In the 1970s and 80s videotapes began to replace film as the primary media for capturing and saving home movies as well as more professionally produced programming such as broadcast television. While innovative at the time, many of these formats are now decades old and magnetic media such as video tape has a limited shelf life. Today the issue increasingly becomes the rarity of VCRs and camcorders to play back your tapes.. Transferring to digital MP4 files and DVD discs guarantees you will be able to enjoy your content well into the future.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
"I wanted you to know that I am very pleased with the conversion of my tapes...my brother is very happy too! Nice job and as soon as I get my hands on the High-8 tapes I will be in touch." - Larry C.
Video Tapes & Discs (All Formats) to MP4 Files on a USB Thumb Drive
Starting price is $17 per tape for the first batch of 10 tapes. For each additional batch of 10, the price drops by $1 per tape for that batch up to 90. To add a DVD disc as well add $3 per tape. All tapes can fit onto a single USB drive; DVDs require a separate disc for each tape.
Quantity Price Each
Tapes 1-10 $17
Tapes 11-20 $16
Tapes 21-30 $15
Tapes 31-40 $14
Tapes 41-50 $13
Tapes 51-60 $12
Tapes 61-70 $11
Tapes 71-80 $10
Tapes 81-90 $9
Tapes 91+ $8
Additional USB Drive Copies
• 16GB: $10 • 32GB: $15
• 64GB: $20 • 128GB: $30
Extra DVD Copies
• $8 per disc for single cases
• $5 + $3 per disc for multi-disc cases
Burn Digital Video Files to DVD Disc(s)
$25 per 2 hour DVD
• VHS/VHS-C, 8mm, Betamax: $20
• U-Matic, DV, miniDV: $30 each
We can convert virtually any video tape format to either DVD or MP4 file on a USB thumb drive. At best quality a DVD holds one to two hours so typically each videotape gets transferred to its own disc. Likewise MP4 files are transferred as one file per original tape, however USB thumb drives and external hard drives hold much more data, so a large number of transferred data can be put onto a single drive.
VHS, VHS-C and S-VHS (Super VHS)
8mm Video, Hi8 and Digital-8
miniDV and HDV
Video-CD, DVD and Blu-ray
(Non-copyrighted content only)
Hard Disc Camcorders
SD and Other Memory Cards
THE TRANSFER PROCESS
We realize the memories on your videos are irreplaceable, so we strive to treat all of your materials with the greatest care. Prior to transfers all record tabs are removed and videotapes are rewound and checked for proper video and sound before the transfer process begins. Video from the compatible player is fed into a standalone DVD recorder or MP4 encoding unit, both of which use high quality hardware encoding for a superb transfer. All original tapes are returned to the customer along with their new digital media. Not sure if you want your videos in DVD or MP4 format? Check out this blog post for more information.
VIDEOTAPE AND DISC REPAIR
If you have damaged videotapes we can come to the rescue! We can disassemble, re-splice and re-assemble your tape so it can then be transferred. We can also work with damaged CD and DVD discs to recover content from them as well.
We offer several options for packaging of your discs. Full size Amaray style DVD cases can hold anywhere for 1 to 10 discs. For large quantity jobs (typically 20 or more) we can also put discs into sleeves inserted into a 3-ring binder for the most effecient way of saving space.
Once tapes are converted, extra copies are a snap! We have several types of USB and disc duplicators than can run off anywhere from a single copy to dozens more..
Once you have viewed your transferred video, you may want to add, delete, or rearrange content to make it more watchable in the future. Through a very simple process you can log all of your changes in the comfort of your own home, then provide us with the information and we can revitalize your videos by adding music, narration, color correction, titles, and special effects.