we convert your old tapes and stuff into new Digital Formats DVD CONVERSIONS


Betacam Tape U-matic Tape

Betacam is a family of half-inch professional video cassette products developed by Sony in 1982. In colloquial use, "Betacam" singly is often used to refer to a Betacam camcorder, a Betacam tape, a Betacam video recorder or the format itself.
We are certainly able to convert from these types of tapes as well as Betacam Max.

Film Reels 8mm / 16mm / Super 8

Video film reels, 8mm, 16mm, Super 8

As digital cinema catches on, the physical reel is being replaced by a virtual format called Digital Cinema Package, which can be distributed using any storage medium (such as hard drives) or data transfer medium (such as the Internet or satellite links) and projected using a digital projector instead of a conventional movie projector.
We can convert these for you no problem.

Analogue / Reversal Film / Photography Slides / Negatives / Photographs

Photo slides

A slide is a specially mounted individual transparency intended for projection onto a screen using a slide projector. This allows the photograph to be viewed by a large audience at once. The most common form is the 35 mm slide, with the image framed in a 2×2 inch cardboard or plastic mount. If only you could walk into a store and pick up a brand new projector for these slides, thankfully we have some tech that can get your slides ready for a Power Point presentation or your mobile phone.

CAMCORDER 8mm / Video8 / Hi8 Tapes

Video8 Video tape and case

These are the original Video8 (analog recording) format and its improved successor Hi8 (analog video and analog audio but with provision for digital audio), as well as a more recent digital recording format known as Digital8. In 1985, Sony of Japan introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras with commercial success. Much smaller than VHS and Betamax video cameras, Video8 became very popular in the consumer camcorder market. The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. 1985 was also the year the film Back to the Future was released to cinema, which we are huge fans of and that's why we keep our 8mm Video Machines in prestine condition just to
bring your old stuff into the future (convert your tape to mp4).

High end Digital DV CAM / MiniDV Tape

DVcam and miniDV video tapes

Launched in 1995 with joint efforts of leading producers of video camera recorders. The original DV specification, known as Blue Book, was standardized within the IEC 61834 family of standards. These standards define common features such as physical video cassettes, recording modulation method, magnetization, and basic system data. In 2003, DV was joined by a successor format HDV, which used the same tape format with a different video codec. Some cameras at the time had the ability to switch between DV and HDV recording modes. All tape-based video formats are becoming increasingly obsolete as tapeless HD cameras recording on memory cards, hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and optical discs have become the norm, although the DV encoding standard is sometimes still used in tapeless cameras.
These are still pretty common but we have you covered in converting DV for you.


VHS and VHSC Video Tapes

The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes. Developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in the early 1970s, it was released in Japan in late 1976 and in the United States in early 1977. From the 1950s, magnetic tape video recording became a major contributor to the television industry, via the first commercialized video tape recorders (VTRs). At that time, the devices were used only in expensive professional environments such as television studios and medical imaging.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, there was a format war in the home video industry. Two of the standards, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS eventually won the war, dominating 60 percent of the North American market by 1980 and emerging as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period.

By 2008, DVD had replaced VHS as the preferred low-end method of distribution. The last known company in the world to manufacture VHS equipment, Funai of Japan. ceased production in July 2016. It was discontinued in the US 8 years prior,
there are still many VHS's in circualtion and we convert them to DVD all the time.


4-Track and DAT tape and Audio Reel

Open-reel audio tape recording is a form of magnetic tape audio recording in which the recording medium is held on a reel, rather than being securely contained within a cassette. The cassette, commonly known as the Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette or 4-track cartridge, is also a magnetic tape sound recording cartridge technology. These tapes were playable in car audio systems, home systems and eventually portable players. Digital Audio Tape (DAT or R-DAT) is a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony and introduced in 1987. In appearance it is similar to a Compact Cassette. The format saw moderate success in professional markets and as a computer storage medium, which was developed into the Digital Data Storage format. As Sony has ceased production of new recorders, it will become more difficult to play archived recordings in this format unless they are copied to other formats or hard drives.
All are welcome at DVD Conversions.

Phonograph Record Vinyls

Vinyl Side A of The Herald's Don't Give Up

A phonograph record is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The groove usually starts near the periphery and ends near the center of the disc. At first, the discs were commonly made from shellac; starting in the 1950s polyvinyl chloride became common. In recent decades, records have sometimes been called vinyl records, or simply vinyl. The phonograph disc record was the primary medium used for music reproduction throughout the 20th century. It had co-existed with the phonograph cylinder from the late 1880s and had effectively superseded it by around 1912.
Stop by and trade in the old spiral groove disc for a new iridescent aluminium one, also known as a DVD or CD.


Portable USB Hard Drive, mini dvd, Bluray, USB Flash Drive

I think we all know what's going on here, we basically put all that stuff that's mentioned above on these things, converting to new media. Fun Fact much like magnetised discs or optical discs which have physical binary signals so do SSD's or Solid State Discs, instead of magnetised platters or a reflective surface that require a mechanical actuator to read over and a motor to spin the disk, SSD's rely on semiconductor chips or transistors on an integrated circuit board and an electronic controller so there are no moving parts at all. In NAND Flash Storage (commonly used in SSD's, don't ask what NAND stands for because it has to with complex digital logic) there are transistors called floating gates and control gates, now when electrical current reaches the control gate, electrons flow onto the floating gate, creating a net positive charge that interrupts current flow. By applying precise voltages to the transistors, a unique pattern of 1's and 0's can be seen , and you all know what 1's and 0's mean.