Baltimore County Maryland Video Tape and Photo to Digital Transfer Archive Services

Call or send a text message to 410-303-7438


Do you have a bunch of video tapes that are laying in your closet/attic that you would like to put on Blu-ray disc or DVD? How about cell phone videos and photos that you are afraid to lose?

We can help preserve your memories now, before they are lost forever.
Established in the year 2007, Baltimore Digital is a multimedia company that is based out of Baltimore County, Maryland. You won't have to risk shipping your priceless tapes across the country if you live locally.

We take pride in our preservation quality over run-of-the-mill big box stores. All transfers are done discreetly without judgment on broadcast grade equipment.


Accepted Formats: VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS-C, 8mm (Video8), Hi8 and Hi8 XR for video. If you still have your video camera with working batteries or a power supply then we can transfer using that as well. Starting winter 2020, we'll offer 35mm film negative transfers.


Sample Video Transfer Downloads (best viewed with the VLC or Splash media players)

VHS8mm TapeHi8 XR


Our tape transfer prices start at $15.00 per tape for the first 30 minutes. We will price match Wal-Mart's services, just ask. If you have any questions feel free to call 410-303-7438 at any time. If no one answers, please leave a voice mail.


Transfer to Digital Files -
$15.00 per tape

Your tapes (up to 30 minutes per tape*) are professionally transferred to a digital format (H.264 video/AAC audio) that you can download and watch on your computers/tablets/smart phones. After the first half-hour, the cost is $5.00 per half-hour. For example, a standard two hour long VHS tape would cost $30.00 (plus applicable tax). You will have 21 days to download your files.


Disc Transfer - $5.00 per tape

Your tapes will be transferred and authored onto either a Bluray Recordable Disc (BD-R) or DVD-R. We recommend no more than six hours per BD-R or 90 minutes per DVD-R to preserve the highest quality footage. See technical specs below.


USB 3.0 Flash Drive - $15.00


You may also have your encoded videos (H.254 video, AAC audio, .mp4 format) put on a flash drive (or a few flash drives if necessary) that is either provided by you or by us. The cost is a $15 flat service charge if you provide the drives and it varies if we do. USB 3.0 flash drives are compatible with USB 2.0 equipment.



Raw Files - $25.00

We can provide the original, high quality (10-bit or 8-bit 4:2:2 intra-frame video codecs with 16-bit, 48 kHz LPCM audio) .avi files that are captured. The same files that we create the H.264 or DVD/Bluray files from. Every 30 minutes is approximately 10 GB worth of data, so just provide us with enough flash drives or an external hard drive when you drop your video tapes off and we can give you those as well.




Technical Specifications


Digital File (compatible with the vast majority of computers, smart phones and tablets):
720x480p60 NTSC resolution (highest quality de-interlacing/frame interpolation)
7 Mbps constant bitrate H.264 video codec
2-channel (Stereo) 48 kHz, 256 kbps Fraunhofer FDK AAC-LC audio codec
.mp4 container format


Bluray Disc (BD-R, BDMV):
Up to 6 hours per single layer disc
720x480i60 NTSC resolution
7 Mbps average, 14 Mbps maximum variable bitrate H.264 video codec
2-channel (Stereo) 16-bit 48 kHz Linear PCM Audio (uncompressed)


DVD-R:
Up to 90 minutes per single layer disc
720x480i60 NTSC resolution
6.3 Mbps constant bit rate MPEG-2 video codec
192 or 224 kbps Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) audio codec







We can also transfer your smart device videos and photos to Bluray Video Disc or as DVD data. Prices vary depending on the amount of material that needs to be preserved.