Mini-DV Transfer to Digital
Output to Standard Definition:
720x486 pixel resolution (480i, Native)
4X3 Aspect Ratio
Output to High Definition:
1920X1080 pixel resolution (1080p)
16X9 Aspect Ratio
(De-Interlacing and Cadence (3/2 pull down removal)
The following output file formats are available.
ProRes 422 HQ | ProRes 422 | MOV | H.264
Uncompressed 8 or 10 bit.
ProRes 422HQ digital file size (SD) = 36GB per hour.
ProRes 422HQ digital file size (HD) = 100GB per hour.
Turnaround time is usually 24-48 hours.
We specialize in video tape capture from Mini-DV and all professional, industrial and consumer video tape formats.
We offer Mini-DV digitization in SD or HD real time, hardware upscaling resolutions. (SD 720x486, 480i, or HD 1920x1080p).
NTSC + PAL tape formats are supported.
This technology is used by all television networks globally to bring content that was originally recorded in SD to the HD platform we live in today.
To learn more about our process of digitizing your Digital Betacam tapes, please contact our friendly technical advisors, who will answer all of your questions.
We offer volume rate discounts. Please give us a call at
Tel.310-227-2400 or e-mail us for a custom rate quote
on your project with the short form below.
DV is a format for storing digital video. It was launched in 1995 with joint efforts of leading producers of video camera recorders. DV was originally designed for recording onto magnetic tape. Tape is enclosed into videocassettes of four different sizes: small, medium, large and extra-large. All DV cassettes use tape that is 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) wide. Small cassettes, also known as S-size or MiniDV cassettes, had been intended for amateur use, but have become accepted in professional productions as well. MiniDV cassettes are used for recording baseline DV, DVCAM as well as HDV. Technically, any DV cassette can record any variant of DV video. Imagine Video Services has professional Sony VTR decks, specifically designed for Mini-DV conversions. We can transfer a single tape or an entire library of tapes.