update February 2013:
Timeless DVD is currently
accepting new orders.
When this situation changes, this notice will be removed and the order forms
will be made available.
Your Order Form
We offer two order form options for video to DVD transfer. Choose
the one that works best for you.
Use our Video to DVD Order Form if you have
a project that includes one or a few videotapes for which the
running times are roughly known. It is also best for DVD projects
that require special options such as a scene selections menu
or replacement music.
Use our Send a Box Order Form if you
have a larger quantity of tapes (generally, 5 or more), OR if you
don't know how long each of your tapes is. You may also use the
Send a Box order form if the regular Video to DVD form seems too
confusing. Please see our
DVD page for detailed information on the Send
a Box process.
Both order forms are available as PDFs above. Simply print
out and fill in the form you wish to use, and use extra paper if
needed. If you are confused by anything on either order form, feel
free to write out your instructions in a way that makes sense to
you. If we have questions, we'll ask.
If you are sending copyrighted material to be transferred, you
MUST include a completed and signed Timeless DVD Copyright Waiver
with your order. Click
here for the Copyright Waiver Form (PDF).
Design (copy tapes to DVD)
Both order forms begin with your
preferences for how your DVD(s) will look. See the DVD
Design page for instructions and templates.
The Send a Box order form has three additional
first is Content
Titles for Each DVD. This allows you to tell us if you
want us to use the labels on your tapes for your DVD titles,
or if you will write new titles (which can be included with your
tapes or written up later). This category can be handy for
orders with large boxes of tapes.
Exclude TV and movies on your tapes from the finished
DVDs? We often come across TV shows or movies that customers
have recorded on their tapes – particularly on VHS or Betamax,
since these formats were commonly used in VCRs. Checking "YES"
or "NO" will expedite your invoice, since this will easily enable
us to either include or exclude these types of
programs on your tapes. If you wish to know the exact TV or movies
that are on your tapes before your invoice is provided, please
check "MAYBE (tell me what it is)."
Combining Tapes to DVDs: One of the benefits
of working with Timeless DVD is our ability to combine more than
one tape to the same DVD (up to a 2-hour maximum per DVD). Some
customers wish to combine tapes as much as possible, in order to
keep the price low. Others prefer to have tapes
combined, but want the video kept in chronological
order on the finished DVDs for easier long-term organization. Still
others want each tape transferred to its own DVD and not combined
at all, even when tapes are short. The choice is yours. Simply
indicate your preference for your video to
If submitting the Send a Box form, you're all
done. However, if you need additional features on your DVDs, such
as a song for the main menu, a scenes menu, title screens, or replacement
music, note that these options are not on the Send a Box form.
Indicate what you need on the form's reverse or additional paper,
and we will include them in your invoice.
submitting the DVD Transfer form, continue to Step 3.
1 (page 1 of regular order form)
The DVD 1 section allows you to compile
up to 2 hours of video from one or more tapes onto a
DVD. Here's how to do it.
Every video to DVD transfer starts with one videotape. This
is Tape #1. Enter the rough running time for the tape. (Remember,
2 hours of video fits on one DVD.) Write a content title for
the tape to appear on the DVD, or check the "Use
Tape Label" circle if you prefer to use what is written
on the tape already. The
cost is $30.
If the running time for your tape
is longer than 2 hours, you must add the Overflow
Disc option to this DVD. A double DVD case will be provided free
of charge. If this option applies, add $20 to the total for this
Conversely, if Tape #1 is shorter than 2 hours, you
can add video from other tapes onto
this same DVD. The order form allows you to add the running
times and titles for two more tapes onto this same DVD.
tapes with labels or stickies in the sequence you wish them to
appear on the DVD. (If you have more shorter tapes, just continue
on the back of the paper, but remember the 2-hour limit!) Each
additional videotape is $10.
Next, the section allows you to add extra DVD copies for this
disc. All copies are 100% identical to the original.
DVD copies make easy yet heartfelt gifts, as well as useful backups
in case your original DVD becomes damaged. (DVD copies are also
available forever after your project is finished; we archive
your project free of charge!)
