Convert VHS Video to Digital – Marin, CA

We Convert Video to Digital File for MAC / PC – Marin, CA

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Audio Video Workshop can convert your VHS and videotapes to uncompressed digital files. These files are the very best file types for editing and playing on your computer! We transfer video to Quicktime (.mov) files for the MAC, and for Windows, we convert video to AVI files. AV Workshop is located right here in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers video transfer services for residents of Marin, CA.

Uncompressed Quicktime and AVI files offer the highest quality and compatibility available. You can provide your own storage device such as an external USB hard drive or we can sell you one. By having your VHS and video tapes digitized (digitalized as some would say) to a hard drive, you can simply connect to your computer via a USB cable and start playing or editing. As a result, you don’t have to buy expensive equipment or spend long hours digitizing video tapes. By having AV Workshop convert your VHS and videos to a hard drive you will have the highest digital quality available as well as the most compatible video files for your editing applications such as iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, etc…

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Video to Digital File

 $29 per tape 

1 Tape (up to 2Hrs) transferred to Digital
– Edit or Watch on Computer (MAC or PC)
– Highest Quality / Most Compatible File type

  • Buy 10-19 at $26.75 each
  • Buy 20 or more at $24.65 each
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Your Price: $29.00

please note: HDV, Betacam SP, DVCAM, & DVCPro tapes are an extra $10 per tape

Also, we can create mp4 instead (h.264 codec 15mb/s) CLICK HERE for .mp4 Transfers


  1. You can Order Online or Walk-in to our store
  2. If Ordering Online – Enter the amount of tapes you have
  3. Select whether you have a MAC or PC
  4. Select if you need a Drive or will be providing your own
  5. Decide if you want to add playable DVDs to your order (1/2 price $10 each)
  6. Add to Cart / Check out
  7. Ship your tapes to AV Workshop
  • We will number each tape and digitize them into files
  • The files will be named Tape 01, Tape 02, etc…
  • We inform you that your project is ready or ship you your new Digital Files on a USB Flash Drive or Hard Drive, and original tapes
  • You plug the drive into your computer and enjoy your videos all over again!
  • These files can easily be edited on a MAC or PC with iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, etc…

*If ordering DVDs as well, please attach a sticky note to each tape for label info or just include a note – label info: same as tape

How we Convert Video to Digital – Marin

Since we use pro video equipment and have a wide range of machines, our video conversion quality is far better when compared to other companies as well as if you tried to do it yourself. Furthermore, we stabilize your video signal by running it through a TBC (time base corrector) utilizing S-Video lines which separates the luminance from chrominance (light from color). As a result, the edging of the detail in your video will be as clear as possible. Once the video digitized into our systems, we strengthen the audio levels and apply digital noise reduction so your videos will look and sound better than ever and will be there for generations to come!

We can convert VHS-C, Hi8, D8, 8mm, Betamax, DV, mini DV, DVCAM, 3/4″ Umatic SP, Betacam SP, HD, HDV and VHS!

Our Video to Hard Drive Transfer Process – Marin

  • Professional Commercial Grade Tape Decks equipment used
  • Video Stabilized with TBC (Time Base Corrector) corrects wavy or jittery video signals
  • Luminance (Light) & Chrominance (Color) separated during Transfer Process – Results in Sharper Detail
  • Audio Level Optimization & Noise Reduction applied to audio
  • QuickTime / AVI – Highest Quality / Most Compatible Files for MAC & PC Editing Aps


Should I order the HD 720 60p Upres?  

Yes, by having us upres your video to HD 1280x720 60p, your video will look better on our modern TV and computer screens. Since your original tapes were meant for an old 4x3 interlaced tube TV, and modern screens are pretty much all 1080p or 4K, there will be some jagged edges and loss. By having us create a 720 60p upres, we can separate each field into a full frame (60p) which results in smooth motion and eliminated jagged edges. Furthermore, HD 720 60p is a standard resolution so you will be able to edit, play and share!  

Will I be able to Edit these mp4 files on a MAC or PC?   

Yes, yo can edit these files on just about any video editing application such as iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Movie Maker, etc...  

Can I upload these mp4 Files to Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc...?  

Absolutely! MP4 files are perfect for sharing online as they have become the most popular / compatible file for sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc... Most of these video sharing sites require mp4 files.  

What is the Quality difference between mp4 vs Quicktime & AVI?  

AV workshop offers uncompressed Quicktime and AVI files which yield the absolute highest quality available. However, the mp4 files we create look Amazing as we Maximize bitrate at 10/MB per sec and utilize the power of the h.264 codec. As a result, most people can't see the difference.  

Can I watch these files on my TV?  

Yes these mp4 files will playback on your TV from the Flash drive or Hard Drive as long as the drive is formatted NTFS (not HFS+)  

Do you supply the Hard Drive or me?  

We can use your external hard drive as long as there is enough room and it an external USB hard drive formatted NTFS (Windows)or HFS+ (MAC). We cannot put these large files on a drive that is formatted FAT32. Also, we can sell you an external hard drive. We typically stock a variety of Flash drives and external Hard Drives.  

Can you convert a PAL videotape?  

Yes we can. PAL conversion to NTSC (the american TV standard) costs an extra $10.  

How many video tapes fit onto a Hard Drive?    

Approx 140 hours of  video  will fit on a 1 TB drive in the mp4 file format.  

How much space do I need on my flash drive or external hard drive for my videos?  

For mp4, 1 hour equates to approx. 6 GB and 2 hours is roughly 12 GB. Please be conscious of the amount of space you have on your hard drive.

Marin, CA Info:

Marin County  is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 252,409. Its county seat is San Rafael. Marin County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (San Francisco Bay Area) across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.

AV Workshop is conveniently located on Woodside Rd. in Redwood City of the San Francisco Bay Area

We accept walk-ins as well as shipments. All online orders over $175 qualify for FREE round trip shipping! To learn more Click Here.

You can get an Estimate or Order online by clicking on any service page above.

Note: If you prefer to speak with someone in person, call us during store hours at 650-369-4366

New Store Hours:

Mon. thru Fri. 10am - 5:30pm  / Saturday 10am - 1pm

Storefront / Front porch transaction using 6ft distance (Must wear a mask)