Tape Brought to Life

Transfer your videotapes to DVD or digital today!

Video tapes deteriorate over time, but most importantly the players to view them on are no longer available. We can transfer your VHS to DVD or digital files. And we don’t just do VHS, we also offer videotape transfer from most vintage consumer and broadcast formats.

Don’t have a DVD player anymore?

We convert DVD to digital files stored on flash drives, hard drives, or uploaded to a server site of your choice.

We transfer these videotape formats: VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8 and Digital 8mm, Mini DV, Betamax, Betacam, 3/4 inch U-matic tape, as well as DVCPro and DVCAM.

Videotapes VHS collection

How much tape footage do I have?

We time out your tapes before starting the VHS to DVD transfer. Videotape was recorded in 3 speeds on VHS and VHS-C. Betamax and 8mm tape formats were recorded in 2 speeds.

SP: Standard play—for best quality
LP: Long play gave double the record time of the tape—low quality
ELP: Extended long play—triple the record time of the tape (very low quality)

VHS Transfer:
About the Process

Videotape to DVD
We time out your tapes and log any information written on the labels. We will also ascertain as closely as possible the date order of your tapes. We will fit as much video as possible, up to 4 hours, onto one DVD. Each tape becomes a chapter on your DVD menu so you will be able to easily access the individual video from the DVD. We will not include any TV programming that may have been recorded at the beginning or end of your tapes.

Videotape to digital files
We can also convert your analog tapes to digital files. MP4 is the most common and versatile format for most video editing software as well as video players on most computers. We can load the files to your hard drive or flash drive, or we can furnish the drive type of your choice.

Don’t know what’s on your tapes?

We offer logging services at our office (call for an appointment). We will set you up to view and ledger your unknown video tapes. Or download our tape ledger form and do it yourself at home.

Want only part of a tape transferred?

That’s okay, we can transfer only the footage you request. Either come in and log the tapes yourself, identifying the select segments, or download our ledger form and do it yourself at home and bring the ledger when you place your order.

Broken VHS Tape?

As your tapes sit on the shelf over the years, they expand and contract 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.

Delivery & Use

We can deliver your video on a DVD or as digital files on the device of your choice or upload to a server site.

CD, DVD, flash drive, and hard drive

Custom Packaging

We have a variety of package cover and disc options. VHS to DVD transfer is our specialty and so is the final packaging. We can custom built a DVD case and disc label with frame grabs from your video making it a personal family keepsake. A print or digital ledger of your content is furnished with each custom package order. We also offer organization options for videotape transfer to digital files delivered as  MP4 files.

Pro-grade stock

We use only the highest quality disc stock to master your film project.

Standard Packaging

Every order includes personalized printed discs and trim jewel cases if custom packaging is not requested.

Transfer videotape collection

Custom Packaging

We have a variety of package cover and disc options. Each order is custom built with actual frame grabs from your content. A ledger of your content is furnished with each custom package.

Pro-grade stock

We use only the highest quality disc stock to master your film project.

Standard Packaging

Every order includes personalized printed discs and trim jewel cases if custom packaging is not requested.

Let’s Get Started

Get started

Drop off or send your media

Choose your output

We’ll call you when your order is ready

Media collections, archival collections, library

We Digitize Archival Collections
Including Videotape Transfer to Digital

We can assess your collection and offer suggestions for organizing, storage and preservation options, as well as file formats to best serve your video transfer needs.

Some of our clients include: corporations, organizations and associations, historical collectors, museums, institutions and libraries, foundations, communities and local historical societies. Learn more