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Convert VHS-C to Digital

Have you got memories on old VHS-C tapes in the attic but no VHS-C player to watch them on?

With only two easy steps, we can convert your VHS-C to digital formats so you can always revisit those amazing moments as if they were yesterday.

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How VHS-C Conversion works..

Our VHS-C to digital transfer process is simple, reliable,
and trusted by thousands of happy customers

Step 1

Send them

After you place your order, we’ll help you arrange a courier collection or you can post your VHS-C tapes to us.

Step 1

Save them

We’ll let you know as soon as we receive your order. Our specialists will carefully begin work to preserve and transfer your memories to the modern digital format of your choice.

Step 1

Savour them

Your new digitised versions will be available for you to stream or download, and your original VHS-C tapes are sent safely to you. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

You’ll always know where your VHS-C tapes are, when we’re working on them, and when you can expect to get them back.

What type
of conversion
should you
order?

How to choose the right
digital conversion for your VHS-C tapes.

Your original videos, converted and written onto a disc. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.


What you get
Each of your videos on a separate disc
What to order
You only need to order one set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly

Your converted VHS-C tape(s) on a memory stick. Plug in to your computer (or any other device with a USB port) and you can play, save, and copy your files.


What you get
All your videos on one USB
What to order
You only need to order one USB to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the computer or Smart TV
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VHS-C to Digital

Your VHS-C conversions, stored safely online as digital files. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can watch and download your videos instantly, from anywhere.


What you get
Your conversions as digital files
What to order
You only need to order one cloud backup link to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Sharing with friends and family

What you can expect from us.

Your memories are irreplaceable - this is how we’ll take care of them

Free blanks

Free blanks

You’ll never have to pay for sending blank tapes. If we find any blanks in your order, we’ll refund them ASAP.
Free return

Free return

Your originals are priceless. We’ll send them back to you free of charge along with your conversions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

More conversions, more savings! You can get up to 30% off, depending on how many tapes you’re converting.
Quality equipment

Quality equipment

The best conversions are made using the best equipment. What else would you expect us to use for your memories?
Real-time updates

Real-time updates

You’ll be updated via email when your order arrives and again when it is sent back to you. You can check on the status of your order at any time using our real-time order tracker.

What do Digital Converters
customers think?

Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
This is what they made of the experience...

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Transfer VHS tapes
to USBs and other modern formats.

Whether it's recordings of family get-togethers, weddings, or even the birth of your children, old home movie tapes such as the compact VHS-C undoubtedly contain some of our fondest memories of life.

However, with the advancement of technology, fewer individuals now own VHS-C players, and these old tapes are progressively degrading and breaking.

To keep these memories from disappearing forever, the ideal method to keep and enjoy them is to convert your VHS-C tapes to digital formats suitable for the 21st Century.

Since we founded Digital Converters, we have digitised hundreds of thousands of hours of tapes on legacy formats like VHS-C. We have the very best equipment, the most skilled technicians, and an unabashed nostalgia for old things!

There is no one safer to handle your recordings and preserve your memories forever.

Examples of our video tape conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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FAQs

Q. What are VHS-C tapes, and how do they differ from standard VHS tapes?
VHS-C tapes are a compact version of the standard VHS tape, primarily used in camcorders for home video recording. The 'C' in VHS-C stands for 'Compact'. These tapes are smaller in size compared to traditional VHS tapes but have the same magnetic tape used to record video. They can be played in a VHS player by using an adapter that allows the smaller tape to fit into the standard VHS slot. The quality and format of the video recorded on VHS-C and VHS are similar, but VHS-C tapes generally have a shorter recording time due to their smaller size.

When considering conversion to digital formats, VHS-C tapes require the same attention as standard VHS tapes. Professional services like ours use high-quality equipment to ensure that the video content is digitised with the best possible quality. This involves careful handling and cleaning of the tapes, as well as using advanced hardware and software to capture and enhance the video quality. This is particularly important for VHS-C tapes, as they are often used for personal, irreplaceable memories.
Q. What is the lifespan of VHS-C tapes, and why is conversion important?
VHS-C tapes, like all magnetic tape media, have a limited lifespan. They are susceptible to degradation over time, with a typical lifespan of about 10 to 30 years under ideal storage conditions. Factors such as humidity, temperature, and handling can significantly shorten this lifespan.

Conversion of VHS-C tapes to digital format is crucial to preserve the content before it becomes unreadable. Digital formats are far more durable and less prone to degradation, ensuring the longevity of your memories. Professional conversion services like ours not only digitise your content but also offer restoration and enhancement to revive and preserve these memories in the best possible quality.
Q. How can I play a VHS-C tape to view its content before deciding on conversion?
To play a VHS-C tape, you generally need a VHS-C adaptor, which allows the smaller cassette to fit into a standard VHS player. These adaptors are mechanical devices where you insert the VHS-C tape, and it essentially becomes the size of a standard VHS tape. If you don’t have an adaptor or a VHS player, another option is to use services like ours to convert your VHS-C to digital, enabling you to view the contents once again.

Choosing a professional service for this purpose offers a hassle-free solution, especially if you don't have access to the necessary playback equipment. Furthermore, our engineers are adept at handling ageing media formats, reducing the risk of damage to your precious memories.
Q. What are the risks of converting VHS-C tapes to digital by myself?
Converting VHS-C tapes to a digital format on your own poses several risks. The equipment needed for conversion, such as a VHS-C player or adaptor, a video capture device, and appropriate software, can be expensive and complicated to use. There's also the risk of damaging the tapes due to improper handling or using outdated equipment. The quality of the conversion might be suboptimal if done without professional-grade equipment and expertise.

