Home Videotape and More

Home format videotapes are not lasting as long as they were once expected to. The tapes are damaged by humidity, and the wrapped layers of tape stick together. Hi8, 8mm and Digital-8 long length tapes are especially susceptible to these problems. Additionally, the cameras needed to play back those tapes are fast becoming obsolete or irreparable.

The good news, however, is that Ping Pong Media is able to help you preserve your treasured media through our video transfer services in Tucson, AZ.

To preserve the highest picture quality, the maximum time we will put onto one DVD is 120 minutes. It is possible to put more onto one DVD, but the picture quality is noticeably degraded by the higher compression of the video. If your material extends beyond 120 minutes, there will be a charge for the additional DVDs needed to hold your movies. We make direct video to DVD transfer in Tucson, AZ using a single DVD menu chapter for each tape. Fast-forward jump points are included at approximately 5-minute intervals so that you can advance through the DVD by pressing the “forward” button on your DVD remote.

Our VHS to digital service in Tucson, AZ does not include editing or picking through a tape to extract discontinuous parts of the tape. In general, only the whole tape, end to end, is transferred. However, if part of the tape is unused—for example, if there is only 30 minutes of video on a 120-minute capacity tape—we’ll limit your VHS to DVD conversion in Tucson, AZ to the 30 minutes of actual material.

We’re able to convert any personal 8mm movie film, 35mm image slides and audio cassette tapes to digital formats. Transfers to digital file, such as on an external hard drive, are also available. Contact us for details.


Prices: Home Format Videotape to DVD

Price per tape, regardless of lengthPrice per DVD disc & packaging as needed
(2-Hr maximum each)
Minimum price for total job
$22$7$75

We offer special pricing for non-profits, schools, museums, libraries, etc. Please contact Ping Pong Media at 520-577-2615 if you have any questions or want to discuss how we can customize our pricing and our media conversion service in Tucson, AZ to meet the needs of your organization.

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