Our Betamax transfer service is done onsite and is unique to Kodak Express in Camden London.
Use our mail order/online service if you cannot make it into our shop. Other names for Betamax Videos are Beta, Betamovie, Betacord and Beta Hifi.
If you have a broken or unplayable Betamax tape please have a look at Broken Tape Repairs. Turn around time for Betamax conversion is currently 10 working days but please let us know if you you need the tapes urgently. None of services are set in stone so please do not hesitate to get in touch with your questions.
Betamax Cost and Service Details
New Video Transfer Website
We have a new web site for video conversion work - see London-Video-Cine.
Pop into our store in Camden London and chat to our friendly staff about your Betamax video transfers. You can also put them in a jiffy bag and post your tapes to us. Don't forget to include your contact details.
We will call you for debit/credit card payment over the phone on receipt of your work. There is also an option to pay online. You can simply include your receipt with your tapes when you post then to us.
Our encoded DVDs will play on your TV system and on your computer but cannot be edited. We can supply you with editable computer files. These are supplied as uncompressed AVI's are are good for both PCs and Macs. One hour of video as an uncompressed file needs 13 gb of space. You will need to supply us with a external hard drive or large capacity USB big enough for your AVI files.
NTSC is a video format standard widely used in many other parts of the world such as USA. Japan and much of South America. So if your Betamax tape was originally filmed in any of these countries it will need to be converted to PAL format to play on UK TV systems.
The cost of NTSC Betamax transfer to PAL and encoded to DVD is £40 per Betamax tape,
Betamax Playing Times
A Betamax Video tape with L-750 on it means Length-750ft.
This applies only to PAL video tapes. NTSC Betamax tapes vary according to the NTSC video standard used
If your own a commercial film on Betamax tape it is acceptable practice to make one copy on DVD without infringing copyright.
By asking us to complete Betamax Transfer work for you, you are giving us an assurance that the tape is your property and in the case of home movie footage, that you are the copyright owner.
We accept Betamax video to DVD conversion work only on the above understanding.