2 Anything
DIGITAL VIDEO
Digitises & Restores almost anything

DIGITISE YOUR CAMCORDER TAPES

DIGITISE YOUR MEDIA TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD - AFTERWARDS WORRY ABOUT CREATING DVDS ETC.

The Video Home System Compact (VHS-C) was one of the first formats used in ‘consumer’ level camcorders. It uses the standard VHS format, but in a physically smaller cassette. VHS-C tapes can be played in home VCR players by first plugging them into an adaptor shell.


Sony could not shrink its Betamax cassette in the same way, so instead introduced a new 8mm camcoder format.


The other two camcorder formats handled by us are already digital! Tapes in these formats do not need to be digitised, but they do have to be copied from their cassettes to a computer before further editing or conversion to DVD.


Mini-DV (often just called DV) was the preeminent camcorder format for years. Only recently has it started to lose ground to camcorders that record directly to memory sticks or small internal hard drives. The DV format is optimal for digital video archival purposes as its compression retains almost all of the original video information, and each video frame contains all the information required for rendering the frame. This is the format we digitise analogue video to initially, and is why we are called DV 2 Anything.


MicroMV was introduced by Sony in 2001, but was discontinued in 2006. It used the smallest tape based format ever, but no other manufacturers adopted it.