Mould on VHS Tapes

Mould on VHS Tapes is an issues that Supaphoto© will help you with. We offer a dedicated tape cleaning and repair service to clean and restore video, VHS and camcorder tapes that are affected by mould spores. Choose between USB, Digital Download or DVD

Use Our Mould On VHS Tape Service Today!

Our Mould On VHS Tape Service - For best results we go through a series of phases with a scientific oven to slowly and safely reduce humidity levels. We then employ our own REVIVAL technology to restore as much of the video as possible. So Many 5 Star Reviews!

Or call us now for some friendly advice Freephone 0800 690 6160

Ask About Bulk Discounts too.

Preserve, Share & Enjoy The Supaphoto Way

The best thing you could ever do for your family in three simple steps.

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1. Package Up Your Memories

Simply pack your beloved memories and send them to us. Use either our courier collection and return service or send it to us directly. Ask for your step by step welcome pack now.

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2. Lovingly Converted

We love what we do. Our dedicated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

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3. Share & Enjoy With Your Family

This is where the magic begins, We’ll return your original media. Once preserved, access them via our easy cloud download service, USB stick or a DVD. Relax and let those memories flood in. 

Mouldy Tapes ? - Watch our Supaphoto Video Transfer Services & Samples Film

Not everyone has the time to read lots of words.

That’s why we’re produced this short & simple film which explains what we do in a simple way. It also includes a few video transfer samples to put your mind at ease.

We hope that you enjoy it!

See also our Prices and FAQs further below.

Post Mould on Tape Treatment - Service Advantages

Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose Supaphoto everyday. You won’t be disappointed.

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Output & Viewing

Digital file download via Cloud, USB or DVD. Watch on TV, PC, tablet or mobile

Media Transfer Advantages - Colour Corrections

Colour Corrections

Expert colour correction for faded scenes and frame by frame remastering

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AI Video Restoration

Optional AI upscale and restoration delivers cleaner videos with enhanced sound

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Free Services

Free tape inspection and no charge for blank domestic vhs and camcorder tapes

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Security of Handling

We take security of handling very seriously at Supaphoto with step by step tracking

Before & After - RAW Capture V AI Enhancement & Upscale

Looking for to Convert VHS-C to Digital Service? - Example of Enhancement

We take technical quality seriously at Supaphoto. We deliver great results with our video capture process as you can see from the example below from an Old VHS tape. Now with our REVIVAL AI process and treatment, the quality is even better! We can now optionally use the latest AI to restore your videos. This enhancement technology can sharpen film while recovering accurate detail, remove excess harsh noise while recovering true authentic detail in your film, soften the look of dust and scratches, stabilise the film & more.

For more information, watch our video transfer service and examples video

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Pre Treatment

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Post Treatment

What's Included?

You’ll receive everything needed to safeguard your memories.

Yes, where collection is applicable, we’ll organise for an easy to understand pre-paid address label to be sent to you. Could not be more simple. There’s also a section in there for you to add notes. 

We know how precious your memories are. It can feel like a big decision. The Supaphoto Welcome Guide explains the process in step by step simple terms. It will also include useful contact details for peace of mind.

We loe what we do. Our dedcated team will digitise every item by hand. We’ve saved millions of memories over 20 years. And don’t worry, you’ll get regular updates along the way.

This is where the magic begins. We’ll return all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access your files via our easy cloud download service, on a memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in!.

Customer surrounded by video tapes, photographs and audio tapes while looking at the films that Supaphoto have transferred

Sir Richard Attenborough – One of Supaphoto’s Proudest Moments

We were so proud to be chosen by the University of Sussex to preserve some of film director Sir Richard Attenborough’s photographs.

Over the years, we’ve also scanned thousands of photo from prestigious photo albums going back to the 1900’s for British politicians to thousands of everyday family photo collections for families throughout the UK.

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Our Repair, Restoration & Transfer Prices for Mould Affected Videos

At Supaphoto we take pleasure in doing things in the right way and growing our business slowly through referrals.

Our Repair, Restoration & Transfer Prices for Mould Affected Videos to MP4
Prices start from £29.99

Maybe you’ve observed the appearance of white mould on your tape reels. When humidity seeps into videotapes, it becomes a persistent issue that hinders smooth playback and fast deteriorates the tape. Our service specialises in safely removing and cleaning mould and mildew from VHS tapes, restoring them to their former quality.

