Our Culver City store is moving and will re-open on November 30th in the Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles. We will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS on Nov. 30 at 3272 Motor Ave, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90034. The office on S. Robertson Blvd stopped accepting pickups and drop offs and is now closed. We can’t wait to greet you in our new store!

Our Culver City store is moving and will re-open on November 30th in the Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles. We will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS on Nov. 30 at 3272 Motor Ave, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90034. The office on S. Robertson Blvd stopped accepting pickups and drop offs and is now closed. We can’t wait to greet you in our new store!

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Transfer Betamax Tapes in San Diego

Betamax tapes could have been the most popular video tape in the world, but it’s reign was halted by the rise of the VHS tape. However, some of us still have old Betamax tapes that are simply collecting dust. We’ve since been helping convert Betamax to DVD in San Diego as a way to provide people a way to once again watch these obsolete tapes.

Betamax tape cassette

Supported Formats

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Consumer Series

Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8

MicroMV to DVD

MicroMV

MiniDV

MiniDVD

VHS to DVD

VHS

VHS-C to DVD

VHS-C

Professional Series

Betacam

Betacam SP-S

U-Matic

HDV

Rare Series

Betamax

PAL to DVD

PAL / SECAM

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Rare Videotape Format Pricing

BetaMax I, II and III format, PAL/SECAM
 Transfer to DVDTransfer to Hard DriveTransfer to Hard Drive + DVD
Pricing (per tape)*$29.99$39.99$49.99
*Above pricing applies to video tapes up to 2 hours, tapes exceeding that time are $10 per each additional 2 hours.
  • All video to DVD transfers are recorded onto our Taiyo Yuden 100 year archival DVDs. Extra DVD copies are available for just $10 each, and Blu-ray copies just $20 each.
  • For video tapes less than 10 minutes in length, transfer cost to DVD is only $24.99.
  • For information and pricing for hard drives, please visit the Hard Drive Information page.
  • Tape Repair Service is only $30 per tape. Re-splicing the tape and replacing the cassette shell when necessary are included in this service. Repaired tapes must go through our tape transfer service after the repair has finished. Visit our Video Tape Repair page for more information. Got a simple fix? Check out our Video Tape Repair Guide.
  • Looking to get multiple video formats, or convert your existing video to a new format? Check out our video format conversion pricing page.

Extra Copies

Extra Copies

Sharing your memories with others? We provide extra CD/DVD copies packaged and ready for only $10 each, and Blu-ray copies for $20 each.

$10 per CD / DVD
$20 per Blu-ray disc

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Upgrade to Blu-ray

Upgrade to Blu-ray and experience the future of family media! For more information about transferring your video tapes to Blu-ray, please visit our Blu-ray transfer page.

Video Edit

Edit Your Old Home Movies!

Do your old home videos have footage you would like to take out? Or maybe you want to make a highlight video of your daughter's dance performances? Work with one of our professional editors one-on-one to make the perfect custom movie. It's quick and less expensive than you think!
$40 per half hour

Video Taape Repair

Tape Repair Service

Tape Repair Service is only $30 per tape. Re-splicing the tape and replacing the cassette shell when necessary are included in this service. Repaired tapes must go through our tape transfer service after the repair has finished. Got a simple fix? Check out our Video Tape Repair Guide.
$30 per tape
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Geek Corner

Betamax Tape Transfer

Betamax cassette

Betamax Video Tape Transfers

Betamax, or Beta, is a home video cassette tape format that was developed and released by Sony in mid-1975. The cassette houses 1/2-inch tape designed in a similar fashion to Sony’s eariler U-Matic tape format. The fomat, nowadays, is considered obsolete, although it is still used by a small number of people. Betamax used a similar recording procedure as the VHS tape format that would be released shortly after. According to Sony’s own history webpages, the name came from a double meaning: beta being the Japanese word used to describe the way signals were recorded onto the tape, and from the fact that when the tape ran through the transport, it looked like the Greek letter beta (ß). The suffix -max came from “maximum”, to suggest greatness.

