Digital Roots Studio - SF Bay Area

510 922 8481

1329 Solano Ave, Albany 94706

Mon 8am-1pm, Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

Appointment Only During COVID

Now at 1329 Solano Ave

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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.



Audio Transfer Services



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           Mon 8am-1pm Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

510 - 922 -8481

1329 Solano Ave, Albany CA 94706

Video Transfer

VHS Tape Transfer


VHS-C to Digital


Hi8 8mm or Video

Cassette Tape Transfer


DVCam MiniDVCam

Video Transfer Services

Video Cassette

Film Transfer

16mm Film Transfer

16mm Sound Film

Super 8 Film Transfer

8mm Film Transfer

SD or HD Film Capture

Frame by Frame


Image Sequence Output


Blu-ray & Playable DVD

Photo Scanning

Large Photos

Loose Photos

Vintage Photos




Scanning Service


Photo Restoration

8 Bit - 16 Bit


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

Audio Transfer

Reel to Reel Tape

Audio Cassette Transfer

Micro Cassette to MP3


CD Duplication

1/4'' Reel to Reel

Audio Cassette

Analog to Digital Service

Mini Disc Transfer

Audio Digitization

Tribute Video

Birthday Celebration

Graduation Party

Wedding Celebration

Memorial Tribute

U-Matic Tapes

Bar Mitzvah Video

Bat Mitzvah Video


School Presentation




Digital Roots Studio is in San Francisco Bay Area, Albany CA 1329 Solano Avenue. SF Bay Area video transfers, audio cassette transfers, film transfers, photo & 35mm slides scanning service to digital. Audio cassette to digital, audio tape transfer to mp3 or wav, reel to reel tape transfer to digital format, audio cd backup to digital format, audio duplication. VHS to digital, hi8 tape to DVD, miniDV tape conversion, S-VHS tape transfer to digital, PAL video tape transfer to digital, DVCam video transfer to digital, video to MOV, AVI or MP4 format. 8mm film transfer, Super 8mm film transfer, 16mm film transfer to digital, film transfer to AVI, 8mm film to MOV file, frame by frame film transfer to mp4. Bay Area photo scanning to digital, photo album scanning to JPEG, TIFF or PNG. Large scrapbook photo scanning service. 35mm slide scanning into digital, 35mm slides to JPEG, 35mm slides, Negative scanning service to digital. Negative scanning to JPG or TIFF. Large format scanning, Medium format scanning service. DAT tape transfer to digital CD, DAT tape transfer to WAV, AIFF or MP3 file format. VCR tapes to digital, home movies to digital transfer. East Bay Area, North Bay Area, South Bay Area video, audio, film and photo archiving business. Check out our Tips & Hints, Faq, Privacy Policy


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