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Don't let the hungry VCR ruin your family memories. "We can save it"!

Your child's first birthday, your wedding, your parent's wedding...all precious memories and cherished videotapes. If they break, we can repair them and save them on DVD.

Video Doc Productions can repair that broken videotape and then save it on a DVD or MP4 Video File.

Videotapes can be spliced together and then converted to a DVD for safekeeping.  VCR's are the main culprit when it comes to "eating" tapes.  If your VCR eats your favorite tape, carefully remove it from the VCR (even if you have to cut the tape on one end). Then slide it out of the VCR and bring it as is to Video Doc so we can splice it back together and then save it on a DVD for you. 

Broken videotape repairs Services The Villages, FL

VHS Tapes Can Be Saved and Digitized

VHS tape sticking out of case

Never throw away a broken tape thinking it is useless. "Call The Doc..." Video Doc Productions and we will bring that tape back to life! All work is done in-house and never sent out.



Even if your VCR doesn't eat your VHS tape, the plastic backing and the magnetic particles will eventually slowly degrade, whether you play it often or not. Videotapes can start falling apart in as little as 3 years. If your videotape rips or tears, we can fix it and still transfer to a DVD.

Formats repaired: VHS; VHS-C; 8 mm; HI-8; Mini-DV tapes.

DVDs can last anywhere from 20 to even 100 years. Whether it's your favorite movie or a sentimental home video, you should switch from videotape to DVD sooner rather than later!


Ask us about transferring your videos to a SSD (Solid State Hard Drive - Just like your cell phone's storage).

Call us today to discuss your project 352-728-0602 or E-mail us.

Consider digitizing your videotapes to avoid future physical damage and ensure long-term preservation. Services like Video Doc Productions can convert your tapes to digital formats like DVD or MP4, safeguarding your memories for generations to come.

8mm Camcorder video tape cartridge


Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Handle with Care: Ensure that you handle the tape delicately, avoiding any further damage. Try not to touch the actual tape with your fingers, as the oils from your skin can be harmful.

  2. Repair the Tape: If the tape is loose but not physically damaged, you can carefully wind it back into the cassette. If it's damaged, you might need to use splicing tape to repair it. This is a delicate process and may require some expertise.

  3. Professional Assistance: If you are unsure about handling the tape or if it is physically damaged, consider seeking professional assistance. Some services specialize in tape repair and digitization such as Video Doc Productions.

  4. Digitization Equipment: Video Doc Productions can capture the video using video capture software.

Remember that the quality of the digitized video may depend on the condition of the tape. If the tape is damaged, there might be glitches or issues in the digitized version. Professional services such as Video Doc Productions has the tools and experience to minimize these issues.

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