Fill your box. You should be sure to use any cases that you have for your video tapes. If none are available, use a plastic bag. Try to fill your box with extra newspaper or other padding so that your tapes aren't jostled in transit.
Label your video tapes to correspond to the DVD Titles Worksheet you filled out when you placed your order. We'll make sure that information is reflected in the final navigation menus of your finished DVD.
Drop off your box at a UPS location. Your order is tracked from the minute you hand it to UPS.
We'll send you an email when we receive your originals.
We will handle the rest of the shipping for your order, which will include transporting it via air freight (the most secure form of shipping in the world), to and from our scanning facility in Bangalore, India. read more about our safety »
We scan your video
Your video will be inspected. ScanCafe will not repair video tapes that are damaged to the point of unplayability in our reference equipment.
We will then digitize and transfer your video tapes onto DVD.
Each tape upto 2 hours of run-time is charged at $19.99. If any tape has only few minutes, still the charge is $19.99. If any tape has more than 2 hours of run-time, we will author the tape onto separate DVDs, each containing 2 hrs of content, and charge accordingly. For example, if a tape has 6 hours of content, we will charge $59.97 (3 X $19.99).
We ship your order to you
After your order is digitzed, you will not need to review it (as you do with photos here at ScanCafe). It will be completely processed.
After your order is processed, we compress it ("burn" it) onto an archival-quality Video DVD, which should be playable on computer and nearly any recent-model DVD player.
The return shipment is sent via UPS and is also trackable during the entire trip to your door. You have the option to request signature delivery at time of final checkout.
You enjoy & share!
Your Video DVD will not be copy-protected, so you are free to make copies for friends. That will, however, require knowing how to "burn" DVDs and appropriate "ripping" software. You may find it more convenient to order duplicate DVDs when you place your order.
As your Video DVD is in Standard Definition resolution, and also given the resolution limits of most video tape media, we recommend that you view your DVD on a standard TV (not an HDTV) if at all possible.