Video Tape Transfer
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Transfer Your Video Tapes to DVD or Hard Drive
Your video tapes can degrade over time so protecting your movie memories with our
tape transfer service is a smart investment.
With 3 different transfer types, you're sure to find the
one that fits you
Direct to DVD
Copies your tapes onto a DVD for easy viewing
$14.95 up to 2 hours
Direct to Hard Drive
So you can edit the video at home
plus a hard drive
Video Tape Alchemy
We do the edits, you select and arrange scenes online and create digital photos
from any point in your video
$0.34 / minute
$8.00 per DVD
About Direct to DVD
In a Direct To DVD transfer, we do not edit out blank footage.
It's simply a straight format conversion from video tape to a DVD. We encorourage
you to number the tapes in the order you would like them transferred and provide
a Title for each. Use this worksheet to
About Direct Tape to Hard Drive
In a Direct Tape To Hard Drive we convert your tapes into editable .AVI files and
store the editable footage on an external USB hard-drive for you to edit at home.
About Video Tape Alchemy
Video Tape Alchemy is a unique service that makes it easy for you to find, organize
and present the golden moments buried inside your video tapes. We'll digitize
all of your tapes. Our editors will then manually color correct and divide
the video into individual scenes called clips. You then use our
easy-to-use online video organizing system to eliminate unwanted clips,
arrange the clips into any order and create digital photos from any point in the
video. You can even move clips together that came from different tapes.
Create title pages for each clip and each clip will be its own chapter point on
the DVD and on the DVD menu. You can even create digital photos from your video
tape footage. This is an easy, fun way to distill down your video tapes to
just the best parts and then make those parts easy to find and watch.
Send us a lot or a little. No minimum order!
Not sure which service is right for you?
to learn more or Contact us for more information.
All 3 Transfer services are available for any of the following
kinds of video tapes.
Video Tape Transfers- VHS, Super VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi-8, Digital8, and MiniDV.
2-6 hrs - Video Home System developed
by JVC utilizing half-inch tape, which is the most widely used video format.
mins-2 hrs - A higher quality version of the VHS videotape format with
a sharper picture and resolution similar to that of HI-8. This format is used for
videographers mostly for shooting and editing.
45-90 mins - A regular VHS video tape
wound into a smaller cartridge. Since the cartridge is smaller, the length of VHS/C
tape is limited to a maximum of 45 minutes - though longer times can be achieved
using a long play mode, the quality usually is poor compared to the faster speed.
The compact tapes are inserted into your VCR using a cassette adapter which comes
with each VHS/C camera. Once inserted, the tape plays just like any other VHS tape
you've ever used.
30 mins-2 hrs - Camcorders
often have many of the best features found in higher priced HI-8 units, including
image stabilization, strong optical and digital zooms and innovative special effects.
Regular 8mm tapes are the exact size and shape as their HI8 counterparts, but record
video at a lower resolution level, and therefore, are less expensive than camcorders
which product better image quality.
30 mins-2 hrs - Camcorders
record their signal at about 400 lines of resolution, slightly less than Mini DV,
but substantially higher than 8mm or regular VHS formats. Most often, HI-8 camcorders
record sound in hi-fi stereo. Slight quality loss is suffered when copying or editing
from HI-8, but a better than average image is maintained. Tapes from HI-8 camcorders
generally must be played using the camera as the source, which means the user often
must connect cables to their television or VCR. HI-8 tapes can be bought in 30,
60, and 120-minute lengths.
45-90 mins - 1 hr -
A format that is far superior to HI-8 or 8MM. Sony was the first to introduce this
format and has done a great job. It is backward compatible, meaning that the new
Digital8 camcorders and VCR's will also play your 8MM and HI-8 tapes. You do
not have to buy special tapes to record in Digital8. A regular 8MM or HI-8 tape
will record up to 60 minutes of digital video and audio. Because of the design,
using regular tapes is not a problem, but it uses twice as much tape. A 2 hour HI-8
or 8MM tape will record 60 minutes when done in the Digital mode and records up
to 500 lines of resolution.
- The smallest of the video formats. They take and maintain crystal clear images
because of the nature of a digital format. Editing enthusiasts benefit from Mini
DV as well, since copying between two units is done with no quality loss. That means
edited or copied video looks and sounds every bit as good as the original footage.
Mini DV tapes are available in 30, 60,63 and 80 minute lengths. Digital camcorders
have the highest resolution of all the camcorders, starting at 500 lines.
To edit the footage on the DVDs that we deliver on a Direct to DVD transfer
there are ripping programs available that can convert the DVD movies to MPEG-2 files
– one such free program (for the PC) is called "VOB2MPG" and it can be
downloaded for free from this link:
For a Mac you will have to rip the DVD into a format which iMovie or iDVD will recognize.
There are a lot of programs out there for converting DVD (VOB Files) into a video
format such as MPEG-4 that you can use on your Mac. Here are some links to a few
programs you can try:
You may also need to purchase the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component.
It is available as an add-on to QuickTime 6 or QuickTime 7 for $19.99 from the Apple
Store online at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/
Introducing Video Tape
A Unique New Service Only From digmypics!
- Arrange Individual Clips
- Delete Unwanted Clips
- Create a Chapter for Each Clip
- Create a Title Page for Each Clip
- Digital Photos From Your Videos
Distill hours of video tape down to just your favorite scenes. Only digmypics
offers this kind of functionality in tape transfers!
Broken Tapes? We can fix 'em!