Video to Digital

Single Video to DVD

Just the one video? Up to 70-75 minutes can be placed on a personalised single DVD for £24.

Most consumer video tapes can be transferred, including VHS, VHSC, SVHS, MiniDV, Video8, Hi8 and Digital8.

If two discs are required the cost is £34.

If you have a whole pile of video and camcorder tapes, I will happily take these, scan them to find out the total length and then come back to you with a no-obligation quote for a DVD box set, files on a memory stick or both.

Video Tape to Video File

Any combination of video and camcorder tapes can be converted to video files for use on computer. I convert to high quality MPEG-2 files but can do any other format on request. Eventually TVs will be able to play video files but we're in a transition period currently so most people will access files like this on computers where they can be watched, shared and edited.

Prices for video files:

First 10 hours - £8 per hour of footage

Beyond 10 hours - £6 per hour of footage

You can either provide a hard drive or memory stick, or one can be provided for £12

Video to DVD Box Set

A DVD box set not only looks beautiful but is a well organised and and easy way to access footage on your TV. Again any combination of video and camcorder tapes can be converted and a no-obligation quotation will be provided after scanning.

If you've been organised and have labelled everything, or had dates on screen, then the footage could be placed in date order and information placed on the disc faces. Even if random, images of your footage are placed on the discs to aid navigation.

Price Examples for DVD Box Sets

Up to 75 Minutes - 1 Disc - £24
Up to 2.5 Hours - 2 Disc set - £34
Up to 5 Hours - 4 Disc set - £54
Up to 7.5 Hours - 6 Disc set - £72
Up to 10 Hours - 8 Disc Set - £90
Up to 11.5 Hours - 10 Disc Set - £106

When ordering a DVD Box Set, and as we're likely to move away from DVD players in the coming years, I will happily let you have the video files for free to help with future proofing. You just need to provide a hard drive or memory stick, or one can be provided for £12.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why only 70-75 minutes per disc?
It's possible to put up to four hours onto a disc but quality suffers when you fit more than two hours on a disc - the picture can become pixelated in the way digital television can during busy scenes. Where possible I will try to limit content to as close to one hour as possible. Since VHS quality is relatively low to begin with compared to modern HD, we need to preserve as much quality as possible.

I don't know how long my tapes are or even what is on them.
No problem, the tapes can be scanned and a no-obligation quotation given. Summary of footage can also be given and even screenshots. TV recorded footage is not normally included unless requested.

Can I mix more than one tape onto a single disc?
Yes. Just make it clear how you want them combining. Remember, for a single disc the suggested limit is 70-75 minutes. For a 2-disc set the limit is 140-150 minutes. Any size box set can be arranged.

How and when do I pay?
Payment is only due when your order is ready for delivery/collection. Payment can be by bank transfer, cash, cheque or online by card or PayPal.

I have a great old film on VHS that they haven't released on DVD. Can you convert it?
Whilst I have to be careful of copyright, if you have a rare video that has not or is unlikely to be released on DVD by the owners then I will consider doing this for personal use.

Can I make my own copies of the DVDs you make?
Yes. No copy protection is placed on the DVDs made so you're free to do what you like. Copies are also available, for example a second copy of a single DVD is just £8.

Can you convert to BluRay?
Yes. Slightly increased cost but more footage can be placed on a single disc without loss of quality. The footage will still be in standard definition.

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