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Tuesday
May022017

DVD Ram Video Files from camcorders

Do you have some of the Standard DVD Ram or Mini DVD Ram video discs that were made on a Sony, Hitachi, Panasonic or JVC video handycam? Often these video files are really hard to transfer due to the odd or proprietory formatting that these players used.

These video discs were a relatively short lived product that was sold around the time of Mini DV Tapes and other digital handycams,  The Discs were quite fragile and sometimes the camera was set to the wrong format, This often meant that the only way you could see the footage was to play it back on the camera. 

We can extract most of these files to regular DVD, hard drive or USB for you to then make edited files for birthdays anniversary's etc. 

Give us a call on 08 9375 3902 if you need help with a video transfer project

Mini DVD Ram for video

 

Sunday
Mar192017

ISC 2017 - massive amount of Aussie bands make finals

Press Release just received.

I want to let PRO-COPY know that the Finalists for the US based 2016 
International Songwriting Competition (ISC), have just been announced, and nearly 20% of the finalists songs came from Aussie artists! 


Called "the songwriting competition to take note of," by the New York Times, ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes. Judges for this year include: Tom Waits, Lorde, Bastille, Chris Cornell, Joe Bonamassa, Donovan, Hardwell, Ziggy Marley, India Arie, Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records), Dan McCarroll (President, Capitol/Virgin Label Group); and many, many more. 

Candace Avery
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Candace Avery
International Songwriting Competition

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Congratulates 2016 Aussie Finalists
Big Scary, Gang of Youths, Kate Miller-Heidke, Shane Nicholson, and Kirsty Lee Akers Are Among The 60 Finalists

March 17, 2017, Nashville -- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2016 finalists. Now in its 16th year, ISC is undeniably the world’s largest international songwriting competition, with over 16,000 entries coming from 137 countries from all over the world. 

The complete list of finalists can be viewed at: 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

Continuing the tradition of Australian artists being recognized by ISC, this years competition has announced that 60 Aussie songs have been named as finalists in the prestigious competition. Once again, Australia is the country with the most finalists, next to the USA. 

Australian finalists represent many different genres of music, from Rock to Pop/Top 40, Country to Americana, Blues to Christian, and many more. Candace Avery, Founder and Director of ISC, says, “Considering that there are only 355 finalists total, this is an impressive number of finalists from one country. That said, I am not surprised, because the caliber of songwriting from Australia is consistently high and always fares well with ISC. I especially look forward each year to hearing the Aussie entries.”

Both professional and amateur songriters from all over the world entered the 2016 competition, and the finalists were carefully selected by an ISC listening committee. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges that includes high-profile executives from 25 record labels as well as esteemed artists such as Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Lorde, India Arie, Bastille, Joe Bonamassa, Hardwell, Sara Evans, Donovan, Rickie Lee Jones, Ryan Bingham, and many more. Over $150,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded to 71 winners, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 (US) in cash and over $25,000 in additional prizes.

Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including obtaining recording, publishing, and licensing deals; better gigs; press and recognition; and much more. Past Aussie winners have included: Vance Joy; Gotye; Missy Higgins; Matt Corby; Kasey Chambers; The Living End; Birds of Tokyo; Eskimo Joe; Flight Facilities; Augie March; Guy Sebastian; Sarah Blasko; Troy Cassar-Daley; Kate Miller-Heidke; Jebediah; and many, many more.

All finalists' songs are currently posted as part of “People's Voice”, an online voting platform that allows the public to listen to and vote for their favorite ISC finalist. The winner of People's Voice is selected solely by public vote and is in addition to, and completely separate from, the regular winners who will be selected by the prestigious ISC judging panel. Visit 
http://www.radioairplay.com/voting2017 to listen to the 2016 ISC finalists' songs and to cast your vote. Voting will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on April 14.

The complete panel of 2016 judges include: 

Recording Artists: Chris Cornell; Lorde; Tom Waits; Ziggy Marley; American Authors; Donovan; Bastille; Joe Bonamassa; Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks); Keane; Hardwell; India Arie; Kaskade; Danilo Perez; Jay Farrar (Son Volt/ Uncle Tupelo); Vijay Iyer; Sara Evans; Afro Celt Sound System; Jesse & Joy; Gerald Casale (Devo); Mike Stern; Carlos Vives; Joy Williams (Civil Wars); Rickie Lee Jones; Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel); Ana Barbara; Salif Keita; John Mayall; Fat Joe; Luis Fonsi; Art Alexakis (Everclear); Nicholas Gunn; Ryan Bingham; Amadou & Mariam; Jordan Feliz; Matt Maher; Mariana Vega; and Femi Kuti.

