Digitize Betamax Tapes to Digital

TheDigitizeCenter | Send us your media and our team of experts will digitize all of it with care and prepare it for you in the format of your choice.

Convert Betamax Tapes to Digital Format and Enjoy your Memories Forever

Digitize your Betamax and other video tapes into a digital format so that they can be preserved and last forever. Once digitized, your digital memories will be delivered to you on the format of your choice via digital cloud, USB thumb drive, or playable DVDs.

  • Step 1: Order Digitize Kit and Pack your Tapes

    The first step is simple, order the Digitize Kit that corresponds to the number of tapes you plan to send in. Don't worry if you do not have the exact number, you can always send more if you'd like. Once the kit arrives, pack it with your memories and send it off to us using the prepaid special priority return label.

  • Step 2: Professionally Digitized with Care

    Our team of experts will digitize all of your media with care and prepare it for you in the format of your choice. You will receive email updates along the way keeping you up to date on the status.

  • TheDigitizeCenter | You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever.

    Step 3. Enjoy your Memories

    You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever

    What You Get 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Digitizing your video tapes is only based on the number of items you send in. To learn more, visit the Pricing Page or scroll down.

How long does it take?

It can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks to completely finish your order depending upon what size it is and if its during the busy season. However, we do offer expedited processing options that allow you to have your order completed in as little as 3 days!

Can I send other types of items in along with my Betamax tapes?

Yes! You can mix and match as much as you'd like. We can digitize most types of consumer media, including video tapes, film, photos, and slides. For a full list of what we can digitize, visit What We Digitize.

What if one of my tapes is blank?

We will go through each tape you send us from the beginning to the end to make sure we get everything from it. If a tape is completely blank, you will be notified and receive a credit.

Do you fix any quality issues with the tapes?

Yes we do. If a tape is damaged or broken, we will repair the tape and perform any splices necessary at no additional cost. We also digitally trim any blank areas of the tape so the digitized copy will just be the actual content.

Which output choice should I choose?

This is really up to you and how you would like to have your digitized files. We can put your digitized files on the cloud for digital access and download, put them on a thumb drive, or burn them to playable DVDs.

Will you name the files?

Yes! This is something that only we do. Whenever possible, we will take whatever labels you have on the tapes and apply that name to digitized file. So if you have a tape labeled Christmas 2001, its digitized file will have that same file name.

I'm nervous about sending my memories. What safeguards do you take to keep my memories safe?

Excellent question! We take a number of measures to make sure your memories are safe and secure from the moment they leave your possession until you receive them back from us. This includes using a special priority shipping service, an advanced internal tracking system, and more. So far, we have digitized over 1 million memories and have never lost or damaged a single one. Not one! To learn more about the safeguards we take, read this article.

Can you digitize PAL or SECAM Betmax tapes?

No, we cannot digitize PAL or SECAM Betamax tapes. PAL or SECAM Betamax tapes are quite rare and are generally from Europe and other overseas countries. We can however, digitize PAL or SECAM VHS tapes and Camcorder tapes.

  • Preserve your Memories Forever

    Old media items such as Betmax tapes, film, and photographs can and will degrade in quality over time. Video tapes are especially prone to degradation due to mold and moisture. Digitizing preserves these memories forever before it is too late.

  • TheDigitizeCenter | You will receive all of your original media back, along with the digitized versions you can download from the cloud, receive on a thumb drive, or view on a DVD set. Enjoy your digitized memories forever.

    Share with Family and Friends

    Digitizing with The Digitize Center makes it easy to share your memories with family and friends. Once digitized, you can share whichever videos you like easily with the people you choose using our Digital Cloud. Send home movies straight to anyone's smartphone or email in the cloud or order additional thumb drives or DVDs for more physical copies.

  • Protection from Loss or Damage

    Digitized memories are protected from loss or damage with our Digital Memory Cloud Backup. Once digitized, you never have to worry about losing your memories to an unforeseen disaster as we keep your memories backed up in our secure cloud.

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Get Started Now with your Digitize Kit

Order the Digitize Kit that corresponds to the number of items you want to digitize and prepare to enjoy a lifetime of memories in high-quality digital format. Fill up the Digitize Kit with your memories and receive everything back fully digitized in just a few weeks.

Order Digitize Kit
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    2 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $29.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 2 video tapes or mix and match.

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    10 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $139.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 10 video tapes or mix and match.

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    20 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $279.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 20 video tapes or mix and match.

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  • Digitize Kit - Digitize Photos | VHS Tapes | Reels | Cassettes | The Digitize Center

    40 Item Digitize Kit

    Sale Price: $549.99 (50% OFF)

    Digitize up to 40 video tapes or mix and match.

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  • Digital Download & Cloud

    Once your media is digitized, you can access and download all of it from the cloud onto your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

  • Thumb Drive

    We can send you a thumb drive with all of your digitized media on it neatly organized. Simply plug the drive into your computer or Smart TV and enjoy.

  • Watchable DVDs

    Enjoy your newly digitized media on a set of custom playable DVDs.

