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 running times). 

Lowest prices in the UK but the highest quality.


V2000 / Video 2000 / Video Compact Cassette transfers V2000 logo

As well as VHS and Beta, there was another video tape format in Europe, usually known as V2000.  Marketed by Philips, Pye, Grundig and B&O, these machines have proven unreliable over time and so transfer services are hard to find. You may have precious recordings on these tapes, and video99 has more expertise in V2000 transfers than probably anyone else in the UK.  I have a selection of several  machines to use for V2000 transfers, which lets me use the machine which gives the best results on your particular tape.   The signals are extracted as audio and video signals (some businesses use V2000 machines that only have aerial connections so give lower quality) and then pass via a Digital Timebase Corrector for the best possible results.  (I can't yet offer XP extended play recordings from V2000, but it is highly unlikely you have any of these.)

A Philips Video 2000 video recorder The first Philips 2000 video recorder sold in the UK.

 

Tape type

Running times (maximum)

V2000    VCC480 / VCC360 /

VCC240 / VCC120

Each side is half the amount of minutes, eg. VCC240 = 2*120 minutes.

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

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.

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.  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.

Television systems explained

PAL   SECAM
YES   NO

How to request a V2000 video transfer.

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.

If you want your tapes back after you have the DVDs or video files (recommended):

Not everyone needs their tapes returned once they have the transfers, but I do recommend it. For a single video tape in the UK, this is just 3.55.  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 DVDs or video files to you ahead of returning your tapes, then when you've confirmed you are happy with the transfers, I will return your 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.

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

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Testimonials and social media.

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. 

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Here is a BBC pamphlet from arund 1984 showing new releases on VHS, Beta, V2000 and Laserdisc.

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