8mm/16mm Film and VHS Tape Transfer
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many VHS tapes fit in your prepaid fill the box option?
You should be able to fit up to 14 standard VHS tapes in the box for $371.90. We will accept any combination of VHS, VHS-C and Hi8 tapes up to a maximum of 14 tapes in each box. Once you place the order, we will ship you the prepaid shipping box to fill. Simply drop it off at your local USPS location for delivery.
Q. What are the specifics of the prepaid fill the box option?
For $245, we will ship you a box for you to fill with your tapes to transfer to DVD.
We will ONLY accept standard size VHS, VHS-C and Hi8 tapes for this service. No 8mm reels, BetaMax or any other type of videocassette is valid with this option. Any video included in the box that is not a meet these requirements will be returned with your order without transfer and no credit will be issued.
Additionally if you send a damaged for copyrighted VHS tape, it too will be returned without copying and no credit will be provided.
Make sure not to send any professionally produced VHS tapes, such as recorded television programs, theatrical motion pictures, etc.
If organized properly, you should be able to fit up to 14 standard VHS tapes in the box. Once packed, simply drop off the box at your local USPS location for delivery. When your order is complete, the DVD's and tapes will be shipped back to you. We do not, nor will not, dispose of your old VHS tapes.
Q. Can you combine more than one tape to one DVD?
No, each tape is transferred to one DVD.
Q. Can you make a DVD of a VHS video movie I have bought at a store?
Due to copyright laws, we cannot transfer any movie that is copyrighted including commercial movies, concerts, sports events, TV broadcasts without written permission from the owner of the copyright. While under "fair use" regulations, you yourself are allowed to make backup copies, we cannot offer this service as a business charging money for our service. It is illegal for us to do so.
Before having ScanMyPhotos.com transfer your VHS tape to DVD, you agree to indemnify our company of all copyright restrictions. You agree not to have us violate any copyright laws. Your personal movies that are not copyrighted are ok, but if you have anything, from TV shows, theatrical movies, or anything that you do not own the rights to make sure not to send it to us.
We are serious and honor all copyright laws.
Q. Can recorded DVD's be played in my DVD player?
Most DVD players can play DVD-R's. While nearly most new models can play recorded DVD's, we ask that you please check your player's specifications before placing an order. We do not offer refunds because your DVD player does not play recorded DVD's.
Q. What video format are my tapes converted to?
Our video to DVD transfer DVD's are in a VIDEO_TS format, designed to be played in your home DVD player. VIDEO_TS files contain video, audio, subtitle and menu contents multiplexed together into a stream form and thuse are not designed to be edited in on your home computer. You will need software such as HandBrake that can convert VIDEO_TS files to another format such as MPEG or AVI.
Q. What videotapes formats can you convert to DVD?
We accept standard VHS, mini VHS, VHS-C, and Hi8 NTSC format tapes.