Digitizing video cassettes yourself costs time and nerves. Video digitization runs in real time and is therefore at least as long as the playing time of your cassettes. You also need a video recorder or player, a video input for your computer and software. For your convenience and quality results, Film Rescue International digitizes your video cassettes to one of these digital video standards (MPEG or MOV) that run on your home computer, tablet or cellphone.
Film Rescue International offers video transfer service for these types of video systems:
Analogue video format
Digital Video format
Mini DVD (has to be finalized)
Video tape to Digital file: 32.00/first hour/per tape
After first hour, additional time will be charged with in one hour blocks: 16.00/hour/per tape
Film Rescue International will charge a 10.00 inspection fee for every tape that has no content to copy or infringes any copyright of third parties. We can convert only VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C and Betamax from PAL to NTSC colour system.
Make sure you own the rights to your video content. Film Rescue cannot copy content that infringes the copyright of third parties.
Please contact us before you send your order if you have obviously damaged materials.
Shipping: USA/Canada $20*, International: not available, *heavier/fragile items could be higher
Vulnerability of video cassettes
Why it‘s better to have your Video cassettes digitized. When it comes to digitizing Video tapes, speed is of the essence, because Video tapes like VHS, Betamax, VCR or Video 2000 last an average of 20 years. From this point in time, the first signs of aging can already set in.
Flickering picture, sluggish sound
Frequent playback makes the tape slack. Even with optimal storage, your old VHS will last a maximum of 35 years. Accordingly, all VHS films that were recorded up to the mid-1990s are already acutely endangered.
Danger from external magnetization
The colours of your video tapes will gradually fade due to the earth‘s magnetism or storage near other electronic devices. In the worst case, your recordings can be completely deleted.
Optimal storage difficult
It is best to store your video cassettes at a temperature between 11°C and 17°C and a relative humidity of 30% to 50%. In practice, it is usually very difficult to achieve these ideal values over the long term.
VCRs no longer available
Even if your video cassettes are still in good condition, it is becoming increasingly difficult to play them as there are hardly any functioning video recorders available at an affordable price.
Take the opportunity now and request an estimate to have your material digitized!