Before we start !!
Our tape conversion engineer has more than 15
years experience working with video
systems, he has previously
worked with many police forces and prison services on CCTV video correction and
enhancement engineering, he has also worked on digital video
storage and enhancement engineering at the National Gallery London, to name just
He started his career as a test,
calibrate and build engineer for G2 systems, the video specialist who design and
sell the very expensive time-base correction units we use for all video
Do you have memorable videos recorded on tapes that can only
be viewed using the old VHS or Betamax? If so, most probably,
you'd want these videos transferred to newer formats such as
DVDs. There are plenty of people looking for video editing
companies that could make this possible, just as how
recorders could magically transfer videos from
television sets straight to DVDs. Search no more, because Mr.
Scan is here to do the job for you!
we are very experienced in this field unlike many others online.
Experience is everything !!
You only want to do this once so why not get
it done professionally first time with Mr Scan. Beware of others who us cheap
domestic equipment and charge very low prices that are too good to be true as
often they are and may damage your precious tapes forever.
If you require us to carry out any video
editing, such as add music, remove certain video footage then this can
be done in our editing studio at a cost of £35 per hour of our engineers
time. Quotations available upon request.
At Mr Scan we use a state of the art time-base
correcting system to obtain the best quality conversion of your old video tapes to DVD.
Formats Converted to DVD
VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Betamax, Hi8, Video 8, DV, MiniDV,
Mini DVD, Digital-8
We also repair/join ripped and damaged tapes
We convert most old and new camcorder tapes and
PAL, Secam or NTSC (Foreign) videos also converted
(VHS format only).
Each DVD comes with a menu system.
Unsure of what is on your tapes ? - Just
send them to us and we can invoice you after we have converted them to DVD
What's the advantages of DVD over tapes?
- DVD's are more durable than tapes
- Video quality will not degrade over the years
- No rewinding or fast forwarding
- They take up less space
- DVDs will look exactly the same as the original tape
- DVDs are the new standard, tape players are fading out
Other Output formats
We can also convert your video
cassette to other formats such as:
AVI, PS3, Ipod, Divx or DV
These output formats can be ordered in addition to
our standard video conversion and charged per converted DVD. - Just click add to
basket below and let us know which format you want.
Equipment used in our studio for video conversions:
Time-base correction unit : G2 Systems
Video players - Sony and Sanyo Beta
Sony Hi8 and video 8 player
Panasonic DV and mini DVD player
Vicon video switch unit
Panasonic and LG DVD recorders
Audio: Pioneer MEP-7000
Media Player and Controller
Numark audio mixer
Tape Conversion information:
Most standard home videos are less than 120
minutes of video and fit on a single DVD.
tapes (up to 120 minutes) will be put on single disc unless specifically requested
on separate discs, each tape will have its own menu link, this will cut down on
having to swap discs around on your DVD player and have all your films in one
place. If you don't
want this option, just ask !
Tapes are started from the beginning and
continued until the footage changes to tape static. This static may be for
up to 30 minutes of additional recording of static to make sure that we get
all the footage required. If however you know that your tape has some
required footage towards the end of the tape please let us know where to
find the required footage.
Conversions are un-edited, there are as is on
your original tape. Editing facilities are available upon request.
Obviously with older tapes, sometimes the video
footage has degraded, if the video plays on our players we will convert all
possible video footage for you. If it does not play then we will return the
Please note as with all video conversions, you
only get out what you put in, so if your original tapes are in a bad
condition then this will be reflected in your DVD conversion, it is
impossible to produce modern day HD video footage from old tapes.
Any tape or film sent to us which is not on the
above list of conversions we will return with a shipping and handling fee