This also necessitates the use of a dedicated scientific oven to slowly ‘bake’ the tapes at safe ultra low temperatures over time. After the meticulous restoration process, we can convert your tapes into a more accessible format. With tapes that suffer from mould, it’s always best to reach out to us initially so we can understand what kind of issues you are facing.

It takes time though and hence costs a bit more but we’ve a good track record and work with some of the top institutions through the UK.

What Do I Want Back? – Choose from one of the following options:
i) Mp4 Digital Files as a Free Download from Supaphoto Cloud for easy viewing & sharing with family
ii) Mp4 Digital Files on a Master USB Stick
iii) Conversion to a new DVD in a nice presentation case 

Optional extras:

– Back-up Version on Master USB Memory Stick: £19.99
– Back-up Version of DVD in Presentation Case: £19.99
– Extra copy of DVD in Presentation Case: £9.99

Free Doorstep Collection & Return Delivery
We’re easy to deal with at Supaphoto. Contact Us Now to receive your free welcome pack and address label. We’ll then liaise with you to get your package collected free of charge. Not only that but our prices also include free return delivery. 

Want to Order? – How Can I contact You?
Simple! Just Call us on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line convert camcorder tapes to digital copy 1 u matic copy video 8 to digital copy pal to ntsc video conversion copy video restoration service copy


We’ve made life easy for you by compiling the the most commonly asked questions that we’ve been asked over the years in one place!

How can I view my films?
Could not be easier! Either plug a simple USB into your TV and view as a slideshow or watch on PC, laptop, ipad or mobile phone. 

Is it easy to share with my family?
It’s so easy. Just forward the link we’ll send you or share your USB memory stick.

Which media output is best?
Digital files are easy to play and share on PCs, laptops, ipads and phones. Start your own home movie editing projects too. A back-up DVD also makes sense. 

No Upfront Payment? – When do I pay?
We never charge upfront unlike other companies. Why? Because there’s always a small chance that you may have non-chargeable blank tapes.   

Would I be charged for blank tapes?
Don’t worry. We NEVER charge for blank tapes!

How long does it take?
Typically 5-10 working days or less. 

Do you offer an advanced service?
Yes. It delivers more vivid colours, better contrast, sharper pictures and image stabilisation. It takes longer but and costs relatively little more.

New! AI Cinematic Video Restoration Service
Our new AI REVIVAL restoration system leverages intelligent temporal data to deliver cleaner, more faithful videos. Whether you have tapes, DVDs or video files, we’ll can transform them into beautiful HD even higher resolution videos. 

Do you send the originals back?
Yes indeed – It’s important that you always keep your originals somewhere safe.

Can You Upscale to HD/4K High Definition?
Yes! Go for that true magical cinematic experience! It also has features such as picture stabilisation, colour correction, frame rate correction and more besides. 

My video looks very poor in places. Can it still be transferred?
Yes definitely! We’ll always review and advise you first though. And if a few tapes appear mouldy, we even have a dedicated process to handle these too.

Can I view and save them on a Free Online Cloud Gallery?
Yes indeed and you can share them with your family thereafter.

Where can I read reviews about your service?
We always treat tapes as if they were our own. Read our reviews for yourself

Why should I do it?
All videos slowly deteriorate over time. The sooner you do it – the better. 

What’s your security like?
Rest assured that we take security of handling very seriously and have an insurance policy to match. 

I have a lot of videos – Can I get a bulk discount?
Just contact us to see how we can help. See also our buy now, pay later option. 

I still have questions – How Can I contact You?
Call us for some friendly help on freephone 0800 690 6160 or drop us a line

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

Choose what you’ll get back. Sit back and soak it in!

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Digital Download

This is a memory stick holding transferred media.

USB Memory Stick

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DVD in Case

Bulk Discounts

Got a large order? We’ll do our best to help you. Just give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.

Cleaning Mouldy VHS & Camcorder Tapes

At Supaphoto, we specialise in the restoration and rejuvenation of VHS and other videotapes afflicted by insidious mould growth. Video Machines are just designed to play them and they will do more damage than good. We clean VHS tape with mould, all types of mould.

Understanding Mould Damage in Videotapes

Do you happen to have VHS cassettes that have languished in the confines of a basement, attic, or garage? Home videos with mould on tape are more common than we think.

