What makes us so special in video transfers?

DVD Infinity was the first company in Australia to provide professional consumer and corporate video to DVD transfers and later video to Blu-ray disc or Digital Files. When we started we had to import the equipment, explain what a DVD was and sell our own players. Since then, we have transferred enough videotape that if unraveled and placed end to end would stretch around the circumference of the Earth. For you, this means more experience than any other company and a better quality result.

We provide the highest quality Video to DVD/Blu-ray productions or Digital Files from a wide range of videotapes, VHS, Betamax, video8, MiniDV, Betacam and more. And of course we can organise digital video from your iPhone and hard drive cameras. We put a maximum of 100 minutes per DVD to ensure that quality is not diminished(Blu-ray 150 mins).We take time and careful attention to important details like cutting blank tape, static, TV and unviewable footage to ensure a finished product that delights from the first playback.

We maintain your video in its native format whether PAL or NTSC making it accessible wherever you are.

To ensure THE absolute highest quality at every step of the process we utilise:
  • full tape baking, repair and cleaning facilities
  • regularly serviced, low mileage, highest quality broadcast transfer equipment
  • highest quality broadcast optimisation equipment
  • highest quality compression and optimised to the nearest minute
  • highest quality commercial disc printers
  • highest quality disc media rated to 100 years
  • highest quality paper and plastic components
  • highest quality hi fidelity commercial cables
  • highly trained specialists that look after specific areas of the process

Not Your Ordinary Video Transfer

This is not your ordinary “no-care” transfer. For each of the tape formats we have a variety of decks to choose from. For VHS for example, we have over 30 different professional decks (rather than the single consumer deck you may find elsewhere with competitors). Also, depending on the tape brand, its condition and the camera that it was recorded in, one deck will provide better results over another. We will use the best deck for your tape. Hence, you end up with a better result.

Cut the Stuff Absolutely Nobody Wants

Over 90% of consumer video has blanks, static and gaps as well as areas where the camera cap has been left on, the camera has been facing the ground or even TV recording left in between. This appears throughout the video. By cutting out the bits that absolutely nobody wants, the viewing experience is substantially enhanced. We add event chapter points (e.g. where the footage changes from a children's birthday to a ski trip, or where wedding event at ceremony, reception, etc) for easy searching. We pay attention to ensure that tapes spanning multiple discs do not cut mid event (i.e. in the middle of children blowing out birthday candles or a couple taking their wedding vows). We create a high quality personalised disc and cover with a title and even a picture of your choice. Something that you will want to pass down from one generation to the next. You can transfer multiple tapes per disc if desired. You benefit by having something you will want to watch again and again. You can even design your own artwork (to our specifications) and for a minimal extra cost we can print up a disc and cover.

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Video tapes damaged or broken?

We are experts at tape recovery and can rescue the contents of tapes that have the following issues:
  • broken, twisted or snapped video tapes
  • sticky tapes unable to play
  • smoke, mold or heat effected tapes
  • video tapes that have been in floodwater (if we receive them quick enough)
We even have a suite of video recovery tools including a professional tape baking oven at our disposal. In addition, all tapes are pretensioned and rewound before using to avoid unnecessary wear.

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Our Popular packages

Basic Video Transfer
This is for those who want to preserve their footage in the best possible way.

Using the most professional broadcast quality equipment available (no DVD recorders or direct transfer low end automated processes) and highly specialised technicians, we digitally optimise your video signal reducing noise and distortion before transferring to DVD.

Our signature DVD Infinity DVD includes:
  • removal of blanks, black, unused and static sections of video (over 90% of consumer video has this)
  • removal of unwanted TV recording inside your personal footage (that means your DVD will only have your own footage)
  • removal of where the camera cap has been left on minor editing of excessive camera movement or unintentional shooting
  • customised editing available on request (additional cost for complicated editing)
  • for analog tapes (e.g. VHS) with no date stamp, chapter points are set at event points (e.g. where the footage changes from a children's birthday to a ski trip)
  • for digital tapes (e.g. miniDV) with time code or analog tape with date stamp (e.g. video8), chapter points are set at each date change
  • attention paid to ensure that tapes spanning multiple DVDs are not cut mid event (i.e. in the middle of children blowing out birthday candles or a couple taking their wedding vows)
  • multiple tapes per disc to minimise the cost
  • re-sequencing the tape order by date stamp if possible, or by customer's preference,  and a detail report to show what tapes make up your DVDs
  • fade in at the beginning and fade out at the end so that your DVD looks professional
  • output in PAL or NTSC, 4:3 or 16:9
  • optimisation of compression to the nearest minute
  • creation of personalised disc and cover, that means each disc is unique with a front photo selected and printed
  • volume numbering of discs within the same set of DVDs
  • DVD Infinity - Video to DVD
  • all vision is stored in our system for 60 days only in case of any changes or copies required
  • artwork is stored in our server in case copies required by customers
With so many benefits in our Video to DVD package no-one does it like DVD Infinity.
Wedding Video Transfer
This is for those who want to preserve their Wedding footage in the best possible way. It is much the same as Our Basic Video Transfer on DVD except the following:
  • chapter points are set at logical points such as Bride's Home, Groom's Home, Ceremony, Photo Session, Reception, Each Speaker, Cutting Cake, Farewell, Highlights, etc
  • If the wedding footage is too long for one disc, it will be packaged as a TWIN or even TRIPLE pack for easy storage
  • creation of personalised wedding theme disc and cover with your choice of a wedding photo or we pick the best one from your video
  • A perfect choice for your wedding video
  • An ideal gift for an anniversary
Blu-ray Basic Video package
This is for those who want to preserve their High Definition footage in the best possible way. Offers the same features as our Basic Video Transfer on DVD except on Blu-ray disc with distinct Blu-ray packaging.

