Video to DVD
Helical Scan EIAJ ½”

[ How It Works ]

Digitize Your Helical Scan EIAJ ½” Reels and Discover Forgotten Memories

Before 1969, there was no standardization in the video tape recorder industry. This meant that every manufacturer that released a machine would use their own proprietary format. Tape speeds differed between machines, as did bias frequencies, tracking head placement, and so on.

This all changed when the Electronic Industries Association of Japan released their helical scan EIAJ ½” format. This development ended incompatibility and meant that videotapes could be interchanged between machines. If you own EIAJ ½ reels but have no way of viewing their contents, our video transfer service offers the perfect solution.

Professional Digitization Brings Your Reels Back to Life

We have converted countless EIAJ ½” reels over the years and have made our customers very happy in the process. Events and faces they had forgotten and moments that were just passing memories have been brought back in vivid color and brilliant detail. Using original equipment and modern digital transfer techniques, we are able to transfer your old reels into digital formats that can be played on a wealth of devices and shared over many different mediums.

Once your EIAJ ½” reels have been converted to DVD or MP4, you can view them on disc players, computers, TVs and mobile devices. You can also share your videos over email or post to social media. The possibilities are endless once you move your old tapes to a digital format.

You Can Trust Us With Your Treasured Reels

Your reels have survived for this long, so it makes sense that you may be nervous about handing them over for digitization. We understand just how delicate and precious your reels are, which is why we will treat them like our own and with the utmost care and respect. Once your reels have been digitized to your chosen format, they will be returned to you along with your digital copies in the same condition in which they were received.

Don’t let your cherished memories become distant ones. Let us bring the past back to life with our EIAJ ½” video transfer service. Speak to our team or visit our Hasbrouck Heights office today to get started.

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Betacam SP/SX

Mini DV

Mini DV


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helical scan transfer

Helical Scan EIAJ 1/2

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[ Other Services ]

Video Tape Repair

Due to their fragile construction, video tapes can be susceptible to damage and deteriorate in as little as 10 years. At the very least, they can become distorted and difficult to watch. The good news is that our video tape repair services can not only fix damaged tape, but our experts can also protect your special memories further by transferring your videos to DVD or digital file format.


There is nothing like reliving happy memories with others, especially if they were memories you shared together. If you have a special moment on film or video tape, why not send it to us for duplication? We can create as many copies as you need and transfer your memories onto the digital format of your choice to give as gifts or simply keep as spare copies.

International Conversion

Sharing precious memories with friends and families overseas can be tricky. Different countries use different video formats and this could mean the tape or film you share may not be compatible. The good news is we can perform international conversion to NTSC, PAL and SECAM so that your loved ones can take a trip down memory lane with you.

Your memories matter and we're here to help.