The UK's most affordable and flexible V2000 transfers to USB stick, hard disk or DVD.
A personal service by an engineer with 30
years of video experience.
Though DVDs are still possible, most
customers take video files on a USB stick or hard disk (depending on
Lowest prices in the UK but the highest quality.
Costs from £18 for short tapes.
Discounts for quantity.
The first Philips 2000 video recorder sold in the UK.
Running times (maximum)
VCC240 / VCC120
Each side is half the amount of minutes, eg.
VCC240 = 2*120 minutes.
DVD £22 (depending on running time): Up to 1.5 hours on one DVD, though I can extend this a little if necessary, with top quality pictures and sound. 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. However DVD is not a good long term archive format and is not recommended.
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. A single short tape will usually cost around £20, depending on running time. For larger jobs the cost for V2000 to video files is usually £10 - £13.50 per hour of useful material, depending on running times and complexity. 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.
We believe that all V2000 recordings are made using the PAL television system. If you have a V2000 recording made in France, please contact me to discuss this.
We have an easy order page, just select what kind of tapes you have and supply your details. I will then confirm the price, or best guess at the price, and let you know the address to send the tapes. V2000 recordings sometimes require particular personal attention, just let me know of any particular requirements. Usually I transfer to video-DVD but options include transfer to computer file, miniDV tape and more.
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.
If recorded on equipment from France, see the Television systems explained. Only PAL recordings are accepted for V2000.
We are listed on the independent Freeindex service, you can read and add to reviews
there. Most customers use that method for testimonials now.
We also have a collection
of fascinating testimonials from some famous names, see the famous
names testimonials page.
Please also subscribe to our YouTube channel where you can see some of the work
we do and fantastic equipment we have. In particular, see my video
on servicing the Grundig
2x4 Super V2000 machine.
Here is a BBC pamphlet from arund 1984 showing new releases on VHS, Beta, V2000 and Laserdisc.
If you have any questions, just email me and I'll reply promptly. Also see the video99.co.uk Questions and Answers (FAQ) All material on this web site is copyright www.video99.co.uk and www.colin99.co.uk though trade marks remain with the manufacturers.
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