Arno Featherstone - your AV specialist
Ever since I was a kid, I've made mix tapes for myself, friends and family. Often this was my Christmas or birthday present to someone. I've been a radio DJ personality, DJ for a nightclub and attended hundreds of concerts. Personally, I have over 800 LP's and 1000 CD's. Why is that important to disclose? Because my interest in fidelity, of putting on a good show and offering quality product has never wavered in enthusiasm. I've enjoyed 20 years in the film industry as an audio/video re-recordist, working on hundreds of TV shows and movies, assisting editors, making duplications, transferring, editing, laying back sweetened audio. I am known for a good ear, a good eye and great customer service. I'm entrusted with precious memories every single day.
Service with a smile.....
Don't take my word for it....
"Arno knows what he is doing. He took the time to meet me where it was convenient. He was fast and on time with our meet-up's. Saved my VHS's by transferring them to DVD that were gradually losing quality. I highly recommend! Thanks Arno!" ~Debra S., Carmel Valley
"Arno was the first person I called and did not need to shop around! I called him last minute because I was trying to get about 8 mini VHS tapes all transferred to a DVD and Zip drive as a rush job to surprise my friend for his birthday. Arno had other jobs ahead of me and also plans over the weekend and said he would do his best to get it done in time. Boy did he deliver! He turned it around super fast, the quality was better than expected (almost 20 year old tapes) and I would recommend him to everyone who needs this type of service! I will be using him to transfer all my old VHS tapes to DVD! THANK YOU!" ~Jaclyn W., Los Angeles
"Arno, the owner of this company, was recommended by a local high quality independent music store. I had a LP record from when I bought it in 1963. Ramsey Lewis Pot Luck. I had played the LP so long it was barely decent to listen to at all. After not playing it for 30 years, I went to the music store and asked if they could get the LP in any format at all. They got a slightly used one for me but it still had scratches etc. A disappointment. Then I called Arno. I now have a CD, the quality of the sound rivals being at the concert when it was originally recorded! So if you have any music in any form that you need 'remastered', trust the best, call Arno." -Julian Bills. Monterey, CA
"I highly recommend Arno at AV Transfer. He carefully digitized countless old family film reels, audio reels from the 1940s, audio tapes, and VHS tapes for me and a slew of my father-in-law's old Korean War slides. He was able to effectively correct audio problems in several of my old recordings, and cleaned up the old slides as well. The resulting digital video and audio quality was fantastic. Arno was courteous, professional, and reliable. It was a pleasure to work with Arno, and I would not hesitate to work with him again in the future. -Stefanie N., San Francisco
"Arno, spun into action in helping us edit and build a video for A Celebration of Life service. It is beautiful. Arno is a dream to work with and really listens to his client. I am looking forward to working with Arno in transferring generations of family video and photos into something manageable and fun!
Thank you for your quick response and creating precious memories for so many." - Patricia Q, Pacific Grove
"What a great find!!! I wanted to have 4 old (25+ year VHS PAL) video cassettes converted to mp4 format and also about 10 original 8mm and Super 8mm film digitized to mp4.
Some of the film reels were 60 years old!!! Clearly they all contained valuable (to us) footage. I did not feel comfortable sending this type of project off through the mail to the "big name Digitizers" that you see advertised.....they all claim they have never lost any...but who knows!!! ..and of course you cannot talk with the actual people that do the hands on conversions etc.
I found Arno via his advert in the local Monterey Newspaper ..contacted via email, then quick chat on phone and within 48 hours we met up at a mutually convenient location to hand him the actual tapes and reels and discuss the project.
In under 10 days we met again and I picked up all the originals plus everything had been loaded onto a memory stick. Arno had repaired some of the breaks and/or splices and cleaned up the original films, before digitizing, and they looked terrific.
During this time I had found another set of mislaid VHS PAL video cassettes containing a compilation of 12 previously digitized copies of Super 8mm reels our wedding in the UK 50 years ago and other events of the era...so ...same deal..quick call, meet up and 7 days later, precious memories back in our hands in mp4 on the same memory stick for immediate viewing, sharing with friends and family, and for me to start to try my hand at using iMovie to create our own compilations.
I cannot recommend Arno highly enough... It is so great to have this high level of skill and service right on our doorstep here in Monterey. Have a look at his website..he also does 35mm slide and camcorder cassette copying/digitizing plus loads of other audio stuff!!..His prices are on the website ...tremendous value for money!!!! you will not be disappointed!!"
-Barry J., Monterey
"Arno did a great job converting my 8 mm videos from the 1960-1970's into mp4 format!! He was friendly, courteous, and prompt! I highly recommend using his services for old movies. He is up front and honest! Thank you for bringing my memories back to me!!" -Martha P., Seaside
"Arno compiled a beautiful piece of several African music tracks for my father's memorial service. A time of loss and sadness made me vulnerable, and the music itself evoked profound memories. What could have been a painful experience was therapeutic though - Arno had an intuitive knowledge of what I was going for, and patience with the many changes I requested. I ended up with a treasure that will add deep meaning to the service for me. I can't thank AV Transfer enough."
-Teresa M., Monterey
"Arno really took care with our VHS tape that had precious memories of our grandmother. He helped to clean up the audio and the end result is a DVD that will be treasured for generations. Agreed, highly recommended! Thanks Arno!" -Theresa G., San Francisco