Highly recommended if your footage comes from HDV tape, AVCHD or any other High Definition file formats (cameras, phones etc).

(Please note, ordinary VHS, video8tapes etc were shot using technology much lower than high definition and do not justify output on Blu-ray)
Customised Video package

Do you want a fully customised disc with your own design? Come to see us to discuss how we can help you.

We can transfer your footage much the same as our Basic Video Transfer from tape or digital file. You provide the digital artwork for the disc and packaging. We will professionally author the disc for a unique product.

Many of our customers proceed to use our DVD Duplication/Replication service at the same time.
Video to Digital File Transfer Package



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Don’t want a DVD? We can output in other formats to suit you such as, editable files AVI, QuickTime or compressed to MPEG4 (and many more) on your hard drive. Call us to discuss.

Using the most professional broadcast quality equipment available (no DVD recorders or direct transfer low end automated processes) and highly specialised technicians, we digitally optimise your video signal reducing noise and distortion before transferring to file.

Please note, you can have both DVDs and digital file packages at the same time for an additional cost.

Our signature DVD Infinity digital files transfer includes:
  • removal of blanks, black, unused and static sections of video (over 90% of consumer video has this)
  • removal of unwanted TV recording inside your personal footage (that means your file will only have your own footage)
  • removal of where the camera cap has been left on each file is created to match each tape by default with matching label number, (but we are also flexible and will follow any special instructions)
  • files can be rendered to any popular file formats according to your needs
  • can be output to Standard Definition, Full High Definition or Ultra High Definition (4K) depending on your source
  • can be output in PAL or NTSC, 4:3 or 16:9
  • output in specific codec or no codec (uncompressed) for optimal results
  • output to a hard drive (Mac or PC), USB thumb drive, DVD data disc, etc.
  • customers can supply their own hard drive, USB thumb drive when ordering or we can supply at very reasonable cost
  • all processes are handled by our experienced technicians (no automated machines used)
  • all work is stored in our system for 60 days in case of any changes or copies required by customers
Here are some tips to the various output file formats.
AVI or MOV / QuickTime files are very popular for editing but very large (you need to have the software and time to edit of course).
MPEG4 is compact, user friendly for your iPad, Android devices, and can even be played directly on late model smart TVs. They can be easily uploaded to YouTube to share with family and friends, also an excellent choice to store in your local network (NAS) and viewable anytime in your house via smart TV or network media player.

We can of course provide any other professional formats on request.
Apart from our standard services, we can do much more than you can imagine.

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Media Formats

We transfer from the following Video formats:
  • VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, SVHS, SVHS-C
  • Video8, Hi8, Digital8
  • Beta (aka Betamax, Betamax HiFi, Betacord, Betamovie, Beta HiFi)
  • miniDV (aka DV, MiniDV and DVC), DVCam, HDV, microMV
  • HDD cameras (SD, Full HD and 4K camera), Memory Cards (SD Cards, Compact Flash, etc)
  • U-matic (Lo, Hi & SP), 1 inch
  • Betacam SP, SX, IMX, Digital Betacam
  • DVCPro 25/50/100
  • DVD-Video, Blu-ray, miniDVD, Laserdisc, SVCD, VCD
  • Digital Files from your HD, USB, data disks or even mobile phones (For iPhone/iPad, please export your footage using iTunes onto a USB - we cannot transfer direclty from this device itself)
  • We can transfer a number of the 1/2" open reel formats which include EIAJ Type 1 and 2, CV & CV Skip Field as well as Shibaden
  • And many other formats
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Beware of Low Quality Imitations

Beware other operators who offer cheap low quality automated video to DVD. These cheap low quality offerings may seem attractive until you start to look at them carefully. Most of these operators use low quality consumer equipment such as automated recorders, consumer decks, combo video to disc recorders, severely robbing you of the quality you deserve. Many cannot even handle NTSC formats (USA) and will claim the tape is blank rather than admit it.To ensure that quality is not diminished we always maintain your video in its native format whether PAL or NTSC. Such operators reduce the quality of your footage in a number of ways. They do not optimise the input video signal or the compression onto the disc, losing precious quality from your work. They use consumer grade equipment instead of professional equipment, losing more quality. They do not cut out blank tape and static, or those mistake shots we all make such as, when the camera cap was left on or the camera shooting the ground because someone forgot to switch it off. Instead of creating meaningful chapter points (to allow you to jump to a logical event) you end up with no chapter points or with meaningless points generated by a computer every 5 minutes. They then output to cheap and nasty quality discs that will cause you problems on playback and may only last a few years. Beware, as you will only get what you pay for and you may risk losing your precious memories.