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 2 - 4 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.
Over four thousand home movies are preserved at our 38,000 square foot studio every day
We preserve every home movie, every photo, every moment, by hand at our 38,000 square foot studio located downtown in Chattanooga, TN. Sometimes without telling you, some of our competition outsource your treasures around the globe. We're not kidding.
We understand the importance that every memory holds, so we're continually investing in the latest technology to make reliving your favorite home movies and photos fun, safe, and affordable. Best of all it's done right here in the United States, in one location dedicated to reserving the past.
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Your Past, Up-to-Date.
Southtree’s video to thumb drive, digital delivery through Southtree Cloud™ or DVD transfer service has saved thousands of hours of footage from the dustbin of history and gifted it back to the families that first recorded it. We understand our Nobel nomination is forthcoming*
The VHS format is not only out of style, it’s out of date – it’s getting harder and harder to find a VCR in someone’s home, much less on the shelf at Best Buy. Add that to the fact that VHS tapes are notoriously poor stewards of your memories – tapes get chewed up, the film gets ripped out by the VCR, and even in perfect condition they only last about 20 years!
At Southtree we understand the importance of perfectly preserving your favorite tapes. Our video to thumb drive, digital delivery through Southtree Cloud™ or DVD service technicians and equipment are safe, fast, and top of the line. You can trust us with your memories. (Of course in the case of that ill-advised recording of your trip to Reno in ’95, if you want to trust us to let that tape accidentally get lost, we can do that too.)
The DVDs you receive from us will be customized with a printed title, and built to last for a very long time. You can play them in your DVD player, digital projector, or computer – all of which you can find at your local electronics emporium with no trouble whatsoever.
Isn’t it about time that you and your memories got back together?
*Just kidding, we haven’t been nominated for the Nobel Prize. Yet.Order Now