We are conveniently located in the Miramar area, right off Interstate 15 and Miramar RD, 1 block west.

Look for us inside the Marrokal Design building on the corner of Kearny Villa Rd and Tierra Grande.

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Converting Mobile Phone Photos and Video to DVD

Including transfering photos and video from Android and iPhone to DVD, Mac and PC computers - San Diego

Mobile phone photo and video conversion service

Seems like everyone is taking photos and videos with their iPhone and Androidmobile-phone-photos-videos-to-dvd mobile phones these days. Unfortunately not everyone is backing up or copying these memories over to another location like a computer or DVD. If you notice how often phones get dropped, damaged or just outright crash you can see how easy it is for these images to be lost forever.

Keeping a lot of video and photos stored on a cell phone can actually drain the phone battery faster and could ultimately lead to a shorter battery life. Moving your photos and videos from your phone to a computer, flash drive, DVD or hard drive will help ensure you don’t lose them altogether and may actually help your phone work more efficiently.

We convert Android and iPhone photos and videos to DVD, Gold Archival DVDs, CD, blu ray, Mac and PC computers. We can also make a video from them that can be put on blu ray, DVD or a video file you can share or upload to the web.

What makes our mobile phone photos and videos to DVD and computer conversion service better?

All cell phone video and photo transfers performed in our studio – Faster Service

We never send our clients’ family memories overseas or to any other transfer factory. All cell phone photo and video transfer orders are done right here in our San Diego studio. This enables us to provide a better quality transfer and faster turnaround than most other companies. Most orders are completed in less than 2 weeks, many within a few days!

Convert your photos to a video montage

Have your photos converted to a photo montage (or slideshow) video and make them come alive with music. The video can be put on DVD, blu ray or digital file that can even be put on your phone.

First to transfer phone photos and videos to true Archival Gold DVDs

Your memories cannot be replaced and it’s important to preserve them as long as possible. That’s the reason we became one of the first companies to transfer cell phone photos and videos to Gold Archival DVDs. Their 100 year lifespan makes it one of the longest lasting media options available for saving your images.

Volume level adjustment option

In cases where the sound is too quiet on the tape, we can raise the volume during the transfer if you choose that option. Most video transfer companies will leave the volume as it is.

Years of professional experience

We’ve been converting photos and videos for decades. We’re very familiar with all the various formats available and can help you determine just what you need.


These are just a few of the reasons people choose Sunray Video for transferring their photos and videos. Very few transfer services can match the variety, quality and fast service we provide. Our reviews say it all.

Bring in your images today to get your FREE estimate! Or give us a call 858-578-4786

Don’t take our word for it, see what our clients had to say.

Very Knowledgeable

We had Sunray Video digitally convert our collection of family Video tapes (from 1986-mid-90s) to AVI. My family and I were concerned that the old tapes would no longer read, but we were so pleasantly surprised with the quality. I spoke directly with Kirk on several occasions before and during the process. He was very knowledgeable and flexible working with us. We first sent him 5 of our 10 tapes to check them for quality, before sending the rest. What a relief to have finally converted these old gems, full of memories!

Rachel HB

Thank You for Your Fine Work

My daughter had you prepare a video for our 50th wedding anniversary. I'm writing to thank you for your fine work. There wasn't a dry eye in the house! Everyone really enjoyed it and it will be cherished for the rest of our lives.

Warren P.

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Which format is the best for transferring cell phone photos and videos?

To answer this we must first determine what you plan to do with them. Do you just need them backed up somewhere other than your phone? The files can be copied over to an usb flash drive or external hard drive or put onto a DVDrom or CDrom disc. Archival gold DVDs are one the longest lasting media options for your files.

Photos can be copied over as they are now or strung together into a photo montage video (often referred to as a slide show).  As a photo montage video they can be put onto a DVD, blu ray or in an MP4 file.

Videos can be combined into one video and put onto a DVD, blu ray or in an MP4 file.


If you’re still not sure what format to get, give us a call. We’ll make sure you get what you need.

How much does it cost to transfer mobile phone video and photos to DVD or digital?


Cell phone video & photo Coversion Pricing and Options

We offer 4 options for transferring your video tapes to digital form:

  1. Conversion to DVD includes: 1 standard DVD copy.
  2. Conversion to Archival Gold includes: 1 Archival Gold DVD copy and 1 standard DVD copy.
  3. Conversion to Digital file only includes: Digitizing to AVI, MOV or MP4 file/s. No DVDs in this package.
  4. Conversion to Gold DVD & digital file package includes: Put onto 1 Gold 100-year Archival DVD copy, 1 standard DVD copy and digitized to AVI, MOV or MP4 file.

Current turn-around time for video to DVD transfer can run from 1 day to a few weeks depending on how much video you have.

