3/4" U-Matic to DVD Service

Convert aging U-Matic tapes to archival-grade DVDs and MP4 digital files

✅ Fast Turnaround
Average 7 Business Days
✅ Processed In-House
All work done in Atlanta, GA
✅ Over 30 Years Experience
Trusted industry professionals

Convert 3/4" U-Matic Tapes to Digital

Nostalgic Media offers safe and easy 3/4" U-Matic to DVD and digital transfer services. With over 30 years of professional experience, we have the skills and equipment needed to transfer even the most obscure video formats into long lasting digital files. Rest easy knowing your home movies will be safe for generations to come. Enjoy your newly digitized U-Matic tapes on all of your modern digital devices, such as computers, phones, and tablets. It has never been easier to preserve your aging U-Matic tapes.

What you get:

Average 7 business day turnaround - Archival grade DVDs - Digital computer files available - All work done in-house

U-Matic to DVD Service Pricing

Mix and match the formats: VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, MiniDV, Betamax, 3/4' U-Matic, PAL
Tape Quantity DVD Only DVD & Digital File
1
$45
$45
2-10
$31 ea
$35 ea
11-20
$30 ea
$34 ea
21-30
$29 ea
$33 ea
31-40
$28 ea
$32 ea
41-50
$27 ea
$31 ea
51-74
$26 ea
$30 ea
75-100
$25 ea
$29 ea
101+
$24 ea
$28 ea
Add Ons Price
Extra DVD Copies
$5 each
Tape Repair
$20 each
Special Format Tapes
(Beta, PAL/Secam,
3/4' U-Matic, S-VHS)
add $15 each
(included in pricing chart)
USB Flash Drives
16gb - $15
32gb - $20
64gb - $30
128gb - $45
  • Free USB flash drive included for orders of 5+ tapes to DVD + MP4 digital files
  • No charge for blank tapes or tapes that are too damaged for us to transfer

First introduced in 1971 by Sony, the U-Matic tape was originally intended to be a video format meant for the consumer format. Because the cost to manufacture the format’s early VCR’s were so high, this initial venture turned out to be a failure. While the cost of these VCR’s were too high to find success in the consumer market, they were affordable enough for the industrial, professional, and educational sectors.

The U-Matic video format found it’s most success during the mid-1970’s within the television broadcast industry. In 1974, the Sony VO-3800 was released, a portable VCR for the U-Matic tape format. This portable player ushered in the era of electronic news gathering, replacing the 16mm film cameras which were normally used for news gathering. This made it possible for faster breaking news, as time needed to develop film was replaced with the instant playback capability of these new video technologies.

U-Matic to Digital Service Features

At Nostalgic Media, we understand the memories stored on your 3/4" U-Matic tapes are priceless memories that cannot be replaced. When choosing a company to convert U-Matic tapes to digital, it is important to know that your home videos will be safe in the process. We don’t take any shortcuts here. We take the time to get the job done right the first time. If you aren’t happy with your digitized memories, then neither are we.

Did you know that some U-Matic transfer service companies actually ship your tapes overseas to be digitized? Not us. We do all work in-house at our lab in Atlanta, GA. You can actually pick up the phone and talk to the technicians who preserve your priceless memories.

At Nostalgic Media, we understand the memories stored on your 3/4" U-Matic tapes are priceless memories that cannot be replaced. When choosing a company to convert U-Matic tapes to digital, it is important to know that your home videos will be safe in the process. We don’t take any shortcuts here. We take the time to get the job done right the first time. If you aren’t happy with your digitized memories, then neither are we.

Did you know that some U-Matic transfer service companies actually ship your tapes overseas to be digitized? Not us. We do all work in-house at our lab in Atlanta, GA. You can actually pick up the phone and talk to the technicians who preserve your priceless memories.

Archival Grade DVDs

Our standard U-Matic to DVD transfer service converts each of your videotapes to a separate archival grade DVD. These DVDs are rated to last for 100 years or more, so you know that your memories will be safe for future generations to enjoy. Enjoy your newly converted videos on any standard DVD player or computer with a DVD drive.

MP4 Digital Files

Want to future-proof your tapes? MP4 digital files allow you to save and view your aging U-Matic tapes on all your modern digital devices, which include computers, phones and tablets. MP4 digital files also allow you to edit your videos directly on your home computer. Not only that, but by converting U-Matic tapes to digital, sharing your digitized memories with friends and family becomes a breeze.

