We transfer VHS tapes, VHS(C) tape, SVHS, SVHS(C), Hi 8, Video 8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Umatic, Beta, Betacam, DVcam, Micro DV, 8mm film, 9.5mm film, 16mm film to DVD disk, digital file, hard drive or Blue-ray Disk.
16mm, 8mm & Super 8mm
Our Regular 8 and Super 8 film transfers are completed using brand new state of the art frame by frame film scanning technology. Every single frame of your film is captured separately and then a flicker free colour enhanced movie is created.
Our technicians monitor your film as it transfers and adjust for colour, density and sharpness. We can even offer Standard 576p or High Definition 1080p files saved to your hard drive or we can provide one for you.
Don???t have your films transferred using the old telecine method, in the last 2 years the film scanning technology has significantly improved and as a result you can expect much better results.
We have per reel fee and have no extra hidden charges, other transfer business have set up fees and then per foot fee and extra for sound! We will clean and replica your film as required with no additional charges.
If your film is literally falling apart then we may quote you to rectify this but this is quite rare.
VHS would have to be our most popular format by far! VHS was introduced in 1976 and by 1990 was the standard video recording format for home users but in 1997 DVD was released and it only took a few years for it to take over. Compared to the high resolution of DVD and HD that we are used to now they are quite low quality, so don't be surprised if your home movies don't look as good as the latest Hollywood blockbuster. We can also digitize SVHS & SVHSC tapes.
Our VHS and VHS-C film transfers include professional tape cleaning for every single tape. This means that all of the dust and grime which may have built up on your tapes is removed and usually achieves a far superior transfer. Other transfer business may clean their machines after 30 tapes so the poor old 30th tape will often be of low quality.
VHS-C or VHS
Compact was brought out in 1982 and was designed to be the compact version of VHS and actually uses the same magnetic media as VHS, only in a more compact form, this made the format very popular because it allowed people to use an adapter to play the tapes directly onto their VCRs, this feature alone made it more popular than Video8.
MiniDV was released in 1995 and quickly became the standard for home and semi-professional use. And even though the tape is the smallest of the various camcorder tapes available, it is the highest quality.
So whether you have a trip to Disneyland or a previously unseen avant garde short film shot on MiniDV, we will be able to put that on DVD for you no problem.
Beta & Umatic
Beta and Umatic are two now defunct video formats. You will most likely be familiar with Beta or Betamax as it was a bitter rival with VHS for many years, in the 80s you were either a Beta family or a VHS family, unfortunately for the Beta families VHS won the format war. Umatic is the granddaddy of all video formats, the first of it's kind and mostly had commercial and industrial uses. Who knows what is on that old Umatic or Beta tape! Only one way to find out...
Video8, Hi8 & Digital8
Come on all of your budding Stephen Spielbergs and David Attenboroughs! 1985 saw the introduction of the first Video8 camcorder, a few years later a slightly higher quality version of Video8 called Hi8 was released and then in 1999 Digital8 was introduced, which used technology very similar to MiniDV but stored on Video8 tapes. Owners of any of these three media should be aware that the tapes are very prone to degradation and any tapes older than 15 years should be digitised as soon as possible.