S VHS to Digital

Our S VHS to Digital Service with safeguard your video tapes to USB, digital or DVD. You can easily download your films from our Supaphoto© Cloud too. Simply send those s-vhs tapes and we’ll take over.

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Interested in our SVHS To DVD Converter Service? - Preserve and safeguard your SVHS tapes to new, safe, digital versions to share with the family. 20+ Years Experience, 000's of Genuine 5 Star Reviews & 000's of clients. Free Doorstep Collection & Return PP.

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.

Supahoto staff carefully handling customer material.

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. 

Supaphoto SVHS Tapes Conversion 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!

Our S VHS 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

Cine 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

Convert SVHS to Digital - See Enhancement Example

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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Before

Pre Treatment

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After

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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Prices & FAQs

Video Transfer Prices to MP4 Digital Files or DVD(s)
1 Tape: £29.99 
2 – 5 Tapes: £24.99 each
6 Tapes Onwards: £21.99 each

Mp4 Digital Files includes Free Download from Supaphoto Cloud for easy for easy viewing & sharing with family.

Prices cover VHS, VHSc, Video8, Hi8, Digital 8, Mini DV & Micro MV tapes. If you have a type of tape not listed here, just contact us and we’ll see how we can help. Prices include for a whopping two hours of capture which is plenty for most tapes.

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.

Optional extras:
– Copy on Master USB Memory Stick: £19.99
– DVD in Presentation Case – £19.99
– Extra Copy of Mp4 Files on USB Memory Stick – £19.99
– Extra copy of DVD – £9.99
– Tapes with over 2 hours of footage – £9.99 per hour

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. 

Do you offer an advanced service?
Yes we do. it delivers more vivid colours, better contrast, sharper pictures and image stabilisation. It takes a little longer and doesn’t cost much more.

Our Advanced AI Restoration Service
Our AI upscale and video restoration system specialises in leveraging intelligent temporal information to deliver cleaner, more faithful videos and improve sound. Whether you have videotapes, DVDs or video files, we can transform them into beautifully restored HD or stunning 4K videos.

Our in-house editors team can also optionally scan through your footage and remove unwanted TV shows. We can carry out expert colour correction work, enhancement and noise removal. Whether you’re dealing with older standard definition clips or challenging footage which lacks detail or suffers from heavy noise, our advanced AI video restoration service will scan each frame and work its magic to achieve amazing results. In summary, we’ve got the technology, the equipment and the passion to restore your videos with the care they deserve.

Can You Upscale to HD/4K High Definition?
Yes we can. Our upscaling service delivers that true magical cinematic experience. Besides screen definition, it also includes a host of other features that will benefit you such as video restoration, picture stabilisation, colour correction, frame rate correction and more besides. It costs relatively little more compared to the goodness you get.

Enter our world where we combine the best of broadcast TV HD/4k AI technologies to radically restore old film.

Is return collection and return delivery included?
Yes indeed and fully tracked all the way

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

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.   

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

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

My video looks very poor in places. Can it still be transferred?
You’ll be amazed at the results we deliver. We’ll review first and advise you. We also have the option of employing our optional REVIVAL AI service above.

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 films – 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!
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.

What is S-VHS Technology?

 

S-VHS (Super-VHS) tapes are a rare find these days. The short lived successor to the original VHS video tapes never really found its place in the history of video recording and is now largely forgotten. If you have these old cassettes then you’re in possession of a real piece of VHS history. Our S VHS to digital transfer service is intended to restore and protect these tapes so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. No need to rely on trying to find VHS VCRs that don’t work anymore.

Most of us have heard of regular VHS cassette tapes. It’s even likely that we’ve still got a few of them hanging around somewhere. VHS tapes were a generation defining technology that launched the home cinema experience across the 1980s and 1990s.

Despite their name, this success story doesn’t carry over to S-VHS tapes. Although they were intended as the next best thing offering better picture quality than the original VHS format, its higher cost meant the S-VHS  never caught on.

The format was first launched in Japan in 1987 by the Victor Company. Other companies quickly followed suit with Panasonic, Toshiba, and Hitachi all developing their own S-VHS players the same year. The idea behind the S-VHS was to offer customers high quality video recordings by increasing the luminescence bandwidth. This increased the number of picture lines on recorder video from the 240 achieved by regular VHS cassettes to 420.

These changes had the drawback of increasing the cost of VHS cassettes and players. Add to this the small number of films released onto S-VHS meant that the format failed to draw significant customer attention.

S-VHS to DVD Conversion Service

One of the major limitations of the S-VHS format was the fact that they couldn’t be played on regular VHS recorders. This makes it very difficult to find the correct equipment that will allow you to play old S-VHS tapes.

With our S VHS to digital tape transfer process we can take your old S-VHS tapes and convert them into digital files that can be viewed on most modern media players. The team at our photo lab have over 10 years of experience converting VHS to DVD and other digital formats.

Our process begins with a careful pre-conversion study of your old films. At this stage we will determine the condition of the film and undertake a light cleaning to remove any accumulated dirt.

Once this is complete, we will process your film by taking frame-by-frame high definition scans of the original tape.

Finally, we will hand your footage over to our in-house editing team who will undertake a sympathetic digital restoration of the original footage. This stage involves minor colour correction to restore as much of the original video quality as possible.

When we’re finished you will then have a ‘master’ copy of your original S-VHS tapes alongside a set of digital files containing the transferred footage. You’ll enjoy Supaphotos’ stress-free process to convert svhs to digital.

Video Decay

Did you know that the format lifespan of VHS tapes is about 70 years? That might sound like a lot but it would require the tapes to be held within climate controlled archival storage to limit atmospheric damage. As video tape becomes older it becomes more susceptible to damage and decay. The tape inside old VHS tapes begins to lose its flexibility and becomes more likely to tear when played. Video film tape also attracts mould growth that can permanently damage the recorded footage. That’s why Supaphoto feels passionate about SVHS tapes conversion.


Although the attic or garage might seem like a convenient place to store your old tapes, these places further increase the possibility of tape decay. This is because the unstable temperature and increased air moisture can damage the structural stability of the internal tape.

This also applies to many older VHS recorders. As these machines age the moving parts inside them are likely to have become damaged or misaligned. This means that playing a tape on your old VCR player today isn’t the same thing as it was in the 80s or 90s. There is a much higher chance that damage to either the machine or cassette will lead to the tape becoming caught inside the machine.

At Supaphoto, we believe that the best answer to this is to convert SVHS to digital. This way, you will be able to keep the original S-VHS tapes and gain the peace of mind knowing that their recordings are safe from future damage or loss.

 

S VHS to USB

Once we have converted your S-VHS to digital we then offer a number of storage methods for you to choose from. Popular Choices include:

S-VHS to USB or DVD: We will burn your converted digital files onto a DVD or Blue Ray disk that is compatible with most modern media players.

S-VHS to External Hard Drive of USB Stick: We will transfer your converted digital files onto an external storage device. This can then be connected to most modern TVs, PCs and Mac computers.

S-VHS to Cloud Storage: We will transfer your converted digital files onto a cloud storage platform accessible via a private key. This way you can access your files anywhere in the world and no longer have to worry about physical loss or damage.

Whatever your tape to DVD needs, our friendly team will help you find the best SVHS to digital converter option for you.

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.

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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

Yes we collect throughout the whole of the UK!

Alternatively, you may visit us too so that we can go through the variables together. Just call or email us in advance to make an appointment at a suitable time please.

We would generally advise using a tracked service to get your photos, film or audio tapes to us –

i.e Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcel Force 24/48

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.