Lotus Media

Pricing Plans


$9(as low as) tape
  • Covers up to 2 hours of video


$$.40(as low as) Image
  • Covers digitization of standard size images at 600 dpi

8mm and Super8 film

$9(as low as) per 50ft of film


Video and Audio Digitization

We offer the same flat pricing for all media types, and offer volume discounts for large orders, so the more you digitize the more you save. All prices are before tax.










Pricing is based on total tapes/discs, and includes up to 2 hours of footage per tape. Tapes longer than 2 hours are billed at $9 per additional 2 hour segment. Pricing applies to all formats such as Beta and U-Matic, and all regions such as PAL and SECAM. Pricing for professional-grade tape formats (HDV, DVCam, DVCAm Pro, BetaCam, BetaCam SP, BetaCam Digital, and D5) is 1.5x the rates below.

8mm and Super 8 Film
Film digitization pricing is based on 50ft of film (3 inch reels), which is roughly 3 mins of video. Larger reels count as multiple tapes. Example: a 5 inch reel can hold 200 feet of film, and will count as four tapes.
The pricing below is for single-sided finalized (aka machine-playable discs). Non-finalized DVD are subject to an additional $10 Date Recovery fee per non-playable disc.

Photo, Slides, and Negatives Digitization Pricing

Image digitization pricing is for 600dpi resolution for standard size photos ranging form 2.5×3.5 (wallet size) up to 8.5×11
Image Digitization Upgrades









Delivery Options and Add-Ons

Delivery Options and Add-ons are based on the total number of “tapes”. Please refer to the chart below to determine total “tapes” in your order.

1 Tape

4 Tapes

8 Tapes

Video/ Audio Tape
3-inch reel (8mm, Super8, audio)

25 Images (Photos, Negatives, Slides)

5-inch 8mm reel

7-inch audio reel

7-inch 8mm/Super8 reel

Media Delivery

Cloud Delivery $10
per 10 tapes

Complimentary on orders of under 10 tapes. All files delivered via Google Drive, and will be available for 30 days.

Flash Drive Purchase $15 per 10 tapes

Price includes return shipping of USB. A good option for larger orders (10+ tapes).

Self-Provided USB Drive/HDD $5 per 10 tapes

Supply your own USB 3.0 drive or HDD, and we'll load it up for just $5 per 10 tapes.

Add-Ons and Upgrades

Rush Processing +$3 per tape (or 25 photos)

Standard Processing is 10 business days. Get your files in just 2 days with Rush Processing.

Lifetime Back-up +$1 per tape (or 25 photos)

Rest easy knowing your digital media is permanently backed-up in our data center. Restore your files any time, just pay the Media Delivery fee.

$5 per tape

Get machine-playable DVDs for just $5 per tape. Each disc holds up to 2 hours of footage.



All media is retained for 30 days in case you change your mind, and would like it sent back.

Economy Return $5 + $.50/tape

8-12 Business Days

Priority Return $10 + $1/tape

3-4 Business Days

*A return shipping fee of $5 to cover the postage for flash drives and/or DVDs applies to “Recycle” orders. The fee is waived for “Economy” and “Priority” shipping orders.

Delivery Options



1-9 Tape

10 Tapes

20 Tapes

50 Tapes

Instant Access

Cloud Delivery Via Google Drive
$10 per 10 tapes
Complimentary for orders under 10 tapes. Files will be available from Google Drive for 30 days.


Best Option




Flash Drive Purchase
$15 per 10 tapes
An hour of footage is roughly 1GB





Flash Drive / HDD Self-Provided*
$5 per 10 tapes
Best for orders of 20+ tapes





Best Option

*A return shipping fee of $5 to cover the postage for flash drive and/or DVDs applies to “Recycle” orders. The fee is waived for “Economy” and “Priority” shipping orders.

Price Comparison


1 Tape

10 Tapes

20 Tapes

Processing Time

Live Phone Support

Work done in USA

MP4 Digital Output




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2 Weeks

* Prices before Tax

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