Save Precious Memories By Converting Your Video Tapes To Digital. Get Started Today!
VHS enjoyed surprising longevity for nearly 40 years, before the last remaining VCR/VHS factory was shuttered in 2016. For anyone who grew up in the 1980s–1990s and their parents, VHS afforded a love of film and television shows. Just looking at the colorful cases of Disney classics and other favorites can evoke powerful feelings of nostalgia.
It’s reassuring to know that all those beloved VHS tapes don’t need to collect dust in a dark corner of your basement – you can relive wonderful memories by digitizing them yourself or using a VHS conversion service. Keep in mind that VHS tapes can get damaged from both lack of use or overuse. With that said, in order to preserve precious memories, your best bet is to convert VHS to digital sooner rather than later.
If you’re looking to transfer VHS to digital, you’ve come to the right place! ScanCafe provides an analog video to digital transfer service with award-winning quality and guaranteed safety at industry-beating prices. Moreover, when you send your VHS tapes to us, they aren’t outsourced to another country. All services are performed at our state-of-the-lab in the USA. When you choose ScanCafe to digitize your nostalgic VHS tapes, you’ll be delighted to see that the final output is often better than the original.
After your order is received at our facility, each tape is barcoded with a unique identification number. A technician enters a title for the tape using information found on the label, then transfers the same title to the digital format. The tape is captured and encoded using proprietary software that analyzes the video and removes any blank footage. In addition, we’ll try to repair damaged video cassettes – without any extra charge.At ScanCafe, we’ve pioneered additional industry best practices to ensure your precious memories stay safe – door to door.
All you need to do is ship your VHS tapes to us and we’ll take care of the rest for you.
Your videos will be digitized at our Indianapolis lab, with a 3–4 week turnaround.
The end result is memories safely transferred from VHS tapes to your choice of a digital download or USB drive.
Our standard delivery method is a digital download with a link that is active for a full 30 days from the time of "Checkout". If you wish to continue downloading content after 30 days, 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 30 days. Please note that the reactivated link is only valid for 7 days.
Additional options include:
Lightly compressed digital files on a hard drive for editing with video editing software
Digitizing VHS tapes is a wonderful way to embrace nostalgia. At ScanCafe, we take care of the heavy lifting – all you need to do is gather your family and friends, break out your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a magical trip down memory lane.
With the digital download option, customers are able to review the footage prior to receiving their originals back. We have had several cases where the customer has paid for their order and reviewed the files online and discovered issues with the transfer prior to the order leaving the building. They are still unable to delete any footage.
In order to get the best possible quality while editing, we suggest selecting the Uncompressed H.264/MPEG-4 Files option. This provides you with a much higher bit rate than the compressed file.
We retain the compressed version of your digitized video for a period after your order is completed and shipped to you. That allows us to make additional copies in case there are delays or difficulties in transit.
However, we recommend that if you would like duplicate copies, that you make those requests that the time that you place your order.
The video resolution is 720x480 , film resolution for USB drives is 1280x720.