Write any special instructions for transferring
to DVD on the
lines at the left. For example, use this area to tell us if any
sections of video on your tape should be left off the finished
DVD. To do this, you must provide start and stop times for the
segment to be excluded, and a brief description of the content
if possible. (Use the back of the paper if needed.)
Finally, add up all the costs in the DVD 1 section. For
– If you have one 2-hour videotape, the subtotal will be
– For that same 2-hour tape with an extra DVD copy, the
subtotal will be $42 ($30 + $12).
– If you have a 4-hour tape and need an Overflow Disc,
the subtotal will be $50 ($30 + $20).
– If you are combining Tape #1 (1 hour) and Tape #2 (30
minutes), the subtotal will be $40 ($30 + $10).
Enter your unique subtotal on the DVD 1 SUBTOTAL line on the
TOTALS page of the form.
2, 3, & 4 – optional (page 3 of regular order
The DVD 2, DVD 3, and DVD 4 sections on page 2 are identical
to the DVD 1 section. They allow you to create a DVD from
one or more tapes.
This page ONLY needs to be submitted if your
project requires it. It is included in the form for those
whose projects have more than one DVD and/or more than one 2-hour
If the page applies to your project, rubberband tapes together
if you are compiling more than one tape onto a
DVD. This way, we know which tapes are to be combined.
Then, mark each group of tapes "DVD 2," "DVD 3,", etc. (Mark
your DVD 1 tapes too.) Stickies work well for these purposes.
If filling out this page, enter your subtotal(s) on the corresponding
lines on the TOTALS page.
Options for video to DVD transfer (optional)
The following special options are available for your DVD transfer.
Use a separate Special Options page for each DVD disc in your
Adding a song to the Main Menu is $5. Simply
provide a CD with
A Scene Selections menu is $20 and features
full-motion video buttons showing chapters that you select. Eight
chapter stops of your choice are included. Brief captions of
your choice appear next to the buttons. Additional chapters
can be added for $2 each. (Your DVD has automatic chapter
stops every 5 minutes during the video if this option is not
Indicate your preferred chapter stops on your order form by
marking the time at which they occur on the tape. To do this,
rewind your tape to the beginning, reset the counter to 0:00,
then find the minute/second times for the chapter stops.
Title Screens introduce new video content.
We present titles as easy-to-read white text on a black background.
Write your titles and indicate the times on the video at which
they should appear and/or a brief description of the video that
follows each title.
Replacement Music may be added during any sections
of video you wish. The music replaces the original sound
on your tape. This service is priced at $10 per song. See our Video
Transfer - Song Ideas section for extensive tips and advice.
Total up all your included items and enter them in the Special
Options subtotal line at the bottom of the page. Add this subtotal
to subtotals from any other Special Options pages, and enter
this combined total on the appropriate line on the TOTALS page.
For cassette transfer to DVD, other special options are available
as well, such as video editing. Please ask us to customize your
invoice before ordering if you are interested in options not
on the order form.
page for transferring to DVD (page 2)
Enter subtotals on the TOTALS page of the order
form. This is the last step of the order form process.
Enter subtotals for each DVD disc in your project;
a combined subtotal for all Special Options pages (if included);
and any broken tapes submitted.
Add this subtotal to any rush fees, credits (coupons), 6% PA
state tax for PA residents, and the $10.00 shipping cost. If
additional shipping is required, we will let you know after we
receive your project.
Please include full payment with your order. Payment information
must be submitted before DVD production can begin. We accept
personal checks, major credit cards, and PayPal. Make checks
payable to "Timeless
DVD." (Checks are not cashed and cards are not charged until
project is finished.)
If choosing PayPal, write in the e-mail address that PayPal
has on file for your account. We will e-mail a PayPal request
to you for the total amount. You must complete your payment through
PayPal before we can begin to convert video tape to DVD for you.
Rush orders MUST be paid via credit card or PayPal.
If anything is still unclear, please visit our Transfer
Video to DVD FAQ page.
Copy tapes to DVD and preserve them forever!