Video to DVD transfer Service


Have you got old home videos, but no video player?

Or have you found some old camcorder camera tapes, but not the camera?

Why not have your old tapes transferred onto DVD and reminisce over your old home movies....

 

All for just 7.50 per disc!


Video to DVD transfer Service FAQs

 

Which tapes can you transfer onto DVD?

We can transfer:

  • VHS videos - that you have recorded yourself, 
  • Video8 (8mm) camera tapes - not 8mm cine film
  • Hi8 camera tapes
  • Digital 8 camera tapes
  • VHS-C camera tapes
  • Mini-DV camera tapes
  • DVD to DVD - that you have recorded yourself, we can not transfer pre recorded commercial copyrighted DVDs
  • For pre recorded commercial copyrighted video tapes, please call into LEWKS to discuss the various options.

 

How much film can you fit onto one DVD?

One DVD will hold 2 hours and 7 minutes of film. So if you have 2 or 3 short tapes that do not exceed the total time of 2hr07mins then they can (if you want) go onto one DVD - at just 7.50

 

What if the tape I own runs for longer than 2hrs 07mins?

Then we will transfer it on to two discs for you. This will then cost a total of 15.00

 

Do I need to provide my own blank DVD?

No 7.50 includes the DVD used in transferring your old films. We also put them into a DVD case for you.

 

Do you send our tapes away to be transferred?

NO - all transfers are done in-store on the LEWKS premises. We do not send your tapes away to be transferred

 

How long does it take to transfer my tapes?

Turnaround time is approximately a week to 10 days - it just depends on how many we have in to transfer. We can take your phone number so we can call you when we have finished the transfers.

 

If my tapes have poor sound or quality does that transfer over?

Yes the transfer is a direct copy from the original content, therefore any sound or picture imperfections will also transfer over.

 

Do I need to know how long my original tape lasts?

Although it does help this is not necessary.

 

Once my tapes have been copied onto DVD, will the DVD last forever?

Average storage life is normally given as up to 10 years, dependant on outside factors.

Direct exposure to sunlight and intense heat can do dramatic damage. Rapid changes in temperature and humidity can stress the materials. Gravity can bend and stress the discs. Fingerprints and smudges can do more damage than scratches.

But by following a few Do's and Don'ts you can ensure your precious family and friend pictures, movies & family records have the maximum data life.

 

Do

  • Handle discs by the outer edge or the centre hole
  • Use a non solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the disc
  • Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc
  • Store discs upright (book style) in original jewel cases that are specified for CDs and DVDs
  • Return discs to their jewel cases immediately after use
  • Leave discs in their case to minimize the effects of environmental changes
  • Store in a cool, dry, dark environment in which the air is clean : temperature should be in the range 4C - 20C

Do not

  • Touch the surface of the disc
  • Bend the disc
  • Store discs horizontally for a long time (years)
  • Expose discs to extreme heat or high humidity
  • Expose discs to extreme rapid temperature or humidity changes
  • Expose recordable discs to prolonged sunlight or other sources of UV light
  • Write or mark in the data area of the disc (area where the laser "reads")
  • Clean in a circular direction around the disc.