At first, Betamax dominated the market for home movies. Consumers liked the higher quality picture over the longer recording times of the VHS tapes. Over the next few years, VHS manufacturers developed a camcorder that could record, and playback on the same device, meaning that it became much easier to edit, or dub your footage, as the betacam camcorder of the time could only record. From this point, the Betamax format started losing market share quite dramatically, and eventually would go on to lose the format war to the VHS tape, which gained immense popularity thoughout the rest of the 20th century.

Combining Multiple Video Tapes to DVD

When bringing us multiple tapes, you also have the option of combining your Betamax tapes onto one or multiple DVDs, at no extra cost. Combining several shorter tapes onto one DVD will save you the hassle of having several short-duration DVDs laying around. This can also be useful for combining multiple tapes of similar subject manner, such as transferring all of your children’s birthday party videos onto a birthday DVD compilation. The only limitation is that our 100-year archival DVDs will hold up to 2 hours of video, so each combined video must have an average run time of one hour or less.

DVD Compatibility

At DVD Your Memories, we use only the highest quality 100-year archival DVDs for transferring your precious Betamax to DVD. We are so confident that our video to DVDs will work for you that we offer compatibility guarantee on all of our video to DVD transfers! Never again worry about your old DVD player, or a disc read error! All of our discs are guaranteed to work for your television and your home DVD player.

Transferring to Hard Drive Option

Transferring your Betamax tapes to an external hard drive is recommended if you are going to edit your footage. The file type is NTSC DV AVI, the most standard format across all video editing platforms. Hard drives can be PC or Mac formatted and the file format is AVI DV with each hour of video taking up 13 gigabytes.

If you are going to purchase a hard drive through DVD Your Memories, we will recommend a certain size based on the total length of your video transfer footage. If you are going to bring in a drive, please understand the space requirements and plan accordingly. Also we recommend bringing in a new drive, but if you would like to bring in a drive that has data on, we will ask that you sign a data-loss waiver. We’ve never lost data on a hard drive, but the possibility always exists.

Editing

With every order, we will crop out any blank footage found at the beginning and end of your tapes. We also provide additional basic editing services available to all of our video to DVD transfer services. Add an extra touch to your finished DVD by taking advantage of some simple basic edits.

  • With basic editing you can crop out as much unwanted footage from your tapes as you wish. This is especially helpful if you have long running tapes with only a few sections you’d like transferred. With basic editing you can crop out all of the unwanted material, which leaves you with only the stuff you want on your final DVD.
  • If you have several tapes with short clips on each, you can now combine all of the clips you need onto one DVD movie. Our editing service will allow you to pull any amount of footage from your tapes and consolidate them onto a DVD for easy viewing.
  • Remove commercials from your recorded television programs. Remove those annoying old commerical breaks from your video tapes, and watch your old programs seamlessly on your new DVD. This is great for special television specials such as sports entertainment, politics, and news footage.
  • Have you ever wanted to combine your tapes with other media? We can actually take your video tapes and combine them with photos, slides, negatives, and film to give a much more professional look to your DVD.

Editing From DVDs?

Many customers ask us if they can edit the video footage if we make them DVD movies. The simple answer is no. The complete answer is yes, almost anything is possible if you are an advanced computer user, but for many reasons it is not advisable to do so. The main reason is that you would be working with highly compressed video.

If you transfer the data from the DVD to the computer for editing, the quality is not the same as that of the originally uncompressed video used to create the DVD. It also takes a lot of processing power to edit the compressed video, and although you can fix this problem by converting it to a less compressed video format (such as AVI), you will still see a quality loss. Also when you re-render that video that has previously been on a DVD it will recompress again and you will notice more than a little loss of detail.

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Areas Served

DVD Your Memories currently offering services in these and nearby San Diego areas:

San Diego Cities

Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa, Poway, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Encinitas, Del Mar, Escondido