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