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There are so many different types of video tapes. Many are common formats you probably know. However, there are several other types that had some level of popularity back in their time in the sun. Don't worry about what type of tapes you may have. When we see your videos, we will be happy to evaluate what you have an provide you with an estimate for your project.
We understand how important memories are. First, we start by timing your tapes. This allows you the option of combining shorter tapes onto one DVD. We even offer a discount for combining (if you choose)! Next, we capture your video to digital. Our goal is to convert your videos with the best quality possible. For your final video, you can choose DVD or video file (MP4), to allow you to enjoy the video memories you may not have seen in decades. DVDs will be custom-printed and video files will be named based on your originals or notes you provide.
The T-120 VHS tape was most commonly used for home recording in a VCR. VHS tapes typically were 120 minutes long when full (SP speed). However, there are also LP and EP recording speeds which last 4 and 6 hours respectively. Later, longer VHS tapes were made that were 160 and 180 minutes in SP.
Designed for camcorder use, 8mm and Hi8 cassettes are usually 120 minutes when full. There was an LP recording speed which made the tape 4 hours, but that is much less common. The cassette is about the size of a deck of playing cards. Hi8 tapes were the second generation of this format with improved resolution.
The little brother to VHS, VHS-C tapes were designed for camcorders. It is the same video tape, but in a smaller shell. VHS-C had the benefit of fitting into an adapter that would allow playback in a VCR. Standard recording lengths were 30 minutes, but the EP speed allowed for 90 minutes.
MiniDV tapes are digital and took the video quality way beyond its analog predecessors. The cassette itself is about the size of a Tic Tac candy box. Standard MiniDV tapes last 60 minutes in SP and 90 minutes in LP.
This digital version of 8mm video tapes had the same cassette size, however the camcorder was different. Like MiniDV, Digital8 made is older analog formats jealous of its image quality. Digital8 tapes were 60 minutes when full.
This handy little DVD is only 3.15 inches in diameter. It fits directly into the camcorder and could record up to 30 minutes. The discs had to be "finalized" before they were compatible with standard DVD players. There are also two-sided MiniDVD Discs and DVD-Ram discs which look similar.
Broken tapes are like lost memories. You think you know what's on them, but can't view them or listen to them. Don't let those old analog memories disappear! Whether it's a broken VHS tape or an audio cassette that just won't play, we can repair it and convert it to a digital format.
We can repair your tapes: VHS, 8mm, MiniDV, Betamax, VHS-C video tapes and many more. Whether the tape itself is broken and needs to be spliced, or you have a broken outer shell, we can repair your tape to get it working again. We can also "bake" tapes. Some tapes have playback issues due to stickiness. We can "bake" video and audio tapes to improve the ability to play them.
Bring us your tapes and we will give you an estimate for your repairs.