VHS dominated about 60% of the North American market from the 80s through the early 2000s. Around the same time folks were flocking to their local Blockbusters to rent the latest movie releases on VHS, home moviemaking enjoyed a revival. The problem was VHS camcorders were far too unwieldy and the market was ripe for a more portable device. Enter the diminutive MiniDV, a sleeker and smaller recording technology that enabled taking videos on the go. Of course, the saying what comes around goes around applies to technology. In the mid-1990s DVDs were introduced and although this format didn’t become a household name until 2003, VHS and MiniDVs declined in popularity.
If you still own stacks of old video tapes you haven’t watched for years, they aren’t serving any purpose other than collecting dust and adding to clutter. But that doesn’t mean the movie magic contained in them isn’t worth revisiting by digitizing some favorites from yesteryear.
At ScanDigital, our technicians will transform obsolete video formats into premium or expert resolution digital files, depending on your preference. Our professional decks are equipped with video stabilization to ensure the best possible playback. We’ll even attempt to repair video cassettes at no extra charge. We’re able to convert video tapes to digital in the following formats:
If you have any questions before ordering, please contact us – we'd love to hear from you.
When doing your final check out, you'll be able to select whether you want Ground or Express round-trip shipping as well as the format for your digitized media (flash drive or hard drive). After receiving your order we will send your Secure Shipping Kit. Once you receive it, you pack it and return it to us, and we’ll transform your favorite videos into high-quality digital files!
SAFEST PROCESSING & CARE – We know these memories are priceless, so we built the world’s best scanning facility right in the heartland of America. From housing your order in barcoded containers to scanning all materials by hand, to recording on video the unpacking and packing of your order, your priceless materials receive the utmost care, just as if they were our own family memories.
CONCIERGE SERVICE – Our Indiana-based, on-site customer service team is ready to support you at every point. We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding customer experience and are privileged to be entrusted with customers’ memories.
QUALITY: Your tapes are digitized on professional grade equipment and reviewed by three technicians through our process. We deliver these high quality video files back to you on a USB drive or hard drive. You may choose our Expert Transfer option which works great for your editing work you may do.
TAPE T.L.C.: We inspect each tape and handle tape repairs as needed. Our team works to address tracking issues so that you get the best possible transfer.
UPDATES: Throughout the process, you receive e-mail updates when we receive your order, when processing begins, and when your order is completed and on its way back to you. From the moment the order leaves your hands to the moment it is returned, our Essential Tracker system knows exactly where your order is located.
USA: Your items are received and processed in our industry-leading facility in Fishers, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. All of our employees work in this facility every day to ensure the best experience possible, seamless work and the highest quality service.