Top 5 reasons why DIY digital video conversion can look bad

There are lots of cheap DIY digital video conversion kits available online and in stores. The units themselves tend to be USB2.0 and contain a dedicated analogue to digital converter circuit. The bundled software is usually quite limited and main not include everything you need to make good quality files. The marketing material suggests the… Read More »

New phone number 0800 228 9422

Our new freephone number is 0800 228 9422. The number is free to call from UK landlines and mobiles. You can still reach us on the duty mobile number which is 07930 431 662 – we can take voice calls, WhatsApp and text messages. If you are overseas call +44 7930 431 662. The office… Read More »

Video USB backup guide for Windows 10

This short video covers simple and easy Video USB backup for Windows 10 users. We always recommend making at least two backups with one copy kept in a different location if possible. We show you how to make a backup copy from one USB to another, or from a USB stick to your computer hard… Read More »

Live Event Streaming Manchester on Social Media

In February 2017 we streamed the inaugural debate for the election of The Mayor of Greater Manchester via Facebook Live. Later in the year, on May 29th, the people of Greater Manchester will elect their first mayor. The Mayor will be responsible for the strategic government of the largest metropolitan regions in the UK. The… Read More »

Old camcorder video tapes – storage and preservation

In this article we will explain what to and what not to do when you find old camcorder video tapes including full size VHS and Betamax tapes which were used in some large camcorders but also used for viewing copies. 3M once ran a advertising campaign for their Scotch branded video tapes. The adverts featured… Read More »

How we convert old video tapes to MP4 and DVD

In this article we explain how we convert your family video tapes to a modern digital format including MP4 on a USB stick, DVD or editable video files for Windows or Mac computers. We aim to avoid jargon and use plain English descriptions wherever possible. Most home video tapes were recorded on domestic camcorders rather… Read More »

F.A.Q. Video to USB – Can I copy or edit my files?

DVDs were never intended to be edited and to do so required some specialist software to get the footage from the disc to a computer in a suitable format for editing. Backing up DVDs was also a little tricky if you didn’t have the right software. The USB sticks we make for most video transfers… Read More »

Christmas Video Transfers 2016

*** Christmas 2016 update as of 30/11/16 – PLEASE PHONE FIRST 0800 228 9422 – We are managing orders on a first come, first served basis and aim to achieve our standard 7-10 working day turnaround for most smaller orders (1-5 tapes) however this will change as we progress into December. Therefore you should phone… Read More »

Damaged Camcorder Tape Repair and Recovery Service

Video cassettes contain many moving parts and can be very fragile if mishandled or used in a faulty video recorder or camcorder. One of the most common faults is caused when the tape fails to load or unload properly resulting in a crumpled or snapped tape. The damaged section may need to be removed and… Read More »