I transfer the following formats/cassette size of DV to DVD and more

DV ........................ Yes small, medium, large tape

DVC ....................... Yes small, medium, large tape

DVCPro .................... Yes small, medium, large tape

DVCPro25 .................. Yes small, medium, large tape

DVCPro P ................. No (not at this time - I do not have this machine).

DVCPro50 ................. Yes         medium, large tape (no XL tapes or mini tapes)

DVCProHD ................. Yes         medium, large tape (no XL tapes or mini tapes)

DVCPro100 ................. Yes         medium, large tape (no XL tapes or mini tapes)

DVCProHD-LP ............ No (not at this time - I do not have this machine)

DVCAM .................... Yes small, medium, large tape

MiniDV .................... Yes small

HDV ....................... Yes small

(I have many more machines of nearly all formats ever made - call for quote)

I use a Panasonic AJ-D440 Player (see photo) and AJ-D95DCP Recorder/Player which gives excellent SD picture quality.

I use a Panasonic AJ-HD130DC Master Recorder/Player  (see photo) which gives excellent HD picture quality

My DVCProHD deck produces excellent transfers of Varicam prosumer camera recordings- make sure to use 29.97 frames per second or 59.94 fields per second rate in either 720P or 1080i on your camera.

I use a Sony HDV deck for transfer of HDV tapes which gives excellent HD and SD picture quality

All broadcast is 720P/59.94 and so is my DVCProHD recorder/player AJ-HD130DC and also records and plays 1080i/59.94 using HD-SDI input/output - only the very best in professional output second to none.

Yes I can transfer DVCProHD in 1080i/29.97 (frames per second) but the normal "lingo" is 1080i/59.94 (fields per second) which really is the very same thing.

NTSC is 29.97 frames per second and 59.94 fields per second interlaced.

My Panasonic AJ-D440 machine playsback NTSC.

My Panasonic AJ-HD130DC playsback/records 720P/59.94 and 1080i/59.94 (some variable frame rate cameras allow 24frames per second (and more) while still recording to tape at either 60 or 59.94 - choose 59.94 in your camera settings. Check your manual for exact frame rate as some camera menus round to 60 but in fact are 59.94. 59.94 is what we want as it syncs with HD-SDI and SD for full ability to cross convert between formats. (film Telecine also available.)

720P resolution 1280 x 720

1080i resolution 1920 x 1080

My Sony professional DVD recorder records to NTSC and PAL in SD & HD.

Full conversion from NTSC tape to NTSC/PAL DVD as needed

The above machines have Composite, SDI digital, HD-SDI digital, HDV digital, DV digital, analog inputs and outputs enabling transfer to/from most any format tape or disc. I also can make master tapes for you. See my other ads for other tape/film formats.


Small cassette = S (minidv tape "mini")

Medium cassette = M

Large Cassette = L

Extra Large Cassette = XL (none of my machines have a opening wide enough)

Through the use of a playback adapter AJ-CS750P (see photo) specifically made for this machine (see photo) I can playback Minidv tapes on this machine. Playback 5 formats of tapes in 3 different cassette sizes on one machine.

The M and L cassettes are all played without any adapter. The adapter is only for MiniDV playback on this machine.

DVC, DVCpro, DVCProHD, DV, DVCAM, Minidv are all digital formats

Popular for TV News/reporters

Hybrid tapes are able to be played back- some recorders can record the "wrong format" on a tape and my player playsback any format and speed - auto sensing speed and format from the media.

Profesional and Pro-consumer / Prosumer camcorders use several of these tape formats. My transfer equipment accurately transfers the details and color.

My Panasonic AJ-D440 is a player- it does not record. It is a top-of-the-line professional player with the very best specifications and low hours in pristine perfect condition.

I have a AJ-D95DCP which plays and records in both DVCpro and DVCPro50 formats on the very same machine.

My Panasonic AJ-HD130DC is a mastering deck which means its' recordings are playable on any model of DVCproHD vtr due to its 18micron width mastering heads. Most decks have 9micron heads which is fine for playback but not for master recording. This excellent deck also has HD-SDI input and output and full cross conversion capabilities and the best editing features such as autoback for clean superb mastering second-to-none. Low hours in pristine perfect condition.

I transfer many formats of professional and consumer tapes- call me for all your tape transfer needs. I can transfer 95% of all pro and consumer audio tapes/video tapes & film from the 1960s to current.

It is wise to have a backup of your Tapes on DVD for several reasons:
1 It is easier to watch video content on a standard DVD player
2 Your machine may not be available anymore but you still have tapes
3 Deterioration, aging, degrading of quality
4 Backup - In case of theft or loss
5 DVD players have features video tape machines didn't have


  • Studio quality Tape transfer.
  • Every inch of your Tape will be recorded.
  • High quality, namebrand DVD disc 
  • Press PLAY on your DVD player will give you a menu and then you can choose which video you want to watch. The movies fill the whole screen (just like a "Full Screen" store bought DVD). Your films in the best quality possible.
  • No music track added. Silent movies remain silent. Sounds movies have your own sounds.
  • Your DVD is playable on DVD player, many game consoles, PCs.
  • Magic marker title on DVD face, no fancy disc face
  • All work done on Professional equipment
  • Full Sound Transfer of HIFI and Mono recordings
  • DVD is provided in a basic white paper 5" x 5" standard envelope with round clear window

Only family friendly recordings, no adult/XXX ever, no risque ever.

All copyrighted content must be include authorization paperwork from the tv station or movie studio or ad agency.

Family/home/personal/non-commercial recordings are exempt from copyright authorization paperwork requirement.

I specialize in all video Formats, and I have excellent professional equipment in pristine condition.

The very best for DV (DV, DVC, DVCPro, DVCAM) videotape transfer to DVD. Popular in 90s, 00s and 10s.

The master DVD disc made from your tape will be EXACTLY just like the contents of your tape.
Video Encoded MPEG-2 10mbit/sec
Audio Encoded Dolby Digital
(For those who don't speek technical jargon - it means Professional Perfect Results)

I ship in US Post Office Flat Rate Boxes- please carefully package your valuable tapes for safe transport.

Example of Content

Reporter, university/student work, medical, commercial / advertisement (must have official paperwork proving authorized duplication). No commercial transfer work, unless written authorization accompanies tapes- on official TV station/university/etc letterhead.

I reserve the right to say no thanks.

For the safety of your tapes- please ship in its protective plastic storage case. If you prefer to save shipping costs- you can opt to not have your tape reels returned. Normally I do return all tapes sent to in for transfer.

Plan on Including

1. Official letter authorizing transfer to DVD/duplication rights & copyright documentation
2. Send to me in protective plastic case
3. Buy one listing for each reel to be transferred

Lowest Price & Best Video quality

The disc isn't fancy - the video quality is professional.



This listing is for a service.

I am not selling equipment.

I am not selling tapes.

This is for transfer of buyer's tape to DVD or tape.

Dr Virago Pete


Email address drviragopete@att.net

Phone # (847) 454-7858

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All questions answered personally and promptly

I am willing to answer questions. 


This page was updated on 6/2016