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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Joe Villarreal (Dallas, TX)
Very well done!

Digitize Center translated ten 8mm tapes and 100 old 35mm slides for a projector into perfect digital images and videos. Took a little longer to get to my order, but once they started working on it I had the results in under 4 weeks.

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Laura S (Advance, NC)
120 film negatives success

I had 40 year old 120 size official negatives of me in the USN. Thank you for creating actual photos & putting them on a thumb drive. You kept me up to date frequently as the processing took place. Highly recommend you for any photo needs.

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NANCY FAIRLEIGH (Cleveland, OH)

Very happy with my digitized photos.

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Lesley Tsai (Portland, OR)
Beautifully digitized 35-year-old audiocassette and videocassette!

The Digitize Center converted my 35-year-old audiocassette and my videocassette containing precious family memories into USBs that I can share with my siblings. My father passed away 32 years ago, so watching this long-lost video was the first time I've heard his voice since then. And the audiocassette of my then 95-year-old great-aunt recounting the family history of my Swedish great-grandparents immigrating to the US in the 1880s is priceless. The quality of both these digitized versions was stellar! The time it took to reproduce these was well worth it. Thank you!

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Linda Hart (Fort Myers, FL)
High Quality Results, But Patience Required

Everything I sent came back digitized with excellent quality. It did take almost 5 months to receive the finished product.

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Heather B Shanton (New York, NY)
Great job!

I'm so happy with the digitization on my dad's audio reel-to-reel tapes from the 1970's. Amazing work on these old artifacts!

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stanislawa czulak (Staten Island, NY)
Urodziny

Great

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Norman McRae

Recording had something that sounded like cartoons interspersed. It was not edited.

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Gayla Babb (Dallas, TX)

What are 5 data DVDs for. I have nothing these work on including my computer so do I send them back! If I order extra for the scantron cards what is cost per scantron card. Thanks. Will I just return the one DVDs I need copied instead of scantron card

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Marianne Brettell-Vaughn (Bishop, CA)
Great job these folks did!

My husband had very old slides to be put on a zip drive. What a joy when it arrived and they came alive on his computer screen! Took a long time but worth it- thank you!

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Lori Worden (Walnut Creek, CA)
Thankful for the Easy Service

The Digitize Center did a great job turning the DVDs of my daughters school plays into electronic files. It did take a few months process from start to finish, but be patient -- the result is worth the wait.

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Siggi Irwin (Agoura, CA)
FABULOUS PRODUCT!

They did a wonderful job on digitizing my VERY OLD cam-recorder tapes. The quality was better than expected. I would have given them 5 stars, but it took literally months before I received my product back. Overall though, I think they are fabulous!

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Gary (Denver, CO)
75-year-old 16mm films

I sent in 17 reels of 16mm movie film that were 60-75 years old and most was in pretty bad shape but Digitize technicians were able to capture most of the reels, 5 could not be recovered. I am very pleased with their efforts and happy that they were able to recover a lot of old family memories.
My only caution to anyone utilizing this type of service, don't get in a hurry for results. My project took close to 4 months to complete but I advised them when I sent my order in that I wasn't in a hurry, films had been sitting for 60 years so no need to rush now.
Bottom line, job well done.

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Donald Laible (Pittsburgh, PA)
Unacceptable Wait Time

Waiting six months is unacceptable. Gif the long wait time / I can’t recommend this service

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Audie Bradford (Front Royal, VA)
Nice job

I set three VHS tapes and all were digitized as requested. The delivery date was longer than stated but since they were sitting in a box it didn’t really matter.

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Geoffrey Steadman (Ashburn, VA)
Vidio Review

It took a little longer than expected to get the tapes back. Looking at tapes from the 70s, 80s and 90s brought back lots of great family memories. Very professional job copying the tapes and discs.

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Rod Hemmer (Florissant, MO)
My memories

my movie was only about 20 minutes and you just kept recording it over and over for apparently the whole dvd. the same thing was done to the audio tape I sent. I can only think that you must be trying to make us think we got our moneys worth. I am happy that I have my little bit of memory though and couldn't have gotten it any other way. Thank you for that!

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Tammy Smith (Raven, VA)
Very Pleased!

I am pleased with my order although I thought it took a really long time. I do plan to place another order in the next few days and will look into paying an extra charge to receive sooner.

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Kathi Schmitt (Tallassee, AL)

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Rev Robert Burkey (Frackville, PA)
thumb drive of 8MM movies from the 70s

time to receive item was as stated. all precautions to protect sent items were returned in excellent condition. very well pleased

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Joe Harris (Dacula, GA)
Very Nice

Came out nice for the age of the tapes i sent, very happy and have two more ready to come your way.

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Dean Thrun (Duluth, MN)
Delivered what they said they would.

The process was simple, but the wait time is ridiculous.6 months makes you wonder if they will ever fulfill the order.

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Charles Patrello (White Lake, MI)

Great

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Faith (San Antonio, TX)
Being generous

Maybe my tapes were old and damaged. Didn’t receive any input about parts of video that might be bad, or sound compromised, so not sure if any further diagnostics were provided. Paid for 14 tapes, 4 were exact copies of others, but no indication that this company even noticed. Sent them in early January, received back in May- 3 months after longest possible processing date provided when submitted. Which is a lot of time for a company holding my original family heirlooms. Videos split into entire tape segments, rather than organized by date or smaller event based segments- kinda like just copied exactly as they came in. No indication of a technician overlooking the copies- didn’t even notice several copy tapes. Now that the service is more widespread, might stick closer to home, where at least I can monitor the location of my most sensitive heirlooms.

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Emma Ohlig (Springfield, NJ)
Great service, takes a long time

Got this as a Christmas present for my mom and chose this company because they’re one of the only ones that does DVDs. We were thrilled with how the home videos came out and everything got returned to us in one piece! However, it takes much much longer than advertised. We sent the videos in January and didn’t receive the digital versions until May. TDC updates through each stage of the process but just be prepared to wait several months for the final product. Well worth the wait, we’ll be sending our remaining videos in as well