Industry Executives: Craig Kallman (Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman / CEO, Sire Records); Ed Vetri (President, Wind-Up Records); Craig Balsam (Owner, Razor & Tie/Washington Square/Kidz Bop); Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records); Steve Yegelwel (Senior Vice-President, Island Records); John Esposito (Chariman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville); Afo Verde (Chairman, Sony Music Latin); Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); John Burk (President, Concord Label Group); Mike Easterlin (President, Fueled By Ramen / Roadrunner Records); Angel Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant / Producer); Aaron Bay-Schuck (President of A&R, Interscope Records); Richard Stumpf (CEO, Atlas Publishing); Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records); Gordon Kerr (CEO, Black River Entertainment); Nate Albert (EVP of A&R, Capitol Records); Kim Buie (VP of A&R, New West Records); Richard Gottehrer (Founder / Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard); Albert Schilcher (VP of Music and Music Marketing, MTV International); Nick Burgess (Sr. VP of A&R, Virgin / EMI); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Entertainment); Chris Eckman (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records); Colin Barlow (Managing Director, RCA UK); Peter Weber (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records); Jacob Edgar (Founder, Cumbancha); Laura Margolin (Publishing, Glassnote Records); Benjamin Groff (Founder, The Brill Building); Golnar Khosrowshahi (President, Reservoir Media Management); Sas Metcalfe (President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music); Carianne Marshall (Partner, Songs Music Publishing); Rich Goodman (President, Rip Tide Music Group); Chris Van Belkom (VP, Combustion Music); Tamara Conniff (EVP, Roc Nation); Jerome Spence (VP Film/TV, Secret Road); Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory); Julie Kertes (General Manager, National Parenting Publications Awards, NAPPA); Claire S. Green (President, Parents' Choice Foundation); Cyndi Nelson (General Mgr, Zanies Comedy Club); Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People); and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment).

Sponsors include: Adam Professional Audio, Berklee College of Music, Big Joe Stomp Box Company, CAD Audio, Celebrity Access, D’Addario, Dark Horse Institute, Disc Makers, Fran’s Chocolates, Gauge Precision Instruments, Gig Salad, Graph Tech, Irie Magazine, Klotz, LANDR, Lewitt, Lowden Guitars, Lurssen Mastering, Marshall, Merch Cat, Musicians Institute, oneRPM, OWC, PRA Audio, SongU.com, Sweetwater, and Thalia.

Entries are now open for the 2017 competition. For more information and to enter, go to 
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.

Friday
Mar032017

SD card formatter software for optimal speeds

If you use SD cards for audio or video data capture like us you make have reformatted via a computer.

There is software available to maintain better speeds and optimal performance

SD Card Formatter 4.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC

This software formats all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards. SD Card Formatter provides quick and easy access to the full capabilities of your SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

The SD Card Formatter was created specifically for memory cards using the SD/SDHC/SDXC standards. It is strongly recommended to use the SD Card Formatter instead of formatting utilities provided with operating systems that format various types of storage media. Using generic formatting utilities may result in less than optimal performance for your memory cards.

The SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards have a "Protected Area" on the card for the SD standard's security function. The SD The SD Card Formatter does not format the "Protected Area". Please use appropriate application software or SD-compatible device that provides SD security function to format the "Protected Area" in the memory card. 

To download the SD FORMATTER Software follow this link

 

Tuesday
Feb212017

Grand Opening Specials for our new location

We've secured a number of specials with our suppliers and we're also offereing some specials with our ProCopy in-house work for the next month to celebrate the move to new premises.

Specials include:

  • Free Data Loading on USBs up to 4 Gb
  • A free Extra DVD copy with your Video Transfers (Master, Safety and Extra copy)
  • Free extra CD Copy with your Audio transfers  (Master, Safety and Extra copy)
  • 5 Extra CD copies with your 100 Card Sleeve order (Inhouse)
  • 15 Extra CD copies with 300+ order of replicated CDs
  • 20 Extra CD copies with 1000+ order of replicated CDs

Download a copy of the specials flyer here:

Call in to Unit 2  39 Enterprise Crescent Malaga to see our extensive range of packaging ideas for your next project. Or Call 9375 3902 to discuss your project.

 

If you want more info on the 300 Replicated runs of CDs click here

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Feb122017

Grand Opening Specials

Next weekend we're celebrating our Grand Opening at our new premises in Malaga.

We've got several specials coming up for everyone s o stay tuned,

Keep an eye out for our newsletter, bookmark our Website or call by on Sunday between 4 and 6pm when

Fingers Mitchell Cullen will help us celebrate by launching his new CD with a Car Park Concert

at the new ProCopy