Video Tape Repair Service

Our video tape repair service enables Supaphoto© to professionally repair video tape for you. Choose between digital download, USB memory stick or disc. Whether it's a camcorder Tape or our VHS Tape Repair Service that you require, we can help fix broken tapes with our vhs tape repair service.

Use Damaged VHS Tape Repair Service Today!

For Damaged VHS Tape Repairs, Choose us. We'll transfer your broken VHS tapes including VHS-C Tapes and other camcorder formats to new, safe, digital versions. 20+ Years Experience, 000's of Genuine 5 Star Reviews & 000's of clients for peace of mind. Plus Free Doorstep Collection & Return PP.

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

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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

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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 Video Tape Repair Service Prices

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

Our Video Tape Repair Service Prices to MP4
Prices start from £29.99

There could be a number of reasons why might need this service: 

Mould and Mildew Removal – As videotapes are prone to humidity and moisture, mould and mildew can develop over time, affecting playback quality.

Tape Splicing and Repair – If a videotape is physically damaged, such as being torn or crumpled, we can splice and mend the tape to restore it.

Playback Restoration – Our repair technician can address playback issues such as tracking problems, distorted images, or audio defects.

Overall, our video tape repair service aims to preserve old videotapes, allowing our customers to enjoy their cherished memories for years to come.

For this service, it’s best to reach out to us initially to understand your needs.

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. More Information.

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

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FAQs

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

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!.

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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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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.

We Carry Our Your Camcorder Tape Repair Too

 

Oh no. It’s happened. You’ve tried to play your video tape and found out that it’s broken. ‘What am I to do now?’ – you ask yourself!  So you found our video tape repair service!

Rest assured that it’s quite common to us though and believe me when we say that on average, it affects quite a higher percentage of families with video tapes than at first you may believe.

It’s a horrible feeling. Your home videos are full of precious family memories. It feels so wrong that hours of holidays, weddings and school plays can potentially disappear.

Frankly, it’s not always easy to fix VHS tape, but the good thing is that we can help in most cases. We’ve seen it all over the years. One day when you have a little time on your hands, your children ask ‘mummy, can I see those old family holidays films’? You scratch your head and dig out those videos from some dusty drawer. 

Then it happens. You insert your video tape in the VCR and you hear the noise you dread to hear – the sound of a tape getting crunched up. Maybe, it’s not the tape and it’s the mechanism instead? Perhaps someone spilled coffee over the tape.

From irreplaceable birthday parties to weddings, these are all one off events that are all something to treasure forever and impossible to repeat. At that point you wonder – who can repair 8mm video tape or fix my broken VHS?

Repair Old Video Tapes

We specialise in video repair service and then have them transferred to dvd for playback. Sometimes they are even stuck in your camcorder or vhs player. Maybe you need us to repair splices? The good news is that we have a long history of fixing a wide range of tapes including  video and camcorder tape repair. These would include repair vhs c tape, betamax,  8mm tapes, video 8, hi8, digital 8, video 8, mini DV and micromv formats that all would have been used in a video player. 

Over almost twenty years, we’ve seen a wide variety of tape issues. From a straightforward VHS  repair tape to dealing with sticky tape syndrome, our customers have been overjoyed when we’ve helped them with our transfer and video tape repair service

There are in fact several ways of restoring a video tape and they should all be carried out by professionals really. A lot of damage can be done otherwise.  You ideally need to partner with a company that has many years of experience in this field who has the specialities to work with damaged vhs tape repair.

Our goal is not designed to just extend the tape’s life, but to bring it back to a place where it can be simply played back successfully by you. Of course this also opens the door to the possibility of converting the tape too – a tremendous advantage.

Is it Time to Repair Tape? - Old Video Tape

Did you know that lofts and garages are some of the worst places to store your old tapes? This is because the magnetic tape inside video tape is susceptible to damage from mould. Add to this the fact that increased air moisture and temperature changes can also lead to tape damage. This can only be fixed through costly and uncertain tape repair. 

We believe that the best answer to this is to produce digital copies of your old footage to prevent possible loss or damage. This way you can have a ‘master’ copy in your original format alongside a digital transfer that can be played with most modern recording technologies.

VHS Tape Repairs - What’s the Process?

In most cases, we ask simply to look at the issue first. As you can probably imagine, it’s not easy to assess the nature of the problem remotely. For this reason, before we consider a VHS tape repair, where you have sent us a tape and we try to play it only to discover that it’s broken, we’ll invariably let you know at that point, so that you can decide a course of action.

You won’t even have to bother about searching for one of those messy video tape repair kits for splicing tape! Broken tape can be quite tricky to fix well anyway and bad fixes often create new problems.  

Once we’ve discussed it with you, the tape can be converted to a digital file or DVD to create a quality copy in a format that will give those memories a new lease of life.  Most of the time, the transfers are carried out in the normal way thereafter. Every now and again, we’ve also been asked to carry out video restoration too as part of our video tape repair service.

That’s the point really, a successful repair leads to a happy conclusion since once repaired, we can go to the next step and transfer your timeless memories and all will be well again. We’re not the only company that repairs video, but we’ve got an excellent reputation for carrying out such works.  

So if you have any tapes to transfer too, give us a call and we’ll do our very best to help you.

Next Steps - Post Repairs

After repairing a video tape, there are several steps you can take to enhance the video quality or improve its overall appearance. Keep in mind that the extent of improvement may depend on the severity of the damage to the tape and the quality of the original recording. Here are some general suggestions:

Digitise the Video: Transfer the repaired video tape to a digital format. This helps preserve the content and allows for further editing and enhancement.

Colour Correction: Adjust the colour balance to improve the overall appearance of the video. This can help correct any colour degradation or imbalance that may have occurred during the tape’s deterioration.

Sharpening: Apply sharpening filters to enhance the clarity of the video. Be cautious not to over-sharpen, as it can introduce artifacts.

Noise Reduction: If there’s noticeable noise or interference in the video, use noise reduction tools to minimise unwanted elements.

Stabilisation: Correct any shaky or unstable footage using stabilization features available in video editing software.

Frame Rate Adjustment: Adjust the frame rate if necessary. Sometimes, older tapes may have been recorded at a different frame rate, and adjusting it can help smooth out the playback.

Audio Enhancement: If the audio quality has suffered, use audio editing tools to reduce noise, enhance clarity, and correct any distortions.

Resolution Enhancement: Depending on the original resolution of the video, you might attempt to upscale it. However, be cautious, as significant upscaling can result in a loss of quality.

Once we’ve discussed it with you, the tape can be converted to a digital file or USB to create a quality copy in a format that will give those memories a new lease of life.  Most of the time, the transfers are carried out in the normal way thereafter. Every now and again, we’ve also been asked to carry out video restoration too as part of our video tape repair service.

That’s the point really, a successful repair leads to a happy conclusion since once repaired, we can go to the next step and transfer your timeless memories and all will be well again. We’re not the only company that repairs video, but we’ve got an excellent reputation for carrying out such works.  

So if you have any tapes to transfer too, give us a call and we’ll do our very best to help you.

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.

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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

VCR tapes can be repaired but it depends on extent of the damage really. A professional digitalisation company will help you easily with such a task and save you the hassle too. They will also save you from the risk of doing damage too. Done well, most broken tapes can be repaired without too much loss and can be spliced back together quite well.