- VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Mini DV, Betamax & Broadcast Tapes
- High quality video 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
Camcorder Tape & VHS Transfer Services
Your Videotapes are Deteriorating!
The best time to convert your camcorder tapes and VHS tapes to DVD or digital format was yesterday. VHS and other magnetic video tapes are extremely sensitive and have a very limited lifespan. Videotapes 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 home videos can be next to impossible these days. Don’t let your precious moments fade away any longer. Let us expertly transfer your VHS and camcorder tapes to DVD or Digital Files.
Our Videotape & VHS Transfer Services
- High quality VHS to Digital or DVD transfers. NTSC and PAL formats
- We also convert VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Mini DV, MicroMV & Betamax tapes
- Videotapes are cleaned on specialized equipment before transferring
- We utilize TBC video filtering to eliminate jitter and improve quality
- Combine clips from multiple videotapes onto 1 DVD with chapters
- We offer various storage methods for your newly digitized videos
- Easily share and enjoy all of your home movies without searching for an obsolete VCR
Camcorder and VHS to DVD or Digital – Our Process
We safely & quickly transfer any format of video tape and VHS 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 in its original glory. Not only that, Smooth Photo Scanning Services goes above and beyond the average video transfer service.
We carefully clean each and every videotape that comes in prior to converting. This ensures that accumulated dust and dirt particles that degrade picture quality are removed. We utilize TBC (time based correction) and video filtering technology to eliminate jitter, stabilize playback errors, and enhance picture quality.
Included in our service is the removal of blank space at the beginning and end of each video transferred. For DVD outputs, custom jewel case and custom DVD menu creation is also included. Video clips from multiple tapes can be combined to a single DVD up to 4 hours, creating custom labelled chapters by tape. This consolidates space and makes your viewing experience more convenient and enjoyable.
Convert Videotapes to DVD or Digital Files?
We offer many video conversion options in order to best suit your needs. Camcorder tapes and VHS tapes can be transferred to digital files, DVDs 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 videotapes to digital files will give you much more flexibility. Digital video files can be stored on a flash drive, hard drive, computer, device or cloud. They can also be edited, emailed, copied, uploaded and more. You can even make you’re own DVDs. As a standard, we convert VHS tapes and camcorder tapes to H.264 MP4 files. Upon request we can also convert your video files to MPEG-2, MOV or AVI file formats.
VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, MiniDV, MicroMV & Betamax Tapes
Below, we outline the many videotape formats we transfer to DVD or digital files. If you still have questions about what type of videotape you have or need help with placing your order, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Click Here for VideoTape Transfer Prices.
Accepted Video Formats:
VHS is the most common type of video tape. Generally the range from 2 hours to 6 hours worth of video content; the longer the video, the lower the image quality.
VHS-C tapes are compact VHS tapes and require an adapter to play in a standard VHS player. Unlike standard VHS which contains 2 spools of tape, the VHS-C only has 1.
8mm & Video8
8mm & Video8 became popular for camcorder use in the 80’s. Metal particle technology is used in 8mm tapes making them more durable than other types of videos
Hi8 & Digital8
After 8mm came Hi8 then Digital8. Both look virtually the same as 8mm, only the quality of video and audio is vastly improved.
Mini DV camcorder tapes use digital technology to capture higher quality video and audio on dense video cassette.
Popular analog tape format in the 70’s and 80’s but ultimately lost the “video tape war” to VHS
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.More Testimonials