MiniDV & DVCAM

MiniDV tapes

MiniDV compared to VHS

Introduced in 1998 as a joint effort between leading manufacturers of camcorders. This is a digital format. Typically tapes can hold 1 hour of video recorded in standard play or 90mins in longplay. Tapes were later introduced that could hold 80 minutes in SP and 120 minutes in LP.
A later variant is HDV which is a High Definition version for HDV camcorders.
DVCAM is a professional format with tapes up to 184 minutes.

Cost to transfer:(basic service)

Convert to DVD

£15.00 per tape (upto 2 hours) onto 1 DVD

£20.00 per tape 2-4 hours onto 2 DVDs


-includes free DVD library case

-includes free title printed on disc

Convert to computer file

£15.00 per tape (upto 2 hours) to mp4

£20.00 per tape 2-4 hours to mp4


*memory sticks extra (see below)

Convert to DVD & computer file (mp4)

£20.00 per tape (upto 2 hours)

£25.00 per tape 2-4 hours


-includes free DVD library case

-includes free title printed on disc

*memory sticks extra (see below)

Memory Sticks

We use 16gb branded USB sticks which cost £10 each. We can get about 6-7 hours onto 1 memory stick. You are welcome to supply your own memory sticks or portable hard drive.

Extra Copies

Have extra copies of your transfer. Prices are from £5.00 each per disc for up to 5 copies. Discounts available for more than 5.

Premium Service

With the Premium service your video is transferred to computer first. We do some basic editing and tidying up, chapter points and a personalised menu are then added before copying to DVD. Please note this is not as comprehensive as our editing service. Prices from £45 per 2 hours on a disc.

Info

Two hours on a DVD is the optimum quality. Tapes with more than 2 hours of content are copied to 2 DVDs.

Packaging

Each DVD comes in a free DVD library case and includes a free title printed on disc. Some cases are multi-disc cases.
Customised case inserts are available. The cost depends on what you require.

NTSC tapes

We can also convert tapes recorded in the American format NTSC for no extra cost

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