Digital Roots Studio - SF Bay Area

510 922 8481

4187 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA

Mon 8am-2pm, Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

 

Audio Output Options – Compressed & Uncompressed

 

 

Whats the difference?

 

Audio files that are uncompressed are lossless: there's no loss of quality. Audio files that are compressed or lossy: permanently removes some of the file's data.

 

Uncompressed Lossless (no loss of quality, best for mastering)

 

  • AIFF -  “Audio Interchange File Format” is an uncompressed audio format created by Apple that can be used in Mac Applications and many PC applications. Good for mastering or high quality backup.
  • WAV – “Waveform Audio File Format” is an uncompressed  files was created by IBM. Compatible with PC applications and the vast majority of  Mac applications. Good for mastering or high quality backup.

 

Compressed Lossy (loss of quality, best for sharing and saving space)

 

  • MP3 – One of the most common compressed file formats used.  MP3 files are about 1/10th the size of a WAV file, so you are losing some quality, but are the most popular because of the small size: they're easy to share and back-up when space is an issue.  Easily used on Mac and PC.  NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MASTERING.
  • WMA -  “Windows Media Audio” is proprietary software created by Windows, so its compatible with PC systems, but runs into compatibility issues on a Mac.  Files are generally about the same size as MP3.  NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MASTERING.

 

Compressed Lossless (no loss of quality, many applications don't support)

 

  • FLAC – “Free Lossless Audio Codec” is an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. Zip files work very similar to FLAC. FLAC is a good choice to maintain quality and save space. FLAC files are compatible with both PC and Apple, but not all applications support FLAC, so its not as popular as MP3 or WAV.

 

 

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           Mon 8am-2pm Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

510 - 922 -8481

4187 Piedmont Ave Oakland 94611

Video Transfer

VHS Tape Transfer

VHS to AVI MOV MP4

VHS-C to Digital

SVHS to DVD

Hi8 8mm or Video

HDV to MPEG

PAL VHS SVHS MiniDV

DVCam MiniDVCam

Video Transfer Services

DVD Duplication

Film Transfer

16mm Film Transfer

16mm Sound Film

Super 8 Film Transfer

8mm Film Transfer

SD or HD Film Capture

Frame by Frame

AVI MOV or MP4

Image Sequence Output

TIFF JPEG or PNG

Blu-ray & Playable DVD

Photo Scanning

Photo Album Scanning

Loose Photos

Scrapbook Scanning

Oversized Images

Newspaper Scaning

CD-ROM DVD-ROM

Color Correction

JPEG or TIFF

Photo Restoration

8 Bit - 16 Bit

35mm/Negative

35mm Slide Scanning

TIFF or JPEG Output

8 Bit TIFF - 16 Bit TIFF

Negative Scanning

Medium Format

Large Format

Super Slide Scanning

110 Format Negatives

126 Format Negative

Digital Ice Technology

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Audio Cassette Transfer

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WAV FLAC MP3 AIFF

CD Duplication

1/4'' Reel to Reel

Audio Capturing Service

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Audio Digitization

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Graduation Party

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Quinceanera

School Presentation

Business Presentation

 

 

Digital Roots Studio is located in Oakland CA on Piedmont Ave, about 8 miles from San Francisco and within a mile of two BART station. Pick-up & drop off service is available for qualifying orders in North Bay Area, South Bay Area, East Bay Area, Oakland, Piedmont, Hayward, Fremont, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, Castro Valley, union City, Emeryville, Albany, San Leandro, San Pablo, Corckett, El Sobrante, Pinole, San Lorenzo, Hercules, Rodeo, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Tri-Valley, Antioch, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Oakley, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Diablo, Napa, Sonoma, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Benicia, Peninsula, Silicon Valley, San Mateo County, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto, Los Alto, Woodside, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, Foster City, Hillsborough, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Mountain View, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Cruz & Morgan Hill. Proud member of Oakland Grown Check out our Tips & Hints & Faq

 

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