Video to DVD
The time is now to transfer your videos to DVD
or Digital video files
Video tapes deteriorate over time, but most importantly the players to view them on are no longer available for purchase and most homes have replaced their VCR with a DVD player.
We can transfer to dvd from vhs tapes, betamax tape, VHS-C, S-VHS (Super VHS), 8mm & HI 8mm tape, Digital 8mm, DV or Digital Video tape and HDV tape.
We can also transfer your videotape to digital video files for editing or uploading to a server site. Common file types are MP4, .MOV, and AVI. Or we can do both DVD and file conversion.
Here's How It Works
We time out your tapes and log any information written on them. We'll fit as much video as possible onto one DVD. We can put up to 6 hours of the higher quality formats (all non VHS formats) on one DVD. We will not charge you for unused disc space. From each tape we create a chapter on your DVD so you will be able to easily access each tape from the DVD menu.
Want only part of a tape transferred?
That's okay, we can transfer only the footage you request. There are two options for you to ledger your tapes to identify the in and out points for us.
Don't know what's on your tapes?
1. We offer free logging services at our office (call for an appointment) we'll set you up to view and ledger your unknown video.
2. Download our tape ledger form here and do it yourself at home.
Personalized custom packaging available
We can also load video content to an external hard drive, media drive, memory card or secure disc. You supply the drive or we can include it in our quote.
Betamax (sometimes called Beta) is a home videocassette tape recording format developed by Sony, released on May 10, 1975. The cassettes contain 1/2-inch (12.7mm)-wide videotape in a design similar to the earlier, professional 3/4-inch (19.05mm) U-matic format. The format is generally considered obsolete. This format was far superior to the VHS tape but did not win the battle of the tape standards.We transfer all three speeds of Betamax tapes Beta 1, Beta 2, and Beta3
Betacam is a family of half-inch professional videocassette products developed by Sony in 1982. The cassette shell and case for each Betacam cassette is colored differently depending on the format, allowing for easy visual identification. The format supplanted the three-quarter inch U-Matic format, which Sony had introduced in 1971. In addition to improvements in video quality, the Betacam configuration of an integrated professional video camera/recorder led to its rapid adoption by electronic news gathering (ENG) organizations.
3/4" Umatic Tape
U-matic is an analog recording videocassette format first shown by Sony in prototype in October 1969, and introduced to the market in September 1971. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various Reel-to-Reel or open-reel formats of the time.
MII Tape (M2)
MII was a short lived production and broadcast tape format that Panasonic released in 1986. There are two sizes of MII tape, the larger cassette is close to a VHS tape and has a running time of up to around 90 minutes, the smaller tape is about half the size and runs around 20 minutes. MII was a good quality format that never really took hold.
We also work with DVCPro and DVCAM formats. We can transfer to or from any of the various tape sizes.
Videotape Transfer to Digital Video Files
MPEG4 - For customers who want to edit their own video content. We can convert your footage to MPEG files delivered on a disc or a hard drive.
.MOV files are the format of choice for Mac based editing and users of Final Cut Pro.
.AVI is another common file type used by video editing sotware.
Video Tape Repair - How did your tape break?
As your tapes sit on the shelf throughout the year the film expands and contracts with temperature changes. With repeated temperature fluctuations the tape can snap inside the cartridge. Another common problem is putting a tape into a VCR or camera that hasn't been used in a decade. The gears inside the machine have seized up and as soon as you try to engage the tape it over-spools eating the tape.
Tape repair service: We re-splice, replace parts or entire cartridges as needed for one flat fee per tape. We accept: VHS, VHS-C, hi-8mm, digital 8mm, miniDV, Audio Cassettes and BetaMax. After the repair is made we can safely transfer your tape to a digital format.
Floppy and Zip Disc Transfer
We offer transfer services for zip and floppy drive files. We work in both mac and pc formats.