¾” U-Matic to Digital
Video Transfers: ¾” U-Matic to Digital
Introduced by Sony in 1971, U-Matic tapes were originally intended for domestic purposes—with the first model that could record having a built-in TV tuner. Because of its quality and high price, it became standard for industrial and educational television production but was too expensive to gain widespread usage among home videographers at the time.

U-Matic video recorders were eventually replaced by Betacam and VHS, which became more popular as cassette formats. The last U-Matic recorder was released in 1981.

Due to the obsolescence of this system, professionals have trusted VideoMedia for years to digitize their U-Matic tapes and transfer them to a digital support of their choice. Our experienced technicians can convert your footage into a digital format that’s easy to edit, share and store. We’re experts in every aspect of video digitization and conversion, so you can be confident that your U-Matic tapes will be handled with care and efficiency.

At VideoMedia, we've been converting and restoring media for 42 years, so we know what it takes to protect your memories for generations to come. We know when it comes to preserving your important moments, only the highest quality will do - and we’re happy to deliver just that!
How Does the VideoMedia Transfer Process Work?
With our U-Matic to digital transfer service, VideoMedia makes it easy for you to preserve your memories in their purest form. No longer will you have to worry about how much space your tapes take up or how many times they can be watched before they degrade.

First things first: come by our Montreal location to drop off the U-Matic video cassettes you’d like to have converted to digital, or have them delivered to us via courier.

We want to make sure that every tape that comes into our hands is treated with care and respect. That’s why we’ve developed an extensive process for handling the tapes that come to us. Once your tapes arrive at our on-site facility, our expert technicians will examine them meticulously to determine the quality and condition of the film.

We want to ensure you have all the information you need to decide how best to proceed with the transfer process. If there are any issues with your tapes and whether any repair work is necessary, we will be sure to let you know. If repair is possible (and only if it can be done without compromising the integrity of your original recording), it will be offered as an option.

Once your tapes have been inspected, our technicians will meticulously scan your U-Matic cassette tapes at a high bit rate using specialized equipment and software to a digital format of your choice. That way, you’ll be able to see all the details of your irreplaceable memories preserved. This procedure takes place in-house at VideoMedia, so you don’t have to worry about any manipulations from third-party contractors.

Finally, we’ll help you choose the best digital format for your needs. Your newly converted digital file will be loaded onto your choice of USB key, external hard drive, DVD. or any other device of your choice, At the end of the transfer process, you will receive both your original U-Matic cassette tapes and your digital files for you to enjoy.
Why Choose VideoMedia?
When you choose VideoMedia for transferring your U-Matic tapes to digital files, you get to work with a family-run business that’s been helping people in Montreal and across Canada preserve their memories either personally or institutionally (museums, municipalities, corporations, film producers, etc.) for over 40 years. We know how important your memories are to you, and we take the time to make sure they’re preserved with quality and precision.

Because we do all the work in-house, we can also accommodate more complex projects quickly and efficiently. We have a team of helpful, knowledgeable staff who will answer any questions you may have about your project.

At VideoMedia, you can rest assured you are getting the best value for your money. Although our prices are competitive, the quality of our service is unmatched, supported by state-of-the-art equipment and technology when converting your U-Matic memories to be preserved for generations.

VideoMedia has been around for a while, and our many years of industry experience in the industry has made us a trusted name in media transfer. We take pride in our ability to provide affordable, reliable, and high-quality services to our customers. This experience enables us to undertake any project you have entrusted to us.
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Aleesa Hall
My mom passed away back in 2008 and I randomly found this tape VHS with no way of knowing what was on it, so I needed a service that was able to convert it onto a CD or USB, anything. I am so happy I found this VideoMedia. There were able to transfer it flawlessly and now this is the last footage of have of my mom on camera, I get to see her and hear her voice. I'm so happy I have this footage forever now. The service was great and Michel was so kind :)
Frederic St-Jean
De par leur expertise, ils ont su redonner une seconde vie à de précieux souvenirs familiaux. Le tout a été effectué avec grand professionnalisme, un service courtois et à un prix plus que raisonnable. Je recommande vivement. Merci !
Nico Fleury
J'ai fait mettre sur 3 clés des vieux films et des diapositives qui dataient de plus de 35 ans et vraiment ils ont fait un job exceptionnel.  Ils sont très professionnels et le service impeccable, d'autant plus que les prix sont plus qu'abordables.  Un gros MERCI.
Marco Zilveti
Très bonne adresse pour une prestation professionnelle de qualité, une attention très poussée au besoin de/du client(e), très aimable et un résultat parfait !