Creating DVDs from your video
www.DVDedit.co.uk Creating DVDs from your videos  phone 01205 871000
                   Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm


about DVDedit

Set up in May 2005 by Michael Plant, DVDedit is a small independent business, specialising in producing DVDs from your VHS Video and Camcorder tapes / disc

Videotape Rescue

>Videotape Rescue

Video & DVD
Editing Services

>Play & Select Editing
Personal Editor Service

Community & Business Services



















Where ever you are in the UK  

If you require Video tape Rescue, Transfer, Copying or Editing Services then DVDedit could be the right choice for you.

Our services are designed around customers and clients sending their video and camcorder tapes direct to us by post or courier. All the work is carried out on our own premises, offering a friendly, easy to use, safe and secure service avoiding the problems that can occur when using  high street shops or local business acting as agents . We are always happy to try and help when we can, if you would like any help or information or have any concerns or worries please feel free to phone or e-mail us.


Our Key Principles

* Good Quality, Reliable DVDs
* Fair and Honest Pricing
* A Friendly and Personal Service.
* E-mail confirmations and updates.
* Easy to use Services

Great  News ! DVDedit scores 4.9 out of 5 overall (77) reviews

Google checkout independent surveys / reviews  overall score of 4.9 out of a possible 5 stars, with our customers happy to recommend us and use our services again.

"A Big Thank you to all our customers that completed the surveys"

Very professional service - super fast - can definitely recommend it!...Excellent service and customer communication...I am impressed by the quality of the work, plus the customer service and communication from DVDEdit is absolutely fantastic. I know my irreplaceable family videos are in safe hands.....Five Star Plus - DVDedit kept me informed every step of the way, receipt of my order, when it would be processed, when it was despatched, until I had received it - could not ask for a better service and I am delighted with the job they did for me. Would highly recommend.....I don't usually bother filling in this kind of thing but I do have to say that dvdedit were really, really good. The communications were so helpful and the service good value and faultless...Speedily and professional and did a fantastic job of keeping me updated about developments - 100% excellent service... Brilliant service, highly recommended, rescued irreplaceable footage....Reliable, efficient & high-quality service...Fantastic - great personal service, we had a lot of questions which DVD edit were able to answer quickly and politely. Really good Customer Service - can't recommend highly enough and would definitely use them again...Great communication and the service went that extra mile. Would be pleased to recommend this company!... Really impressive - fast, friendly and efficient, excellent communications, good price for very professional service.....Excellent. great quality and very efficient. Much better than another internet dvd copying company.... Extremely efficient, excellent service, highly recommended...I can honestly say that the speed of service and professionalism given by dvd edit is second to none. Not only was my VHS tape fixed (which was of huge relief) but the reassuring and consistent mannner in which I was dealt with was fabulous. Thank you dvd edit for being a rare find of excellence in these busy and poorly customer focussed times. If only every service company could be as efficient! Thanks again ...Worked miracles with a video that I did not think I would see again. Brilliant communication and would certainly recommend....Excellent service, and great quality dvd at the end. Recommended!!

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We Don't use DVD recorders!

 It's likely that you will only have your video tapes transferred to DVD once.
 So probably the most important features you are looking for are quality, reliability and compatibility.

All our DVDs are individually made for you at our own premises, from your videos using digital hardware based computer technology combined with Pioneer industry standard DVD writers. This process takes almost twice as long as using a DVD recorder but we believe it offers the results our customers are looking for and along with our personal and friendly service is the reason why they come back to us, often recommending our services to their friends and family.


Quick links  

  Our more frequently used services


Everything you need from a Video to DVD Transfer service without the Bells and Whistles !
Our most popular transfer service, offering quality, combined with reliability and compatibility.

Google checkout independent surveys / reviews 5 out of 5 stars  

Just  £12



 Specifically designed to help you get the best from your videos.
Our Advanced digital conversion with pre-transfer video ( picture) correction and customisable additional options

Google checkout independent surveys / reviews 5 out of 5 stars  

From  £15


Several of our customers have unidentifiable  video tapes and are not able to play them as they no longer have access to a video player or  suitable camcorder and have asked for our help. This service is now available.
Google checkout independent surveys / reviews 5 out of 5 stars



Snapped, jammed, screwed up VHS video and camcorder tapes and even broken or smashed cases. Can be brought back to life again!
Google checkout independent surveys / reviews 4.9 of 5 stars  

From  £24


You make the decisions - We make the DVDs
Our integrated transfer and editing Service launched in September 2008 is gaining in popularity as  more customers are discovering the benefits of choosing for themselves how they would like their DVD to be edited.


