VIDEO TAPE to DVD

Life Expectancy:  How Long Will Magnetic Media Last?  

Popular belief has always been that the information stored on videotape is permanent. Magnetic tape (cassettes, VHS and camcorder tapes) has allowed us to document and replay our history. Nevertheless, magnetic media has a very limited life span and your priceless sounds and images could soon be lost forever!

 

The truth is videotape is not forever. Unlike movie film, which can last for decades, videotape is far more fragile. In fact, no magnetic recording medium is permanent. All magnetic tape older than 15 years is in serious jeopardy! The greatest problem with videotape is that over time it will breakdown. Breakdown occurs when the binder that holds the magnetic particles to the polyester base on the tape decays. As the breakdown process progresses, the tapes become extremely difficult to play. The problem may be so severe that the magnetic material literally falls off, leaving a pile of dust and clear tape. I have actually opened a tape box to find a box full of oxide dust-rust.

VIDEO TRANSFER PRICING

Videotape to DVD or MP4 (up to 2 hours)
1 - 5 videotapes           $15.00 each
6 - 10 videotapes           $14.00 each
11 - 20 videotapes           $13.00 each
21+ videotapes           $12.00 each
   
Videotape to DVD and MP4 (up to 2 hours)
1 - 5 videotapes           $20.00 each
6 - 10 videotapes           $18.00 each
11 - 20 videotapes           $16.00 each
21+ videotapes           $15.00 each
   
USB 3.0 drives (for MP4 video files)
                       16 gigabytes           $15.00
                       32 gigabytes           $25.00
                       64 gigabytes           $30.00

 

Additional Video Services

     Additional DVD copies $8.00 each
     PAL (foreign) conversion to NTSC (local) add $10.00 per tape
     Background Music $5.00 per song
     Video-cassette Repair $10.00 per tape
     Custom Editing $50 per hour

Go-Digital is equipped to transfer most formats of videotape:

  • VHS
  • Betamax
  • VHS-C
  • 8mm (camcorder)
  • Hi8 (camcorder)
  • MiniDV (camcorder)
  • U-Matic

GO-DIGITAL
9 Bertrand Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario M1L 2P3

Phone: 416.638.9345
Fax:     416.752.3888

email: info@go-digital.ca

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