Happy Ireland Productions (HIP) provides a full photo scanning service, film processing, and any digital transfer to DVD. Part of our film processing services is cine film transfer and we also convert PAL and NTSC. There is no videotape transfer service that we can’t provide and the same goes for all types of cassette tape transfer. Consequently, we have been providing our digital media and archival services throughout the island of Ireland since 1982. Our professional studio is based at 439 Lisburn Road in Belfast. We do all the digital media transfer and film processing on-site, and your material never leaves our office. Our network of Partners or drop off locations now stands at 300 locations throughout the north and south of Ireland.

Happy Ireland Productions Old Store

We convert videotapes, reel to reel, vinyl to digital and much more. For example, high-quality conversion and digitising of home movies (8mm/Super8/16mm), photo scanning service, CD & DVD duplication, video editing and restoration of old film and images. Our trusted services have lead us to work with an extensive list of local, national, and international customers such as the BBC, University of Ulster, UTV, RTE and TG4, documentary makers, archive facilities, historians and members of the general public with precious family home movies, videos & pictures. Our attention to detail to repair and reproduce footage, photographs, and sound recordings. By combining state-of-the-art equipment with meticulous attention to detail, we work hard to ensure recorded history is preserved and not lost through changing technology. We strive at all times to maintain our reputation of trust and reliability. It is our most valuable asset, and part of the reason why we always go the extra mile for our customers and service partners.

Happy Ireland Productions Camera Video Nook history of H.I.P


Happy Ireland roots can be traced back for decades. Our story begins in 1982, in a shop on Ann Street, Belfast. It was then called Camera Video Nook. We sold a variety of camera models, camcorders etc. There was no need for VHS tape to DVD transfer then, as DVD’s didn’t exist until 1992. Now situated on the busy Lisburn Road in Belfast with decades of experience we guarantee to provide you with an expert, trusted service! It seems like a lifetime ago that VHS tapes were replaced with DVD’s. However, it was just in July 2016 the last remaining VHS manufacturer stopped producing the VCR players. Yes, you might be able to pick up the odd player on eBay, but without VCR’s how can we watch our precious home-movie memories?
Don’t delay on getting your memories transferred; you’d be devastated if you had to miss out on re-watching some beautiful moments. Happy Ireland provides, even more, video and audio transfer services, keeping pace with the digital age.

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Our technicians come from a background of movie editing and are fully trained in all areas of transfer systems. Even with decades of experience in the industry we continuously refine our techniques to make the best use of modern improvements, and combine this with our specialised skills and tricks of the trade, to give you the best results possible.

Multiple drop-off locations

Built on a trusted network of pharmacies and photo outlets, Happy Ireland has a vast collection of drop-off points covering many locations throughout Ireland. Just check our partner location page to find one near you.

Over 230 drop-off locations throughout Ireland with happy ireland productions

Rapid order processing

We offer a Tuesday to Tuesday service to all our UK partners. We complete and return most customer orders within seven days from the time of collection. Completion and delivery times may vary depending on your location, and the quantity and quality of your original items, but we will always advise you of the period expected for your order.

Rapid order processing with happy ireland productions

Save with bulk discounts

We understand people have collected a great many precious memories over their lives and may be concerned about the cost of transferring thousands of feet of cine, or dozens of VHS tapes. That’s why we offer discounts on bulk orders. We will be happy to give you a quote, letting you know how much you could save. Check out the PDF Pricelist or call.

Please check out our bulk discounts on the following services

  • Cine film transfer
  • Convert videotapes
  • Camcorder tapes to DVD
  • Cassette tape transfer
  • Reel to reel
  • Vinyl to digital
  • Digital media transfer
  • Photo scanning service
  • Slides to digital
  • Negatives to digital
  • Convert NTSC to PAL videos or PAL to NTSC

Get discounts on bulk orders with happy ireland productions

Queries welcome

Browse our full range of transfer services here and discover what we can do for you. If you cannot find your answer online, or have a question about your particular order, then please call us on FreePhone 1800-84-84-88. Alternatively, you can email us on enquiries@happyireland.com, and we will aim to respond within 1-2 business days. Or call in and see us at 439 Lisburn Road Belfast, where we will be happy to help you in person!