Under Design will be closed for vacation from August 9th-17th. Business will resume Monday the 18th. Expect email delays.
All videotapes eventually deteriorate and lose their recorded contents over time. Tapes that are older than 10 years may start to degrade. Amongst other problems, they can become sticky and jam playback units or become brittle and snap. It is recommended that precious footage be transferred to DVD for long term optical archiving, that won't deteriorate with age. Our rates are the lowest, starting at just $16 for the basic VHS to DVD Transfer.
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Under Design was founded in 1992, working in many media forms integrating design into real-world applications. We have nearly 20 years of experience in film/video, plus years more experience in digital recording, multi-media development, video compression and digital encoding. We've added extensively to our video processing hardware and assembled top-of-the-line equipment to ensure quality transfers at an affordable price. We create standards-compliant DVD-R's with top-rated media to ensure a high-caliber and highly-compatible product. All of our DVD's are world-region playable NTSC Video.
We make the best possible copy of your source video by using multiple brands of professional S-VHS video decks along with time base correctors, video sharpeners and color correctors to ensure the best possible video signal which we record using a real-time MPEG-2 hardware encoder to produce DVD-Standard Video. Each transfer is monitored by our skilled video technicians whose only goal is creating the best looking video transfer possible. See what other satisfied customers are saying about their new digital conversions!
We create high-quality, highly compatible, non-intrusive DVD's that'll allow you to put your remote down and enjoy your classic videos. No ugly menus, no warning messages, no video branding. If your DVD requires a menu, it will load quickly and be extremely simple to use. We automatically insert chapter markers every five minutes in all video clips. Better than you can do at home! Click our graphic above (or here) for a side-by-side comparison of our features.
If you have a massive project for your TV station, university, corporation, government agency or just an intricate order that requires a person, contact us here at Under Design and we'll be glad to help you out! We can handle all sorts of custom orders, and offer bulk discounts that fit your budget. Act quickly, as VCR's are now officially a dead technology! We love to provide local, personal service, so if you are in the center city Philadelphia, PA area, we're open weekdays from noon until 7pm for dropping off your digital conversion orders.
Have a tape recorded in England, Europe or Brazil? It's in PAL video format, and while it looks like a regular VCR tape, it won't play in your VCR or on your TV, which uses NTSC format. We can now convert your PAL VHS videotape to an NTSC DVD for no extra charge!
Sometimes your favorite VHS videos suffer from misbehaving VCR's. Tape snapped inside your favorite home movie? We'll gladly repair any VHS video tape you submit for conversion. We can't promise perfect video (they'll definitely be a disturbance where the tape snapped) but we will gladly recover the rest of the tape for posterity!
We're already big fans of the United States Postal Service and it's Media Mail rate. They've recently upgraded their internal computer systems to support Package Tracking, and now we include it as a standard feature with all of our Return Shipping. After we've shipped your job back to you, we'll email you a tracking number and instructions on how to monitor it's commute back to your home.
Get a collectors edition of your video, with a recyclable plastic jewel-case, full color outer sleeve, and full color-printing on the DVD for only $10 more. The artwork will be compiled from screen captures of your video, or themed according to content. See the DVD images above for examples of some of the packages we've designed for customers.
So simple you'll wonder why you waited so long! We send you a postage paid return mailer for you to instantly return your VHS Tape to us. We'll return your order in the same box, with your brand new video DVD, in about a week! That's all three shipping charges for one simple payment of $16 per VHS transfer! Seriously Simple Shipping!
We use PayPal to doing our billing, as they accept all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) and will collect your shipping address and email us once your payment is processed.
Afterwards, you can review our last-minute media packing instructions. All orders will get an email response from both PayPal and Under Design with 24 hours of ordering.
Please select which VHS to DVD Digital Conversion Package is right for you, then fill out the number of conversions you'll need, and click the big PayPal button to pay us securely with your credit card.
Download and print our PDF order form, which has all of our available digital conversion services (and simple flat-rate pricing) in one simple-to-use form. You can calculate return shipping costs and bulk discounts for a simple predictable estimate for your archiving project. Use our order form for:
Simply pack our completed order form along with your media and ship it to us using the U.S. Postal Service's Media Mail rate, for the lowest shipping rates! We'll notify you by email once it arrives.