Convert Mini DV to DVD
Transfer your Mini DV tapes to DVD using Denevi Digital Imaging. After doing Mini DV 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 Mini DV 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 Mini DV to digital and will work with you every step of the way to insure your peace of mind.
About Mini DV Tapes:
Mini DV tapes, also referred to as Miniature Digital Video, were first introduced in 1998 and were the first digital format to be released for a consumer market. Mini DV tapes capture video at 525 lines of resolution which was a vast improvement to the previous 240 lines captured by VHS tapes. Due to the digital nature of Mini DV tapes, no signal is lost as a result of dubbing and make as a great master copy.
Why Should You Convert Your Mini DV Tapes?
It is hard telling what the life span is of Mini DV tapes; however, with the frequency of digital advances in this world w these tapes.
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 Mini DV home videos. Unlike a Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes so you have plenty of room to store more of your family memories.
Why Choose Denevi's Mini DV Tape to DVD Service?
Denevi Digital Imaging has been in business since 1959 and with our decades of experience we understand the importance of preserving your Mini DV tapes. We provide a way to preserve your old Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes. Our video transfer service can convert your Mini DV 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mini DV to DVD Transfers:
How safe is it to send my Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes. It is extremely safe to send your Mini DV tapes in the mail; however, we do have a couple tips to assure peace of mind.
Do I have to rewind my Mini DV 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 Mini DV tape but to make it easy for you to share those memories with your loved ones. Having your Mini DV tapes converted to an additional format makes these files more accessible. For example, if you would like to upload your Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes on your own computer at home, we can convert your Mini DV 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 Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes, we will time each one. This allows us to determine if you have blank, damaged, or untransferable Mini DV tape.
What do you mean my tape is untransferable?
Every once in a while we will receive Mini DV tapes that cannot be transferred. This could happen for many reasons but the most popular reason is mold on the ribbon of the Mini DV tape. Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes are sent to us and we are not able to transfer them you will not be charged for this Mini DV tape. We will mark the Mini DV tape as such and send it back to you.
My Mini DV tape is broken, can it still be transferred?
The short answer is yes. Sometimes Mini DV tapes get broken, the ribbon breaks off the spool, or the Mini DV tape just got into the wrong hands (Spot, thought it was a chew toy?). For an additional fee we will fix your broken Mini DV tape and then transfer it as normal. If for some reason we cannot repair your tape (see question above) we will send you the Mini DV tape back and mark it so you know why it was not transferred.
Do I have to number my Mini DV tapes?
No, we try and make the Mini DV 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 Mini DV tape, will the full length of the Mini DV all be transferred?
We will only transfer the recorded portion that is on your Mini DV tape, so if you only have 10 minutes recorded on the Mini DV tape, only that 10 minutes will be transferred.
I have several Mini DV tapes that are only a few minutes each, can all these Mini DV 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 Mini DV tape is in PAL, can you convert it to an American format?
Yes, if you have a Mini DV 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 Mini DV tapes back with your DVD order.