State" NOT dependent any one physical media for its existence.
The word "archiving" means the ongoing process of preserving movie film and video -- long term -- for functional use.
The word "system", as used here, denotes many components
unified in ONE PURPOSE - the purpose of REPLICATION -- Forever.
However we have built FUN-ctionality™ into "the system".
Old archive strategies
say -- "to insure longevity -- spare no expense to hold and protect -- the video media". In the computer industry, magnetic tape and backups were the foundation of long term storage. Tape had disadvantages. It was slow to use, bulky, and used a dated transport system.
Example: Minium Archive: 2 master tapes -- stored in a vault.
New archive strategies
say - "to insure longevity
FREE Video Data from traditional video media -- like discs .
Make the video archive a Self-Contained System -- With 3 major elements:
A) Video Storage -- with enouh room for expansion,
B) a Tutorial -- on How to Use and Duplicate Videos from the Archive, and
C) a Video Media Player-- to periodically review and test videos.
Diversify Home Movie Videos into different video formats -- according to the different ways people use videos.
Make the video archive cheap and easy to share and duplicate -- with friends and family. For those who have an interest in preserving the video archive -- give them a complete copy of the archive -- with "archive masters".
As media technology shifts, and since your video images are NOT tied to any one media (virtual), future generations of your family can simply adapt the Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ to the newer technologies -- thus the process of "archiving" continues indefinitely into the future.
Make Archive Expandable. "Archiving System" implies that you and future generation can ADD new video to your Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ -- in the future -- using what we have done -- as an "archiving"
Our Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ is part software, part tutorial, part strategic archive planning, part storage technology from last decade, and part technology from this decade.
The Foundation of our Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™
is what we call Virtually-For-EVER master files For HDTV-- Your Home Movies which have been IMAGE™ and Color Enhanced for HDTV. Your Virtually-For-EVER master files For HDTVare used to make ALL "other video formats"in your Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™. Each video format targets a set of functional uses -- by different family members.
Some video formats targeting preservation and editing.
Some target use with HDTV.
Some target legacy technology (like DVD players).
Some target Internet use.
Some target the need of cheap and easy sharing (distribution).
With our Strategic Video Archive System you can make ALL the products below --
as many as your entire family will EVER need -- FOREVER!
Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ -- For-EVER!
Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drives™ (pictured above)
THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR ARCHIVE SYSTEM
Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drives™
are custom loaded (as ordered) with...
Device-FREE™ Disc-IMAGES™ for DVD
Device-FREE™ Disc-IMAGES™ for Blu-ray
Social-Media™ files for the Internet, PC and Mac
Primal-Film™ master files -- a historical replica of your old legacy video
Virtually-For-EVER master files For HDTV-- the IMAGE™ & Color Enhanced files which is the foundation of ALL other video product made for you and that you will ever make.
are also loaded with...
On-Board Archive Tutorial™ -- Shows how to use your Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™
On-Board Archive Media-Player™ -- to test your Virtual-IMAGE™ videos -- on both Mac & PC
On-Board 1000 Years Strategic Video Archive Plan™
You and your family can duplicate your Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drives™ --
AND DUPLICATE ANY OF THE OTHER PRODUCTS ABOVE!
IMPORTANT NOTE: To have a "true archive" you MUST have at minimum 4 mirrored" Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drives™ -- to truly protect your videos!
We EMPOWER YOU to do this, however, if you are uncomfortable with duplication hard drives,
we can do this for you, too -- upon request!
Last, but not least, these products are FUN -- to USE and SHARE!
Better yet, just duplicate the Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ Drive!
For everyone in your family!
No flash-on-hand? Simply copy the chip to their PC or MAC!
Let them make their own Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ Drive later
using the On-board Tutorial
Home Movies-N-a-Flash™ Drive for Social-Media
PC & Mac
Loaded with ONLY Social-Media™ for the Internet
Does NOT have Virtual-DVDs -- to save space
Stores TONS of MP4 Social-Media™ Video files in a tiny space.
For Video Tape Transfer Clients
Physical Blu-ray Disc-IMAGES™
Our Virtual-DVD are
With NO RECORDING ERRORS
Every DVD made from a "Virgin-State", Dual-Pass Rendered, Disc-IMAGE Virtual-DVD will be the absolute "The Best" it can be!
Bottom Line: The concept of a DVD on ONLY a disc -- tied to a DVD player --
is a relic of "old school thinking" -- and,
is fraudulent and damaging by companies who want to sell you DVD discs for archiving purposes, in my opinion, especially if the workd "archive" is in the name of the disc branding or "implied by the company -- because the color of the disc is "gold".
Physical DVD Discs
Physical Blu-ray Discs
Yes, ROUND PHISICAL DISCS
for your DVD/Blu-ray DISC PLAYER!
So what if they are "out-dated" -- I love my DVDs and Blu-ray discs!
I know how to use them -- they look great on HDTV!
Dual-Pass Rendering gives you...
Quality that rivals your Digial-Film™ files
"The Best Home Movies Can Be on HDTV™"
Note: NO SINGLE-PASS STRipping!
Actual media products pictured above are representational only
Of different styles and technologies available.
Actual media produces delivered --
WHICH CONTAIN YOUR Virtually-For-EVER LIBRARY --
will vary according to
newer & better emerging products becoming available, and
according to client's storage needs and requests.
For example, new solid state products are appearing weekly.
For example, 250Gb Flash Drives are replacing 250Gb Hard Drives.
For example, USB-2 devices are being replaced by USB-3 devices.
We can CONVERT YOUR DRIVES
To Virtual-LIFE™ Virtual-Home-Movies™ Library-Drive
For a flat fee for each drive convert to a Virtually-For-EVER™ Library™ Drive™ ,