Whether its a personal, community or business project, send us your Video tapes, discs etc by post or courier, let us know of anything  your would like to be specifically included or excluded and any other requirements you have and leave the rest to us.


We can rescue, transfer and edit from any of these "UK" PAL (Standard Definition) Videotapes / DVD discs :
MiniDV, VHS, SVHS, VHSC, SVHSC, video8, Hi8, Digi8, MiniDVD, StandardDVD  >find out more
Our services are only available for videotapes / DVD disc that are not subject to copyright 
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e-mail: michael.plant@DVDedit.co.uk
 or  phone 01205 871000
Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm


Customers Feedback

My DVDs have arrived safely and everything it's fantastic. I'm very happy with the service since the search in the internet for somebody who tranfer my tapes to a DVD. I found your website and the job is perfectely done very fast. Congratulations for the quality of your service and make sure I'll tell many peaple about DVDedit.co.uk Canterbury

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Tape Rescue
Snapped, jammed,
 and even broken
or smashed cases
Can be brought
back to life again!


>Accepted Formats
>Sending your tapes
>Secure split postage


>Can I edit the DVD ?
>Can I copy the DVD ?
>Why 90 Mins Max ?


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Additional Information ( text only format )



Sending your video and camcorder tapes to us.

We strongly recommend sending your video and camcorder tapes by royal mail special delivery or another trusted courier

Smaller camcorder tapes are best sent in their original plastic case in a good quality bubble wrap style envelope please label both the tapes and cases.

Full size VHS video tapes are heavy and can easily be damaged, we advise sending them in cardboard sleeves the type normally associated with blank VHS tapes, using a good quality bubble wrap style envelope or wrapped cardboard box. If possible try to bind the video tapes together or pack tightly to avoid movement and possible damage by colliding with each other if the package is shaken. Please ensure the actual video tapes are labelled not just the sleeves.

If possible send an e-mail advising us of the delivery and tracking details if available, we will send a return e-mail advising of their arrival with us.

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Our secure (split) postage system


For increased security of your special videos ,we introduced a split delivery system. We post out your DVD (s) first ,it's only when we have received confirmation that they have arrived safely and that all is OK that we send out your original video tapes and other material you sent to us ,along with any addition copies of the DVDs you have ordered.
If we have your e-mail address we will advise you when they have been posted and supply the delivery details and tracking number if appropriate.

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Can I use my DVD for editing?

There is not a simple answer to this question. With most domestic editing software you can't edit from a DVD without first converting the video content of the DVD to a suitable editable digital file usually Mpeg2 this is commonly known as ripping the DVD. Some more recent editing software may have a DVD file importer / converter included that will allow you to convert the files from our DVDs.

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Digital editing / backup file 

All our DVDs are individually made from your videos using digital hardware based computer technology and with most of our transfer services we also produce an editable digital back up file that we store for 30 days on our system. This file is in an Mpeg2 format that is suitable for use with most PC based editing software and we can supply a copy of this file for you on a DVD data disc for a small additional cost normally £5.The Mpeg2 file can be copied to your Hard Disc Drive on your computer and imported into suitable editing software  without having to be previously converted.
 If you don't have editing software or experience problems carrying out the editing our economy editing service may be of help to you. If it less than 30 days from receiving the disc then we will have a copy of the file which we can access for from your reference number on the disc or if it is after 30 days then simply send the disc back to us so that we can
copy the file back onto our system.

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Can I make copies of my DVD?

Yes The DVD is made from video material you supply so we do not put any restrictions on copying the DVD discs.
However our current additional copy price of £5 or down to £3.34 if you order 3 additional copies (Produced and presented the same as the main copy) may be worth considering.

