Beta, you lost.
Ah, the faraway 80s…so many great wars. The Cola Wars, the Cold War, and most importantly, the war between VHS and Betamax. (Wait, did we say most importantly? Sorry, that should have been most irrelevantly). While VHS won the battle, both formats would eventually lose the war to DVD and accept their role as bargain bin favorites and kitsch objects in Williamsburg (that’s in New York, ugh if you haven’t lived there you’ll never understand) apartments. But, even among the ruins of modernity, it’s not too late to save your beloved Betamax tapes from the dustbin of history. Also, you know, the dustbin in your house. Our Betamax to Digital transfer service is second to none in quality and efficiency – we can reunite you with your favorite tapes.
It’s not just Betamax tapes themselves that have gone the way of the dodo – it’s also impossible to find a Betamax player outside the newsrooms of older television stations. If you’ve got a stack of Betas lying around somewhere, odds are they’re unplayable, and those odds aren’t getting any better the longer you wait. That’s where we come in.
Our Beta to thumb drive, digital delivery through Southtree cloud™ or DVD transfer service takes each tape you give us and processes it with state of the art conversion technology. Every step of the process is supervised and overseen by a professional technician who ensures that every bit of your tape is preserved with rich color and perfect clarity. At the end of the process you’ll get your originals transferred to digital, in high quality, that’s built to last for the longhaul. You can play them on a standard DVD player, computer/ laptop, or projection device. Isn’t it time that you and your memories reunited?
How It Works
6 Full HoursUp to six hours of one tape onto DVD or digital files.
One-to-OneFor best quality, each tape is provided its own premium disc, one to one.
Full ResolutionWe preserve videos at the original resolution, with no quality loss.
Pro EquippedWe use professional video decks to ensure the best quality playback of old analog tapes.
Real-Time UpdatesWe’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
Made in USAWe process and check every order by hand here in the high-tech hub of the South, Chattanooga.
We convert all these formats (and more).
BetaAh, the faraway 80s…so many great wars. The Cola Wars, the Cold War, and most importantly, the war between VHS and Betamax.Learn more about Beta >
MiniDVSo named for the approximate length of time that people would be buying them – also, their diminutive size.Learn more about MiniDV >
VHSLike Astroturf and perms, VHS tapes have gone the way of the Alicia Silverstone dinosaur.Learn more about VHS >
Hi8Ah, remember the halcyon days of the 90s? The music was grungy, tech and the economy were booming, and Steven Segal was still a thing.Learn more about Hi8 >
Digital8Digital8 recording tapes were introduced in 1999, just 20 years ago (Oh my god we are so old).Learn more about Digital8 >
VHS-CThere was a time when stocking up on VHS-C tapes seemed like a great idea. When the thrill of a compact VHS format was a fresh and beguiling as Jennifer Grey’s career.Learn more about VHS-C >
MicroMVSince introduction, Apple got their groove back, Britney Spears boomed, busted, and then boomed again, and Fast and Furious 5 changed all of our lives.Learn more about MicroMV >
Our mail-in service is simple and easy. Just send us your Southtree kit, filled with old home movies or pictures. We'll do the rest, digitizing all your recorded moments to DVD or digital. Every Southtree kit includes a welcome guide with instructions, safety barcodes for every item, a pre-paid return mailing label, and a sturdy Southtree box for safe packing and sending.
Our team of trained Technicians can digitize 19 different types of analog media to DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download.
- Video 8
- Digital 8
(25 pictures = 1 item)
- 35mm slides
- 35mm negatives
- Audio Cassette
- Cassette Tape
- Compact Cassette
It takes 4 - 6 weeks once we receive your filled Southtree kit. You'll receive regular email updates throughout the whole process with access to a personal concierge to answer all your questions.
Updated along the way
Memories are personal, so are we. That's why we're committed to keeping you informed at every step in the digitizing process. Log in to track your order at any time! Plus, every item you send is barcoded and tracked from start to finish. You’ll receive up to a dozen e-mailed updates throughout our process.Track your order »
You'll receive your original analog media plus digitized and ready to relive digital copies on your choice of DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download. Our team of professionals carefully converts all analog media by hand, right here in the United States.