By contrast, using a professional service like Digital Converters mitigates these risks. We utilise state-of-the-art conversion equipment and techniques, ensuring high-quality digital output. Our team handles your tapes with care, providing a level of expertise and attention that is difficult to match in a DIY setting. Furthermore, we can enhance and restore the video quality, which is often necessary due to the age and condition of VHS-C tapes.
Q. Which digital formats can VHS-C tapes be converted into?
Yes, we can convert your VHS-C tapes to DVD, USB or digital files like MP4. The choice of format depends on how you intend to use or store the converted media. MP4 is widely recommended for its compatibility with most devices and platforms, making it ideal for sharing and playback on computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Our professional conversion service offers flexibility in choosing your desired format. We use advanced encoding techniques to ensure the digital files are of high quality and compatible with a wide range of devices. Furthermore, we can provide guidance on the best format based on your specific needs and purposes.
Q. Can you convert a VHS-C tape to a format playable on a smart TV or mobile device?
Absolutely, converting a VHS-C tape to a format playable on smart TVs or mobile devices is one of the services we offer at Digital Converters. We can convert your VHS-C to digital file formats like MP4, which are widely compatible with most modern devices, including smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones. This allows you to enjoy your old memories on the latest technology, share them with family and friends online, or even upload them to cloud storage for easy access anywhere. Our team ensures that the digital files we provide are of the highest quality and compatible with a range of devices for your convenience.
Q. How long does the VHS-C conversion process take?
The time required to convert VHS-C tapes to digital format varies depending on the length of the footage and the condition of the tapes. Typically, a single tape conversion can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. However, this timeframe can extend if the tapes are in poor condition and require additional restoration or cleaning.

At Digital Converters, we strive to provide a timely service without compromising on quality. Our team works efficiently to process your tapes, and we keep you informed about the progress. We also offer expedited services for urgent requirements, but usually we aim to get your conversions out to you within 7 days of receiving the originals. This is obviously faster if you choose the Cloud option, as you can then download or stream your VHS-C conversion as soon as we have finished it.
Q. Can I edit the digital files after conversion?
Yes, once your VHS-C tapes are converted to digital video files, you can edit them if you wish using various video editing software. Common editing tasks include trimming, splitting, merging, adding effects or transitions, and adjusting audio levels. Digital files offer flexibility and ease of editing, which is not possible with analogue formats like VHS-C.

We provide the converted files in formats that are widely compatible with editing software. This means you can easily take the digital files and edit them as per your requirements. Additionally, we can offer advice on suitable editing software based on your skill level and editing needs.
Q. Is it possible to recover damaged VHS-C tapes for digital conversion?
Recovery and conversion of damaged VHS-C tapes is possible, but the success rate depends on the extent of the damage. Common issues with VHS-C tapes include mould, physical damage to the tape, and deterioration due to age or poor storage conditions. Our technicians have experience in handling and restoring damaged tapes, using specialised equipment and techniques.

We assess each damaged tape to determine the feasibility of recovery and conversion. In some cases, partial recovery may be possible, allowing you to salvage some of the content. Our approach ensures that every effort is made to recover your precious memories, while also being honest about the prospects and limitations.
Q. How is the audio quality affected during the conversion of VHS-C tapes to digital?
Audio quality in the digital conversion process largely depends on the original condition of the VHS-C tape. The analogue audio on these tapes can degrade over time, leading to issues like hissing, distortion, or volume fluctuations. During the conversion process, our technicians aim to preserve the original audio quality as much as possible. We also employ techniques like noise reduction and audio level adjustment to enhance the sound quality, though it's important to note that significant improvements are limited by the original audio's condition. By opting for a professional service, you benefit from our expertise in handling and enhancing audio, ensuring that the sound in your digitised VHS-C videos is as good as possible.
Q. Is there a risk of losing the original content on my VHS-C tape during conversion?
There is always a minimal risk involved when handling any form of media, especially older formats like VHS-C. However, a professional conversion service significantly minimises this risk. We use non-destructive methods to digitise your tapes, meaning the original content is not altered or damaged during the conversion process. Our equipment and procedures are designed to handle these delicate tapes with the utmost care.

Additionally, we understand the sentimental value of these tapes. Therefore, we have rigorous quality control and safety protocols in place to ensure that your original tapes are returned to you in the same condition they were received. Our team of experts monitors each step of the conversion process to mitigate any risk of loss or damage.
Q. What is the cost of converting a VHS-C tape to digital, and how is it calculated?
The cost of converting a VHS-C tape to digital format with Digital Converters £14.99 per tape, plus either £8.00 to convert your VHS-C tapes to USB, £4.00 to convert VHS-C to DVD, or £8.00 to convert to digital files to download or stream (our Cloud option). We also offer up to 30% off for bulk orders.

At Digital Converters, we strive to offer competitive pricing while ensuring the highest quality of conversion. Our clients find that the cost is often offset by the peace of mind and superior results they receive compared to attempting a DIY conversion or using less specialised services.
Q. How do I store the digital files once my VHS-C tapes are converted?
Digital files converted from VHS-C tapes can be stored on various media such as hard drives, USB flash drives, or cloud storage services. The choice depends on your access, convenience, and backup needs. External hard drives or USB flash drives are suitable for easy access and sharing, whereas cloud storage offers the advantage of remote accessibility and additional security against physical data loss.