Since the late 1970s videotapes have replaced 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. Transferring to DVD discs or digital MP4 files guarantees your content will be preserved 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.
We can convert virtually any video tape format to either DVD or MP4 file. 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)
Full Size DV and DVCam
Full Size HDV (720p 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 disc duplicators than can run off anywhere from a single copy to hundreds more. We can also make additional copies of MP4 files onto multiple USB thumb drives.
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.