The Fastest Premium DVC to MP4 Service
Capture is the go-to brand for major retailers like Costco, Walmart, CVS, and more.
Our exclusive partnership with Google Photos also makes DVC digitisation even easier because it allows you to quickly access your memories in your Google Photos Library.
Old DVC home movies can lose quality and degrade over time, especially in hot, humid, or freezing environments. That’s why it’s essential to preserve your video tapes before they become unviewable.
Capture’s professional DVC to MP4 digital service will get your digital memories as well as the original DVC or MiniDV tapes back to you in less than 14 days, compared to other DVC digitisation services that take as long as 30+ days.
Why Should You Digitise DVC to MP4 Digital?
There are many reasons to digitise DVC tapes to MP4 digital copies, including:
DVC tapes wear out and deteriorate over time. So, digitising them to a digital video can preserve them for the future.
By digitising your DVC tapes, you can protect your precious memories from unexpected events like wildfires, burglaries, and floods.
With digital video capture of your DVC tapes, you can organise by renaming, archiving, and adding additional information to the home movie files.
When you digitise DVC tapes into MP4 digital copies, you can store the files on a hard drive, Mac or Windows computer, USB flash drive, or in the cloud (iCloud, Google Photos, Dropbox).
By digitising DVC tapes to digital formats, your loved ones won’t have to fight over physical copies. Plus, you will be able to share with loved ones anywhere in the world online, on social media, or by email.
By digitising DVC tapes to MP4 digital formats, your loved ones won’t have to fight over physical copies. Plus, you will be able to share with loved ones anywhere in the world online, on social media, or by email.
When you digitise DVC Tapes, you can immediately take advantage of advanced features on platforms like Google Photos, including search, archive, and reminder functions.
With digital files, you can use video editing software to enhance the original media to HD video quality or create new memories by combining old home movies with new footage.
What options are there to digitise DVC to digital?
You have many choices when it comes to digitising your DVC tapes including DIY options and done-for-you professional services
A digital converter is a good DIY option to transfer videotapes. You can find affordable options on Amazon that use a USB cable to connect to your computer and an RCA cable to connect to your DVC video camera or MiniDV-compatible player, including the ClearClick Digital Converter, which costs around $159.99 or the more affordable DIGITNOW option for $49.99. However, you may need an adapter if your MiniDV camcorder or VCR has an IEEE 1394 FireWire Port instead of a standard USB port.
- Produces good results if you know what you’re doing
- Time-consuming with real-time digitisation for every DVC cassette
- Designed for tech-savvy users
- You will need an original DVC camcorder or player (and may require extra cables, too)
This option allows you to record your home movies using a digital camera, camcorder, or smartphone. Then, you can upload the footage to a hard drive or another device. However, the results are low quality because of movement, outside noise, and other factors. It still may be worth trying as an easy, fast way to preserve your video 8 tapes before they degrade.
- Affordable (if you already have a digital camera)
- Low-quality results
- Shows glares, sounds, and other imperfections
- Time-consuming with real-time recording
Capture will digitise videotapes to MP4 digital with professional quality so that your home movies can be preserved forever. As the fastest service, we will digitise your videotapes to MP4 digital file in less than 14 days while tracking your precious memories every step of the way for peace of mind. Plus, if you aren’t satisfied, we will even reprocess your videotapes for free!
- Professional quality results, guaranteed
- Digitise videotapes to MP4 digital file in 14 days or less
- Produces your choice of digital download, or USB flash drive
- Doesn’t offer video editing services or enhanced colour or resolution (but you can use your own video editing software to improve the quality of high-definition digital videos)
There may be local stores in your area that offer digitisation services.
- Fulfilled by Capture at many retailers for professional quality service and results
- Good customer support and guaranteed satisfaction
- Efficient compared to the industry standard
- Pricing depends on the specific retailer’s fees
- Not every retail location offers DVC to digital services
What Makes Capture the Best Choice to Digitise DVC to MP4 Digital?
Trusted by Top Retail BrandsExclusive partnerships with major brands like Costco, Walmart, Google Photos, and CVS.
State-of-the-Art Tracking and Security
We know exactly where every piece of media is, through which hand it passes, in which box it ships… every step of the way.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you’re unhappy with the results, we’ll reprocess it for free.
Auto Integration with Google Photos
API integration to allow automatic transfer to your library.
Sensitive Information Protection
Our secure system guarantees only customers have access to their memories.
We offer a complimentary 60-day backup of your digitised media, giving you extra peace of mind.
Fast Turnaround TimeYou will receive your digitised copies within 7 - 14 days – this is much faster than the industry standard.
Quality CareWe take great care in handling your DVC or MiniDV tapes because the memories they contain are priceless.
We fix issues like broken cases and mild ribbon damage, as well as do simply mold cleaning from DVC videotapes. We repair ahead of processing to ensure the best quality.
How Our DVC to Digital Service Preserves Your Legacy
Your DVC Tapes won’t last forever, but you can preserve your captured memories and experiences with high-quality digital digitisation using Capture.
Create digital format versions of your DVC cassette tapes in 3 easy steps:
1. Gather your DVC and Other Videotapes
Create your order using the button below. Then, gather your DVC and MiniDV cassettes as well as any additional information you want to give us
2. Drop off your DVC and MiniDV tapes
Drop off your DVC and MiniDV tapes at Capture Experience Center and our memories specialist will review your videotapes.
3. Receive digital videos
In less than 14 days, you will receive digital copies of your DVC cassettes as well as your original copies in the same condition (or better if they require cleaning or repairs!).
Pricing and Turnaround Time to Digitise DVC to MP4 Digital
Capture prices our DVC to MP4 digital services depending on the number of tapes and start at HK$200/tape to HK$170/tape. In addition, we will attempt to fixed your splicing broken videotape once get your approval during the consultation stage with our Memory Specialists, without extra charges or fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
A DVC tape is a type of compact cassette that, like Betamax and VHS tapes, uses magnetic tape to record home movies. They are also known as S-size, small cassettes, and MiniDV cassettes. Unlike VHS tapes, they stored digital video instead of analog, which means they offer higher resolution, better colors, and other benefits.
While both DVD and DVC store digital video, a DVC tape does so with a cassette box and magnetic tape, while DVD uses an optical disc. They were both developed and released in the mid-90s, but MiniDV tapes were more likely to be used for home movies at that time.
1. Once we receive your DVC video tapes, we will carefully clean the tape, check for damage, and scan through the video.
2. Then, we use professional-grade digitising equipment to digitise your home movies by hand into the highest quality digital format.
3. Before sending the original and digital versions back to you, we will check the colour, inspect the quality, and save a backup to ensure your memories are never lost and always exactly as you remembered them.
4. You will receive your original DVC tapes and digital copies in less than 14 days so you can cherish your memories forever.
There are 4 primary grades of Mini DV tape: Standard consumer Mini DV, Premium Series (PR), Videographers Grade (VG), and High Definition (HD or HDV).
Videotapes will start to degrade after approximately 10 years, which can reduce video quality. When exposed to heat and humidity, they may degrade even faster. To avoid losing your home videos forever, it’s a good idea to digitise videotapes to MP4 digital as soon as possible.
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