Video Tape Copying Service

All Audio/Video experts agree that it wise to have all your tapes and reels copied to another medium while it is still possible. Even recent digital media such as CDs, DVDs, USB sticks and portable hard drives have a limited shelf life. Blue Lizard Productions has the expertise and equipment to help you preserve your video material. For more information of our expertise see our “About” page and “Why Copy Now” page for more detailed information.

For more information call or email on:

Mobile: 0404 130085


Video Tape Formats Copied
Hi8 & Video 8
Mini DV
Guide Price for Video Copying

The table below is a guide price for the copying video and audio tapes up to a duration of 1 hour and encoded to either a MPG4 or a Pro Resolution HQ digital file. The prices are based on the video being dropped off and picked up from our studio with USB sticks and hard drives supplied by the customer if needed. For a more accurate quote please contact us.

Please note: Some tape players are more than 30 years old and are operational when last used but may need to be repaired before committing to a job.

Copyright may apply.

Tape Format1 to 5 Tapes (To 1 hour in duration)6 to 20 Tapes (To 1 hour in duration)20 plusTapes (To 1 hour in duration)
VHS (Small Tapes)$28$24$20
VHS (NTSC)$35$30$25
Hi8/8mm/video 8$30$26$22
Digital Betacam/SP Betacam$80$70$50
U-Matic (Low Band)$90$80$70
J-Series/EIAJ (5 or 8 inch reels)$180$160$140
Pick Up and Delivery Service

For those who want to take advantage of our pick up/delivery service the following applies.

  • Within 25 kilometers – Free for 5 or more tapes otherwise a one way fee of $20
  • Within 50 kilometers – Free for 10 or more tapes otherwise a one way fee of $20
  • 50 or more kilometers by application

Please note that for most smaller jobs the delivery method may be by Electronic File Transfer with the tapes or reels dropped off at a later date if requested.