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About Video Transfer

Video Transfer Lobby

Tape Based at Birth

Long before Video Transfer started offering AV Preservation Services, it began as an audio and video tape duplicator in the suburbs of Boston in 1986.

From the beginning, Video Transfer’s success depended on an ability to reproduce content from master tapes regardless of the media format.  As it grew, Video Transfer steadily amassed an array of video and audio tape equipment for all formats and world standards.

The company’s success led to an expansion into optical disc replication, TV ad distribution, technical evaluation for broadcast, and closed captioning.

AV Digitizing for Tomorrow

Originally known as multimedia, Video Transfer’s  entrance into file based audiovisual content began with encoding Video CD’s, DVD’s, and video for the web.

In 2009, Video Transfer became a proud part of the National Boston family.  This added National’s renown color-corrected film transfers to our services.

Today, our services for audiovisual archivists rest on a solid foundation of accurately reproducing content from all media formats.  Add to that our experience generating and incorporating metadata and you have Video Transfer.

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Our Customers


Our Facility

Our private secure building is intentionally unnoticeable outside, yet offers on-site parking plus comfortable conference and recharging space within.

Our Location

Brookline, Massachusetts USA
Adjacent to Boston University.
Easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Our Team

As a photographer, Jim Trafidlo has been involved for many years in the visual communications field. Jim serves as our main point of contact and keeps internal activities aligned with customer requirements.
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Jim Trafidlo
New Business Develpment and Project Management
Serving as Video Transfer's engineer through it's many transitions, Nash Bly prepares tailored systems and procedures for transfers. He digitizes audio and video formats of all types and maintains a wide variety of analog and digital conversion, quality control, and IT equipment.
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Nash Bly
Engineering and Operations
Mark Andersson is among the earliest of the company's employees and often leads the team's way into the newest technologies and techniques. Mark performs a wide variety video and media related services for our clients.
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Mark Andersson
Video Operations
Steve Baldwin's keen visual sensitivity and sensibility are well known in Boston where he has served the film community and local film students for years. He's been trusted to beautifully reproduce film images for many important projects for film archives such as PBS and the Boston Public Library.
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Steve Baldwin
Film Transfer Colorist
Bringing together and coordinating all facets of our operations from finance to production, Tamara Ball has been at the center of it all at National Boston. Tam performs resource scheduling and tracks active projects.
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Tamara Ball
Operations Manager
Creating digital video systems for collaboration is Steve Kuettel's focus at National Boston. He configures and maintains computer workstations, digital storage systems, and fiber optic data networks.
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Steve Kuettel

Audiovisual Digitization and Reformatting for Preservation

Preserve content from a wide variety of legacy audiovisual media types.

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Video Transfer is Ready


Let’s work together on your next AV preservation project


Additional Media Services

Editing, production, sound sweetening, and graphics are available at National Boston, Rumblestrip Audio, and National Ministry of Design