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*Price does not include Hard drive or Flash drive.
All video transfer orders under $30 will be charged a minimum transfer charge of $30.

Additional Services Available

  • Add chapters to DVD: $ 5.00 per chapter
  • Additional Gold DVD copies: $15.00 per disc / Get 3 Gold copies for $40
    (Each gold disc comes with a FREE standard dvd copy)
  • Additional Standard DVD copies: $ 8.00 per disc  / Get 3 copies for $18 / Get 5 for $25
How to Order

Step 1: Decide what format you want your videos converted to: DVDs, blu ray or digital files (MP4). If you only want DVDs or blu rays skip to Step 4.

Step 2: Decide what format you want your photos converted to: DVDrom, CDrom, usb flash drive or external hard drive. If you want them made into a video “slideshow” you’ll need to determine if you want them on DVD, blu ray or MP4 and continue to Step 4.

Step 3: DIGITAL FILEs: If you just want them copied straight over to a flash drive or external hard drive will you be providing your own external USB hard drive or flash drive or do you want us to add one to the order?  If you’re providing your own, don’t forget to include it with your videos. If you don’t want any DVDs skip to Step 8.

Step 4: DVDs or blu rays: For transfer to DVD or blu ray: If the videos total less than 2 hours, is it okay for us to combine them to fill up a 2 hour DVD or blu ray disc? This will conserve space in your media cabinet. Is it okay for us to split any video over 2 discs if it will not fit?

Step 5: If there is a particular order you want them to appear let us know.

Step 6: Decide how you want your discs to be labeled. How do you want it to read? This is just for your benefit so that one day in the future, when you pull out the DVD you’ll know what’s on it. (Example:  Smith Family Videos)

Step 7: Do you want your videos on Gold Archival 100-year DVDs? Will you need any additional DVD copies for anyone else? How many?

Step 8: Do you have any 8mm or 16mm films you need transferred to DVD or digital files? Do you have any photos or slides you need scanned to digital files? This would be a good time to get them together and bring in with your videos.

Step 9: Now you’re ready to bring your videos to Sunray for transfer. Select the option below for dropping them off in person or ordering by mail. If you prefer 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.

Order by Mail

Have questions?

Call us at 858-578-4786

Why choose Sunray Video for your Cell phone photo and video to DVD or digital transfer?

Before you send your money and irreplaceable memories out to be converted, you’re entitled to know what’s going to happen with them. Most companies say very little about their actual transfer process or how their process compares with others. You shouldn’t have to make such an important decision based solely on price. We think there are some things you should know about our process.

All transfers are performed in our studio
All transfers are performed in our facility by our staff. We will never send your memories out to another company. This also helps us get your project back to you faster.

One of the fastest transfer services available
We offer one of the fastest conversion services available. Most of our transfers take from a few days to a few weeks instead of 3 weeks to 3 months like many other firms.

Experienced Technicians and Editors
Our technicians have over 17 years of experience in converting video. We can help you determine what format you have and what format will best suit your needs. Our editors have over 23 years experience in editing video and can help you edit your video.

100 Year Gold Archival DVD
Do not be fooled by imitation archival DVDs.  So called 100 year discs are not the same as the true Gold Archival DVD.  Gold DVDs will last much longer than standard DVDs.

Transfers from Video to Digital files

Your videos can be converted to MP4, AVI or MOV for editing, sharing or uploading to the web. Transfer to MP3 also available for the audio portion only.

Videos may be combined to save space
We can combine your videos onto fewer DVDs, so it will take up less space in your media cabinet.

Additional Cell Phone Transfer Info


How does the quality of the DVD, blu ray or Digital file compare with the original mobile phone videos and photos?

Converting to DVD, blu ray or a digital file (MP4) does not lose any quality using our transfer process.

How long does it take to convert DVD, blu ray or digital?

We can usually transfer most order within a week.

How do Walmart and Costco VHS to DVD transfers compare?

Both companies send their transfers out to another company which will add more time to their process. Turnaround time can vary from 3 weeks to 3 months.

After checking their website it appears Costco does not convert to digital at all.


For additional information on digital transfers refer to our video transfer tips and FAQs.

Transfer Tips and FAQs

What is an Archival Gold DVD?

Inside every DVD and CD is a reflective layer of material, usually made of some type of metal composite, that helps the DVD (or CD) player to read the information contained on the disc. A Gold DVD is a DVD that uses 24k gold as the reflective layer within the disc....

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How long do video tapes last?

Do VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi-8 and MiniDV video tapes ever go bad? Family vacations, kids blowing out candles and holiday gatherings are among the most cherished family memories captured on video. Sadly, these irreplaceable recordings on the verge of extinction as the tapes...

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