Turn Your Video Tapes To HD MP4 Digital Files

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Video Tape to Digital Transfers

Convert Video Tapes to Digital Files

PhotoScanning.ca converts your old home movies into easy to play, store, copy or stream MP4 files for only $13 per tape.

Our simple, up front pricing includes most formats of consumer tapes, including:

Each tape is converted into its own MP4 file, and labelled as best as we can based on what is written or labelled on your tape - you can easily change file names on the FREE USB key provided to you with your video conversion order.

Pricing for Video Tape Conversion

VHS to MP4 - $13
VHS-C to MP4 - $13
8mm to MP4 - $13
Hi8 to MP4 - $13
Digital 8 to MP4 - $13
MiniDV to MP4 - $13
DVCam to MP4 - $13
BETAMax to MP4 - $13

Tapes containing under 10 minutes of footage are billed at $10. 10 minutes to 6 hours of footage results in a charge of $13. No charge for blank tapes.

Prefer to be billed per hour, or matching a per-hour price of another transfer house? We’d be happy to beat any company nationwide on a per-hour price - simply let us know ahead of time and we’ll bill you in accordance with that pricing structure (keep in mind, it could be more than our per tape rate!)

Formats of Video Tape Digitization

PhotoScanning.ca converts all formats of consumer video to MP4 files, including

MiniDV, DV-Cam, HDV
8mm, Hi8, Digital 8
Beta & Analog BetacamSP

Large & commercial archives of commercial formats please contact us for rates - we will beat any company nationwide on bulk transfers of any video technology from the past 20 years!

Video Conversion Specifications & Options

File Size: 1-2GB Per Hour
File Format: MP4 (H.264 (x264))
File Label: As written (or sequential if no label)
Looking for different formats, compression ratios, codecs, etc? Contact us - we keep it simple to be optimal for most clients needs, but we're able to work with you to fit your specific situation.

Digital Video File Output Options

Video files are laaaaaaarge - a single video can be thousands of times larger than a standard scan from a printed photograph - and because of this, it is often difficult to provide clients files - either we're making dozens of data formatted DVDs that only hold 1-2 tapes, or we're charging customers for USB Keys or Hard Drives - both which add extra cost, difficulty, and confusion for clients. We've made it simple - and with our commitment to always work to make our service more affordable we've built the cost of a suitable size USB key or External Hard Drive FREE with every order.

Every Order Includes:
1-4 tapes - 8GB USB - $0 FREE
4-10 tapes - 16GB USB - $0 FREE
10-30 Tapes - 32GB USB - $0 FREE
20-40 tapes - 64GB USB - $0 FREE
50+ Tapes - FREE External Hard Drive (1TB Minimum - Seagate or Western Digital)

You are reading that correctly - not only is our $13 per tape price the guaranteed lowest price in Canada, but we also offer you a USB key for FREE - charged at more than the price of the tape at our competitors!

We are solely and 100% focused on promoting the digitization of your materials, and our ultra low pricing has been developed specifically to reflect this.

Some clients may prefer a DVD copy of their tapes, formatted for their television's DVD player - this is available for the same $13 per tape price, but our recommendation is to opt for the MP4 version with the complimentary USB.

Organization & Preparation of your Video Transfer Project

We can receive video orders in what ever organizational structure you prefer - folders, file names, etc - our standard process would be to name files as per written labels (Ex - “2002 - Summer Vacation.mp4) and place all in a single directory (‘Videos”).

By default we provide standard MP4 files on a standard USB key - you may reorganize, edit, or duplicate files with no restrictions in the same manner as any video file on your computer.

Timeline & ScanNOW For Video Tape Transfers

Typical turn around times for standard video transfer orders is 2 weeks - If you have deadlines that are more immediately please contact us and we’d be happy to shift our schedules as possible.

Our ScanNOW service is available for videos, with up to 4 tapes scanned same day for $99 - this can be in as little as 3 hours with advance notice, but typically same day transfers will take the run time of each tape plus 1 hour.


Any Format of Consumer Tape

hi8 / 8mm / Digital 8
MiniDV & DVCam!

To MP4 Files on a USB key or to DVD
Your choice, same low price



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Just $13 Per Tape - The Guaranteed Lowest Prices in all of Canada!

Not only is our $13 per tape cost the guaranteed lowest in Canada (covering any length, even 6 hour tapes!) but we also provide a FREE USB stick or External USB Hard Drive large enough for your whole project

We Will NOT be beat on Price!

Our process defaults to providing each of your video tapes as a stand alone digital file, all loaded onto a USB key large enough for your project - no fumbling with old DVDs or struggling to edit video files, the MP4 files provided by PhotoScanning.ca are region & copy-restriction free! Just plug, and play at Canada's Lowest Prices!

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