We cater for all domestic and most commercial tape formats
Main video formats
A bit about video tape...
Many different video formats emerged following the demise of 8mm and 16mm film. Unfortunately the formulation used on magnetic tape also has a limited lifespan. Tapes can degrade in as little as 12 to 15 years.
Standard conversion is directly to DVD for immediate playback. If required the tape can be captured to mp4 files for ease of playing on modern devices such as the iPhone and computers that don't have DVD players. Pricing for mp4 rather than DVD service differs slightly due to the equipment needed to encode different formats.
The moist Australian climate can cause mould to grow inside the tape housing and on the edge of the tape. It is important not to play tapes in this condition as this will clog and possibly damage playback heads in your machine. We can clean VHS and VHS-C tapes to remove this contamination prior to transferring to DVD.
Hi8 tapes are prone to tearing when the mould bonds to the layer below it. This can usually be fixed but requires the tape to be removed from the case and dissolve the binding mould spores.
We have the equipment to convert the following formats.