Betamax Tape to DVD as low as $7.95 ea.
At Denevi's all Betamax tape conversions are done in house (nothing is ever shipped from our facility) and we will make the transfer process as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Gather Your Tapes (Estimate Your Order Here)
2. Submit Order Online
3. Ship Your Order
*Current Sale Prices Valid thru 7/31/2013.
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Transfer your Betamax tapes to DVD using Denevi Digital Imaging. After doing Betamax conversion for over 25 years there is no one else in the market that can surpass our experience and quality. Should you have any questions and feel like speaking with one of our friendly live customer service representatives we would be happy to answer all your questions about converting Betamax to DVD. (Call toll free: 1-800-447-4469, Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am to 3:30pm, PST.) At Denevi's we understand the importance of preserving your Betamax to digital and will work with you every step of the way to insure your peace of mind.
Betamax, also referred to as Beta, was a consumer level analog videocassette magnetic tape recording format developed and released in 1975 by Sony. Released only 4 years after VHS, Betamax swarmed the market as a superior alternative to VHS; however, in a few short years VHS dominated by controlling 70% of the North American market.
According to Sony's history web pages the name Betamax was derived from the prefix "beta" which was a Japanese word used to describe the way signals were recorded onto the tape and the suffix "max" to describe greatness.
Betamax, as with most video tape formats, will deteriorate and show signs of degradation over time. Tapes more than 15 years old start to shows these signs naturally; however, when combined with direct sunlight and excessive heat the tapes will deteriorate more rapidly. Betamax can become sticky, can jam in playback units and become brittle and snap that is why it is important to transfer your tapes now.
DVD advantages are numerous. DVDs are digital and can be copied without any quality loss. You can easily playback DVDs making it easy to enjoy your Betamax home videos. Unlike a Betamax tape DVDs don't have to be rewound so you can quickly and easily watch your favorite scenes over and over. Plus DVDs take up a lot less space than Betamax tapes so you have plenty of room to store more of your family memories.
Denevi Digital Imaging has been in business since 1959 and with our decades of experience we understand the importance of preserving your Betamax tapes. We provide a way to preserve your old Betamax tapes by transferring them onto more modern and current forms of media storage such as DVDs, CDs, and hard drives. Not only are these replacements more practical in our technologically advancing world, they are also much more durable and longer lasting.
At Denevi Digital Imaging we use the most advanced technology to transfer your Betamax tapes. Our video transfer service can convert your Betamax to DVD. Our motto is "Preserve your precious memories before they fade away!" and at Denevi Digital Imaging you don’t have to sit back and watch as your keepsakes deteriorate.
How safe is it to send my Betamax tapes in the mail?
This is the number one question our customers ask us. Being in the video transfer business for as long as we have we know the importance of your Betamax tapes. It is extremely safe to send your Betamax tapes in the mail; however, we do have a couple tips to assure peace of mind.
- Use a credible shipping company (FedEx, UPS, USPS) and be sure to get a tracking number for your package (this way you can track your package from the moment it leaves your hands, until the minute it is received in our lab).
- Make sure you pack your Betamax tapes in a box/bag with plenty of padding (whether it be popcorn, newspapers, or your recycled grocery bags).
- Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number with your Betamax tapes.
Do I have to rewind my Betamax tapes before sending them in?
Be kind, please rewind does not apply here. Let us do the work for you; just send us your tapes as they are. No rewinding, no dusting, no labeling necessary!
You mentioned additional formats, what are these and why would I want them?
Within the last decade digital has been ruling our lives. Today the ability to share information via social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) is becoming more and more important as is the ability to create digital backups of everything we own. Here at Denevi's we want to make it easy for you to not only relive your memories captured on Betamax tape but to make it easy for you to share those memories with your loved ones. Having your Betamax tapes converted to an additional format makes these files more accessible. For example, if you would like to upload your Betamax video of Joey's 1st Birthday to Facebook we could supply you with an MPEG4 (the preferred media type for uploading to YouTube) to make the process easier. Or if you would like to edit your Betamax tapes on your own computer at home, we can convert your Betamax tape to a digital file and transfer it directly to your hard drive. Digital files are considered an extra services and the formats available are: MPEG4, MPEG2, Quicktime H264, Quicktime Apple Intermediate, AVI, Quicktime Pro Res 422, and Quicktime Pro Res 422 HQ.
Don't know what Facebook, AVI, or MPEG4 is? Don't worry, DVDs are sufficient for about 85% of our customers.
I have a Betamax tape, but I don't know if there is anything recorded on it, what should I do?
Just send them on in. Before we transfer any of your Betamax tapes, we will time each one. This allows us to determine if you have blank, damaged, or untransferable Betamax tape.
What do you mean my tape is untransferable?
Every once in a while we will receive Betamax tapes that cannot be transferred. This could happen for many reasons but the most popular reason is mold on the ribbon of the Betamax tape. Betamax tapes are extremely susceptible to the elements so if they are exposed to over excessive moisture this could damage the video and make it not transferrable. If Betamax tapes are sent to us and we are not able to transfer them you will not be charged for this Betamax tape. We will mark the Betamax tape as such and send it back to you.
My Betamax tape is broken, can it still be transferred?
The short answer is yes. Sometimes Betamax tapes get broken, the ribbon breaks off the spool, or the Betamax tape just got into the wrong hands (Spot, thought it was a chew toy?). For an additional fee we will fix your broken Betamax tape and then transfer it as normal. If for some reason we cannot repair your tape (see question above) we will send you the Betamax tape back and mark it so you know why it was not transferred.
Do I have to number my Betamax tapes?
No, we try and make the Betamax transfer process easiest on you so just send us the tapes as they are and we will take care of the rest!
I only have 10 minutes recorded on my Betamax tape, will the full length of the Betamax all be transferred?
We will only transfer the recorded portion that is on your Betamax tape, so if you only have 10 minutes recorded on the Betamax tape, only that 10 minutes will be transferred.
I have several Betamax tapes that are only a few minutes each, can all these Betamax tapes be transferred on to one DVD?
If you have more than one tape, we can combined multiple tapes to one DVD. (this is of course assuming the combined total is less than two hours).
An additional handling fee does apply. Our standard service (silver or gold) includes one tape to one DVD
My Betamax tape is in PAL, can you convert it to an American format?
Yes, if you have a Betamax tape that is in PAL we can convert it to a DVD in the NTSC format for an additional fee.
Can you transfer copyrighted material?
Unfortunately we cannot transfer any copyrighted material.
Do I get my tapes back once they have been transferred?
Absolutely! We will send you your Betamax tapes back with your DVD order.