U-MATIC DVD & Digital Transfers


U-matic Video Transfer


We transfer, copy and convert U-matic video tapes to DVD and any Editable File Formats, AVI and MP4 being the most popular.

Umatic tape and decks

U-Matic was popular with the business and broadcast TV sectors due to the fact that it was the first professional video system contained within a cassette, as opposed reel to reel recorders. It remained in common use up to the early 1990's

We have a fantastic collection of professional U-Matic player/recorders including a Sony BVU-950.

We transfer all variants and standards of Umatic video including

  • PAL
  • NTSC
  • Low Band Umatic
  • High Band SP Umatic

The two High Band variants are known as BVU and BVU-SP (or U-Matic SP) respectively. The second one records and plays differently to the first and as such U-matic tapes recorded in BVU and BVU-SP formats cannot normally be played on Low Band decks.


U-matic Tape Repair

Repair of broken Umatic Tapes - £60

If the tape has snapped or become chewed up, mangled and creased send it to us!

We can also repair or replace the outer cassette housing should the need arise.

The cost of umatic repair and transfer to DVD or digital file is £60


U-matic Standard Conversions - £60

We convert NTSC or SECAM U-Matic tapes to PAL and vice versa.

Please contact us to check the availability of this service.

Umatic to Digital Files

Umatic video tape transfer to Computer Editable MP4 FIles and MP4 files for iPad and iPhone.

Some of our customers require editable files from the Umatic tapes for editing on a PC or MAC. We normally supply editable MP4 files which can play on all computer systems.

Digital MP4 computer files can easily be converted into any digital file format such as 8-bit or 10-bit Uncompressed Quicktime YUV or RGB, Apple Quicktime DV-MOV, DPX, Microsoft DV-AVI, Apple ProRes422, DVCPRO 50 or DVCPRO 25.

Editable file sizes can be very large so you may need to supply an external hard drive or large capacity USB stick - we can also USB sticks at cost.

U-matic Transfer Cost

U-Matic tapes can be up to being 60 minutes long. We charge £40 for a single tape regardless of how long it is. You can choose between encoded DVDs for use on your TV system or digital files for computer editing. If you need help with editing, please contact us.

£30 per Tape!

If you give us 10 or more video tapes there is a 25% discount - just £15 per tape.

£20 per Tape!

If you give us 20 or more video tapes there is a 50% discount - just £20 per tape.


Total Peace of Mind

We are part of the Kodak Express group specialising in Video Tape and Cine film transfer to DVD. We have studios on Camden High Street, London were all work is done onsite. Callers are welcome and Mail Order customers can shop online with us with complete peace of mind.

Extra DVD Copies

Order a back up copy for just £5 each

You may need an extra copy for friends and family, or you may just want a back up copy in case the original becomes damaged.


0207 387 9882

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