Learn more about MP4 files here

Safe & Secure Storage
When you add MP4 digital files to your U-Matic to DVD order of less than 5 tapes, your digital files will be delivered to you on a single data DVD. You will be able to insert this DVD disc into any computer with a disc reader to view and save your digital files to your computer.
Orders of 5 tapes or more with added MP4 files will have all digital files delivered to you on a single USB flash drive. USB flash drives are a convenient and safe way to have all your U-Matic digital files in one place.
 
Note: For newer computers without a disc drive, you will want to add on a USB flash drive with your order if one will not already be included.

An Important Note About MP4 Files & USB Flash Drives

We highly recommend backing up your MP4 files directly to your computer or to a cloud service of your choice upon receiving your completed order. Over time, flash drives can become corrupt for any number of reasons, making it impossible to read the data that is stored on them. We keep all digital files on our system for up to 30 days after your order has been completed if extra copies are needed.

How It Works

Send

Complete your order online or print our order form. Pack your box with your media and ship it to us. Not comfortable shipping? No problem! You can drop your media off in person at our lab in Atlanta.

Convert

We will contact you once your order has arrived safely at our facility. Your memories are all then digitized at our lab here in Atlanta, GA by our skilled technicians.

Enjoy

In an average time of 7 business days, your newly digitized memories are ready to be shipped back out to you, or ready to be picked up at our lab, for you and your family to enjoy.

What Our Customers Say

"I am very pleased with the service and quality of work. Everything was done professionally. Our items were secured and protected. The final product is as high quality as I could hope for. Our memories and treasures are safe and available for convenient viewing anytime we want. I highly recommend this service."
- Chad Horne

Why Use A Professional U-Matic Transfer Service?

3/4" U-Matic tapes are subject to signal loss and damage. Transfer equipment is no longer made and spare parts are becoming scarce. Someday, there may not be a way to digitize your old tapes and the memories they hold. The best time to convert U-Matic to digital is now before it becomes too late.
 
With our 3/4" U-Matic transfer service, Nostalgic Media makes it easy to preserve your aging memories for generations to come. You can once again enjoy the family vacations, birthdays and weddings you thought you would never be able to see again.
 
Since 1989, we have helped countless families bring their family memories into the digital age. Each order is handled with care and given personal attention right here in our lab in Atlanta, GA. Rest easy knowing your media is kept safe every step of the way. With over 30 years of professional experience in video production and photography, we have the skills and expertise needed to turn your aging U-Matic tapes into long lasting digital keepsakes.

Don't Wait To Convert Your Aging Videos

As tapes age, they become more vulnerable to a number of issues arising that could make it difficult to preserve the content that is on them. Tapes that have been stored in an environment exposed to heat and humidity will experience greater signal loss than those stored in a cool and dry environment. It is not a good idea to playback your video tapes in an old VCR you may still have laying around. This can lead to shedding, tape wear, and possibly tape damage that cannot be repaired.
 

Other Tape Formats We Convert

Have more than just U-matic tapes? You can mix and match the formats. Click on a tape below to learn more.
VHS
about 7 inches wide
VHS-C
about 3.5 inches wide
8mm/Hi8
about 4 inches wide
MiniDV
about 3 inches wide
Beta/Betamax
about 6 inches wide
special format tape

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you combine my tapes onto a single DVD?

No. Each videotape is converted to a separate archival grade DVD. We create our DVDs according to industry standards for Video and Data DVDs. Our DVDs will play on nearly any stand-alone DVD player. If your DVD player was manufactured after 2001 and reads DVD-R media (the most common type), it’s likely to play the DVD. Some Blu-Ray players will not play any type of recordable media, please consult your player's owner's manual to determine compatibility with DVD-R type media.

Can I submit copyright material?

No. If you do not own the copyright of the material submitted, it is illegal for us to make copies. Any copyrighted material included in your transfer order will not be processed if it is available for purchase on DVD or as a digital download. Please call us for more details if you are unsure of your videotapes’ copyright status.

What if some of my tapes are blank?

No. If you submit tapes that are blank or too damaged for us to convert, you will not be charged.

Can my damaged tapes be repaired?

Depending on the type of damage, Yes. There is a $20 repair charge for each damaged videotape. If we encounter any damaged tapes after you submit your order, we will call you before any repairs are made/charged. Please contact us for more information.

Have more questions? Contact us at 404-844-3840 or toll free at 888-612-2370