A personal service by an engineer with 30 years of video experience.  Transfers to USB stick, hard disk or DVD.

Discounts for quantity.  Lowest prices in the UK but the highest quality.


microMV transfers  MICROMV logo

The smallest video ever invented is the microMV from Sony (occasionally misspelled to microDV).  Micro MV is capable of very good results despite its diminutive size.  However it has not proven to be very popular and getting tapes transferred can be a challenge.  The UK models are DCR-IP1E, DCR-IP220E, DCR-IP55E, DCR-IP5E and DCR-IP7E (pictured below).  MicroMV transfers are now available here of course, with excellent quality.

If you have tried to transfer microMV material to a PC yourself, you may have found supplied Movieshaker software can be unreliable and few other software packages support microMV import.  For this reason I usually run microMV to computer or DVD using a high quality s-video analogue capture, which provides consistently reliable results with no "dropped frames" (shudders in motion) and no lip-sync issues.

microMV is the smallest video cassette ever made  MicroMV camcorders use the smallest video tapes in the world and can give very good results.  For scale, the coin is 1p, whereas the cute baby is Alex and is now a teenager.

Micromv to DVD.  Most customers take USB stick or hard disk, but DVDs are still possible:

Basic Menu, 13 per tape: The menus are limited to just a title, but you get a chapter point every 5 minutes so it is easy to move around the DVD.  Extra copies of these DVDs cost just 3.50 each and are recommended.

Deluxe Menu 22 per tape:  Nice menu icons showing what is on that part of the recording, and if you email me with titles I will put them on the DVD for you too.  I place the chapter breaks at points of interest or new recordings.  These menus look like professionally recorded DVD films.  Extra copies are cheap, just 3.50 each, and well worth taking.

Transfers to video files:

Nearly all customers now take video files on a USB stick or hard disk (depending on quantity).  Typically we provide large DV-AVI files of 13GB per hour, ideal for nearly all PC and Mac video editing software, and almost all customers also take the very inexpensive option of additionally having smaller MPEG4 files which will play on most modern TVs which have a USB socket.  Assuming at least 10 hours, the cost for micromv to video files is 9 per hour of useful material.  Just email me for details.

Video files are higher quality than DVDs, easier to edit, share and back up, so a much better archive format.

Television systems explained

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If you have a micromv camcorder, click here to join the micromv Yahoo group, it's free.
If you have a micromv camcorder, click here to join the micromv Yahoo group, it's free.


How to request a microMV video transfer.

We have a new and easy order page, just select what kind of tapes you have and supply your details.

If you prefer, you can instead just email me with your requirements.  I will then confirm the price, or best guess at the price, and let you know the address to send the tapes.  Digital recordings sometimes require particular personal attention, just let me know of any particular requirements. 

If recorded on equipment from another country, see the Television systems explained.  

If you want your tapes back after you have the transfers (recommended)

Not everyone needs their tapes returned once they have the transfers, but if you do, please remember to include postage costs. For one or two video tapes in the UK, this is just 1. For larger quantities, and tapes from outside the UK, I will let you know.  Ideally can you ensure you send the tapes in a package which is sufficiently large and robust for me to use to send back your original tapes. Usually I will send the transfers  to you ahead of returning your tapes, then when you've confirmed you are happy with them, I will return tapes. This way I can help you further if necessary - for example you can now see you want a different part of a tape transferred on its own or you want extra copies.

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