Betacam to DVD
Transfer Betacam Tapes
DVD Your Memories can now help you get the most out of your Betacam tapes by offering our Betacam to DVD or Betacam to hard drive services. Now you can edit your footage with ease, or preserve the footage on one of our archival DVDs.
Betacam to DVD - Pricing
Professional Videotape Format Pricing
Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SP-s, 3/4" U-Matic, HDV Tape, High Definition Video File*
|Transfer to DVD||Transfer to Hard Drive||Transfer to Hard Drive + DVD|
|Pricing (per tape)||$39.99||$49.99||$59.99|
- All video to DVD transfers are recorded onto our Taiyo Yuden 100 year archival DVDs. Extra DVD copies are available for just $10 each, and Blu-ray copies just $20 each.
- For video tapes less than 10 minutes in length, transfer cost to DVD is only $34.99.
- For information and pricing for hard drives, please visit the Hard Drive Information page.
- Tape Repair Service is only $30 per tape. Re-splicing the tape and replacing the cassette shell when necessary are included in this service. Repaired tapes must go through our tape transfer service after the repair has finished. Visit our Video Tape Repair page for more information. Got a simple fix? Check out our Video Tape Repair Guide.
- Looking to get multiple video formats, or convert your existing video to a new format? Check out our video format conversion pricing page.
HDV to DVD: Videos will be down-converted to standard definition DVD.
HDV to hard drive: Videos can be either transferred into standard definition (AVI) or high definition (M2TS) video files and put onto an external hard drive or large flash drive.
HDV to Blu-ray: Discs are BD-R, a BD-R compatbile player is required for playback. For more information about our Blu-ray services, please visit our Blu-ray transfer page.
DVD copies are available for $10 each.
Blu-ray copies are available for just $20 each.
* Digital video file must be on accessible flash memory device or External (USB) Hard Disk Drive, price valid for files up to 2 hours in length.
Tape Repair Service
Tape Repair Service is only $30 per tape. Re-splicing the tape and replacing the cassette shell when necessary are included in this service. Repaired tapes must go through our tape transfer service after the repair has finished. Got a simple fix? Check out our Video Tape Repair Guide.$30 per tape
Sharing your memories with others? We provide extra CD/DVD copies packaged and ready for only $10 each and Blu-ray copies for $20 each.
$10 per CD/DVD
$20 per Blu-ray disc
Upgrade to Blu-ray
Upgrade to Blu-ray and experience the future of family media! For more information about transferring your video tapes to Blu-ray, please visit our Blu-ray transfer page.
Edit Your Old Home Movies!
Do your old home videos have footage you would like to take out? Or maybe you want to make a highlight video of your daughter's dance performances? Work with one of our professional editors one-on-one to make the perfect custom movie. It's quick and less expensive than you think!$40 per half hour
Betacam Tape Format
Betacam is a professional videotape format developed by Sony in 1982. Betacam can often refer to either the Betacam camcorder, the tape, the video recorder, or the format itself.
Betacam is an analog component video format, storing the luminance, “Y”, in one track and the chrominance, on another as alternating segments of the R-Y and B-Y components performing Compressed Time Division Multiplex, or CTDM. This splitting of channels allows true broadcast quality recording with 300 lines of horizontal luminance resolution and 120 lines chrominance resolution (versus ~30 for Betamax/VHS), on a relatively inexpensive cassette based format.
The original betacam format recorded onto oxide-formulated tape, the same tapes used for betamax recordings. You could actually insert a blank betamax tape into a betcam recording deck, record footage, and vise versa. Betacam is recorded at a much higher speed than betamax. A blank betamax tape that could hold 3 hours of recordings would be reduced to 30 minutes if recorded on a Betacam recorder.
Betacam generally comes in three formats Betacam, Betacam SP, and Digibeta.
Combining Multiple Video Tapes to DVD
When bringing us multiple video tapes, you also have the option of combining your video tapes onto one or multiple DVDs, at no extra cost. Combining several shorter tapes onto one DVD will save you the hassle of having several short-duration DVDs laying around. This can also be useful for combining multiple tapes of similar subject manner, such as transferring all of your children’s birthday party videos onto a birthday DVD compilation. The only limitation is that our 100-year archival DVDs will hold up to 2 hours of video, so each combined video must have an average run time of one hour or less.
At DVD Your Memories, we use only the highest quality 100-year archival DVDs for transferring your Betacam to DVD. We are so confident that our Betacam to DVD transfers will work for you that we offer compatibility guarantee on all of our video to DVD transfers! Never again worry about your old DVD player, or a disc read error! All of our discs are guaranteed to work for your television and your home DVD player.
Transferring to Hard Drive Option
Transferring your Betacam to hard drive is recommended if you are going to edit your footage. The file type is NTSC DV AVI, the most standard format across all video editing platforms. Hard drives can be PC or Mac formatted and the file format is AVI DV with each hour of video taking up 13 gigabytes. Other video formats are available through our video conversion services.
If you are going to purchase a hard drive through DVD Your Memories, we will recommend a certain size based on the total length of your video transfer footage. If you are going to bring in a drive, please understand the space requirements and plan accordingly. Also we recommend bringing in a new drive, but if you would like to bring in a drive that has data on, we will ask that you sign a data-loss waiver. We’ve never lost data on a hard drive, but the possibility always exists.
With every order, we will crop out any blank footage and provide color correction to your tapes. We also provide additional basic editing services available to all of our video to DVD transfer services. Add an extra touch to your finished DVD by taking advantage of some simple basic edits.
- With basic editing you can crop out as much unwanted footage from your tapes as you wish. This is especially helpful if you have long running tapes with only a few sections you’d like transferred. With basic editing you can crop out all of the unwanted material, which leaves you with only the stuff you want on your final DVD.
- If you have several tapes with short clips on each, you can now combine all of the clips you need onto one DVD movie. Our editing service will allow you to pull any amount of footage from your tapes and consolidate them onto a DVD for easy viewing.
- Remove commercials from your recorded television programs. Remove those annoying old commerical breaks from your video tapes, and watch your old programs seamlessly on your new DVD. This is great for special television specials such as sports entertainment, politics, and news footage.
- Have you ever wanted to combine your tapes with other media? We can actually take your video tapes and combine them with photos, slides, negatives, and film to give a much more professional look to your DVD.
Editing From DVDs?
Many customers ask us if they can edit the video footage if we make them DVD movies. The simple answer is no. The complete answer is yes, almost anything is possible if you are an advanced computer user, but for many reasons it is not advisable to do so. The main reason is that you would be working with highly compressed video.
If you transfer the data from the DVD to the computer for editing, the quality is not the same as that of the originally uncompressed video used to create the DVD. It also takes a lot of processing power to edit the compressed video, and although you can fix this problem by converting it to a less compressed video format (such as AVI), you will still see a quality loss. Also when you re-render that video that has previously been on a DVD it will recompress again and you will notice more than a little loss of detail.
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