Video to DVD transfers from  

Which tape do you have?  We cover the widest range of video cassette formats in the UK.

All tape formats are shown below (just keep on scrolling down)...

Beta (Betamax / Betacord / Betamovie) to DVD

A domestic Beta (Betamax) video cassette A typical Beta (Betamax) tape

Read more about Betamax to DVD transfers here.

VHS and VHS-C, also S-VHS and S-VHS-C to DVD 


A VHS-C to VHS adaptor VHS-C cassette VHS-C tapes could be played back on a VHS video recorder with an adaptor.

Read more about VHS and SVHS to DVD transfers here.

V2000 / Video 2000 / Video Compact Cassette to DVD V2000 logo

A Philips Video 2000 video recorder  

Read more about V2000 to DVD transfers here.

Video8 / Hi8 / Digital8 to DVD   Digital8 logo

Hi8 camcorder Video8 / Hi8 tape

Read more about Video8/Hi8/Digital8 to DVD transfers here.

DVCAM, DV, miniHDV and miniDV to DVD miniDV logo

A modern miniDV camcorder and tape Modern miniDV camcorders can produce outstanding results.

Read more about miniDV and DVCAM transfers here.



Two tape sizes are common, Large on the left and Medium on the right.

Read more about DVCPRO transfers here.


microMV to DVD  MICROMV logo

microMV is the smallest video cassette ever made  MicroMV camcorders use the smallest video tapes in the world and can give very good results.

Read more about microMV transfers here.

Betacam, BetacamSP to DVD 

Professional Betacam SP tapes (large size on left and small size on the right of this picture).

Read more about Betacam transfers here.


Digital Betacam (DigiBeta), BetacamSX and MPEG IMX transfers 

Large DigiBeta tapeSmall DigiBeta tape Professional Digital Betacam tapes (large size on left and small size on the right of this picture).

Read more about Digital Betacam transfers here.


U-matic to DVD

Large Umatic tapes (left) and small ones (on the right) are both covered.

Read more about Umatic transfers here.

M2 transfers 

MII (sometimes incorrectly known as M2 or M11) is a rare professional format.

Professional MII tapes (large and small sizes) are covered. 

Read more about MII transfers here.

Philips VCR (N1500) and VCR-LP (N1700) to DVD VCR logo

Philips N1700 video cassette  Early Philips VCR N1500 and VCR-LP N1700 tapes can be copied to DVD.

Read more about VCR to DVD transfers here.

CVC from Technicolor and Funai

Read more about CVC to DVD transfers here.

DVD to DVD, DVD-Ram to DVD

Have a DVD-Ram disk that you can't play?  Or a rewritable DVD which you can't seem to play on some DVD players, perhaps one recorded in DVD-VR mode?  Or a DVD recorded somewhere which you need duplicating?  A miniature 3" DVD which you would like copied to a normal 5" sized one?  A DVD-RW recorded in VR mode that you can't play?  I can do all of these, just ask.  I may be able to assist with NTSC to PAL DVD transfers too, so ask if you require this.

Underside of a DVD-Ram disc.

  A DVD-Ram disk has odd looking patterns underneath, and may come in a special "caddy" box.  I can do DVD-Ram to DVD-Video transfers for you at low prices.

Contact me with your requirements for any DVD to DVD transfers so I can give you a quote.  Prices start from 2.50 per DVD, or even less in volume.

If you have a DVD of any type recorded on a camcorder which has not been finalised (so you can't view it), I can probably assist with that too, just ask.

I will not get involved in blatant copyright infringement of course.

Television systems explained


Use the easy order page, just select what kind of DVDs you have and supply your details.  DVD-RAM to DVD transfer.  DVD copying.  

A guide to video formats.

Here we have a chart showing our own personal evaluation of video cassette formats by a range of ten parameters.  Not surprisingly, the oldest formats perform worst, and the newest and most expensive formats do best.  It just gives you an idea of what to expect from new and old video formats, and is not intended to be definitive.  In some cases it is based slightly more on real-life performance than on technical specifications.


Audio Transfers, tape to CD

I am now offering audio transfers too (such as cassette to CD), presently including:

Read more about Audio transfers here.  Use the easy order page, just select what kind of tapes you have and supply your details.

What I don't do (not very much!)...

Though I can take HDV (High Definition DV) tapes in the small miniDV tape size, I do not handle large HDV tapes yet.  Though I can take DVCPRO tapes, that is only for the earlier DVCPRO25 variant.   I don't do cine film transfers, but can recommend Chris at Save Those Memories who does.  I do not yet cover the very obscure Sanyo VCord tapes, nor do I run open-reel video tapes, though I do reel-to-reel audio tape.

I can transfer almost every of videocassette types from anywhere in the world.

I don't much care what is on the tapes I copy (personal, private and confidential material is handled discreetly), and I leave you do deal with copyright issues around transferring TV programmes.  However I will not get involved in blatant copyright violation (for example duplication pirating), and clearly illegal recordings would not be tolerated.  If you have recordings of a very personal nature, I do ask that you let me know this in advance.

Also see the Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Video Files

DVD-Rom and Hard Disk transfers of MPEG or DV-AVI files for your own editing. 

If you don't know what this means, then you probably don't need it!  Some people like to use their own computer and software to edit up DVDs for themselves, perhaps using Avid DVD by Sonic or Movie Factory by Ulead  or Pinnacle Studio for example.  So I also offer the service of transferring most video formats to DVD-Rom as high quality MPEG2 / MPEG4 or DV-AVI files.  Prices start from 15 per 90 minutes for VHS, Beta and Hi8 for example.  

Very popular are transfers of video to DV-AVI files on hard disk.  These hard disk transfers are suitable for both PC and Apple iMac video editing and cost just 7 - 8 per hour for 10 hours or more (10 per hour for short jobs).  All video formats are now available with this option.  You can provide the hard disk, or you can order one from a supplier such as EbuyerDABS or SVP and have it shipped directly to me.  Just email me for this option if you are interested, it's proving very popular and is highly economical for larger jobs.  

Sometimes I am asked to copy video tapes to miniDV, so that the tape can be played into a computer for further editing.  The option above of copying to hard disk is a better way to do it.  However if you really want recordings copied onto miniDV, I can do this too!  Just email me for this option if you are interested.  Other options include copying to full size DV tape, DVCAM, VHS, S-VHS or other tape formats.

Also see the Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Great, what do I do next?  How to request a video transfer.

Use the easy order page here.  Just select what kind of tapes you have and supply your details.

If for any reason you get stuck filling out the form, just email me and I'll help you personally.  It's a personal service I offer, not like some of the big video editing houses.  I understand that in many cases you will not be able to tell how much material is on the original recordings. In which case, assume that the tapes are fairly full and send payment accordingly, I will refund any surplus by means of a cheque sent with your finished recordings.  Payment is best by cheque to video99, but Paypal is also accepted (to, a small surcharge usually applies), or even good old fashioned cash and Postal Orders, and in the UK ask about Nochex if you have this  If you would like to speak to me personally, you can telephone during normal hours on: 01752 881652.

Please read our Terms and Conditions, which form part of the agreement.

A typical selection of testimonial messages I've had from customers of my video tape to DVD transfer service recently are included in the Read More About sub-pages for each format.  For many more, see my testimonials page.  If I carry out a transfer job for you, I would very much appreciate a few lines from you which I can add to the lists.  Just send it by email, and your name of course will not be published.

If you have any questions, just email me and I'll reply promptly.   

Also see the Questions and Answers (FAQ) and News from video99 from 2008.

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