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Home Video Rescue - VHS tape to digital file

During the 90’s & 00’s, nearly every family in Australia had a VHS tape. Nowadays, the VCR player has been thrown away and with no way to watch a VHS,  all the tapes have been boxed up & packed away.

Don’t worry. We can rescue these guys & breath new life into them.

Home Video Rescue - VHS-C tape to digital file

This is the compact VHS video cassette. It was used in older analog cameras before the digital formats were introduced.  In order to watch this tape, you needed an adapter. It was the same size as a VHS tape, but it had a compartment which the VHS-C sat inside.

Don’t worry, we have plenty of VHS-C adapters.

Home Video Rescue- Betamax tape to digital file

Also known simply as Beta, was developed by Sony in the mid 70’s. 

Betamax lost the video format war to Sony’s VHS & stopped manufacturing in 2002.

Be aware, Beta tapes can not play in VCR’s.  You will need a Betamax player.  Luckily, we have one 😉

Home Video Rescue - 8mm tape to digital file

There are 3 types of 8mm formats. This is the original, Video8.

Video8 tapes were capable of holding upto 120min of video content. It could hold 240 minutes on LP mode, but this came at a cost of reduced quality images.

Home Video Rescue - Hi8 tape to digital file

The Hi8 name is short for high-band Video8. It was designed to counter the introduction of the Super VHS format.

It had 400 lines of resolution, which was really good back then.

Home Video Rescue - Digital8 tape to digital file

This tape came out in the very late 90’s & is the first introduction into the digital space for consumer grade cameras.

It was a short lived tape & camera system as Sony soon brought out the much smaller MiniDV

Home Video Rescue - MiniDV tape to digital file

DV stands for Digital Video & it this technology is strongly associated with the transition into digital desktop video production.  

in 1999, my very first camera was a Sony MiniDV & the quality was incredible. The colours popped & it allowed me to produce videos that were almost broadcast quality.

They were good times.

Home Video Rescue - DVD to digital file


DVD players have unfortunately come to the end of their lifespan as well.  Many sit within a TV cabinet gathering dust because we are all now so comfortable with streaming services like Netflix & Apple TV+

Fortunately, we can still play these and convert them to watchable MP4 files.

Home Video Rescue - MiniDVD to digital file

MiniDVD’s were a type of tape that digital cameras recorded to.

Out of all the formats we transfer to digital files, the MiniDVD is the one that is most prone to failure.  Many people forgot to close off the discs or the discs become scratched.

If you have any of these, act quickly.

Home Video Rescue- Audio Cassette to digital file

Back in the 80’s & 90’s, people used to record themselves talking onto audio cassettes and send them overseas to friends. It beat writing a letter & it was a lot more personal.  We did this.  It’s great to listen to these tapes & it’s awesome that we can convert them so you can too. 

Preserving your treasured home movies is easy as 1,2,3.

1. You drop off/send in

Drop off, post or use our courier to deliver your tapes to our digitising studio.

2. We transfer tapes to digital

Our in-house trained technicians will transfer each tape to digital files, keeping you updated along the way.

3. You re-live & enjoy

We'll arrange to return your tapes & your USB or DVD's & send a secure link to digitally access your files in the cloud.

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Common Questions

Home Video Rescue has the most advanced equipment, highly skilled technicians & affordable & simple prices.  All video 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.


Home Video Rescue has been digitising tapes since 2000. The journey began in the transfers department of Network Ten were copying hundreds of tapes a day was not uncommon. And after many years of tape digitising, we know exactly what it takes to get a perfect video transfer.

Since then, in our own business we have transferred hundreds of thousands of video hours to DVD & USB & helped tens of thousands of Australian families rewatch life. 

From VHS tapes & Betamax tapes, to tapes from analog cameras like 8mm & Hi8 & into the digital realm of Digital8 and miniDV, we transfer all of these tapes to digital files, preserving the past forever.

If you would like to transfer your tapes to digital files, it doesn’t matter where in Australia you are, simply drop in, post or have our courier collect your tapes & let us bring them in the new century & convert them to digital.

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