Matt's Time Machine

Welcome to Matt's Time MachineMatt's Time Machine

My name is Matt, and I specialize in HandyCam video and audio transfer, digitizing, restoring, archiving, repairing, and converting a wide variety of media. Formats include video and audio recordings, photos, negatives, slides, and computer data formats. I can convert, repair, upscale, clean, and restore your old recordings, family videos, films, photos, and files into modern file formats which can then be easily backed up and saved onto various modern physical storage formats such as a portable USB hard drive or USB thumb drive memory stick, CD ROM, or DVD any of which can be easily distributed to others. Or I can upload the restored data files onto online media services of your choice such as YouTube, Google Drive, DropBox, WeTransfer, etc.

Matt's Time MachineI am experienced in video, audio, and photo restoration. I can remove noise and other distractions in audio recordings. I can reduce graininess and fix color issues, upscale video, and provide many other amazing improvements. As a lifetime musician and sound designer, I have a trained sensitive ear and the requisite audio editing skills to apply the proper corrections to make your precious recordings look and sound their very best!

Do you have boxes of old family photos? I can digitize them and put them on a portable media storage device that you can easily copy and distribute to your family members for future generations to enjoy. Yes, I can also repair broken or damaged tapes and extract the valuable contents from them.

The most important thing is to NOT WAIT. All magnetic-based media and printed media deteriorate over time. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of permanently losing the data and your precious memories. In time all media will fail beyond the point of recovery and then it is gone forever. So if you are in the USA and you have a project in mind, email me at matt@patchmanmusic.com to inquire about my services and what I can do for you to preserve your precious memories.

Matt's Time Machine Some media data formats I can work with:

  • DVD Video, Blu-ray DVD
  • DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • DVD Camcorder Disks (Small format 1.4 GB DVD Disks)
  • VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS ET, D-VHS, SECAM, MESECAM, N-PAL, PAL, M-PAL, NTSC. If you have a VHS tape of any sort- from Europe, Asia, or anywhere in the world- I can digitize it for you!
  • Beta VCR Video Tapes
  • 8mm Video8, Hi8, Digital8 Tapes (from Sony Handycam and Panasonic and other camcorders)
  • DV and HDV (720p, 1080i) Handicam Tapes (from camcorders)
  • 8mm Film Reels (no sound)
  • Printed Photos, Photo Negatives, Slides, Photographs
  • Audio LPs, 45s, 78s. Yes, I can restore vintage 78 RPM records!
  • Audio Cassettes
  • Mini-Cassette Audio Tapes (from answering machines, dictation recorders etc.)
  • 8 Track Audio Tapes
  • Reel to Reel Tapes
  • DAT Audio Tapes
  • CD and Mini-CD Audio Compact Discs
  • Mac / PC CD ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, Hard Drives (SCSI, USB, FireWire, etc.)
  • Sony MiniDiscs
  • Mac 3 1/2" Floppy Disks (400k, 800k, 1.4mb, etc.)
  • PC 3 1/2" Floppy Disks (720k, 1440k, etc.)
  • USB Thumb Drives
  • SD, micro SD, mini SD, MMC, MMC Micro, Duo, M2, MD, xD, SMC, MG, MS, MS Pro, Duo Pro, CF Compact Flash I and II, PCMCIA Cards, etc.
  • Mac / PC Iomega Zip and Jaz Disks
  • Various Mac / PC video and audio file formats including MOV, MPG, M4V, AVI, MP2, MP3, MP4, SD2, WAV, AIF, AIFF, etc.
  • Various Mac / PC photo and data file formats including JPG, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, GIF, BMP, RAW, PNG, TXT, etc.
  • Others formats are available

Matt's Time Machine Formats that I currently cannot work with:

  • U-Matic Video
  • Large sized floppies such as 5-1/4" and 8", etc.
  • Quick Disk (QD) 2.8"

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