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9265 Dowdy Dr
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92126
Mon-Thur: 10-6
Fri: 10-5
Sat/Sun: Closed

Video Conversion, Video to PC & Mac

How to Order


Prepare your video tapes

STEP 1:  Number your video tapes in the order you want them transferred (if you have a preference).  Label each tape if you want the video labels to appear on the file names.

STEP 2:  Decide what names you want for the files.  How do you want it to read?  This is just for your benefit so you'll know what's in each file.  (Example:  Smith Family Videos)

STEP 3:  Do you want any of the video tapes combined into the same file?

STEP 4:  Is it okay to split a video tape over 2 or more files if necessary?

STEP 5:  What file format do you want them in? AVI, MOV, or another? 

STEP 6:  Will you be providing your own external USB or flash drive or do you want us to acquire one for you?  If you're providing your own, don't forget to put it with your videos.

STEP 7:  Do you want your VHS, 8mm or other videos put on a Gold Archival DVD or a regular DVD

STEP 8:  Do you have any 8mm or 16mm films that you need transferred to DVD or hard drive?  This would be a good time to get them together and bring in with your videos.  Film begins to disintegrate after about 15 years, you can read more about this on the National Film Preservation Foundation's website.

STEP 9:  Do you have any DVDs that need to be copied before they become damaged beyond the ability to copy them?

STEP 10:  Now you're ready to bring your videos to Sunray to convert.  If you're in the San Diego (or southern California area), you may bring them by our office.  Otherwise feel free to ship them to us.  We recommend using a courier such as UPS or FedEx for shipping as they have good tracking systems so you'll know where the package is at all times. 

Turn-around time for video conversion can run from 1 day to a few weeks depending on how much video you have.


Placing your order

Drop your videos off in person  (if you're in the San Diego area):

You may drop them off at our office.  We're here from 10:00 am to 6:00* pm (Pacific Time) Mon-Thurs, 10:00am to 5:00pm on Fridays.  Directions to our office

We'll call you when they are ready for pick up.

*Drop off & pick up your film after 6pm Mon-Thurs available by appointment.

Our normal turn-around time is approximately 7-10 business days. (For 16mm film, allow 8-10 business days.)  Turn-around time is subject to change based on periodic fluctuations in demand for our services.


Ship your videos to us  (if you're outside the San Diego area):    

Download our order form, print it, fill it out and enclose it with your order and ship** them to:  


Sunray Video Productions
9265 Dowdy Dr, Suite 100
San Diego, CA  92126

Be sure to include your preferred method of return shipment**.

We'll ship them back to you when they're finished, via the carrier you've selected**.

**We recommend shipping your movies via UPS or FedEx, since they have the ability to track the whereabouts of your package at any given time. 


Pricing info

Video transfer to AVI, MOV or MP4 <30 minutes <60 minutes < 120 minutes
Digitizing VHS/VHS-C, 8mm/Hi8/Digital8 video, MiniDV (per tape) $ 16* $ 23* $ 30*
Betamax $ 19* $ 27* $ 35*
HDV to MP4 $ 25* $ 39*  
Betacam & DVCAM $ 20* $ 25* $ 35*


PAL Conversions

PAL to NTSC Conversion <30 minutes <60 minutes < 120 minutes
PAL VHS/VHS-C, 8mm/Hi8/Digital8 video, MiniDV to NTSC DVD (per tape) $ 14 $ 20 $ 25
PAL VHS/VHS-C, 8mm/Hi8/Digital8 video, MiniDV to NTSC Gold DVD (per tape) $ 18 $ 26 $ 33
Digitizing VHS/VHS-C, 8mm/Hi8/Digital8 video, MiniDV (per tape) $ 20* $ 29* $ 37*
PAL HDV to NTSC DVD (per tape) $ 18 $ 30 NA
PAL DVD to AVI/MOV/MP4 file $ 30* $ 55* NA


*Price does not include hard drive or flash drive.
All video conversion orders under $30 subject to a minimum order charge of $30.
California residents will be charged sales tax of 7.75% on all orders, as per California law.


Business Services

Film to Video

Video to DVD & PC

DVD & CD Copy / Duplication

Business Marketing 8mm films to video & DVD Transfer Videos to DVD DVD Copy / CD Copy
Business video Super 8 mm movies to video & DVD VHS to DVD DVD / CD Duplication
Web & Online videos 16mm film to video & DVD Video to PC DVD / CD Replication
Convert Powerpoint to video Films to video & DVD Video to Digital Cassette to CD
Video Projection Rental Transfer movies to Video & DVD Video to Mac Audio / WAV / WMA to MP3
Transfer pictures to DVD & video Video tapes to DVD
Transfer photos to DVD & video VCR to DVD Products for sale

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