U-Matic to DVD transfer
Our U-Matic to DVD transfer service:
NTSC video tape format
$29.95 for DVD
All U-Matic conversions are organized through our Toronto location only.
U-matic is the name of a videocassette format developed by Sony in 1969. It was among the first video formats to contain the videotape inside a cassette, as opposed to the various open-reel formats of the time.
The videotape was 3/4" wide, so the format is often known as 'three-quarter-inch' or simply 'three-quarter'. U-matic was named after the shape of the tape path when it was threaded around the helical video head drum, which resembled the letter U.
U-matic is no longer used as a mainstream production format, yet it has such a lasting appeal as a cheap, well specified, and hard-wearing format that almost every television facility the world-over still has a U-matic recorder. 37 years after it was developed, the format is still in daily use for the menial tasks of the industry, being more highly specialized and suited to the needs of production staff than the domestic VHS.
Your DVDs will be processed in 3-7 business days once we receive your tapes.