Feldman's Digital Transfer Services

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By Appointment Only

Phone:
813-685-4343

Location:

12000 N. Nebraska Ave.

Tampa, FL  33612

 

VHS Tapes Converted To DVD
or to a Hard Drive
"The Best in Tampa Bay, Florida"

In Tampa near St. Petersburg, Clearwater & Lakeland

VHS Video Tape

The Video Home System (better known by its abbreviation VHS) is a consumer-level video standard developed by Japanese company, JVC, and launched in 1976. It was first marketed to the public on October 1, 1977. During the late part of the 1970s and the early 1980s, the home video industry was involved in the VHS vs. Betamax war, which VHS would eventually win. Advantages of VHS include longer playing time, faster rewinding and fast-forwarding, and a less complex tape transport mechanism. The open standard used for VHS technology allowed mass production without licensing costs. VHS would eventually succeed as the dominant home video format, surpassing others by the mid-1980s and into the 90s.

In later years, optical disc formats began to offer better quality than video tape. The earliest of these formats, Laserdisc, was not widely adopted, but the later DVD (Digital Video Disc), format eventually did achieve mass acceptance and took over in film studios, then retailers, and finally video rental stores. By 2006, the United States had stopped releasing new movie titles in VHS format, opting for others such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc. On December 31, 2008, the last major United States supplier of pre-recorded VHS tapes, Distribution Video Audio Inc. of Palm Harbor, Florida, shipped its final truckload. Currently, most of the VHS tapes being produced are blank.


Do you have old VHS video tapes stored in a closet? If you do, now is the time to transfer your video tapes to DVD or transfer the video tapes to a Mac or PC formatted hard drive.

How old are your videotapes? A typical Videotape will last only around 8- 10 years before the oxide covered plastic tape they are recorded on begins to degrade, tear or stretch. The colors fade and sometimes the picture is too snowy to watch. Before that happens to your video tapes, transfer them to DVD. We can transfer all consumer formats including VHS videotape, VHS-C videotape, 8MM videotape, Hi8 videotape, Digital 8 videotape, MiniDV videotape, and yes, even the old Betamax videotape. We can also convert foreign PAL and SECAM to the US standard NTSC and from NTSC to PAL and SECAM.

NOTE:  For more information about how video tapes and movies degrade over time and how to store your movies check our "How to Store and Care for Video Tapes" by clicking here.

Many of our clients want to know if they can edit their own home movie once they are transferred to DVD. The answer is two fold! Like a rented movie you can not edit a DVD once it is created. However, for many of our clients we digitize their old video tapes to a "movie format" on a computer hard drive. With this process our clients can add titles, delete bad footage and add movie-like transitions to their home movies. Once completed these movies can be easily converted to the "DVD format" to be enjoyed on a TV or PC.

Our Hillsborough County studio located in Tampa Florida just nine miles north of downtown converts and transfers video tapes to DVD. We also regularly serve clients from St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding areas in Pinellas County and many cities and towns in Pasco County and Hardee County by converting old film types to DVD and audio tapes to CD. To see photos of the different video formats click here.

      1. VHS to DVD

      2. VHSC, VHS Compact, VHS-C to DVD

      3. 8mm video to DVD

      4. Hi8, HI-8 to DVD

      5. Mini DV to DVD

      6. MiniDV HD to DVD

      7. DVCAM to DVD

      8. Sony MicroMV to DVD

      9. Beta to DVD

      10. Beta Max to DVD

      11. BetaSP to DVD

      12. Mini DVD (8cm dvds) to DVD

      13. PAL to NTSC

      14. NTSC to PAL

      15. SECAM to NTSC

      16. NTSC to SECAM

      17. Umatic, U-Matic, UCA/U-Matic to DVD

      18. Audio Tapes to CD

If you are in the Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater area call for an appointment and bring in your video tapes or movies for us to convert. We are only 9 miles north of downtown Tampa. If you live outside of the Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk county area please call our studio prior to shipping your video and movie treasures to us.

If you would like the best quality DVDs for your old video tapes call our Tampa studio at 813-685-4343 M-F from 10-7. We also convert photos and slides to DVD.

We promise to convert your memories with the utmost care - the proper way!

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