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PAL to NTSC / NTSC to PAL Video Conversion Transfer

We transfer PAL VHS, Hi8, 8mm, Mini DV and DVD video to NTSC and PAL DVD.  We convert PAL & Secam video from Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa to North American NTSC DVD.  We also convert from NTSC to PAL DVD and we transfer your videos right here, in our facility.

We provide one of the fastest transfer services available!

Video to PC conversion


    Sunray Video provides one of the fastest VHS video tapes to DVD and digital video file service available today.  We're among the few companies that can transfer your family's favorite moments to 100-year Gold Archival DVDs, one of the longest lasting media options available.  We handle every PAL video to DVD transfer and conversion personally, as if they were our very own, from the moment we take possession of your videos until you pick them up, and your tapes are NEVER sent to a mass-transfer factory for conversion.  We provide a FREE evaluation of your video tapes to determine their condition and we'll help you figure out how much video you have.

For every year that goes by, magnetic tape loses recorded information resulting in degrading of the picture quality until, eventually, their condition will be so bad that they can't be converted at all and the contents are lost forever. 

Need to send a video overseas?  We also transfer video to PAL DVD.


Bring in your videos today for a FREE estimate!  We'll even provide a price comparison.

We transfer from these video tape & disc formats

Click on the corresponding format that matches your video for more information.

PAL VHS / Super VHS PAL 8mm / Hi 8 / Digital8 PAL VHS-C PAL DVD


We also transfer from camcorders, flash drives,  memory cards and more

SD Card Smart Media Compact Flash Memory Stick Multi Media Card Flash Drive

If you don't see you format listed here, give us a call.


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What is the difference between Video  to DVD Transfer, Video Format Conversion and Digitizing Video?


Digitizing Video

Digitizing Video refers to converting an analog or video tape (i.e. VHS, MiniDV, Video 8, VHS-C, etc.) into a digital computer file (i.e. AVI, MOV, MP4, etc.) using a combination of computer hardware and software that converts from analog to digital.  The file can then be stored on a hard drive, flash drive, mobile device, etc.  Often this process is performed when someone wishes to edit the video or put it up on the web.  Here is a list of some of the video digitizing options we offer:

Video to PC Video to avi   
Video to Mac Video to mp4 Video to wmv
Video to digital Video to mov Video to mpeg2

Reasons for digitizing video:

Storing on a flash drive or hard drive - The file can then be stored on a hard drive, flash drive, mobile device, etc.

Editing on a computer - If you plan to edit your own video you'll need to have it digitized onto a flash or external hard drive.  

Which file format will you need?

Storing or Editing on a MAC

If you happen to be using a MAC, then you'll probably want QuickTime files (designated with the .MOV suffix on the filenames) as they are native to Macs.  iMovie is the most widely used editing software for the MAC.  MOV files should work with both iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

Storing or Editing on a PC

If you're using a PC, then most likely you should be able to use AVI files (designated with the .AVI suffix) as they are native to PCs.  Most editing programs should be able to work with AVI files.

We strongly encourage you to check the instructions for your editing software to determine which file types the program will accept.  

MP4 (mpeg4)

We've had some requests for mp4 files, but we'd like to point out that mp4 files are compressed and will sacrifice some of the video information that would still be in both the AVI and MOV formats.



Video Format Conversion

What is video conversion?  That is a good question.  Video conversion involves converting a video in one format (i.e. a video tape, disc or computer file) to a different format such as DVD, computer file or another video tape format.

Examples for converting video:

Convert a video from a video tape, DVD or AVI file to an MP4, MOV file or DVD.  

Converting a PAL video tape (from outside the U.S.) to an NTSC DVD (used inside the U.S.).  We cover this in the section below on "Foreign Conversions"

Converting high definition video to a standard DVD that will play on any DVD player (see below).

There are actually several types of video format conversions that we do.  Here are some of the Video Format Conversion services we provide:

Additional Formats

Sunray Video can convert most video formats to a format that will fit your needs.  Here are some of the formats we specialize in transferring.  

