VHS to DVD, It’s Our Bread & Butter.

The reason we started this company was to transfer as many VHS tapes to DVD as we possibly could! We love providing a product that brings back memories and preserves legacies.

Step One: Get Organized

Dust off that old box of family memories and get ready to remember the 70s, 80s, and 90s with your whole family! Remember to put your tapes in order (if you can) and prepare to tell us how you’d like your new DVDs printed on. We can work with VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, & MiniDV video tapes. See our prices page for more information.

Step Two: Ship or Drop Off

Drop off or ship your VHS tapes to MediaFox at 1821 West State Street, Boise ID, 83702. If you’re driving, we’re easy to find. We are located right on the corner of 19th and State Street, just two businesses down from Smokey Mountain Pizza and directly across from Les Bois Veterinary Hospital. If you’re shipping don’t forget to include our quick ship form along with your shipment. If you are local to Boise, we’ll get the details of your order when you arrive at our studio.

Step Three: We Go to Work

This is the easy part! You get to go home and relax while we archive and preserve your tapes. We’ll follow your instructions and either produce high quality DVDs or digital files for a hard drive or cloud account. Our turnaround time is typically about two weeks but may be longer depending on the current work flow. We’ll give you an estimated completion date and estimate either in our office or via email so you know exactly what to expect.

Step Four: Remember Yesterday

You’ve waited and waited for this moment. We give you a call to let you know that your order is ready to be picked up. If you are local to Boise you’ll pay for your order when you arrive to pick up your tapes and DVDs. If you live outside of Boise you can pay your invoice with any credit or debit card via the online invoice we send to your inbox. Either way, we make paying and receiving your order simple, safe, and secure.

MediaFox professional VHS to DVD Archival

Bring MediaFox all of your VHS tapes and we’ll put them on shiny new DVDs for you. At $17.50 each, there is no reason to wait. Remember, your VHS tapes have an expiration date. Time, heat, humidity, and friction from VHS heads are only a few of the many reasons your VHS tapes won’t stand the test of time. Let MediaFox in Boise Idaho take care of your transfers before it’s too late. On this page, see also: Boise Idaho VHS to DVD, VHS to DVD services in Boise, and transfer VHS to DVD in Boise Idaho.

Transferring your VHS to DVD in Boise Idaho

Preserving memories one VHS tape at a time for residents in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Caldwell, Twin Falls, Lewiston, Pocatello, Hailey, American Falls, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rexburg, & every other corner of Idaho! (I’m not going to list every city, that would by crazy!)

There is nothing quite as frustrating as losing great family footage because of damaged VHS tapes. However, it is happening at an unprecedented rate. Those VHS tapes are nothing more than thin, magnetized plastic wrapped around a plastic spool. That plastic undergoes friction and stress every time it is played, rewound, or fast forwarded. In fact, your tapes are damaged from many factors that include but are not limited to: time, temperature change, humidity, friction, demagnetization, dust, and heat. The longer you wait to digitize, the greater the damage your tape will have already incurred. Let our VHS to DVD and VHS digitization services in Boise by MediaFox preserve your precious memories stored away on those VHS tapes.

The History of VHS

Two engineers from JVC are responsible for developing the VHS format. The revolution began in 1971. It started when Sony collaborated with Panasonic to create a home video standard for their Japanese clientele. It didn’t take long for Sony and Panasonic to break away from each other and begin competing for the market.  Sony began to develop the Betamax format, while Panasonic started to work on  the VX.

When 1971 was coming to an end, JVC wrote an internal document called VHS Development Matrix. The document set forth twelve objectives for building a home video recording unit. The video recording industry took a hit and JVC shelved the project.  The two engineers continued to work on the project secretly, in 1973 they finally produced a  prototype that was fully functional.

In 1974 there arose quite a fuss about video formats in Japan. Government agencies thought it best to consolidate all video recording formats into one universal format to avoid customer confusion. Sony already had a functional prototype of the Betamax format, and was almost prepared to release a finished product. Using their prototype as evidence of future success, Sony convinced the agencies to adopt Betamax as the standard, and the technology was licensed under various manufacturers.

To make a long story short, JVC and Panasonic ended up joining forces with Mitsubishi and Sharp. That made life very difficult for Sony. Guess who won that media format battle? VHS of course! That might explain why many Boise Idaho residents have boxes of VHS tapes stuffed in boxes in their attics. It has been almost forty years since all this commotion began! If you live in Boise Idaho or any where nearby, it is time for you to digitize your home movies by transferring all your VHS tapes to DVD