Transfer video for personal use from:
- VHS tape
- MiniDV tape
- Digital8 Tape or
to any video format that suits your viewing device.
VHS to DVD direct transfer
Create a personalised DVD with a menu of your home movies
Convert your obsolete videos formats into compatible and current video formats
Sort and catalogue your home movies into a series of short video clips
The cost of these services will depend on the length of your VHS Tapes (1, 2 or 3 hour), how many different movies are on the one tape and whether you want your video sorted into separate movie files.
PAL Video Transfer Rates (per tape)
These rates apply to VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, Hi8, and 8mm Video Tapes in PAL colour format. Prices start at $30 for the first hour and cost an additional $15 per hour for each hour thereafter.
- If your VHS tape is 40 minutes long it will cost $30 per tape.
- Or if 3 hours long the total cost equals, $30 + $15 + $15 = $60 per tape.
10% discount is for tape to digital transfer process only.
20% discount is for tape to digital transfer process only.
Storage Media Pricing
This will store approximately up to 14 hours of MP4 digital video files. We supply a USB memory stick for $20, plus the cost of transfer. If you require a larger USB then this price will go up accordingly.
Bring your own portable hard drive. In order to work with our equipment your portable harddrive needs to be compatible with a MAC computer. We recommend that your harddrive is formatted to an exFAT format so it is compatible with PC, Mac and Smart TVs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do media conversions take?
All conversions work in real time. So if it’s a 2 hour tape, it will take at least 2 hours to convert. Once the tape has been converted we then transfer the file to your USB/portable hard drive, which can generally be done within an hour.
A lot of the issues with tapes is their susceptibility to wear and tear. The recorded material may also have tracking issues and damaged sections. So the estimated time to convert may vary.
Should I transfer my tapes to a USB/portable hard drive or a DVD?
DVD’s are not recommended as a primary source for media conversions, due to their limited quality, capacity restrictions and access to DVD devices to play.
Can I transfer my favourite old movies?
Conversion of copyrighted material is NOT PERMITTED.
What size USB do I need to put my tapes onto?
Videos convert at a rate of 1GB per hour. So if you have a 2 hour tape, you will need a 2GB USB memory stick. If you have 8 x 2 hour tapes, then you will need a 16GB USB memory stick or portable hard drive.
You have the option of providing your own USB memory stick or portable harddrive, or USB memory sticks can be provided for a cost of $20* per memory stick if you’re unable to provide one (*starting price. Price will go up depending on size of the USB memory stick).
Can I provide my own portable harddrive?
Yes you can, but it needs to be formatted correctly. In order to work with our equipment your portable harddrive needs to be compatible with a MAC computer. We recommend that your harddrive is formatted to an exFAT format so it is compatible with PC, Mac and Smart TVs.
What if my tape is damaged / too old to convert?
Unfortunately we can’t repair or restore damaged/faulty tapes. If we’re unable to make a transfer, we’ll return it with the successful transfers without any additional charge.
What type of media do you transfer?
VHS, VHSC, Video 8, Digital 8, Hi8, MiniDV, DVD and Audio Cassettes
Please call us for a free no obligation quote, or fill in the form below.