Video Transfers

Video to DVD and Digital Computer Files

We don’t just perform high-standard VHS to DVD transfers but we also facilitate a wide range of video to DVD and digital file format copy services. We can digitise from virtually any analogue video tape recording format. Not only do we have the means, in-house, to cope with the popular recording formats of the 1970s, 80s and 90s but for very specialised jobs we can call on one of our associate companies as well. We’re based in Milton Keynes (UK) but have clients far and wide.

Professional Videocassette Machines

Some of our professional standard VCRs

Our in-house transfer facilities include:

  • VHS (standard and small “C” cassette sizes)
  • S-VHS (standard and small “C” cassette sizes)
  • Video8
  • Hi-8
  • U-Matic 3/4″ Low Band
  • U-Matic 3/4″ High Band (BVU)
  • U-Matic 3/4″ High Band SP (BVU-SP)
  • Betacam
  • Betacam-SP

We can also capture from your Digital-8 and Mini-DV/DVCAM video-cassettes and copy them direct to DVD. Alternatively (as with all other transfer jobs) we can save them to editable computer files compatible with Apple Mac OSX or Windows XP/Vista/7 systems and software applications. These can be delivered on either Hard Disc Drive/s supplied by yourself or even high capacity Memory Cards (such as SD/SDHC/SDXC or one of the Memory Stick family of cards).

Other video formats we can handle through one or more of our associates:

  • 1″ C Format broadcast videotape
  • 2″ Quad broadcast videotape
  • 2″ Helical broadcast videotape
  • Philips N1500 VCR
  • Philips N1700 VCR
  • Betamax VCR (we’ll shortly be adding this capability to our own stock)

Timebase Correction for stable, re-aligned playback

Merely copying a tape to another medium isn’t enough; the analogue tape playback is inherently unstable and you’ll often see horizontal shifts and wobbles in the picture lines as they play back. Copying a videotape recording as is only compounds the problem and makes it worse. Playback needs to be electronically corrected before anything else is done to the picture sequences.

A full-size Betacam-SP master tape

A full-size Betacam-SP master tape

Rest assured that all our analogue composite and component video post-production processes involve the use of broadcast-quality Timebase Correction in order to achieve the best, standards-compliant, digitisation of your valuable material.

Note that if we ask one of our associate businesses to handle your consignment on our behalf – either as a separate job or as part of a larger consignment – we monitor it at all stages as if it were our own. You deal with us, not with any third party, so you know who you’re dealing with and have only one point of contact.

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!

Local to you: Video tape to DVD and computer hard disc transfer and copy service

We specialise in VHS video tape cassette, S-VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Video-8, Hi-8, Digital-8, Betacam, Betacam-SP, U-Matic, BVU, BVU-SP transfer / copy to DVD and encoding to Quicktime, MOV, AVI, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV formats for Windows and Apple Mac on HDD (hard disc/disk drive, SD memory card media and for online downloads). We serve all areas in the UK but particularly Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Bletchley, High Wycombe, Amersham (Buckinghamshire / Bucks), Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Oundle, Rushden (Northamptonshire / Northants), Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Ampthill, Woburn (Bedfordshire / Beds), Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Watford, St. Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn, Letchworth (Hertfordshire / Herts), London and Home Counties.