Video Tapes: VHS - Mini DV - Betamax - Video8 Hi8 - Digital8  MicroMV - U-matic - Betacam DVCam - PAL - NTSC - SECAM to DVD - MP4 - AVI
Australia wide we copy - convert & transfer video tapes to DVD and digital files    Covering Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Hobart - Perth - Canberra - Darwin - Gold Coast  Newcastle - Wollongong - Sunshine Coast - Geelong - Townsville - Cairns - Toowoomba - Launceston
Tape types and TV systems we copy   In most cases it is not necessary for you to identify your tape as we copy almost all domestic tape formats. If we are not able to transfer your tape there is no charge.   TV Colour Systems:   PAL - NTSC  - SECAM this is not an actual tape but how the signal is recorded onto them. For example, America uses NTSC, some European countries like Russia use Secam.  Australia, New Zealand & Britain, to mention a few, use PAL. Unless stated on the box you can’t determine what format a tape is by looking at it.  For a complete country listing Click Here Normal Play (NP) and Long Play (LP):  Refers to the speed the tape was recorded at.  In most cases long play doubles the recording time so even if a tape says 60 mins it may have up to 120 mins on it. You can’t determine what speed it is recorded at by looking. Only by transferring the entire tape do we know the playing time. LP was not very common but we certainly do get them. Video Resolutions:   There are 2 main standards. SD = Standard definition which is what TV has been for decades. HD = High Definition is the new higher resolution format for Digital TV and video cameras and comes in various quality levels, these being 720p - 1080i - 1080p.
VHS & Super VHS VHS tapes are the most common format. VHS is the tape format you bought or rented movies on. Dimensions: 188mm x 103mm. Playing Time:  NP 0-240mins  LP 0-480mins Super VHS used same size tape but is very rare. We can copy all types: Super VHS - PAL - NTSC - Secam
Mini DV  These tapes are the last of domestic camera tapes and are still sold. Dimensions: 65mm x 48mm. Playing Time:  NP 0-60mins  LP 0-90mins We copy all Standard Definition Mini DV tapes:  PAL - NTSC - Secam    From about 2007 a few semi professional High Definition cameras also used these tapes. Most of these were recorded in sony cameras and we  can copy these HD 1080I tapes.
Mini DV Tape Box Mini DV Tape Box 2
Video8 - Hi8 - Digital8 These formats all use the same size tape. The tape box may say Hi8, for example, but it could be a Video8 recording. Dimensions: 94mm x 62mm. Playing Time:  NP 0-90mins  LP 0-180mins Most tapes however play for 60 or 90 minutes We can copy all types PAL - NTSC - (Secam probably)
Video8 Hi8 Digital8 Tape Box Video8 Hi8 Digital8 Tape Box 2 VHS-C Tape Box Betamax & Betacord Beta was alternative home VCR to VHS but eventually lost the war.Dimensions: 155mm x 95mm. Playing Time:  NP 0-360mins We copy all Betamax tapes:  PAL - NTSC - Secam 1 & 2 NB ! Betacam used by the TV studios use very similar tapes but usually have Betacam written on them. We donít copy Betacam. SD XD Memory Card Mini DVD Hard Disk Camera
Hard Disk Cameras - SD memory Cameras Mini DVD Cameras & DVD-RAM Cameras These are obviously not tapes but the latest method of recording Video on a camera. Click here for more info on these. We can convert all these formats into either DVD or digital files Like MP4 for convenient playback.
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DVCAM and Mini DVCAM This format comes in 2 sizes of tape boxes the mini DVCAM is identical to a Mini DV tape. The larger DVCAM was a professional format used by TV stations. DVCAM Dimensions: 124mm x 77mm. Playing Time:  Varies from 40 mins to 180 mins We can transfer only PAL recorded tapes.