Formats We Can Transfer

Online Ordering

It's as easy 1-2-3 to send us your video tapes and begin preserving your memories.

Place Your Order Online

Use our easy online order form to select the memories you’d like transferred and pay for your order.

Send Us Your Memories

Once your online order is complete, package and ship your video tapes to us. Shipping instructions will be provided after checkout.

We Ship Your Order Back To You

When your order is complete we will ship your original items and new digital files to you by UPS. A tracking code will be provided so you know exactly when your memories will arrive.

In San Diego?

You can drop off your tapes at our Kearny Mesa office.
No appointment required!

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We Use Archival Grade Discs

Perfect Image Video understands the importance of preserving your video tapes. Our video to DVD transfer service only uses archival grade discs to ensure your memories will last a lifetime.

Our Video Tape to DVD Transfers Are Safe and Top Of The Line.

Professional Grade VCRs

Our VCR’s are industrial grade and have playback features that consumer decks are not equipped with.

Customized DVD Disc

We will print a short title on each of your DVD discs so you know exactly what memories have been transferred.

Made In The U.S.A

All our media transfers are done in house by our experienced technicians. Your order never leaves our facility until it is ready to be shipped back to you.

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Have Any Of These Formats In Your Attic, Closet, or Garage?


While your memories may last a lifetime your film will not. Preserve your aging 8mm, Super 8 or 16mm film so they can be shared with family and friends.

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Are generations of slides stored in your attic or garage? It’s time to stop the damaging effects of time and have your slides converted into a digital format.

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Digitizing your photos will ensure that your memories will be around for generations to come.

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Video Transfer FAQs

Technically yes — but practically no. The VOB MPEG video that a DVD contains is difficult to convert to an editable file. Once converted, it can be edited but the image quality really suffers when the video is re-rendered. If you plan to edit the digital version from your video transfer you should have us transfer the video to a hard drive in an uncompressed AVI or Quicktime file format.

Our transfer service is a straight transfer from one media to another. If you would like scenes removed or changed you will need to schedule an editing appointment.

2 hours at the highest quality. It’s possible to squeeze in more at the expense of video quality, but we don’t recommend it.

The life span of a recorded disc depends upon such things as the properties of the materials used in the disc’s construction, its manufactured quality and its physical handling and storage.

The disc manufacturer we use carried out an accelerated age testing by subjecting samples of its discs to environments that are beyond those experienced under normal storage conditions. Based on their extensive age testing, they believe their discs will last about 100 years.

Yes. We can usually overcome the more common types of physical damage like broken shells or creased/twisted tape with no problems.

We may not be able to recover everything on the tape but we try to rescue the undamaged sections. There is an additional charge for this service.

Over the long haul, yes. Your first step towards preservation is getting your old degrading analog video off its original source and applied to longer-lasting digital media. We use professional video equipment along with advanced color correction which helps the picture tremendously.

With Perfect Image Video, you get MUCH more than what you pay for! Other services charge varying rates for different lengths of video, and we have heard plenty of horror stories from customers regarding the quality of the transfer performed. Additionally, sometimes these companies will not transfer multiple tapes to DVD’s, or they offer NO custom packaging.

With Perfect Image Video, you get a flat-rate per transfer, and we are known for discounts! The more tapes you have, the less you pay per disc. We feel that we offer a fair price for the excellent work we do, and our prices are in line with reputable competitors.