At Photoreal we offer conversion (digitalization) of popular video and audio cassette tapes and films on a reel into digital format: DVD disk or AudioCD or USB flash drive (in MP4/MOV/AVI/WMV or MP3/OGG format). Majority of the tapes are converted on our premises in Brooklyn, NY. Only films on the reel are outsourced to another company in NYC.
Please be advised, that:
- if the tape is older than 25 years or if it has been stored in other than “cool and dry place” for a long time, than the quality of the audio and video on your tape / film will be bad in majority of the cases and it will be bad after we convert it to digital format;
- we are not able to improve the quality of the audio and video, we convert “as is”.
We only convert audio and video cassette tapes and films on a reel from analog to digital format.
|Tape or film type||Price to convert tape into CD / DVD||Price to convert tape into digital video/audio onto a USB flash drive (MP4 or MP3 format)||Timeframe|
|VHS (NTSC & PAL)||$22 for first 2 hours of video on the tape + $10/hour for each next hour on the same tape||$35 for first 2 hours of video on the tape + $12/hour for each next hour on the same tape||2 tapes / day|
|VHS-c (NTSC & PAL)||$22 per cassette||$35 (includes conversion into a DVD)||3 tapes / day|
|miniDV (NTSC only)||$22 per cassette||$35 (includes conversion to a DVD)||3 tapes / day|
|8mm (Video8), Hi8, Digital8 (NTSC only)||Call for pricing.||Call for pricing.||2 tapes / day|
|8mm/16mm film on a reel||Call for pricing.||Call for pricing.||1 week|
|audio-cassette||Call for pricing.||Call for pricing.||3 tapes / week|
|vinyl record||Call for pricing.||Call for pricing.||3 vinyl records / week|
|DVD||n/a||Call for pricing.||2 hours per DVD|
We don’t convert these types of tapes: Betamax, Betacam, micro-cassettes.
If you want the tapes to be converted into USB, you can either provide your own USB drive or hard drive (it has to have at least 4 GB of free space) or get a USB flash drive from us for $15-$25.
Tapes are converted on “First come – first served” basis. Most of the time we already have several tapes for conversion, so if you need the tapes to be converted by certain time & date, please call the store (718) 875-1776 to ask for the availability to do your order by certain time & date.