We offer Betacam and Betacam SP Video tape transfers to DVD and editable MP4 files for £40 per tape. Send us 10 or more and the cost drops to just £30 per tape. Our studios are in Camden High Street London.
Betacam, Betacam SP and Betacam SP-S video format was first produced by Sony at the beginning of the 80's, and superceded professional U-Matic tapes. Betacam SP was rapidly adopted by television studios around the globe and was a very popular and versatile professional video format.
There are two tapes sizes, the smaller ones look like, and are often mistaken for, Betamax tapes.Betacam video cannot be played on Betamax equipment. We have the capacity to play both small and large betacam tape formats
For earlier recordings we use the excellent Sony BVW-22P Betacam deck. For later recordings, we use a Sony UVW1200P deck which has an onboard digital time base corrector resulting in the highest quality possible transfers to DVD and digital AVI files.
Betacam (SP) Cost and Service Details
If you cannot make it into our shop simply post your tapes to us - don't forget to include your instructions, address and telephone number. On receipt of your work we will call you, confirm your instructions, and take payment by credit card over the phone.
Betacam Computer editable MP4 files
Most of our customers require editable files from Betacam video tapes for editing on a PC or MAC. We normally supply digital MP4 files which can play on both systems, bur other file formats are available on request. Digital MP4 file sizes can vary (up to 5gb per hour) so you will need to supply an external hard drive or large capacity USB stick - we can also supply USB sticks at a small additional cost.
Although DVDs last a lifetime without deterioration in quality one scratch or scuff mark will render it unplayable. For this reason we strongly advise you to order an extra DVD back up copy of your video tapes - the cost is only £6 per tape, even less when having multiple tapes converted.
By asking us to transfer your video you are giving us an assurance that you are the copyright owner or that you have permission from the copyright owner to duplicate the work.
We only accept video transfer work on this basis.