Convert Video to DVD

Convert your old video tapes to DVD and optional thumb drive with Legacybox.
Convert your old video tapes to DVD and optional thumb drive with Legacybox.
Starter Edit Size
i Thumb Drive $15.95
i DVD Set
i Digital Download

In stock. Ships next business day!

You can add more pieces once you receive your box.

Mix and match formats.

Your originals are always returned.
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So easy, so meaningful

The most important thing you can do for your family, in three easy steps.

1. Fill your Legacybox

1. Fill your Legacybox

Just pack your Legacybox with all your analog media. We include safety barcodes for every item, and a pre-paid shipping label. Hand your filled Legacybox to the mail carrier, pat yourself on the back, and let us take it from here.
2. Digitized with care

2. Digitized with care

Our team of professionals will digitize every item, by hand, with personalized updates provided at each step. Your Legacybox will be digitized at our 3 acre, 50,000 square foot campus - a temple to love of everything analog.
3. Relive, laugh, cry

3. Relive, laugh, cry

Receive all your original recorded moments back, along with perfectly preserved copies on thumb drive, the cloud, or DVD. Then gather the family, and begin the trip down memory lane. Tissues not included.

How it Works

Do you return my original tapes? How do I get my digital files?

Yes! We always send back your originals with delivery of your new digitized home movies.

Your digitized tapes are provided back to you on a convenient thumb drive, provided online through Google Drive, or on professionally authored DVDs. You choose which way you’d like to receive your digitized tapes upon checkout.

Digital files on thumb drive and cloud are the industry standard MPEG-4 file format. For quality, each tape is provided its own DVD, we do not combine them.

What Are The Technical Specs?

Original Analog Quality, Captured and Preserved Digitally

MP4 Digital File
(most common type for digital files, works great on computers)

640 x 480 Dimensions
(captures full size of analog tape)

1-2 GB Average File Size
(lots of data, great quality)

Fun Nerdy Tech Specs (for those who really want to know!)
H.264 MPEG-4 AVC (part 10), 480p, 29.97 FPS, SD, Progressive, VBR 1500-3000 kbps
DVD variable encoding M2v, compressed depending on length, authored to VOB

What if my tape is blank?

No problem, we’ll let you know and you can send in another item at no charge. Please note that if a tape has even a few minutes of footage on it, we will provide the conversion for it. The processing for shorter tapes is the same as longer, so tape conversions are charged per tape, not based on the length of footage.

Can you enhance or fix my tape?

We use the very best equipment, processes, and proprietary software in the industry to get the best conversion possible. That said, the quality of your digitized home movies are based on the quality of the original footage you provide. This is why it’s so important to preserve your tapes right away, before they deteriorate any further. We provide complimentary splicing if your tape film is broken. Items like mold or broken tape housings are not repaired at this time as they can be very difficult and potentially harm our equipment.

Video to DVD Transfer Service

We’d like to go on record and say we think you did real good. If those things collecting dust in the garage were a mantle full of Best Picture Oscars, they wouldn’t be worth a fraction of the value that you’ve compiled. We salute you, 1980s camcorder parents: your sore arms, your heavy shoulders, your dilated right eyes, panning soccer fields left and right, zooming in and out with flair. You—the Spielberg of grade school intramural sports—should walk with your head held high.

In the 1980s, streamlined and affordable technologies turned every American family into a home TV studio. We all began capturing priceless memories. Ballet recitals; bar mitzvahs; Dad’s famous waterski wipeout; the prank you pulled on mom; slumber party dares; pajama dance moves; vacations; belly flops; not to mention the time grandma cleared the room.

Because we come from families that also followed each other around putting memories to tape, we’ve got something urgent to discuss. Your home video legacy needs to be converted to digital media or it will be lost forever. We can’t stress this enough. We are talking about VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video8, Digital8, MiniDV, Betamax, and MicroMV—anything big or small with a cartridge that stores information on tape. If you can even find a new VCR for sale, it might very well eat those old tapes. And finding adapters for those non-VHS formats? Forget it. Much more concerning is the life of the tape itself. Magnetic tape inside videocassette cartridges begins to break down after 15 years. Your family history is deteriorating as we speak—first in quality, and then the images themselves will disappear. Erased from existence.

The handling of your memories is sensitive territory. There is no shame in having held your family legacy tightly. You are the protector of your domain. You’ve guarded your treasures well. Unfortunately, time is the last and sneakiest enemy. No space is safe from its relentless assault. Not attics, not closets, not storage facilities. Fountain of youth? Maybe—but then you’ve got the water damage to think about. No, the tapes will break down and nobody will be happy about it, except whichever grandma cleared the room.

We’d be honored for the chance to earn your trust with our video to thumb drive, digital delivery through Legacybox Cloud™ or DVD transfer service. Over one million feet of video tape are safely digitized and converted to digital in our studio by our technicians every day. We’ve tried to account for everything that will help make this process easy. Say the word and we will send a crushproof Legacybox your way with pre-paid roundtrip shipping and tracking via Fedex. After everything is transferred to digital, we return all of your original tapes. Memories are priceless, but in the case of video tape, they are not timeless. We’re here to help!