In general, please be aware:

Prices are per day, week x 3 day rate.

Head clogging from damaged and dirty tape is common. Our machines are well maintained but tape damage is possible and all use is at client risk. We also reserve the right to charge engineering time to clean and repair any machine damaged by client use. If you think your tape is in poor physical condition please speak to us first.

Tape transfers:

Any video cassette tape, (providing it plays) to DVD, machine to machine transfer. Via T.B.C. and standards transfer. £15.00.

Any video cassette tape to a digital format tape – useful for play-in on your editing system. Minimum £15.00 or £30.00 per hour plus tape cost.

Capture to computer file:

Hard drive or USB stick extra. £35.00 (more than one hour, by arrangement).

Film to digital:

30 to 34 p per foot (silent), 44 to 48 p (sound), with minimum charge of £60.00.  Hard drive and USB stick extra.

Editing time:

£35.00 to £55.00 per hour.  For editing, DVD and Blu-ray production. Uploads.


Minimum half day, £350.00. Whole day, £600.00. Includes standard kit and one technician.

Kit hire:

Half-inch SD Video:

J30 play-in video recorder. All versions of betacam, NTSC and PAL, SDI and firewire out.  £60.00 per day.

Digibeta A500, Digibeta and Beta SP player and recorder. £70.00 per day.

HDV recorders:

HVR 15E. Large and small tapes. Firewire. £40.00 per day.

HVR 1500A. Large and small tapes, Firewire and SDI in and out. Screen. £60.00 per day.

Shooting kit:

Audio mixers, microphones. Tascam solid state recorder. Competitively priced as a package. Example: recorder, mixer, two lapel mics. £40.00.

Directional mics. AKG or Sennheiser. £10.00.

Radio mics. (channel 38) Sony UTX series. £25.00 per channel.

Lights, low cost cameras, tripods. Example: Sony HDV tape camera, microphone and tripod. £40.00.

Vintage kit:

All in well maintained condition. U-matic, S-VHS, Hi-8, Betamax, Betacam, Beta SX, DAT, Mini-disc. Ask for pricing.

Back-up drive:

LTO backup drive – USB3 connection – use on your computer. £40.00. Excludes tape cost. Click here.

Have a look in the more details section for, well, more details. Click here.