Consumer Video Tapes
VHS / VHS-C / S-VHS
VHS, along with Betamax, is the original and most popular consumer video tape format.
Video8 / Hi8 / Digital8
8mm video tape brought smaller size and the same or better quality as VHS formats.
MiniDV / HDV
MiniDV is the last consumer tape format, supporting SD or HD resolution (as HDV).
Betamax, also called Beta is a consumer-level analog videocassette magnetic tape recording format developed by Sony.
MicroMV was a proprietary videotape format introduced in October 2001 by Sony. MicroMV is the smallest videotape format.
MiniDVD is a DVD disc which is 3.15 inches in diameter. MiniDVDs must be "finalized" in the original camera they were recorded on for us to be able to transfer them.
DVD ( "digital versatile disc" or "digital video disc") is a digital optical disc storage format. We can convert DVDs to digital files for use on hard drives or cloud storage.
Professional Video Tapes
U-matic is a recording videocassette format first introduced to the market in September 1971 by Sony. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette.
Betacam / Betacam SP
Betacam is a family of half-inch professional videocassette products developed by Sony in 1982.
DVCAM is a variation of the DV format developed by Sony and aimed at the semi-professional and lower-end professional market.
DVCPRO is a format developed by Panasonic. It is a variation of the DV format, aimed at the professional market.
Digital Betacam, AKA Digibeta or D-Beta, was introduced by Sony in 1993 as a replacement for the analog Betacam SP format.
NTSC and PAL Output
Rare and Professional Formats
We can transfer many other types of video formats as well, please contact us for details about formats that are not listed on this page.
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Complete Service includes trimming to the exact beginning and ending frame of the recorded content. We label the digital files numerically in the order in which they are organized, but we can custom label your files for an additional fee. Contact us for details on custom file naming and tagging anytime.
AVI or MOV archival backup file or MP4 compressed share-able file, for digital editing/viewing.
MPEG-2 (DVD or Blu-Ray)
Standard Definition DVD or High Definition Blu-Ray Disc for viewing on a set-top player or PC.
A small thumb-sized or wallet-sized drive for portable digital storage and transfer of your data.
CD/DVD/Blu-Ray (Data or Audio/Video)
Data files can be burned to disc, or burned as an audio CD or video DVD/Blu-Ray for set-top players.