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Betamax Transfer Service

Don’t let your Betamax 8 tapes deteriorate! Send in your betamax tapes and leave the rest to us. You’ll get it all back in a digitalised format to suit your needs. You can choose between our cloud download service, a simple to use memory stick or a DVD in a lovely presentation case.

Preserving the Past for the Future

The gift no-one will forget

1. Package Them Up

Just package up your material and send it to us. We can also optionally arrange for collection. Tracking gives peace of mind.

2. We’ll Lovingly Digitalise Them

We love what we do. We’ve carefully digitalised millions of memories over 20 years. You’ll get regular updates too.

3. View, Share & Enjoy

Once preserved, you can access them via our easy cloud download service. A simple memory stick or a lovely DVD. Just to view and listen or even have fun editing them!

Your Memories Preserved Forever - Ready for you to Share and Enjoy

Choose the best format for you and your loved ones

Super Safe USB Drive
Easy Supaphoto Cloud Download
Beautiful DVD

Betamax Film Transfers

Betamax to DVD Transfer

We all have our precious memories, but sometimes they’re trapped in out-of-date formats you can’t do anything with. If you have old Betamax tapes floating around decades past their sell-by date, maybe it’s time to preserve their content before it’s too late.

Most surviving Betamax tapes are now well over 30 years old and just hanging on in there by their fingertips. They need to be rescued immediately.

By the 1980s, the use of cine film for home videos was declining rapidly after the introduction of camcorders. Video became the popular medium of choice. 

It all seems a world away now, but, boy, do those old videos bring back memories. It was a fantastic era when more and more people started travelling the world to visit exotic destinations such as Spain, Italy & the USA. . 

Domestic video tapes of the time are full of kids with feather-cut hair playing air guitar, and entire families watching Blankety-Blank and Blind Date with supper trays on their laps. Sadly, the content of these cassettes is fading fast today.

Betamax Video Transfer

Back in the 1980s, Betamax was thought to be the bee’s knees when it came to camcorder quality and this new media format came to the mainstream market just before VHS. It led to the infamous home video format war: Betamax versus VHS. It was a fight to the death. In the end, beta tapes lost this war around cassette formats. 

VHS and their vhs machines were cheaper and more versatile – for example, you could buy early VHS tapes that lasted twice as long as their Betamax equivalents. This meant you could record entire movies off the TV without having to switch tapes halfway through. 

Customers must have thought that they’d be able to enjoy their cherished footage for many years to come. They soon became increasingly reluctant to invest in expensive devices to play their tapes on when they discovered the Betamax format was doomed.

Convert Betamax to DVD and Digital

At Supaphoto, we specialise in transferring tapes to DVD. It’s the only way to ensure your precious memories are kept intact forever – if you’re thinking of a betamax conversion to digital. 

Before we convert your Betamax tape to digital, we carefully inspect each tape. Then we use the latest digital recorders and computers to capture and optimise the content. 

Based on years of experience, Supaphoto offers a superior betamax transfer service that is fast, friendly and guaranteed to be professional. And if you have any technical questions before you transfer your video tape to DVD, we are always available to answer them.

The process is simple, send your Betamax tapes to us, we’ll digitise them and typically convert them to MP4. We then put them on a USB memory stick or DVD and send these to you as well as mailing you back your original tapes. 

We employ dedicated betamax to digital converter decks for extra peace of mind.  Digital files if chosen allow you to have fun carrying out your own video editing at home too. Alternatively, our betamax to DVD converter will do a great job of producing easy to play DVDs for your family to enjoy too

Above all, the idea is to preserve your memories for you to share and enjoy with friends and family. Lots of our customers ask for additional DVDs because these make great presents at Christmas, for birthdays and other occasions.

Remember, Betamax video once played a big part in media history, but the format wasn’t adaptable enough and it was lost to the world all too early. Don’t let your memories go the same way. 

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