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How do I convert old tapes to digital?

That’s a great question! There are 2 ways which you can convert tapes to digital & which one you choose will all depend on what’s important to you.

Doing it yourself

If you like the idea to convert tapes to digital yourself, then we have a great article on our blog that outlines the steps involved in digitizing tapes yourself.  You will need to get yourself a

  • VCR,
  • a digital device that converts an analogue signal to a digital one &
  • a computer.

If you have plenty of time on your hands, this is a great way to convert tapes to digital files. Just remember that it is a real-time process. That means that if your tape is 6 hours long, it will take 6 hours to capture. And if you have lots of tapes, well, that is going to take a lot of time & hard drive space to capture.

A lot of people set up the capture with the wrong settings so that when the capture is finished, the file looks like one of those early first internet videos. You know the ones… they had little squares all over it & it made the video really blurry.  Each software program converts tapes to digital differently, so just make sure you check it carefully. If you have any problems, reach out to us and we will try and help.

Give it to a vhs to digital service business

For over 20+ years, we’ve been converting tapes to digital.  We have created a workflow that captures tapes without quality loss, which gives us the best opportunity to encode your digital files. We are really affordable & offer great value. Every video is uploaded to the cloud so you can then share it with others. This is great as it saves you money when making copies for others.  And we are fast.  We turn most orders around within 7 days.

We provide the following video transfer services:

  • VHS to digital
  • VHS-C to digital
  • MiniDV to digital
  • Video8 to digital
  • Hi8 to digital
  • Digital8 to digital
  • Betamax to digital
  • Audio Cassette to digital

How much does it cost to digitize a tape?

Our regular price to convert tapes to digital is $33, but right now our special price is only $20 +gst.  It doesn’t matter if your tape is 1 hour long or 6 hours long, the same low price applies. This way, you know exactly how much you are going to pay to digitize a tape.

Converting old tapes to digital

You may be aware, that technology like the video or camera tape,  has a life expectancy of around 20-30 years, if looked after properly (I wish we had of known that 30 years ago!). Each year, as the tape gets older, the magnetic particles found on the tape become less magnetic. This ultimately degrades the picture and the audio & you are left with images filled with static & white noise & there is nothing that we can do to reverse it.

It becomes the tape owner’s responsibility to find a way to convert the tapes to digital files & stop the decaying process.

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Choose what to get back

Digital Download, Thumb Drive from $25 (8GB), DVD $10

2 reviews for Tapes to Digital or DVD service with free cloud hosting

  1. Admin

    We recently converted over 70 VHS tapes to digital files on a USB. The quality was amazing & many happy memories were enjoyed once again. Absolutely the best gift you can give someone.

  2. Chris

    We had been looking to convert our old tapes to digital files for sometime. We had bought a device to do it ourselves. Save yourself the effort as it was a waste of money. In the time it took me to do 1 tape, Chris and his team had converted all 17 videotapes. We couldn’t be happier with the end result. Will be recommending them to everyone.

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Tapes to Digital or DVD service with free cloud hosting

  • No tape duration limit
  • No additional cost for NTSC
  • 30 days online digital access for FREE
  • Turn-a-round time is between 7-10 days
  • Regular SMS updates on the progress of your order
  • Trusted Industry leader with over 20 years of experience
  • Payment is only required when the order is complete.
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Here's how simple it works

1. You send in your tapes
Once you have boxed up or safely secured your tapes & placed your order form inside, drop off, post or use our courier to safely deliver your tapes to our studio.

The hardest is bit is now done.
2. We begin digitising your tapes
Using state of the art technology, we digitise every tape & keep you updated via SMS as we go.

Don't worry, your tapes are safe in our purpose built Elderslie studio.
3. Sit back & enjoy the memories
We'll arrange with you to return your order on USB & DVD & send over the links to digitally access your tapes in the cloud.

Feel free to share them with the family.

Common Questions

Home Video Rescue has the most advanced equipment, highly skilled technicians & affordable & simple prices.  All transfers are done in our studio which ensures the highest quality control.

Don’t worry! Your order is in safe hands with Home Video Rescue. We’ve been doing this for over 20 years.

We use door to door tracking services & have developed a “best practices” standard when handling treasured analog tapes. Home Video Rescue has never lost a tape or damaged an order. You can trust us to safely digitise your order.

This is a very common situation & 99% of all our customers fall into this category. When we convert your tapes to digital, they are placed into the Home Vide Rescue online account where you can easily log in, view your tapes and label them accordingly. It’s really fast and very simple so you don’t need to watch your tapes ahead of time and put them in a particular order.

If you send your order in via post or using our door to door service, we will email you once your box arrives. This offers peace of mind to our customers.

When your order begins, you will receive an SMS from us & within a few days, your order will be complete & ready to be returned.

When it comes to transferring your tapes to digital, we have the fastest turn-a-round times in the business. Most of our orders are processed within 5-7 days. During the busiest parts of the year, these times can extend to 14 days.

Digital Download

Free with every order

  • Instant download to your pc or mac
  • Accessed from any smart device
  • Easy to share with family & friends
  • Safe & secure cloud storage
  • Available free for 30 days

USB Thumb Drive

+ from $25 (8GB)

  • All digitised videos are pre-loaded onto 1 premium USB.
  • Plays in most Smart TVs 
  • Plug & play for easy computer access
  • Accessed from any smart device
  • Great gift idea
  • Safe & secure cloud storage
  • Free online digital access for easy sharing

USB size may differ depending on total duration of your tapes. Longer tapes require greater storage. For a price estimate, please call.


+ $10/tape

  • Each tape is recorded onto it’s own DVD
  • Plays in most DVD players
  • Easy to make copies
  • Great for older generation
  • Receive 30 day free digital access