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SimplyDV: Your Digital Video Solution!

Milton Keynes-based SimplyDV is proud to serve local, national and international clients. We provide not only tape-to-DVD transfers for home users but also analogue videotape digitising and encoding to a range of industry-standard professional digital video file formats for editing and archiving. We specialise in larger video library archive transfers.

Image of tape to DVD which has been transferred, showing title and DVD case pictured sitting on a sound mixer

You don’t just get a plain, unmarked DVD from us!

ANY HOME VIDEO to DVD – £18.00
or, if you prefer to have computer files instead:
ANY HOME VIDEO to HARD DRIVE or USB STICK – £20.00

Our standard price for VHS, S-VHS, Video-8, Hi-8, MiniDV and Betamax home video format transfers direct to a regular DVD Video disc (for set-top players and computers). Any one tape up to 180 mins duration is £18.00 per tape.

Note that for durations exceeding 180 mins we have to split them to a second DVD disc at an additional cost of £6.00 per hour of extended playback.

For regular home video playback on computer desktop, smartphone or tablet (eg: iPad) we recommend that files are in the MPEG-4/H.264 format, the most common and most manageable. Note that the cost of delivery media – Hard Drive or USB Stick – is extra.

The above prices include VAT at the current rate of 20%.

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Pro-quality Standard Definition to 1920 x 1080p HD UpRes with our Blackmagic Design Teranex 2D digital processor!

Image of the front panel of our Teranex 2D Digital Video Processor by Blackmagic Design.

Blackmagic Teranex 2D Digital Video Processor

An increasing number of video library archives are asking us to take regular standard definition (SD) video clips from DigiBeta, Beta-SP, DVCAM, DVCPro and even MiniDV and upscale them to either 1080p or 720p specification files for archive storage or editing in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere.

The Teranex 2D enables us to convert, in real time, a 4:3 ratio standard definition PAL videotape to a a widescreen format – eg: 1920 x 1080 HD – and output as Quicktime ProRes422 [HQ], 10-bit or 8-bit uncompressed Quicktime, DPX sequence or even high bitrate MPEG-4/H.264 files at 1080 (50p, 25p or 50i) spec for editing and digital preservation. Alternatively, we can create hardware-encoded MPEG-4/H.264 files for you in addition to a range of popular file types. We can also standards convert from PAL to NTSC and vice versa. The Teranex is widely regarded as being the best in its class for video format conversion – and is widely specified by broadcasters, production companies and video/film libraries the world over. That’s why we invested in one!

Need to know more? Ask Colin via the Contact page.

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Digital video capture and conversion prices start at £20.00 including VAT.

Prices for digitised tape transfer (minimum one hour) can be found here. Cost of additional storage media (Eg: HDD, Memory Card) subject to quotation. We can, if you require it, produce lower resolution preview files as MPEG-4 which we’ll upload via a file transfer service like WeTransfer or YouSendIt free of charge.

Whether you want a simple one-off video to DVD transfer or a large corporate video collection transferred and archived digitally, we can do it.

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Much more than just VHS video to DVD conversion and transfer!

We can handle the following analogue and digital videotape formats:

  • VHS, VHS-C and S-VHS video cassettes, large and small cassettes
  • Betamax (PAL European Standard) video-cassettes
  • U-Matic 3/4″ Low Band, High Band (BVU) and High Band SP (BVU-SP)
  • Video-8, Hi-8 and Digital-8mm video-cassettes
  • DV, MiniDV, DVCAM and DVCPRO
  • Betacam and Betacam-SP (Beta-SP) in PAL and NTSC
  • Digital Betacam (DigiBeta), Betacam-SX (Beta-SX) and MPEG-IMX in PAL and NTSC
  • NTSC and SECAM Lowband U-Matic Standards Conversion and Digitisation
  • NTSC VHS Standards Conversion and Digitisation (VHS-C, VHS Full Size cassettes)

Interested? Order your copies right now – download, print and post our Order Form. Any questions? Contact us for a friendly no-pressure chat. Yes – really!