Matty D. Media LLC provides a VHS transfer service that allows customers to put their old videos online. For only $8 dollars per 30 minutes of footage, customers can have half hour videos uploaded to Dropbox. Matty D. Media is a video production service based in Lawrence, Kansas. Footage on VHS tapes degrade over time. Our transfer service safe-keeps those memories.
Costs to Transfer VHS to digital
With its VHS transfer service, Matty D. Media transfers a traditional 2 hour VHS tape for only $32 dollars.
This service includes an upload onto Dropbox. The video files will be in .MOV format.
What type of video tapes can be transferred?
We can transfer a variety of analog video tapes with a digital converter. Here are the formats we can digitize:
- VHS tapes
- VHS-C style video tapes
- Some MiniDV models
- Audio Cassette tapes
In addition to VHS, VHS-C, audio cassettes, and MiniDV tapes, we may be able to transfer alternate formats if the client provides the tape player. For example, we can transfer some Digital 8 (or Hi8) models if the customer has a machine that plays the tapes.
How long do VHS conversions take to transfer?
Like every video production, Matty D. Media promises that VHS transfers will be turned around in two weeks. The VHS transfers themselves happen in real time. For example, if you have 6 hours and 15 minutes of footage on your tapes, it will take our crew 6 hours and 15 minutes to transfer them. Orders of 10 or more tapes may take more than 2 weeks to transfer.
Here are some tips before transferring VHS footage to help us expedite the process.
What happens to footage after digital transfer?
After we transfer your VHS footage to digital, we email you links to download the video files.
Matty D. Media also offers video editing services for customized highlight videos and other new creations with your old VHS footage!
Please visit our a la carte video production page to learn about current rates on video editing and other services.
Note to Dropbox file recipients: Please select the “direct download” button when you open the Dropbox file. If you click on “save to my Dropbox,” Dropbox
Extra Services after VHS to Digital Transfer
- $3 Videos hosted on YouTube for easy sharing with family and friends
- $15 VHS footage put onto a thumb-drive (22 hours max). This makes for a great gift and serves as a physical backup.
- $22 DVD per copy or $80 for 4 DVD copies.
- $75 Video editing services at hourly rate. We can edit highlight videos, isolate important moments, and more!
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How much data storage does VHS footage require?
Let’s give you an example of how much space a VHS transfer can take. A recent session of VHS transfers included 7 tapes. Those tapes carried between 20-90 minutes of footage apiece. In total, we transferred 310 minutes of footage from those 7 tapes. The 5+ hours of footage resulted in 3.63GB of data. Therefore, a half hour VHS transfer averages 360MB of space. The file types are normally MPEG-4 videos with 640×480 dimensions.
Customers who choose to have footage put onto a thumb-drive can fit 22 hours of footage onto one thumb-drive.
Below are more data points for a normal VHS transfer:
How to keep VHS copies private online
VHS Transfer Service Lawrence, Kansas
This service is offered by Matty D. Media, a limited liability company in Lawrence Kansas. Offer subject to change. The core service is an analog digital video transfer (and upload). This offer is also based on availability. We reserve the right to limit 5 VHS tapes per person at a time. There is a $20 minimum per order. This service does not include physical delivery of VHS tapes (except for during the COVID-19 global pandemic). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (785) 917-1999 to coordinate a transfer.