Video Tape Transfer to DVD and Hard Drive

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Ampex VPR-3 VTRs at The Transfer Lab at Video Park.
Technology is always changing and developing, and older machines quickly become extinct or impossible to fix. When you have old quad tapes or VHS tapes, you may consider getting the contents and videos transferred to a DVD or other device. Otherwise, it may become extremely difficult to retrieve the contents or even watch them.

At The Transfer Lab at Video Park, we can perform video transfer to DVD or hard drive, thereby saving the contents for the years to come. video park transfer tape to digital files

Rely on Our Expertise

We work with tapes of all kinds, and our skilled staff can handle most video tape transfer services. Some of the tapes and video technologies we can transfer to a hard drive or DVD include:

  • Ampex 1” type C with Zeus video processor
  • Ampex 2” quadruplex tape in monochrome or color, whether high or low band
  • VHS and S-VHS with noise reduction, image enhancement, and built-in TBC
  • Sony Betacam, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, and Betacam SP
  • Sony 1/2” EIAJ
  • Sony 3/4” U-Matic or Sony SP with noise reduction and image enhancement

We can also transfer content from Sony or Panasonic D-2; D-3; Micro MV; DVCAM; Hi-8; 8mm; Digital8; and Betamax I, II or III video formats.

If you need audio formats transferred to your hard drive, we can accommodate the following audio forms:

  • Micro cassette
  • Audio cassette
  • ADAT
  • DA-98
  • DAT
  • Broadcast Cart
  • Ampex 1/4” half-track, 1/4” full-track, 1/2” four-track, and 2” 16-track

Trust our capable team to effectively transfer what you need to a more modern format.

Get in Touch

To offer our services for such a broad range of video and audio formats, many of our machines are more than 45 years old. We ensure they’re well-maintained and functional by relying on several capable experts all over the globe, and we do our best to keep them in excellent shape at all times.

To learn more about our service or discuss your needs with one of our specialists, email us at park@videopark.com or call us at 818-535-2747. 

Here are some of our formats at The Transfer Lab at Video Park. More are always being added.

  • Ampex 2" Quadruplex (Quad Tape), High and Low Band, Monochrome and Color
  • Ampex 1" Type "C" with Zeus Video Processor
  • Sony 3/4" U-Matic / SP with noise reduction and image enhancement, EIAJ 1/2"
  • Sony Digital Betacam, Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX
  • Sony and Panasonic D-2, D-3, DVCAM, Micro MV, 8mm video, Hi-8, Digital 8, Betamax I, II, III
    VHS and S-VHS with noise reduction and image enhancement and built-in TBC.
  • Audio formats include Ampex Full-track 1/4", half-track stereo 1/4", four-track 1/2", 16-track 2"
  • DAT, ADAT, DA-98, Broadcast Cart, Audio Cassette, Micro cassette
  •  Some of these machines are over 45 years old. It's a constant battle to keep them flying. I'm lucky to have good friends from all over the world to help me with maintenance.

Video Formats 1956 - 1970

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2" Quadruplex or Quad, Ampex Corporation (1956)

Critically endangered

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TCR-100 "Quad" Video Cartridge, RCA (1969)

Critically endangered

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1" UV-340 or EV-210, Sony (1964)

Extinct

1" SMPTE Type A, Ampex Corporation (1965);
1" 7100 (Precision Instruments);
1" IVC 800/900;
1" Helical;  
1" SMPTE Type B
 (introduced by Bosch, 1975);
1" SMPTE Type C (1978).

Critically endangered or Endangered
video format thumbnail EVR Electronic Video Recording, CBS (1967)

Extinct

video format thumbnail Panasonic Video Cartridge

Extinct

video format thumbnail EIAJ Type 1, Sony Broadcasting and others (1969)

Endangered

 

Video Formats 1970 - 1985

 
  Philips Videocassette Recorder, N.V. Philips (1970)

Extinct

  U-matic, Sony, JVC, Panasonic and others (1971) ANSI/SMPTE 21M-1997. Also known as Type E Helical Scan.

Threatened

  Cartrivision, AVCO Corporation (1972)

Extinct

  V-Cord, Sanyo (1972)

Extinct

  BetaMax, Sony (1975)

Critically endangered

VHS, JVC/Panasonic (1976-7)

Lower risk. However, if the tape itself is older than 10 years, it should be considered for recopying.

 

Video Formats 1985 to 1995

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video format thumbnail Betacam SP, Sony (1986)

Threatened

video format thumbnail M-II, Panasonic/JVC (1986)

Vulnerable

video format thumbnail S-VHS, JVC and others (1987)

Vulnerable

video format thumbnail D-2, Ampex and others (1988)

Threatened

video format thumbnail Hi8, Sony and others (1989)

Threatened

video format thumbnail D-3, Panasonic (1990)

Lower risk

video format thumbnail Digital Betacam, Sony (1993)

Vulnerable

video format thumbnail Digital-S, JVC (1995)

Vulnerable