Videotape Transfer

Did you know that magnetic tape media has a maximum life of 20 – 30 years even on the highest quality tape stored in the ideal environment? Tape media is always degrading. So transfer those tapes to non-degrading digital media. Geo-Video Productions uses a DIRECT-TO-DIGITAL conversion process to transfer your Beta, VHS, VHS-C, Video8, Hi8 or Digital 8 tapes to DVD. We transfer directly to computer hard drive minimizing quality loss but keep in mind that we cannot undo magnetic tape decay.

How Video Tapes are Transferred

TAPE ARRIVAL – Your package arrives, is opened and inspected for surface/material damage. We then contact you via e-mail or phone (whichever you prefer) to let you know that your tapes arrived in good order!
THE TRANSFER – Your tapes are transferred using a direct to digital transfer process. Once digitized they are ready for DVD authoring.

DVD AUTHORING – Geo-Video Productions will take your transferred tapes and enhance them through adding text, chapter menus.

After your tapes have been digitized, before we do any authoring, we mail a DVD REVIEW copy of your film to you for viewing. Only after discussing your wants and desires will we begin the process of authoring your DVD.

Please note our DVD authors can easily take several weeks to complete. We take time to give your product the care and attention that you would want it to have. If you are in a hurry and need a full DVD authoring, you should consider a rapid turnaround studio.

FINISHED PRODUCT – Upon DVD completion, we select images from your production and custom design a professional full color DVD case. We return all your original materials with your newly produced DVD. We maintain master files of your production, allowing us to contact you and make sure everything is in good condition when it arrives, and that you will not require any additional copies. We guarantee all of our work to your satisfaction.


ALL FORMATS – Call us. 509-226-3540 or use “Contact Us” tab.