Digitising your video stops the ageing process

Old analogue material in particular tends to deteriorate rapidly (under the influence of magnetism, among other things).

We can transfer your video material to video files. We can place these on a USB stick or hard disk or make them available as a download link.

You can then watch your videos on your television, phone or tablet. You can also easily share the files with your family members, friends and other interested parties. We can also put them on DVDs or Blu-rays.

Prices

All prices are including 21% VAT and subject to change. Would you like to approximate the total costs yourself? Then use our easy to use price calculator.

The price is independent of the number of minutes of video on a tape.

The prices include:

  • place on USB / hard disk
  • make files available via the internet (via personal link).

Type 1

  • Video-8
  • Digital 8
  • hi-8
  • (S) VHS
  • (S)VHS-C
  • mini-DV (SD and HD)
€12,50
25+ tapes

Type 2

  • Video 2000/VCC
  • Betamax
  • MicroMV
  • Laserdisc
  • DV
  • DVCAM
€18,75
25+ tapes

Type 3

  • U-matic (lowband, highband)
  • Betacam (Beta SP, Betacam SX, Beta SX, MPEG/IMX, Digital Betacam, Digibeta)
€22,50
25+ tapes

Type 4

  • VCR (Philips N1500, N1700)
€35,00
25+ tapes
Video-8, Digital 8, hi-8, (S) VHS, (S)VHS-C, mini-DV  Prijs per tape
1 tape € 22,50
2 to 4 tapes € 20,00
5 to 9 tapes € 17,50
10 to 24 tapes € 15,00
25 and more tapes € 12,50
Video 2000/VCC, Betamax, MicroMV, Laserdisc, DV, DV CAM Prijs per tape
1 tape € 33,75
2 to 4 tapes € 30,00
5 to 9 tapes € 26,25
10 to 24 tapes € 22,50
25 and more tapes € 18,75
U-matic, Betacam, Digibeta Prijs per tape
1 tape € 40,50
2 to 4 tapes € 36,00
5 to 9 tapes € 31,50
10 to 24 tapes € 27,00
25 and more tapes € 22,50
VCR (Philips N1500, N1700) Prijs per tape
1 tape € 63,00
2 to 4 tapes € 56,00
5 to 9 tapes € 49,00
10 to 24 tapes € 42,00
25 and more tapes € 35,00
Options Prijs per tape
Use professional codec for video (e.g. Prores HQ 422) € 5,00
Repair of damaged or broken tape (Meer info) € 18,50
Removal of mould from tape (Meer info) € 17,00
Unsticking of tapes (Meer info) € 46,00
Surcharge NTSC, SECAM tapes (More info) € 8,50
Video editing (per man hour) € 50,00
Put on media carier Prijs per tape
USB / hard disk / SSD
You can supply them yourself also.
See webshop
DVD € 12,00

Standard way of transferring

As standard, we transfer each video tape you supply to a computer file (in .H264 format) for storage on a USB stick, hard disk or SSD. The entire tape is transferred.

Technology used

We use well-maintained professional playback equipment to transfer your videos. If the image quality is poor, the tape in question is also played on another machine (preferably another brand/type) to rule out problems with the equipment.

Options

Make available via het internet 

When making the files available on the internet, you will receive a personal link with which you can download them. We keep the files on our server for 2 months and then these files are deleted.

Put on DVD

We can also put your video tapes on DVD. You can indicate in which order and whether the tapes should be put on DVD separately or whether the DVDs should be filled out. A maximum of 120 minutes of video can be stored on one DVD.

Editing video material

You can still edit the files we deliver (click here for more information). We can also do the post-production of the film for you. In consultation, we can then, among other things: change the order of the clips, cut parts out, and add music.

Other codec

We can convert your video recordings to all modern video formats. By default, we convert your material to H.264. Of course, we can also deliver other formats if you wish. For example  Apple Prores 422 HQ. For more information, see our codec page.

Frequently asked questions – Video digitisation

Could I request a sample scan?

Yes, that is possible. You can request your free sample scan here.

When copying large files I get an error message

The problem when a large video file cannot be copied is usually that the file system of the hard disk or USB stick is still in FAT32 format. Files larger than 4GB cannot be stored on a FAT32 volume. Formatting the flash drive in the exFAT or NTFS file system will solve this problem.

You can find more information about this:

USB stick is not working on TV

Sometimes a USB flash drive with video files does not play properly on a TV.
If this is the case, please contact us. Please provide the TV brand and type number, then we can solve the problem for you.
If you are technical, you can often solve the problem yourself. Here are some tips:
  • The USB stick is not recognized: TVs sometimes cannot handle all formats of USB sticks. Sometimes they cannot read NTFS or exFAT. You can find out which format USB sticks your TV can read in its manual.
    If that is the case, you can create a USB stick in the correct format and transfer the video files to it.
  • The USB stick is recognized, but the (video) files do not play properly. We create the files in a format that plays well on as many TVs as possible. However, some (old) TV’s may not be able to play the files in this format. In the manual of your TV you can find which formats / codecs are supported. These video files need to be transferred to a format that is playable on your TV.

Which video codec (.h264 / Prores) is suitable for me?

By default, we deliver digitized film in .H264 format. This format is the defacto standard for video. If you want to perform heavy edits such as color correction etc. yourself, we recommend Prores. Read more: https://van-eck.net/en/video-codecs/

Editing digitized video and movies – what programs can I use to do that?

There are several ways to edit digitized videos and films yourself.

For cutting and pasting only, I recommend LosslessCut.The advantage of this program is that the video does not need to be re-encoded and thus no quality is lost. If you want more, such as adding titles, music, transitions, etc. then you need a somewhat more comprehensive program. See here for my top five recommended free video editing programs:

Bewerken van video bestanden

If you have even more requirements, then a paid program is recommended. Some examples: Final cut pro (Apple) and Adobe Premiere / Magix Video for the PC.

Download – not enough free space – adjust download folder

By default, when you download to your c:disk. There is not always enough room there.

In the browser you use, you can set to download to another partition or drive (e.g., external hard drive).

Herewith tips to adjust this setting:

More questions?

Let us know via the contact form