VHS to Digital Conversion
VHS tapes were a good technology when they were used more than 15 years ago. The problem with VHS is that there is a “shelf-life”.
Unfortunately, VHS video tapes degrade over time. You can expect a deterioration of up to 20% between 10-25 years.
This happens because VHS tapes magnetic technology and are subject to losing charge over time.
How Much to Convert VHS to Digital?
VHS TO DIGITAL
One hour minimum. Time taken from finished product. Includes download link. Discount for multiple hours of finished recording. See conversion estimate calculator below. This also applies to MiniDV tape conversion.
USB Stick $15/32GB
Have your VHS backed up to a USB thumb drive for safe keeping. Large files cost an additional $1/GB. Viewable in computers, laptops and most modern DVD players, TVs and video game consoles.
VHS TO DVD $10/DVD
Have your VHS burned to DVD for viewing in a computer or modern DVD player. A DVD holds 4.7 GB of data.
Video Editing $45/hr
Have your video edited. Add music, titles and various clips into a home video.
Conversion Estimate Calculator
*This Conversion Estimate Calculator is not an exact science. Final cost is billed based on the total hours of converted video. Length of VHS tape depends on original recording mode (SP, LP, EP). Video tapes are sometimes not full end to end. Our conversion calculator calculates based on full tapes. If you require a quote on more than 20 tapes, please contact us.
Sit back on your chesterfield and relax as we bring your memories back to life!
Digital Conversion Questions
What video format do you convert to?
Our standard format is MP4 with H264 encoding, but we can do virtually any format.
Do you work with damaged tapes?
We will take a look at them. We can't guarantee anything, but we will do our best. Minimum charges apply.
Will you convert old motion picture movies?
Unfortunately, we will only convert homemade videos without a copyright.
How long does it take?
We typically have a turnaround of 4-6 business days.
Do you work with the international PAL format?
We can. Please inquire for more details.
What do you accept for payment?
We currently accept cash, cheque or e-transfer. Payment is required before files are handed over.
Can you convert from other tapes or formats?
We currently also convert MiniDV format. For other formats, please inquire with the format you are working with and we'll see what we can do.