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VHS | VHS-C | MiniDV
Video8 | Hi-8 | Digital-8
Betamax | Umatic | BetaSP
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What's the best output format for my tapes?

What's the best output format for my tapes?

Tapes generally have 240-480 lines of resolution. A DVD maximizes the resolution of analog tapes, however compresses the image in the process. Uncompressed AVI's/MOV's are recommended for archiving and editing as they contain zero loss in quality compared to DVD, import natively into PC or Mac video editing software, and allow storing hundreds of hours on a single external device (with a recommended backup). Blu-ray is an alternative/supplement to DVD since it allows the same convenience of player-TV connectivity while increasing the storage capacity on a single disc; up to 10 hours of content in DVD-quality can be stored on a blu-ray in reference to video transfers, which is the equivalent of 5 full 2-hr DVD's.

What tape format do I have?




vhs

VHS



  • Date Released 1970's

  • Standard Runtime 120 mins



hi8

HI-8



  • Date Released 1985

  • Standard Runtime 120 mins



vhs-c

VHS-C



  • Date Released 1982

  • Standard Runtime 30 mins



minidv

MINIDV



  • Date Released 1995

  • Standard Runtime 60 mins






betamax

Betamax



  • Date Released 1975

  • Standard Runtime 120 mins



betacam

BETACAM SP



  • Date Released 1986

  • Standard Runtime 60 mins



vhs

BETACAM SP



  • Date Released 1986

  • Standard Runtime 30 mins



vhs

U-Matic 3/4"



  • Date Released 1971

  • Standard Runtime 30 mins




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Price Price Price Qty.
Consumer video formatsVHS / VHS-C / MiniDV / Hi-8 / Betamax $15.00/tape $15.00/tape $30.00/tape
Professional video formatsUmatic / BetaSP $50.00/tape $50.00/tape $80.00/tape
Pal transferVHS / VHS-C / Hi-8 $25.00/tape $40.00/tape $55.00/tape
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