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What if I don’t know what’s on my video tape?

If you’re like most of our customers, you haven’t been able to watch your tapes in years.

We use our brains when it comes to converting the tape. If your home footage stops, and then there’s a rugby game recorded at the end, or an episode of Coronation Street we can cut this out for you.

We’ve also sadly seen times where someone has thought a family memory was on the tape, only to find it has been recorded over with something else.

In this case, we don’t charge you for the full conversion (even though we still have to convert the tape) but we do charge a $15 No Footage Fee for that tape, as you can imagine just as much work goes into converting that tape for you.

Courier service for your precious VHS tapes

Duplico Media has teamed up with Post Haste to provide a very good courier service. For $6.50 we will send you one of our ‘box packs’ which include three different sized boxes.

You then just pay the courier fee below for the size box you require to get them to us, and then will include the same fee to return them to you with your converted DVDs.

Small Box (Holds approx 9 tapes)

 Within Wellington  $5
 North Island  $10
 South Island  $12

Medium Box (Holds approx 25 tapes)

Within Wellington  $5
 North Island  $12
 South Island  $16

Large Box (Holds approx 40 tapes)

Within Wellington  $5
 North Island  $14
 South Island  $20

Converting VHS to DVD for a birthday

Your little ones are all grown up, or maybe it’s the older ones getting a bit older. No doubt you have hours of video footage of your loved ones that you want to get converted to DVD and show at a birthday party.

The first step is getting all your tapes converted tapes converted. If you have over 10 tapes, we discount your total order by 25%!

Once you have all the video footage in a data format you have two options.

  1. Edit it yourself
  2. Get us to edit the video for your

Edit Yourself

If you’re on a Mac we suggest using iMovie.
If you’re on a Windows computer we suggest Windows Movie Maker.

Both programs allow you to import the convert videos, and then pull only a selection of each tape into the final video. You can easily condense hours of footage down so that you can play something short and entertaining on the night.

Get us to edit

Chances are you haven’t watched the videos in years, and have no idea what is on each one. We get this all the time. The easiest way is to give you all the footage in a format you can watch on your TV. With a pen in hand, and one of our video editing forms, you can jot down all the funny and important bits. We’ll hold onto the digital video footage, and once you send us back the form, we can then create the edited video for you on another DVD.