Over 1 Million Memories Digitized and Thousands of Happy Customers

With our industry leading technology and world-class customer service, The Digitize Center is America's leader in digitizing video tapes, film reels, photos and more. See what our customers have to say about us:

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Isaac Johnson (Anchorage, AK)
Mostly Satisfied

The process of sending my videos to be digitized was easy and the customer service was excellent. I really appreciated the quick feedback I would receive if I had questions and I have liked how I was kept informed along the way until my media was ready. The only frustration I had was how long the process took since it took about 4 months from the time that I sent my videos till the time that I got them back. But other than that, they turned out great and I really enjoy having them on a thumb drive where I can show them to my family much easier.

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Syed Moin (Newburgh, NY)

nice service

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Howard Perlman (Monticello, NY)

Would have given a five but you had misplaced my order so it took longer to compketr

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Paul Hurlburt (Reading, PA)
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awesome work

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Lloyd J Easlick (McHenry, IL)

A great job transferring the 8mm tapes to DVD. It did take longer than expected but I did send them out just before the Christmas holiday. Though warned in advance a bit more communication would be appreciated, All in all I highly recommend the Digitize Center. Thank you.

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Amita Kumar (San Antonio, TX)

Perfect quality!

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Colin Griswold (Pikeville, KY)

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Bearded Thomas (Bloomfield, NJ)
Saved My Memories

Originally, I was against the idea of risking my old media (VHS 8MM film) to be mailed and copied. Then I realized that my old media was in slow self-destruct mode and was rapidly deteriorating. There was only one logical choice if I wanted to preserve the old recordings, and that was to have them transferred to modern media. The Digitize Center did a great job, and I'm so happy that I didn't wait any longer to have it done.

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Daniel Betance (Kissimmee, FL)

Audio is still not very clear. I expected better.

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Robert Gates (San Antonio, TX)
Great company

My items that I had digitized turned out very well. I am completely satisfied with my results and will use this company again.

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Joseph Tamm (Jersey City, NJ)

The steps were easy to ship my originals to the company. The standard processing time was acceptable and they keep you in the loop regarding your project. Customer service was helpful and quick to respond by email to questions. The quality of the final digitized product was good and I would use this vendor again.

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Paying customer (Longview, TX)
Reality check if you are not patient (4 months not 8-10 weeks)

I made my initial purchase/order late November of 2023 and I received my digitized copies mid March of 2024. So nearly 4 months from start to finish. Everything else went as expected. My suggestion to the company if they asked would be to come up with a better system to inform the customer how long it will take to get the digitized copies prior to purchase and then during the process of digitizing where things are at the moment.

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Connie Albrecht (Davison, MI)
They sort it out...

Thankfully, they did not copy some old television recordings that were accidently mixed up in on my family VHS's. So, good move on their part.

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Scott Switzer (Seattle, WA)
Good

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Alexandra Frazier (Pompano Beach, FL)
Disc to Flashdrive

The videos were transferred successfully. It took 4 months, but I was not in a hurry.

Great price. Conversion from VHS to thumb drive was good. Turn around time was lousy… it took 3 months from the date they received my VHS tapes in a box to completion.

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Petra Wagner (New Braunfels, TX)
Good work

The photos I had digitized turned out great. It took a little longer than anticipated and I wish I would have received an email once in a while with an update.

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RONALD GRONOWSKI (Orlando, FL)
Worth The Wait

I am delighted with the work. Truly 5 star, excellent. Awesome. I waited about 8 weeks over Christmas but when my finger drives arrived they met and exceeded my hopes and desires. Wow is all I can say. Ron G

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Carol Stiles (El Paso, IL)
After much back and forth, success!

Thankfully, the support staff at the digitize center has tried to solve my technical problems. I appreciate Rachel and her efforts to fix the situation. I have been able to see some of the older footage and I’m so grateful to have these memories. Thank you!

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Lawrence Shamer (Boston, MA)

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John Romeis (Oakland, CA)
First Year in the Life of Sam

Great job preserving these video memories that we thought were lost to us! Cheap price considering the invaluable moments restored to us.

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Ahmad Baharloo (Gaithersburg, MD)
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Out of 10 VHS two is digitized with technical errors. One with a terrible Audio and the other with with some writing on the top of screen that makes it useless. So what do you think I should rate you?

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Roger Hill (Bennett, CO)
Extremely Helpful!!!

I sent about 20 mini dv tapes in. A few ended up with deinterlacing issues. The staff at the Digitize Center took their time to deal with my issue and redigitized them removing the lines. I am extremely grateful for all their work and support to getting these tapes done right. They are for a documentary coming up and without their help it probably wouldn't happen! THANK YOU!!

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Arnold Shifman (Scottsdale, AZ)

Very satisfied

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Rosette Inscho (New York, NY)
Quality is great, it took about 12 weeks to receive though.

Was extremely nervous to send our wedding video in to be digitized. It did take about 12 weeks which made me uneasy. Finally received it and it's amazing.