Last Updated on 09/06/2024 by Emmanuel Farrugia

The Top 15 Questions & Answers about Video to Digital Transfers

In the age of high-definition and on-demand digital content, the charm of analog tapes holds a special place in our hearts. Whether it’s a collection of childhood memories, family holidays, a birthday party, wedding, or any other milestone celebration, these treasured memories are often trapped on outdated formats like VHS, camcorders, or film reels. As technology advances, the urgency to preserve these irreplaceable memories increases. That’s where video to digital transfers come into play.

But after more than 28 years in the video business, we’ve witnessed many options and technical jargon, so the process can seem daunting. Fear not! We’ve compiled the top 15 questions you’ve been asking about video to digital transfers, and we’re here to provide clear, concise answers. From understanding the different types of services available to choosing the right file format for your needs, we’ll guide you through the maze of choices to ensure your digital keepsakes stand the test of time.

Join us as we demystify the process, share expert tips, and help you make informed decisions about converting your precious memories into a format that’s both accessible and enduring. Let’s dive into the digital age without leaving our past behind!

Converting VHS and video tapes to digital ensures that cherished memories are preserved and protected from physical degradation over time.


Simply bring your tapes to our office or use express post. Our technicians will handle the high-quality digital transfers in house.

Digital files are not subject to physical degradation, including mould and wear, are easily shareable, and can be enjoyed on various modern devices.

Yes, the magnetic tape inside VHS cassettes can deteriorate, causing loss of video and audio quality, which is why conversion is recommended.


We transfer VHS, VHS-C, SVHS, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, DV, Mini-DV, DVCAM, VideoDisc, DVD, Betamax, and even mobile phone formats.


It’s not too late, but it’s urgent to convert them before they degrade further and become unplayable.

Just like any other video tape, VHS tapes can suffer from mould, dust, and exposure to heat and humidity, all of which can damage the tape and affect playback quality.


Yes, we evaluate the tape’s condition and carefully clean any mould with a specially formulated solution to ensure the best transfer quality.Close-Up-View-of-VHS-Cassette-Tape-with-Severere-Mould-Debris-as-it-Passes-VCR-Posts-And-Mechanism

Yes, we offer and recommend transfers to USB sticks, which are compatible with PCs, laptops, TVs, and even mobile devices & phones.

Moving Memories can transfer overseas formats like NTSC used in the USA to a digital format you can use in Australia and anywhere else.

$30 for the first hour then $15 thereafter. We only charge per hour for the video we actually digitise. A 2 hour video, for example, on a 3 hour tape will cost $45. And you can save 15% or more foir bulk quantities. For more info Moving Memories rates, see more info here 

Let us know if you are unsure about what is on your video tapes. We can conduct a thorough search on your tapes and if it is blank, we only charge a nominal search fee of $6 per tape.

Yes, 100% guaranteed. If we can’t get a result for you, you will pay nothing!

We do NOT require a deposit. Leave your video tapes with us to digitise, we will estimate the final payment but you only have to pay on pick up or delivery of your digitised videos.

Generally it takes less than 30 days. But if your job is urgent, we also offer an express service that takes as little as 1 day. Just let us know when you enquire.