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Our MiniDV Digitisation Service

The following services are included when we transfer MiniDV to DVD:
  • Transfer your videos at 1:1 speed
  • Creation of a standard chapter menu with scene selection
  • Transfer to a high-quality Sony DVD
We digitise MiniDV film and transfer it to MPEG2 format, so that most DVD players can play the DVD on your television. Overall, we are able to fit 60 minutes of footage on a DVD. If your MiniDV film exceeds this time, we distribute the data over multiple DVDs.

Highly simplified order process

  • Fill out the order form on our website, print the confirmation e-mail and send your MiniDV tapes together with printout to the address indicated in the confirmation. No need to make payment at this stage.
  • Once we receive your order we convert your MiniDV tapes to mpeg2 files and make a movie DVD out of those files.
  • We then raise the invoice, you make the payment and we ship the DVD along with originals back to you.

ScanCorner Security Standards (more>>)

  • We have a succesful and reliable partnership with FedEx for all our logistical needs.
  • All our PCs have data transfer restrictions to ensure maximum privacy to your photos and videos.
  • An end to end tracking system that helps us locate your order at every stage. If ever we should lose your order (for an order value of $100 or more), we compensate your emotional loss with $500. However we have an impeccable track record. So far we haven't lost even a single image!

Important Information

  • We won't transfer the caption from the physical envelope to the digital folder. Instead we scan the caption and put it as the first image in the digital folder.
  • We scan the images in the same order as you send us. Each physical envelope will become a digital folder.
  • Each DVD contains multiple digital folders (P1, P2, P3,...) depending on the physical envelopes we receive.
  • We digitise all the material we receive. If you want to get only selected images digitised, please sort them out before sending the order to us.

MiniDV to DVD conversion FAQ (more>>)

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Will my converted MiniDV tape have audio?

If the actual MiniDV tape has audio in it, then the converted material will also have the audio. The resulting film on DVD will sound just like the original. Audio transfer to DVD is already included in the price. ×

Can I select only a particular section of video to be digitised?

Unfortunately not. At this moment, we digitise the whole video. However, we add a scene selection so that you can select you directly watch your favorite scenes. But if you have a very big order (> 1800 mins), we can consider it. Please send an e-mail to us. Our customer care executive shall get back to you. ×

Can I view the digitised material before you send it to me?

Yes. We shall upload a 3 min preview of the digitised video to our online gallery and send you the link. If you have any major concerns with the quality of the digitised material, you can let us know. ×

How is the MiniDV conversion priced at ScanCorner?

At ScanCorner, we charge video conversion on a per minute basis. i.e. We don’t charge by the total number of tapes we receive but by the actual recorded video footage present in the tape. Our MiniDV conversion is priced at 43c/Min. We offer bulk discounts for volumes starting from 1200 minutes. Click here to know more about the MiniDV conversion discounts. ×

Do you store the digitised video after the MiniDV conversion process?

We store the digitised video for 45 days after the order is complete. i.e. After you receive your DVD. So, we ask our customers to make copies immediately after they receive the DVDs. ×

Can I send both photos and videos at the same time?

Yes. You can send both photos and video tapes at the same time. While placing the order, please select format type “Both” if you are sending both MiniDV tapes and photos. ×

Can you repair my MiniDV tape if it is physically damaged?

It largely depends on the kind and extent of damage on a particular tape. We can systems in place to repair the tapes but we can’t guarantee that the tape will be repaired. So, you can send us the distorted video tape. We shall do our best to repair. If we can’t repair the tape, we shall send it back to you at no additional cost. ×

What codec does ScanCorner use for MiniDV to DVD conversion process?

We use MPEG2 codec for transferring MiniDV tape to DVD. And the bit rate usually depends on the video format being converted. We usually convert NTSC videos with 720x480 29 images/sec and PAL videos with 720x576 25 images/sec. Over years of experience in video conversion, we came up with different bit rates to suit the medium we are converting and the quality of original tape. ×

If I send ScanCorner multiple tapes, will those be put in one DVD?

As a process, we put each tape into a separate DVD. If you want multiple tapes in a single DVD, please do send us an e-mail. ×

Can I edit the footage that is on the DVD ScanCorner sends me?

To edit the footage we send you, you first need to "rip" the files from the DVD. Then you can import those files into video editing software and edit. However, there are certain limitations with this approach. The DVD we send contains compressed video footage. So, even if you successfully rip the files at highest quality settings, you still will be working with video footage this isn’t the best looking. And if you publish it again, after editing, to another DVD, it will suffer from another round of compression. So, we don’t generally recommend this approach. ×