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MiniDV to Digital Service

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USB Drive
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Slightly Compressed
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The cute name is well deserved because these diminutive tapes were only slightly larger than a Tic-Tac candy container. Their small size enabled manufacturers to produce consumer cameras smaller than the size of one’s hand, making them incredibly popular for a short time. The MiniDV was introduced to the consumer market in 1998, the same year the Furby toy was all the rage. While the latter was decidedly cuter, both of these once hot items lost their appeal by the 2000s. The MiniDV enjoyed top-dog home video status for a few years until recording digitally to memory cards made the format obsolete.

How Do I Digitize MiniDV Tapes?

The only way to record and play MiniDV tapes is with older/used equipment. You can convert MiniDV to digital if you still have a working MiniDV camcorder by connecting the USB cable from the camcorder to the computer's USB port. If you’re not a DIY kind of gal or guy, relying on a professional service to transfer MiniDV to digital will save you a good deal of time and possible aggravation.

What Sets Our MiniDV Transfer Services Apart

Several things set ScanCafe apart from competitors, including our industry-beating prices, superb quality, and safe handling guarantee. Moreover, when you send your MiniDV tapes to us, they aren’t outsourced to another country. Instead, we perform all services in the Midwest at our state-of-the-art lab in Indianapolis. And we do everything we can to ensure that the final output is better than the original. When you select ScanCafe to transfer your MiniDV tapes, our dedicated technicians will take care of them as if their personal precious memories are stored on them!

How Converting MiniDV to Digital Works

MiniDV tapes are inherently more fragile than the old Furby you packed away eons ago. But we’re guessing both of these lost-long treasures might be gathering dust together in your basement or closet. Although your Furby may still talk, MiniDVs can deteriorate. The best way to take a trip down memory lane is to let our dedicated team of qualified film professionals convert your MiniDVs into a digital format that lasts forever.

At ScanCafe, we’ve designed the whole process to be as PAIN-FREE as possible!

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All you need to do is ship your MiniDV tapes to us and we’ll take care of the rest for you.

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ScanCafe's Technicians
Your videos will be digitized at our Indianapolis lab, with a 3–4 week turnaround.

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Enjoy & Share
The end result is memories safely transferred from MiniDV tapes to your choice of a digital download, DVD, or USB drive.

Delivery Options

After your MiniDVs are digitized, you can choose from several convenient delivery options. Our standard delivery method is a digital download with a link that remains active for a full 6 months from the time of "Checkout". You can also choose from the following options:

  • DVD
  • USB Drive
  • Slightly Compressed H.264/MPEG-4 Files
  • Lightly compressed digital files on a hard drive for editing with video editing software

Please note that if you wish to continue downloading content after 6 months, you must contact our customer service team prior to this date at [email protected] or call us at (866) 234-3909. Otherwise, our servers will automatically delete content after 6 months. And also keep in mind that the reactivated link is only valid for 7 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get to review my video content before I receive my DVD? Can I delete footage?
Can I get my video delivered on a USB drive, so I can edit the files?
Do you store my digitized video after my order is complete?
What is the resolution of the video is captured in?