Audio & Video Tapes
Convert Video & Audio Tapes to Digital
Once the most popular video format in the world, VHS tapes became yesterday’s news when DVDs entered the market. Even so, many people still own large collections of VHS tapes,...
Audio Tapes to Digital
(Additional fees may apply for any underestimated media received. Please see FAQ for more info.) Prior to the advent of CDs, cassette tapes were the most popular media for at-home listening after vinyl...
Video Tapes to Digital
(Additional fees may apply for any underestimated media received. Please see FAQ for more info.) VHS dominated about 60% of the North American market from the 80s through the early 2000s. Around the...
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Video tapes and cassette tapes have a shorter shelf life than most media. By the time you dust off video tapes that have been sitting on shelves unwatched for years or discover groovy tunes that bring back fond memories of your youth, they may have incurred some damage. The good news is that if you promptly convert tapes to digital, this prevents further loss of visual and/or audio quality. You can try to digitize tapes at home if you have the right equipment in working order and a lot of patience. For videos, you’ll need that relic from yesteryear known as a VHS player, and for cassettes, a boom box, tape deck, or Sony Walkman is required.
At ScanDigital, we have rescued thousands of movie and music memories by transferring them to digital formats at our state-of-the-art lab in the USA. When our technicians digitize video tapes, they use sophisticated software to analyze the video and remove any blank footage.
We also try to repair damaged video cassettes without charging extra. You’ll be delighted when you watch digital files with better quality than the originals. Likewise, we use a state-of-the-art deck to digitize cassette tapes to capture the audio on both sides from beginning to end. This includes noise removal, normalizing, and equalization, so your tunes will likely sound better than you remember, with no need to fast forward or rewind.
Digitizing Video & Audio Tapes FAQs
In order to ensure that we never miss a moment in a tape, we transfer an entire tape, whether there is 2 minutes or 2 hours of footage. Therefore, our pricing is by the tape, regardless of how much footage there is.
You only get a Flash Drive with your transfer. You may get a DVD at an additional cost by calling our Customer Service department at 1.888.333.2808.
We are able to work with a wide variety of tapes: VHS, VHS-C, High8, MiniDV, Video/Digital 8, Beta Max, Beta Cam, and U-Matic tapes. If you are not sure what type of tape you have, please give us a call and we can confirm for you.
Unfortunately, we are prohibited by federal law from transferring any materials under copyright protection with permission from the person or entity the holds the copyright. We would be able to transfer the materials if 1) You are the actual creator of the material, or 2) the material is protected by copyright, and you have written permission from the copyright owner that allows ScanDigital transfer the material; or 3) you have verified that the material is public domain.
We can transfer the materials under these circumstances and will need to you include a signed copyright waiver with your materials. If you would like a copyright waiver, please let us know prior to placing your order.
We can fix the tape. If a repair is performed and the transfer is successful, there will be an additional fee of $10.00 per tape for the repair.