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Convert Video to DVD

Some of our best, most treasured memories are stored on video tapes.

Convert old video to DVDs or other modern formats in two simple steps and you can relive your favourite old home movies like they were yesterday - forever.

We can also transfer Betamax, Super VHS and VHS-C to DVD if you have those kinds of videotapes too. Contact us if you have any other tape formats not mentioned here and we may still be able to help.

See our Camcorder to Digital page if you have videos on any of those formats you would like to convert.

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How the Video to DVD conversion service works.

Our Video to DVD 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 alternatively, you can pay for postage and send your video 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 your memories and transfer the footage on your old video tapes to DVD.

Step 1

Savour them

Your DVD versions (as well as your originals) are sent safely to you within 7 working days. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

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

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of conversion
should you
order?

How to choose the right
format for your videos.

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Transfer Video to DVD

We take your original tapes and transfer your video to DVD. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.


What you get
Your tapes transferred to DVD
What to order
You only need to order one DVD set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly

Your converted video(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 pen drive / stick
What to order
You only need to order one stick to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the computer or Smart TV

Your VHS converted to Digital, stored safely online. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can playback and download your videos instantly, from anywhere.


What you get
Your conversions as computer 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 will rewind them and send them back to you free of charge along with your new versions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us, as standard with our video tape to dvd conversion service.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

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

Quality equipment

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

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Video to DVD Conversion Service

Gathering round to watch home videos at a family get-together, enjoying (or “enjoying”) clips from friends’ holidays, birthdays or even a wedding video.

Safe to say, old videos hold some of life’s most special memories and treasured moments.

But, as technology has moved on, fewer people than ever have Video players and old tapes are not only obsolete, but are also gradually breaking down and deteriorating.

DVD is a far more accessible, modern and high quality format, so converting your old formats to DVD is the perfect way to preserve and relive your precious memories for years to come, making them easy to watch on multiple players and devices.

Videotapes are the media we convert most often, digitising hundreds of thousands of hours since we started Digital Converters. We’ve got the best equipment, highly-trained technicians, and a shameless love for nostalgia.

Just order online, send your tapes off to us and we'll do the rest. Your tapes couldn’t be in safer hands!

Examples of our video tape conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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FAQs

Q. What are the steps to transfer old video tapes onto DVD?
To transfer your video tapes onto DVD, please follow these instructions:

1. Gather Necessary Equipment: Obtain a video player or VCR, a DVD recorder or a computer with a DVD-R drive, and a blank DVD-R or DVD+R. This setup might be costly. You might find our Video to DVD service more practical and economical.

2. Connect Your Devices: Use AV or S-video cables to connect the video and audio outputs of the VCR to the inputs on the DVD recorder.

3. Record Your Video: Play the video tape in the VCR and record it on the DVD recorder. Use the provided settings on your recorder to ensure optimal quality.

4. Finalise Your DVD: After recording, finalise the DVD to ensure it plays on most DVD players, according to your recorder's guide.
Q. How does converting video to DVD differ from converting video to other digital formats?
Transferring to DVD means moving video content to a physical disc, while converting to digital formats like MP4 or AVI means saving the video as digital files on devices such as computers, cloud storage, or USB sticks. For more information, see our sections on Video to Digital, Video to USB.
Q. What equipment is necessary to transfer videotapes to DVD?
You'll need a video player or VCR, a DVD recorder or a computer-based DVD recorder, AV or S-video cables for connections, blank DVD-R or DVD+R discs, and a monitor or TV to oversee the process.
Q. Is it possible to convert damaged or poor-quality video tapes to DVD?
Yes, we are able to convert damaged video tapes, although the final quality will reflect the state of the original tape. We can improve certain issues during conversion, but physical tape damage might still affect the final output.
Q. Can you resolve tracking problems during video tape to DVD conversion?
Absolutely, we regularly fix tracking errors with our high-end, professional-grade equipment. If issues persist, we test different machines and settings to resolve them. On rare occasions, if a tape is recorded out of alignment, it may be impossible to correct, but we will inform you beforehand if this affects your tape.
Q. Is it legal to convert copyrighted video tapes to DVD?
Converting copyrighted video tapes for personal use is permissible, however, distributing or sharing the content is illegal under UK copyright laws. Therefore, we do not convert commercially released videotapes.
Q. Can you add navigational titles to DVDs?
Yes, we can incorporate titles into your DVD, making it simpler to navigate the video content on your player.
Q. Is it possible to edit videos before transferring them to DVD?
Certainly! Home video capture and DVD authoring tools usually include basic editing capabilities.

Opting for our professional service, however, allows you to benefit from advanced adjustments, significantly improving the original video's appearance.
Q. Are the DVDs compatible with all DVD players?
Yes, DVDs created from your video tapes are playable on all standard DVD players, gaming consoles, vehicles with DVD systems, and computers equipped with DVD drives.
Q. What is the turnaround time for video to DVD transfers?
The process takes about 7 days from the moment we receive your tapes. Home conversions might take longer, depending on tape length and selected recording quality.
Q. What advantages does converting videotapes to DVD offer?
DVDs offer enhanced durability, easier viewing on contemporary devices, and the opportunity to organise, label, and refine the original footage.
Q. Can audio quality be improved during video to DVD conversions?
Definitely. We employ professional audio tools to refine the sound, remove noise, and balance the audio levels, delivering a high-quality audio experience on your DVD.
Q. Is it possible to keep subtitles when converting videotapes to DVD?
Absolutely, subtitles or closed captions embedded in the video signal will be preserved during the conversion, ensuring they are available on your DVD.
Q. Can the video quality be improved during the conversion?
Yes, our professional video editing software enhances video quality by removing extended blank sections and adjusting contrast and saturation to improve the overall appearance of your home videos for the DVD version.
Q. Are date stamps on video tapes preserved when converted to DVD?
Yes, any date stamps on your Video tapes will remain visible after the conversion, allowing you to pinpoint the original recording dates on your new DVD.
Q. Should I attempt to convert videotapes to DVD on my own or use a professional service?
While you can convert videotapes yourself if you have the necessary gear, obtaining vintage VCRs and DVD recording equipment can be costly. For superior quality and cost efficiency, consider using a professional service like ours.
Q. Is the original aspect ratio maintained when converting Video to DVD?
Yes, we maintain the original aspect ratio during conversion. Be aware that most VCR tapes use a 4:3 ratio, resulting in black bars on the sides when viewed on modern 16:9 screens. Although it's possible to zoom in to fill these screens, doing so could crop your video and reduce resolution, so we prefer to preserve the original format.
Q. How should I clean and prepare my video tapes before conversion?
Carefully clean your Video tapes with a soft, lint-free cloth to eliminate any dust and debris. Make sure the tapes are rewound and stored correctly to avoid damage. We advise against using DIY cleaning methods on the tape itself; leave the detailed cleaning to our skilled technicians to ensure the best results.
Q. Can mono audio on video tapes be converted to stereo sound on DVD?
If your Video tapes have mono audio, we can convert this to stereo on the DVD by replicating the audio track across both stereo channels, enhancing your listening experience.
Q. Is it feasible to convert video tapes from PAL to NTSC DVDs or vice versa?
Absolutely, converting between PAL and NTSC is achievable with our specialised equipment and software, ensuring maintained video quality and compatibility. We are fully equipped at Digital Converters to handle both formats.