Here are some of the formats we can convert to and from:

DVCAM (NTSC or PAL) Betacam / Beta SP (NTSC only)
MiniDV (NTSC or PAL) Flash, Windows Media, Quicktime
VHS / VHS-C / Super VHS (NTSC, PAL, or Secam) AVI (Windows) & MOV (Mac)
8mm / Hi 8 / Digital 8 (NTSC only) YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook
DVD / Mini DVD (NTSC or PAL) & CDRom H264, AVCHD, 1080i/p, 720i/p

If you have video you've recorded with your video camera and the format is not listed below, we may still be able to convert it for you, even if we just need to borrow your camera.  Give us a call today. 


Foreign Video Conversions (NTSC to/from PAL or SECAM)

Do you have a video you need to send overseas?  Have you received a video from another country?  Do you need to have it converted?  

The television broadcasting standard used throughout North America along with select other countries around the world is referred to as NTSC.  The television broadcast system used in most European countries and the rest of the world is referred to as PAL.  DVD players (and VCRs) sold in the U.S. will not play videos that were made on the PAL system.  So, if you happen to have a DVD or video tape that was made overseas (in a country that uses PAL), it won't play here.  Some players in "PAL" countries may not be able to play DVDs that were made here.

We can convert most PAL tapes and DVDs to NTSC DVDs.  We are 1 of the few that can convert an NTSC DVD or tape to a PAL DVD.  Below is a list of some of the format we can convert to and from.

NTSC or PAL VHS video tape NTSC or PAL DVD
NTSC or PAL Mini DV & HDV AVI, MOV, MP4, hard drive, etc.
NTSC or PAL Hi8, Digital 8 & 8mm NTSC or PAL DVCAM

Sunray can convert video to PAL DVD

  Sunray is one of the only companies that can convert NTSC video to PAL DVD as well.  So if you need a DVD in the PAL format to send overseas, give us a call.


High Definition Video Conversion

HDV, AVCHD, 1080i, 1080p, 720i, 720p, H264 & MP4 are several formats used for high-def video.  There are so many more than we can address here.  We'd be happy to discuss your HD needs with you.


Do you have a tape that looks like this?

Video tape repair

         We can fix it.

If you play a video tape in a VCR that is malfunctioning or has a dirty tape path, you may find your tape damaged like this, if you're able to retrieve it at all.  We fixed all types of video tapes, from re-splicing broken and crumpled tape to replacing a defective shell.  

Pricing info

You can have your videos transferred to a standard DVD or a Gold Archival DVD. Transfers to Gold DVD include a standard DVD copy FREE.

Video transfer process Standard DVD Gold DVD
PAL VHS to NTSC DVD - up to 1 hour $ 20 * $ 30 *
PAL VHS to NTSC DVD - 1-2 hours $ 25 * $ 35 *
PAL DVD to NTSC DVD - up to 1 hour $ 25 * $ 35 *
PAL DVD to NTSC DVD - 1-2 hours $ 35 * $ 45 *
PAL Mini DV to NTSC DVD - up to 1 hour $ 25 * $ 35 *
PAL Mini DV to NTSC DVD - 1-2 hours $ 35 * $ 45 *
PAL HDV to NTSC DVD - 1-2 hours $ 40 * $ 50 *
PAL HDV to NTSC DVD - 1-2 hours $ 70 * $ 80 *

Additional DVD copies

Additional Gold DVD copies - $15/disc     3 Gold Copies of same disc - $40

            (each gold DVD comes with a standard DVD copy FREE)

Additional Standard DVD copy - $ 9/disc     3 copies of same disc - $18    5 copies of same disc - $25

*Price includes up to 2 tapes/discs. Additional tapes/discs on same disc add $5/tape/disc.
All video transfer orders under $30 subject to a minimum order charge of $30.
California residents will be charged sales tax of 8.00% on all orders, as per California law.


Video to DVD conversion resources:

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Video to DVD transfer

VHS to DVD transfer

VHS-C to DVD transfer

8mm, Hi8 & Digital 8 to DVD transfer

Mini DV to DVD transfer

Betamax to DVD conversion

Video Conversion FAQs

What you should know about other Video to DVD transfer services

100 Year Gold Archival DVDs

DVD Copies, Duplication & Replication


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