What is video conversion?

Although video cassette housings and DVD media are essentially standard world-wide, the actual signal that is recorded varies from country to country. Because of these multiple standards in video recording, videotapes and DVDs from certain foreign countries must be converted to the American television standard format (NTSC) in order to be played back on American VCRs or DVD players. Likewise, videotapes or DVDs recorded in the American format (NTSC) must be converted to another format (usually PAL) in order to be viewed in another country.  

Click here for a list of international video standards.

Click the tape format below to see pricing on converting to and from NTSC/PAL/: 

Super VHS

Beta or Betamax
3/4 Inch or 3/4 Inch SP
8mm Video

Digital 8
Betacam SP

How can I get my tape converted to another video standard?

To order, please send us your tape and a completed order form. 

Usually, we complete your video conversion within 2-3 days after receiving your order. Shipping and handling will be added to your fee for foreign conversion. Both your original tape and the conversion will be returned to you. Please feel free to e-mail us at  if you have further questions.


Mail your videotape, specifications and payment to:

VideoComm Technologies International, Inc.
361 East Parkwood Ave.
Friendswood, TX 77546

281/992-4100 or call toll free 888-778-4336

Questions? email us at