Broadcast Tape Transfer Services | Smooth Photo Scanning Services
  • Betacam SP, Betacam SX, DigiBeta, DVCPRO, DVCAM, 3/4 U-Matic
  • High quality broadcast tape transfer to DVD or digital file
  • Personalized jewel case and DVD labelling included
  • Custom menus, chapters, & editing options available
  • Bulk Quantity Discounts & FREE Local Pickup in NYC & NJ

Broadcast Tape Transfer Services

Betacam to Digital

Your Broadcast Tapes are Fading!

Broadcast tapes are a variety of video tapes that are considered “broadcast” or professional quality and are generally used for television production or motion

pictures. Broadcast tapes typically have superior video and sound quality to that of a consumer tape. There are a variety of broadcast tapes we can transfer to DVD and/or digital file.

The best time to convert your broadcast tapes to DVD or digital format was yesterday. Betacam, 3/4 U-Matic, DVCAM and other magnetic broadcast tapes are extremely sensitive and have a very limited lifespan. They break easily and even when stored properly, degradation can be seen in as little as 5 years.

Exposure to sunlight, dust and moisture also contribute to loss of video tape quality. Even finding a working VCR to play your broadcast videos can be next to impossible these days. Don’t let your precious moments fade away any longer. Let us expertly transfer your broadcast tape collectionto DVD or Digital Files.

Our Broadcast Tape Transfer Services

  • High quality Video Tapeto DVD or Digital File transfer. NTSC format.
  • Betacam, Digital Betacam, 3/4 U-Matic, DVPRO & DVCAM Transfers
  • We also convert VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, MiniDV, MicroMV & Betamax tapes
  • Our technicians utilize TBC and video filtering to eliminate jitter and playback errors
  • We offer various storage methods for your newly digitized videos
  • Easily share and enjoy your video content without searching for an obsolete VCR

We safely & quickly transfer broadcast tapes to Digital files or DVD using our state of the art equipment and software to ensure the highest quality. Our skilled video technicians process each tape from beginning to end making sure every moment is captured and preserved digitally. We use commercial tape decks with S-video, component, and IEEE 1394 output connections. We also utilize TBC (time based correction) and video filtering technology to eliminate jitter, stabilize playback errors, and enhance picture quality.

Convert to DVD or Digital File? – Output Options

We offer many video conversion options in order to best suit your needs. Broadcasttapes can be transferred to DVDs, digital files, or both. DVDs are very convenient for viewing your captured memories on a television or computer. However the video files can only be taken off the discs using specialized software, making editing, emailing and uploading to the internet difficult. They also require you to have a DVD player.

Converting your broadcast tapes to digital files will give you much more flexibility. Digital files can be stored on a flash drive, hard drive, device or cloud and can be edited, emailed, copied, uploaded and more. You can even make you’re own DVDs. As a standard, we convert broadcast tapes to H.263 MP4 files. Upon request we can also convert your video files to MPEG-2, MOV or AVI files.

Most broadcast tape to digital transfer projects will require a USB drive or external hard-drive to save your video files to, which you can either purchase from us or provide your own along with your tapes. Smaller projects totaling under 20 GB can be delivered via web transfer at no additional charge.

Betacam SP, Betacam SX, Digital Betacam, DVCPro & DVCam Tape Transfer

Below, we outline the many broadcast tape formats we are able to transfer to DVD or digital files. If you still have questions about what type of video tape you have or need help with placing your order, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Click Here for BroadcastTape Transfer Prices.

Accepted Video Formats:

Betacam SP


Betcam SP is a 1/2″ Video cassette in aluminum casing designed for durability and use in post production and television transmission.

Betacam SX


Betacam SX is a digital version of Betacam SP introduced in 1996, positioned as a less expensive alternative to Digital Betacam.

Digital Betacam


Launched in 1993, Digital Betacam or Digibeta, is used in the broadcast industry for its superb output quality and durability.



DVCPRO is a variation of Digital Video format introduce by Panasonic in 1995 for use in electronic news gathering (ENG) equipment.



Sony’s version of Digital Video introduced in 1996, also designed for use in electronic news gathering equipment.

3/4 U-matic


U-matic is an analogue videocassette format introduced by Sony in 1971. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette.

What people are saying about Smooth Photo Scanning Services:

"I highly recommend Smooth Photo Scanning for their expertise and attentive service. They recently converted some of my aging and deteriorating VHS tapes to DVD. Now the images of my children growing up that were stored on those tapes are properly preserved for both my children's families. Next job I'll give them will be to convert my parent's old 8mm movies." - Arnold V.


"I have had several VHS tapes of family events that we could no longer watch because as technology changed we also moved on to other formats. I surprised my wife with a birthday present of several tapes that Smooth Photo Scanning converted to digital files. My wife was thrilled. We began watching these events and thoroughly enjoyed them with both laughter and tears. We even rounded up more for a second file conversion." - David C.

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