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Simply download our order form and review the instructions to get started.  Request an appointment to drop off your order in person or send it to us.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your order.


Basic Formats:

VHS, VHS-C, Super VHS, Mini DV, Digital8, Video8, 8mm, and Hi8 videotapes

Conversion to Digital Video Files (MP4 or AVI):  $18.95 per videotape

Conversion to DVD:  $22.95 per videotape.  Can combine multiple tapes to a single DVD if desired (+$12.50)

Advanced Formats:

Betamax, Betacam SP, DV, DVCAM

Conversion to Digital Video Files (MP4 or AVI):  $49.95 per videotape
Conversion to DVD:  $79.95 per videotape.  Can not combine multiple tapes to a single DVD.

Other common Options

+$12.50 per additional tape video source to combine multiple tapes on a single DVD (up to 2 hours per DVD)

+$15.00 per additional DVD copy  (volume discounts start with the 6th copy)

+$80.00 for an external hard drive purchased on your behalf  (feel free to bring your own)

Additional options and details described on the order form.  Please contact us if you don't see an option you want.

Why Shoebox Memories ?

TRUSTED, Local, customized, Quality

Not all videotape transfer/conversion services are the same. The devil is in the details, and we don't cut corners to save a few bucks. Your precious memories deserve more, and aren't worth the risk if you ask us. Shoebox Memories VHS and MP4 videotape conversion services are the affordable quality option.


With thousands of customer memories preserved, we've got the experience to get it done quickly and right!


If you aren't comfortable shipping your irreplaceable family memories to a warehouse somewhere, we don't blame you. Our local Northern VA location is in South Riding VA, a suburb of Washington DC. Request an appointment to drop off your order. 

Customized Service.   

Got special requests? We CAN CUSTOMIZE your DVD to meet your needs!

Quality Results.

We use quality professional equipment and techniques, to get you excellent results!

We also go far beyond just the basics, because simply getting it done isn't good enough. Plain and text DVD menus are boring and unattractive (see "Theirs" below). All of our DVDs include full-motion preview menus (see "Ours" below), and real DVD cases with customized screenshot collages to help you remember what's on that disc. Want something different, just let us know.


WHY Convert Videotapes today?

  • The clock is ticking!  Videotapes have a shelf life... (approximately 10-20 years). 
  • Videotapes also degrade over time and every time you view them.
  • More details about how magnetic media degrades
  • Videotape players are difficult to find (or too costly to buy). These days, who needs them? as DVD, BluRay and video streaming have become more dominant mechanisms
  • Saves space compared with videotapes. Perfect if you need to free up some storage space.


  • If you prefer to try your hand at editing your own videos, you will need digital video files
  • Ideal for copying and sharing or archiving on an external hard drive
  • AVIs are high-quality uncompressed video, but create large files (~13GB per hour)
  • MP4s are good quality but relatively small in size. Great for smartphones and tablets

Why Convert to DVD?

  • DVDs can be played just about anywhere in a standalone DVD/BluRay player or computer
  • ​Random-access lets you easily find the best parts
  • DVDs save shelf space compared to videotapes
  • Consolidate multiple video tapes on to a single DVD (up to 2 hours per)


Advanced Formats

  • Betamax, Betacam SP, DV, DVCAM


Basic Formats

  • VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, Mini DV, Digital8, Video8, 8mm, Hi8
Tape to DVD conversion services offered in Virginia

Expert Transfer Services

  • Conversion of old home movies or videotapes to digital formats such as MP4
  • Accepted videotape formats include VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Mini DV, and Betacam
  • Use AVI or MP4 video files for video editing, sharing or viewing - or a DVD if you prefer
  • A wise investment to preserve family memories or a wonderful gift idea
  • Trusted quality service from a local small business in Loudoun County, Virginia

Tape to DVD Conversion Services in Virginia

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