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We accept the following Domestic Tape Formats for transfer or editing:-

(Domestic Home video tapes) VHS
Camcorder video tapes :- Hi8 , video8 (also known as Sony 8MM Video). Digital8 (also known as Sony digi8 Video)
VHS Compact ( VHSC) Super VHS Full size (SVHS) , Super VHS Compact ( SVHSC)
MiniDV (SD) Standard Definition format, We are not currently able to work with any of the (HD) formats
We can also transfer and edit from 8cm and 12cm personal DVD disc (not copy protected).
We can  work with most editable computer based video files ie DV-AVI , Mpeg2 etc.
Please note ! we can not transfer or edit from (HD) High Definition format camcorder tapes ,Sony micro format or any of the full size Pro analogue or digital formats or video tapes recorded in NTSC (USA)

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 Our services are only available for videotapes that are not subject to copyright

We are happy to transfer tapes recorded on camcorders or  home video recorders from TV broadcasts and professionally recorded videotapes where you own the copyright or have been granted permission to have the tape(s) transferred to DVD.

We will not normally transfer from commercially made video tapes (If the tape label, the case or the video footage contains “Copyright” © on it or otherwise indicates that permission is required prior to copying)


1) If DVDs are not available to purchase for your particular video and the copyright owners have given their permission for you to have a personal transfer carried out.
(We have transferred many video’s where permission has been granted for a personal transfer to be carried out. If you have obtained permission please either e-mail or send a copy to us with your tapes.)

2) If you can provide evidence that the video was recorded some time ago and that DVDs have not been made available for that tape or tapes and the transfer is for your personal use only.


If you require any further clarification or help with copyright videotapes please contact us.


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Why 90 minuets Max ?

When analogue VHS video and camcorder tapes are transferred to a DVD disc along with the analogue to digital conversion that takes place the digital video signal also has to be compassed to fit onto a DVD this is complex subject but in simple terms, the higher the compression the more video can be fitted onto the disc but the quality reduces, a lower compression improves the quality but you can not fit as much video on the disc. We work to our tried and tested formula that offers "very good" quality, reliability and compatibility for both DVD players computers with a DVD ROM drive built in.

 More than 90 mins on a tape to be transferred

 If the tape duration is longer than 90 minuets then with split the digital file up and create 2 or more DVDs . These are placed in a double or triple cases as appropriate  and the disc are labelled as' Your Title' Disc 1 , ' Your Title ' Disc 2  etc.

Low level encoded transfers

The reputation of our products and services are very important to us. So we do not offer a low level encoded transfer service or carry out transfers using domestic DVD recorders.

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Our Key Principles

Good Quality, Reliable DVDs : All our DVDs are individually made from your videos using high quality "A" grade DVD disc, digital hardware based computer technology combined with Pioneer industry standard DVD optical writers (WE DON'T USE DVD RECORDERS). Working to our tried and tested formula for capturing from VHS video and camcorder tapes and producing DVDs, that combines good quality with reliability and compatibility for both DVD players and  computers with a DVD ROM drive built in. Every single DVD is individually Q.A. checked by hand before being dispatched.

Fair and Honest Pricing : All our prices are clearly listed with no hidden charges, if there is any additional cost for some of our services this is clearly labelled. Because most of our work comes from personal recommendations or returning customers we understand that it is not always possible to know the exact duration of videotapes or sometimes if there is any actual recording on the tape, so we only charge for the work we carry out, and if there is any issues with your order we will contact you (normally by e-mail) to check our understanding of your requirements before proceeding with the work.

Friendly Personal Service : We are a small independent business, most of our work comes from returning customers and personal recommendations, we believe we offer a personal and friendly service. We don't employ any sales or call reception staff so there is a good chance that phones calls and e-mails will be answered by someone with a understanding and knowledge of your requirements and have a personal involvement in your project. 

Good Communication : We believe in keeping our customers and client informed at all times. We send an e-mail out advising of the safe arrival of the video tapes etc, regular updates on progress on longer projects and advise when the DVDs have been dispatched giving tracking ref  number if appropriate.

Easy to use Services ; Although covering a wide range of service with a lot of flexibility we have aimed at making our services as easy to use as possible with online ordering available for most option and a choice of payment methods with help and support links throughout the web site.

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