Digital Roots Studio - SF Bay Area

510 922 8481

1329 Solano Ave, Albany 94706

Mon 8am-1pm, Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

Appointment Only During COVID

Now at 1329 Solano Ave

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Output options: Playable DVD or Editable Computer File


Playable DVD


  • Can be played on DVD player or on your computer


  • Not meant for editing


  • 2 hours of footage max per playable DVD


  • Chapter points every 5 minutes


  • HDV footage needs to be put on Blu-ray to maintain HD resolution


  • 10 hrs of Standard Definition video can go on a Blu-ray disc
DVD & VHS Tape Conversion
Quicktime MOV File Outpt
AVI Editable File Outpt
MP4 Editable File Outpt

Editable Computer Files - AVI, MOV or MP4


  • Your choice bdgsddn MOV (Mac), AVI (PC) or MP4 (PC/Mac/internet-ready)


  • AVI & MOV files are approximately 14gb per hr


  • MP4 files are approximately 1.5 gb per hr


  • We suggest that drives are empty & formatted NTFS or ExFat.  FAT32 & Mac backup drives will not work.


  • If your hard drive is not empty, Digital Roots Studio is not responsible for any files that may be compromised.


  • You will supply your drive, or you can purchase a 64GB thumb drive for $30 or 1TB external drive for $85.


  • MP4 can be uploaded to a server for an additional $2 per 1GB of footage. It is your responsibility to download the files since we will not keep them permanently. We normally do not upload AVI or MOV b/c of the size of files.





If you would like to have your video tapes transferred in a certain order then please number them ahead of time, or put them in the order you would like & then we will put a number on each tape in the order you request. We will not go through all of your materials to figure out the chronological order, this must be done by you ahead of time.




Additional info on hard drives


If the hard drive is not empty, Digital Roots Studio is not responsible for any files that may be compromised. Your hard drive must be formatted NTFS or ExFat; there is no charge for us to do this for you. We recommend a drive that is both PC & Mac (ExFat) compatible without having to format it. Thumb drives with the necessary space available are fine to use for still images. We do not recommend thumb drives for long term storage of video files.

Video to Playable DVD


Videotape length: 1 - 30 minutes

Videotape length: 31 - 120 minutes

HDV, DVCam or PAL to DVD (2 hrs max)




Editable Computer File Output


Consumer Tape to MOV/AVI or MP4

HDV, DVCam & PAL Tape to MOV/AVI or MP4

per hr $25

per hr $30

Additional Options


Title Slide

Additional DVD Copy

Video Editing Per hr

Web Upload Per 1GB (MP4 only)





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Media We Transfer


  • VHS
  • SVHS
  • VHS-C
  • Hi8
  • Regular 8
  • Video 8
  • MiniDV
  • HDV
  • DVCam
  • PAL DVCam
  • PAL MiniDV
VHS Tape Transfer to Digital

Our Process


All video tape transfers are done in-house with care and attention. Your video cassette tapes are transferred using professional video equipment connected to our analog to digital converters that are connected into our dedicated PCs.


Once your tapes have been captured into our computer system, we will then output the video to the desired format. For simply watching the footage on a DVD player we would give you a playable DVD (not for editing), or if you wanted to edit the video footage, upload or just store away for archiving purposes, then you would want an MOV, AVI or MP4 file. MOV & AVI files are approximately 14gb per hr and MP4 is 1.5gb per hr.

Analog to Digital Capture Card


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           Mon 8am-1pm Tues-Fri 8am-5pm

510 - 922 -8481

1329 Solano Ave, Albany CA 94706

Video Transfer

VHS Tape Transfer


VHS-C to Digital


Hi8 8mm or Video

Cassette Tape Transfer


DVCam MiniDVCam

Video Transfer Services

Video Cassette

Film Transfer

16mm Film Transfer

16mm Sound Film

Super 8 Film Transfer

8mm Film Transfer

SD or HD Film Capture

Frame by Frame


Image Sequence Output


Blu-ray & Playable DVD

Photo Scanning

Large Photos

Loose Photos

Vintage Photos




Scanning Service


Photo Restoration

8 Bit - 16 Bit


35mm Slide Scanning

TIFF or JPEG Output

8 Bit TIFF - 16 Bit TIFF

Negative Scanning

Medium Format

Large Format

Super Slide Scanning

110 Format Negatives

126 Format Negative

Digital Ice Technology

Audio Transfer

Reel to Reel Tape

Audio Cassette Transfer

Micro Cassette to MP3


CD Duplication

1/4'' Reel to Reel

Audio Cassette

Analog to Digital Service

Mini Disc Transfer

Audio Digitization

Tribute Video

Birthday Celebration

Graduation Party

Wedding Celebration

Memorial Tribute

U-Matic Tapes

Bar Mitzvah Video

Bat Mitzvah Video


School Presentation




Digital Roots Studio is in San Francisco Bay Area, Albany CA 1329 Solano Avenue. SF Bay Area video transfers, audio cassette transfers, film transfers, photo & 35mm slides scanning service to digital. Audio cassette to digital, audio tape transfer to mp3 or wav, reel to reel tape transfer to digital format, audio cd backup to digital format, audio duplication. VHS to digital, hi8 tape to DVD, miniDV tape conversion, S-VHS tape transfer to digital, PAL video tape transfer to digital, DVCam video transfer to digital, video to MOV, AVI or MP4 format. 8mm film transfer, Super 8mm film transfer, 16mm film transfer to digital, film transfer to AVI, 8mm film to MOV file, frame by frame film transfer to mp4. Bay Area photo scanning to digital, photo album scanning to JPEG, TIFF or PNG. Large scrapbook photo scanning service. 35mm slide scanning into digital, 35mm slides to JPEG, 35mm slides, Negative scanning service to digital. Negative scanning to JPG or TIFF. Large format scanning, Medium format scanning service. DAT tape transfer to digital CD, DAT tape transfer to WAV, AIFF or MP3 file format. VCR tapes to digital, home movies to digital transfer. East Bay Area, North Bay Area, South Bay Area video, audio, film and photo archiving business. Check out our Tips & Hints, Faq, Privacy Policy


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