What We Transfer

VHS, Hi8, MiniDV, Beta, MiniDVDs, and all the rest. We'll digitize them once, the right way, so you never have to do it again. We capture uncompressed DV-25 codec - AVI files and MOV files and can compress/convert them to H.264, MPEG, and other formats upon request. We can upload them to the cloud or to your server or copy to them disc or hard drive. We can tag them and organize them as you wish and back them up. It's that simple.

Consumer Video Tapes

  • VHS / VHS-C / S-VHS
    VHS / VHS-C / S-VHS

    VHS, along with Betamax, is the original and most popular consumer video tape format.

  • Video8 / Hi8 / Digital8
    Video8 / Hi8 / Digital8

    8mm video tape brought smaller size and the same or better quality as VHS formats.

  • MiniDV

    MiniDV is the last consumer tape format, supporting SD.

  • MicroMV

    MicroMV was a proprietary videotape format introduced in October 2001 by Sony. MicroMV is the smallest videotape format.

  • MiniDVD

    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

    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.

  • Laser Disc
    Laser Disc

    LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision.

Professional Video Tapes

  • U-Matic

    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 / 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.

  • DigiBeta

    Digital Betacam, AKA Digibeta or D-Beta, was introduced by Sony in 1993 as a replacement for the analog Betacam SP format.


    HDCAM, introduced in 1997, is a high-definition video digital recording videocassette version of digital Betacam.

  • Betamax

    Betamax, also called Beta is a consumer-level analog videocassette magnetic tape recording format developed by Sony.

  • HDV


NTSC and PAL Output

Our standard output is NTSC 720×480 (4:3) and PAL 720×540 (4:3) aspect ratio, we can output 16:9 but the file will need to be reprocessed unless captured from HDV.

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.

Professional formats such as U-Matic, Betacam/Betacam SP, DVCam and DVC Pro are priced separately. You will find these prices in our order estimation tool, and we encourage you to write or call if anything is unclear.

I had twenty years of different format videos to be transferred to a hard drive. I walked into the office and was treated like I was bringing a child to the doctor.
Jim R. - Yelp
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Why We're The Best

There are many different ways to digitize video. The trick is to find that sweet spot between a big, expensive process and a cheaper process that sacrifices on quality. Simply put, we did our homework.

Every tape is monitored from beginning to end during capture. We often transfer a tape multiple times.

Top of The Class

We’ve done the comparisons and have mastered a system that produces the best looking images possible in this price range, and back it up with great service. Our system and staff ensure every request is met and communication is made with honesty and respect. Our culture is to focus on the relationship with the client as much as the digitization process itself. Just ask the internet!

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Service Options

We transfer your videos from the exact start and end - no static, just the footage you want to see. We are also able to cut out TV or commercial content upon request, so you receive exactly want you want. We can custom split video content to separate digital files as well for an additional cost, so please contact us for details on editing requests and custom file naming.

Service Level

  • Complete

    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.

Digital Output

Our standard output for digital files are uncompressed DV-25 codec - AVI files and MOV files and can compress/convert them to H.264, MPEG, etc upon request. Digital videos are output to an external USB drive as data, and as DVD or Blu-Ray discs. All files are backed up on our servers for 14 days.

File Types

  • AVI/MOV/MP4 (Drive)
    AVI/MOV/MP4 (Drive)

    AVI or MOV archival backup file or MP4 compressed share-able file, for digital editing/viewing.

  • MPEG-2 (DVD or Blu-Ray)
    MPEG-2 (DVD or Blu-Ray)

    Standard Definition DVD or High Definition Blu-Ray Disc for viewing on a set-top player or PC.

Output Types

  • USB Drive
    USB Drive

    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)
    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.