Perhaps you’ve noticed the emergence of white fuzz on the tape reels. Whenever humidity infiltrates videotapes, mould is a relentless companion. Mould often obstructs the seamless playback of videos. Our mould on VHS tapes removal and cleaning service steps in to meticulously cleanse and eliminate mould and mildew from your VHS tapes, ensuring they can once again grace your screen. Following the repair video with mould restoration process, we can then proceed with the conversion of your tapes into a different, more accessible format.

It’s important to note that mould can also inflict harm upon the internal components of your VCR and Video Machine. Once these mould spores infiltrate your machine, they may migrate to other tapes, exacerbating the problem. For this reason, tapes affected by mould must undergo cleansing prior to conversion. Most video conversion companies shy away from tapes with mould issues, typically returning them unconverted. If your tapes have been rejected by other transfer services, entrust Recapture for a comprehensive cleaning. After this cleansing process, we can proceed to convert your tapes into the format of your choice. Your original tapes will be diligently cleaned and restored, and if desired, new discs will accompany them.

Expert Solutions for VHS Tape Restoration

Avoid disregarding mould on VHS tapes or other forms of damage. Over time, the situation is bound to deteriorate. The cherished memories encapsulated within your VHS cassettes could potentially be lost forever. Our proficient team possesses the expertise to disassemble various types of cassettes, including VHS, and knows how to effectively cleanse mould on camcorder tapes and eliminate it for good. Rely on our VHS mould removal and cleaning service to salvage your invaluable videotapes and the treasured memories they encapsulate.

Here are four compelling reasons to choose our VHS Mould Removal and Cleaning service:

We have spent 000’s designing our machine to remove the mould on VHS tape slowly and safely. It’s a multi-stage process.

We invariably subject your tape to UV light exposure, effectively eliminating mould on camcorder tape.

We thoroughly cleanse the entire length of the tape surface using our custom built equipment.

We disassemble the cassette housing, leaving no nook or cranny untouched.

Transfer Examples & Customers

Rest assured that we take the issue of quality very seriously.

Why not check out the quality of our Our Video Services?

We’ve spent 000’s on our video tape to digital equipment and have been in this business for over twenty years.

We were chosen to undertake cine film conversion work for the TV Production Company behind the BBC’s Repair Shop!

Other projects include digitalising Sir Richard Attenborough’s personal collection of images, converting early footage of Virgin Airways promotional films and digitalisation work relating to Windsor Castle, The Mary Rose and the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Buy Now - Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments to spread the cost – automatically charged over three months.

Rest assured that there are no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies of £500. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

If you’d like more information about this service, please read our helpful guide.


Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away - Buy Now, Pay Later Option

Buy now and split your total into 3 easy payments, automatically charged over three months.

No interest and no hidden fees. Just call us on 0800 690 6160 for more details. Minimum order value applies. Offer subject to terms and conditions.

Common Questions

The presence of mould on tapes can be attributed to various factors. Mould requires a combination of moisture, warmth, and organic material to grow. Here are some common reasons why your tapes might be mouldy:

Humidity and Moisture: Tapes stored in a damp or humid environment are more susceptible to mould growth. Ensure that the storage area is dry and well-ventilated.

Poor Storage Conditions: Tapes should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. If they are stored in a location with poor air circulation or in contact with a damp surface, mould can develop.

Water Damage: If the video tapes have been exposed to water, either through leaks or flooding, it can lead to mould growth. Ensure that the storage area is free from water leaks.

Improper Cleaning: If tapes were not properly cleaned before storage and had organic residues on them, such as dirt or food particles, mould can use these as a nutrient source.

Long-Term Storage: Tapes stored for an extended period without proper care are more likely to develop mould. Regularly inspect and clean your storage space, and consider rotating the tapes to prevent long-term stagnation.


Inspect Regularly: Periodically inspect your tape collection for signs of mold or other damage, and take preventive measures.

If the mould damage is extensive, it may be challenging to salvage the tapes. In such cases, you might want to consult with a professional restoration service that specialises in audio-visual media to assess the extent of the damage and explore potential recovery options.




Yes, it is getting more and more common so we always recommend getting them treated, restored and converted by a specialist who has experience in this field like Supaphoto Ltd

Yes of course! All of your original media will be returned to you with your digitised versions. 

Yes indeed! It will depend on the total size of your order. Where we save time by doing things in bulk, we like to pass the benefit on.