Video to DVD

Supaphoto is a dedicated nationwide service for converting videos to DVD and Digital files. And don’t worry, we also handle tapes to dvd video tape repairs, video restoration and video editing services. We know how important this is for older tapes. We transfer video for clients ranging from prestigious institutions, film companies to the general public. We handle multiple video formats. Our studio is equipped with broadcast quality equipment to achieve best results. Safety of handling is a top priority. On larger orders, we always strive to give a greater discount. So call us now for some no-obligation, jargon-free advice on 0800 690 6160. We’re available on most working days including Saturdays.

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 via recorded delivery. We’ll also send you a simple, step-by-step welcome pack straight to your inbox for peace of mind during the order process. 

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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 all of your original media. Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service, a simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Finally, just relax and let those memories flood in. 

Enjoy Our Video Transfer Services Film

Not everyone has the time to read lots of words.

That’s why we’re produced this quick & simple film which explains what we do in a simple way. Watch & Enjoy!

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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Supaphoto Quality

We’ve been doing this for a long time and are very familiar with how we send files and what’s needed to get the best results from your video tapes. The considerations are numerous and we’ll take care to explain things in simple and easy terms. We always check for quality at regular stages and converse with you about the options of file sharing.

Converted, Preserved and Ready to Enjoy

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

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Digital Download
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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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Thousands of Satisfied Customers

Supaphoto Ltd is an established company of almost 20 years with 000s of happy customers

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Your Happiness Matters

If you are not satisfied with the results, nor are we. 
That’s the Supaphoto way

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Peace of Mind Updates

Yes, we know that it’s important to update you a key milestones in the transfer process.

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15 Plus Years of Experience

We’ve converted over a million recordings over time, so you can trust of to take care of you

Video to digital conversion - What kind of videos do we transfer?

We specialise in converting video tapes to easy to play everyday media formats such as Digital Video Files like MP4 or DVDs in nice presentation cases. We also provide Video Tape Repairs, Video Restoration, NTSC to PAL Conversions and  Video Editing Services

Typically you will have one of the following formats 8mm Video Tapes, VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Mini DV, Camcorder tapes such as Video 8, Hi 8, Digital 8, Betamax, or Micro MV.  

You might also have these types which were generally used in a more professional context – Betacam, Digital Betacam, DV Cam, HDV, U-Matic Low and High Band.

Common video brands we are handle – Sony, TDK, Memorex, JVC, Kodak, Fuji, Maxwell & more
Whatever the brand, we can convert your 8mm tapes. We’re used to handling them.

Learn More About Our Video Transfer Service

Let’s pay homage to the resilient parents of the 1980s, the heroes of the camcorder era. Your aching arms, burdened shoulders, and that ever-dilated right eye tirelessly capturing soccer matches, deftly zooming in and out – you turned every British household into a mini TV studio. Priceless memories were etched onto those tapes: ballet recitals, school plays, sports days, family vacations, and so much more.

The time and effort invested in preserving these memories on tape were truly well-spent. However, the importance of safeguarding these precious moments cannot be overstated. It’s time to convert those home videos into digital format before they slip away into oblivion. Nowadays, finding a functional VCR that won’t crunch up your old tapes or an adapter for those non-VHS formats can be quite a challenge.

 

Additionally, the magnetic tape inside video cassette cartridges begins to deteriorate after 15 years, starting with a decline in quality and ultimately affecting the images themselves.

 

Video tapes deteriorate over time due to a combination of factors, and this degradation can significantly impact the quality of the recorded content. Here are some common ways in which video tapes deteriorate:
i) Magnetic Oxide Decay: Most video tapes use a magnetic oxide coating on the tape to store the video and audio information. Over time, this magnetic coating can deteriorate, losing its magnetic properties. This can result in data loss and a decrease in playback quality.


ii) Physical Wear and Tear: Video tapes pass through various components of the playback equipment, such as the tape heads and rollers. The friction and contact with these components can cause physical wear on the tape, leading to damage, creases, or stretching of the tape.


iii) Oxidation and Rust: Video tapes may also be susceptible to oxidation, especially if stored in humid or damp conditions. This can lead to rusting of the metal parts within the cassette, affecting playback quality.


iv) Mould and Fungus Growth: Mould and fungus can thrive on the organic materials present in the tape’s binders and the dust that accumulates on the tape. Mould growth can cause visible spots on the tape and damage the recording.

 

Regardless of the tape format, whether it’s something substantial or petite with a cartridge storing information on tape, it’s crucial to transfer them before it’s too late.
We understand that handling memories is a delicate matter, and it’s natural to hold onto your family’s legacy with a firm grip.


At Supaphoto, we would be deeply honoured to have the opportunity to gain your trust through our video-to-DVD (or thumb drive, or digital download) transfer service. Our skilled technicians meticulously digitise over thousands of feet of videotape in our studio each year. Simply let us know, and we’ll dispatch a crushproof Supaphoto box to your doorstep, complete with pre-paid roundtrip shipping and tracking. Once everything has been transformed into digital format, we return all of your original tapes to you. Memories are truly priceless, but in the case of videotapes, they are not eternal. We’re here to assist you!

Common Questions

The best way to convert your old home videos to DVD is to use a dedicated and experienced digitisation studio, as the process requires good quality equipment and know-how to get the best results. We can then transfer your videos to DVD in an economical way with little fuss to a high level of quality.

To digitise video tapes, you’ll simply need video playback machines, some dedicated specialist software and a USB converter. The reason why many people choose to use specialists like Supaphoto is that we can do the hard work for you so that you sit back and relax.

It’s actually quite a time consuming process if you have never done it before to be honest. We have many clients that have done it but come unstuck in terms of quality too you see.

Well, prices start quite low but we give discounts for bulk orders. Just give us a call and we’ll see how we can help you. .

Our advice is to store video tapes in cool and dry conditions. This will help to prevent the slow deterioration and inhibit mould growth on the tapes. The best thing you can do to preserve your content permanently is simply to transfer the tapes to digital files. This is because your tapes slowly deteriorate over time in any condition.