Skipton 07985 433 090

VHS to DVD | Cassette to CD

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Get your precious VHS wedding video, or old band demo tape transferred to DVD or CD. I offer professional VHS video to DVD & cassette tape to CD conversion / digitisation services.

I can currently convert the following audio, video & image formats:


  • VHS video to DVD video
  • VHS-C video (Compact VHS) to DVD video
  • Hi8 video to DVD video
  • DV video to DVD video
  • HDV video to DVD video
  • DVCAM video to DVD video
  • SD card video to DVD video
  • Photos scanned to Jpeg files
  • All video formats converted to YouTube & tablet, phone & desktop
  • All video digitised to mp4 video (or any other digital video format)

  • Compact cassette to CD
  • Microcassette to CD
  • Minidisc to CD
  • DAT cassette to CD
  • Vinyl to CD or mp3 (7″, 12″, LP, 78RPM etc)
  • All audio converted to YouTube, Soundcloud  tablet, phone & desktop
  • All audio formats digitised to mp3 audio or .wav (uncompressed audio)

In addition to digitising onto CD & DVD, audio & video tapes can also be converted to any digital file format such as H264, avi, quicktime, mpeg2, mp3 so that you can play your old video or audio tapes on your iphone, android phone, laptop or tablet, or upload to cloud services such as YouTube, share on Facebook etc.

I am based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Tapes can be delivered in person or sent via registered post. (Contact Details)

AV Digitisation, digital preservation & archiving

One of the paybacks of spending your life working in the technology industry is having a truckload full of old video & audio equipment hanging about. From old DAT audio players that used to be cutting edge studio equipment to Mini DV video players that were once considered the industry standard in broadcast film.

I make good use of this gear & my knowledge by offering a audio & video tape to digital conversion service.

All tape based formats only have a limited shelf life & if it’s your wedding video, graduation ceremony video, a precious old demo tape of your band or a reel to reel recording of your granddad’s life story, at some point, either the tape will wear out, snap or the equipment player itself might fail.

Digitising your old video or audio recordings onto DVD video or CD audio allows you to back them up permanently & to be stored for the future in the cloud with a service such as Dropbox, or shared with family & friends on Facebook or YouTube.


Prices are based on 2 hours of video per tape or 1 hour of audio per cassette

Video Capture

  • VHS to DVD video – £18 (2 hour tape)
  • Hi8 Video to DVD video – £18
  • VHS-C to DVD – £18
  • SD card video to DVD video – £15
  • VHS video uploaded to YouTube – £18
  • Multi chapter DVD authoring – From £45
  • High quality photo scanning to DVD or .Jpg (shoe box full of old photos) – £75
  • Photo and video compilation DVD from SD card – from £25
Audio Capture

  • Cassette to CD audio – £18 (74 min)
  • Microcassette to CD audio – £18 (74 min)
  • Minidisc to CD audio – £18
  • DAT to CD audio – £25
  • ¼ reel to reel to CD audio – £25 (single sided reel)
  • Vinyl to CD £15 per LP (album)
  • Analog audio to mp3 or /SoundCloud / YouTube (from cassette, reel to reel etc) – from £15

CD & DVD Duplication

Extra DVD or CD copies

  • Audio CD (per extra copy) – £3
  • Video DVD (per extra copy) – £4

CD printing & design

I use high quality (TDK) branded & printable CD’s & DVD’s. I also offer design and printing services for CD’s & DVD’s sleeves & the CD/DVD top surface, contact me for prices.

I am happy to negotiate discount on larger projects with more than 10 video tapes or audio cassettes, contact me for details.

Video Quality

Unlike some transfer companies I don’t attempt to squeeze four hours of video onto one DVD to save time/money but meaning loss of video/audio quality. A 4 hour VHS video will require about 3 DVD’s depending on if the video footage aspect ratio is standard or widescreen.

 Audio & Video Restoration & Mastering

If it’s a precious recording & you want to go the extra mile, I can re-master both audio & video. This typically involves cleaning up hiss, rumble & crackle on audio & dust/grain management colour correction on video.

If you want to know the technical details, I use the following products:

and more importantly my ears & eyes.

 DVD Authoring

DVD’s are developed with a simple auto-run system that will play on almost any standard (Pal) DVD player or computer, I also offer custom DVD authoring services including developing more complex menu & chapter driven DVD’s. These may include custom branding & animation. Please contact me for further details.

Video & Audio Editing

Never been happy with the edit of your old wedding video or your bands music video? I also offer freelance audio & video editing services

Audio/Video Web Archiving

If you have a large collection of audio/video cassettes/reels for public use such as a public library or museum, one option to consider is digitising the entire collection & uploading to a website or intranet with a database engine.

An audio/video database such as this would be searchable by keyword or phrase with non linear instant access to your audio/video files offering a excellent levels of usability to your users. I can provide a competitive price for the whole process, from digitising audio & video to developing a database driven video or audio archive website.


I have a wedding video / life story / old record I want digitising what’s the process to get it converted to DVD / CD mp3 etc?
Contact me for a price (07985 433 090) if your happy with the quoted price, send me the tapes & a filled out order form by registered post if the tapes are of value. I will digitise the footage and return it to you normally within 3 working days
How do I know what kind of video / audio tape I have?
If you’re unsure of the type of video/audio tape you have you can send a photograph of it to me (or the tape itself) and I will identify it for you. I have the facilities to digitise practically all audio video formats made in the last 50 years
How do I pay for the conversion service?
Payment has to be made before the tapes are returned to you. Payment can be via cheque, Paypal or direct bank transfer. For customers visiting in person I’m happy to take cash as payment
How long will it take?
Video & Audio conversion is realtime, 2 hours of video will take 2 hours to digitise and then roughly 20 min to render and burn to DVD. I have a number of workstations so even when I’m busy most smaller projects are completed and dispatched within a couple of working days
Can I order extra CD / DVD copies at a later date?
I keep a copy of most projects for about 6 months after completion, please contact me within this time frame for further copies
Is my video/audio footage confidential?
I’m happy to work within pre-arranged confidentiality agreements & your footage will be deleted from my systems (including backup systems) as soon as you confirm you have received a digitised copy. I won’t however digitise footage that is illegal or copyrighted
Can you re edit my wedding video or send it to me in a format I can edit myself?
Yes, I’m happy to re edit video on your behalf or deliver the video to you in a digital video format that you can easy edit yourself using free (or paid for) software such as Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere
Do you use a USB turntable for converting vinyl records?
No, in general the audio quality of USB turntables isn’t up to professional audio standard, we use 24bit analog to digital converters
What kind of footage do you transfer?
Over the last 15 years I have transferred long lost reel to reel recordings from famous jazz musicians, rare video footage of political debate in the houses of Parliament, recorded life stories from deceased relatives & loved ones (I get a lot of these) & hundreds of hours of wedding videos & old band demos where the owner no longer has a player on which to play them. I also do regular conversion work for universities, museums & TV companies. Every tape tells a story
Download an order form with all the info you need to send your audio/video tapes for conversion

Jake Richard BSc (Hons) is a internet & technology consultant who has spent his entire life wiring up bits of audio & video equipment & writing bits of random computer code to see what happens.

For further information please email him or call +44 (0) 7985 433 090