VIDEO TO DVD
We can transfer most types of video tapes to DVD. Tape formats we handle include: DVCAM, MiniDV, Hi8, Video 8 and VHS. If you have another format, please contact us. Once on DVD, we can easily make any number of additional DVD copies quickly and inexpensively.
Tapes up to 120 minutes long: £20.00 per tape
Tapes up to 180 minutes long: £25.00 per tape
Tapes up to 240 minutes long: £35.00 per tape
Additional DVD copies cost just £3 each. Discounts available for 10 or more copies.
Prices do not include return postage and packing.
Important information- please read
The above durations are based on the length of the recording on the tape, not the tape’s designated length. For example, a 60 minute recording on a 3 hour (E180) tape will cost £20 not £25
Tapes are copied to DVD as is. That is to say all recordings on the tape will be copied onto the DVD in their entirety. We do not edit out any gaps in recordings or copy particular sections of the tape. However, you can specify that you only want a certain number of minutes from the front of the tape to be copied, for example, the first 15 or 30 minutes.
We do not accept tapes that are damaged, jammed or contain mould. Mould affects mainly VHS tapes and can be seen as a white substance on the tape itself.
DVD recording quality
Although we can transfer up to 5 hours of video onto one DVD, we would not recommend more than 3 hours as the picture quality can be considerably reduced. In most cases the picture quality on the DVD will be similar to the original tape. If required, longer tapes can be spread over several DVDs to achieve better picture quality but there will be an extra charge of £4 for each additional DVD.
CARE OF YOUR TAPES & LIABILITY
We will take the utmost care of your tapes whilst in our possession. However, we cannot be held liable for any tape or cassette damage whilst tapes are in our equipment, for whatever reason. Liability for loss or damage to your tapes whilst on our premises but not in our equipment, will be strictly limited to the replacement value of a new blank tape if still available from suppliers.
Delivery & collection
You can either post your tapes to us, or deliver them in person. If posting, we strongly recommend using either Recorded or Special Delivery. If delivering in person, please make an appointment first. Your completed job can either be collected or posted. Prices do not include return postage and packing.
You can pay by cash, bank transfer (BACS) or cheque (payable to M. L. Allan) Minimum value for cheque payments is £30 and will require five working days to clear. We do not currently accept credit or debit cards. A deposit may be required and the balance will be payable upon completion. No VAT is payable on our services.
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help.
DVD & CD DUPLICATION
Please see our dvd & cd duplication section.