Video tape transfer Service
Your tapes will be transferred using well maintained video players, direct to DVD, or via computer to DVD or Blu-ray. The DVD direct service allows us to offer a low individual tape price.
Video can be stored for 30+ years, but tape life is dramatically reduced by fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels of garage or loft. It’s all very well preserving your treasured memories in their original format, but what use are they if they’re not viewable.
We can also supply your video transfers as computer files on portable hard drive, and even prepare and upload your videos to YouTube for you to view privately.
Cine Sanctuary are able to transfer a wide variety of domestic PAL video tape formats, from the N1500 / N1700 Video Compact Cassettes of the early 70s, to the digital formats of the mid 90s.
Some video can suffer from a condition called Sticky-shed syndrome (recognisable by a squeaking or screeching sound and poor picture quality), and will require a temporary restoration treatment called baking. Baking is the gentle removal of absorbed moisture from the tape by heat, allowing the tape to be played normally and digitised.
Editing is available.
Only non-copyright material will be accepted for transfer.
Tape formats accepted
- N1500, N1700
- Video 2000
- Super VHS
Video tape to DVD
VHS, VHS-C, Super VHS, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, DV, miniDV
Up to 3 hours £15.00 per cassette, then add £5.00 for each additional full or part hour.
Betamax, Video 2000
Up to 3 hour £35.00 per cassette, then add £10.00 for each additional full or part hour.
£50.00 per cassette, if tape baking is required add £10.00 per cassette.
10% discount if you have more than 5 tapes of eitherformat.
Gold Archival DVD upgrade £5.00 per disc used.
Video tape to Blu-ray or computer file
VHS, VHS-C, Super VHS, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, DV, miniDV, Betamax, Video 2000
Up to 3 hours £45.00 per cassette, then add £20.00 for each additional full or part hour.
£60.00 per cassette, if tape baking is required add £10.00 per cassette.
15% discount if you have more than 5 tapes of either format.
Gold Archival Blu-ray upgrade £50.00 per disc used.
You must supply us with an edit decision list (edl).
- £20.00 per hour to capture footage.
- £40.00 per hour for editor’s time.
DVD of edited video is included in the above prices.
Computer files of edited video are included in the above prices.