Tapes to DVD or Digital Service

High tech videotape conversion meets simple mail-in service so you can relive the good ole days digitally.

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various analog media on hot pink background
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southtree cd, thumb drive, digital download outputs
southtree videotape converter box
various videotapes on teal background
various analog media on hot pink background
woman smiling holding southtree thumb drive output
southtree cd, thumb drive, digital download outputs
southtree videotape converter box

Tapes to DVD or Digital Service

High tech videotape conversion meets simple mail-in service so you can relive the good ole days digitally.

How many do you want to digitize?
2PC Converter Box
  • 2PC Converter Box
    $39.99
  • 10PC Converter Box
    $139.99
  • 20PC Converter Box
    $269.99
  • 40PC Converter Box
    $419.99
What do you want to get back?
Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$9.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$19.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$39.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer.
Thumb Drive
$79.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$9.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$19.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
DVD Set
$39.99
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Comes pre-loaded with your digitized memories. Great for archiving or sharing. Easy viewing on your computer or TV with DVD drive. Includes personalized, unique disc titles, and our premium keepsake packaging.
Disc Set
$79.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$9.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$19.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$39.99
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Easily view, share and edit from any device. Perfect for safekeeping and easy access.
Digital Download
$79.99
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$39.99
2PC Converter Box, 1 Thumb Drive
Mix & Match all types of videotapes All Formats
Details
• Includes welcome guide with instructions, barcodes to tag your items, crush-proof box, pre-paid return shipping label and all digitizing • All formats are carefully digitized by hand, right here in the United States • Receive regular email updates throughout the whole process • 2 - 4 week turnaround once we receive your Southtree order • Access to a personal concierge to answer all questions • Includes extra safety item barcodes in case you have more media you'd like digitized. We'll invoice for any add-ons once we receive your media. • National leader with 10+ years experience. Trusted by universities, governments, even Disney!

How It Works

Send
Pack your Southtree box with all your analog media. We include safety barcodes for every item, and a pre-paid return shipping label. Hand your package to the mail carrier, pat yourself on the back, and let us take it form here.
Digitize
Our team of professionals will digitize every item, by hand, with personalized updates provided at each step. Your memories will be digitized at our 3 acre, 50,000 square foot campus.
Receive
You’ll receive your original recorded moments back, plus perfectly preserved digital copies on thumb drive, the cloud or DVD. Gather the family and begin reliving your memories. Tissues not included.

Features

  • Tapes: 6 Full Hours
    6 Full Hours
    Up to six hours of one tape onto DVD or digital files.
  • Tapes 2
    One-to-One
    For best quality, each tape is provided its own premium disc, one to one.
  • Tapes 3
    Full Resolution
    We preserve videos at the original resolution, with no quality loss.
  • Tapes 4
    Pro Equipped
    We use professional video decks to ensure the best quality playback of old analog tapes.
  • Tapes 5
    Real-Time Updates
    We’ve developed an amazing order tracking system that provides you updates every step of the way.
  • Tapes 6
    Made in USA
    We process and check every order by hand here in the high-tech hub of the South, Chattanooga.

We convert all these formats (and more).

  • Beta
    Ah, 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 >
  • MiniDV
    So named for the approximate length of time that people would be buying them – also, their diminutive size.
    Learn more about MiniDV >
  • VHS
    Like Astroturf and perms, VHS tapes have gone the way of the Alicia Silverstone dinosaur.
    Learn more about VHS >
  • Hi8
    Ah, 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 >
  • Digital8
    Digital8 recording tapes were introduced in 1999, just 20 years ago (Oh my god we are so old).
    Learn more about Digital8 >
  • VHS-C
    There 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 >
  • MicroMV
    Since 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 >

Common Questions

How does it work?

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.

What can I get digitized?

Our team of trained Technicians can digitize 19 different types of analog media to DVD, Thumb Drive or Digital Download.

TAPES

  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • Hi8
  • Video 8
  • MiniDV
  • Betamax
  • MicroMV
  • PAL
  • Digital 8
  • Camcorder

FILMS

  • 8mm
  • 16mm

Pictures

(25 pictures = 1 item)

  • Prints
  • 35mm slides
  • 35mm negatives

AUDIO

  • Audio Cassette
  • Cassette Tape
  • Compact Cassette
  • Reel-to-Reel
How long does it take?

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 »
What do I get back?

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.

Thumb Drive

Add Thumb Drive

Digital Download

Add Digital Download

DVD Set

Add DVD Set

All your original media

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.

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.

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