Old studio 1979Our Studio in 1983Videostation is a film and video transfer company based in New Zealand. The mission of the company is to provide high quality images at affordable rates.

Our company was founded in the UK during the late 1970's when we used machines such as the Cintel Telecine as pictured on the left. We moved to New Zealand in 2009 and set up our transfer facilitities in Christchurch. After the Christchurch earthquakes we were forced to move premises and settled in the North Canterbury township of Kaiapoi.

We were one of the first companies in the world to use a professional film transfer machine to transfer 8mm movie film for production use. Back then we were converting films for productions on David Niven, Sir John Mills, Peter Cooke, Lonnie Donegan and many other famous people of years gone by.

sir john millsOne of our first professional projects was to convert the home movies of the late Sir John Mills for a UK production "Moving Memories" and later home movie footage to be used in documentaries on Anne Frank, Dad's Army and The Beatles.

v3 gateVideostation pioneered and developed a specialised gate to facilitate the transfer of small format film known as the V3 and is now the industry standard for all modern film transfer equipment. Before this it could only be done with old fashioned projectors and cameras. 


Today we transfer countless footage for film archives, production companies, museums, plus of course the general public not only in New Zealand, but Australia, USA, UK and the rest of the world.

We look forward to helping you with your video and film transfer needs.

Production credits - VideoStation Ltd

Production include:
  • Beatles Anthology
  • This Is Your Life
  • Classic Cars
  • Rock and Roll Years
  • I Love the 70's/80's
  • Anne Frank Remembered
  • London's Home Movies
  • Bring Me Sunshine
  • Omnibus
  • Horizon
  • The South Bank Show
  • Legions
  • The Lost Dads Army
  • Unforgetables
  • Classic Trains
  • The Way We Were
Clients include:
  • BBC Television
  • CNN
  • ITN News
  • London Weekend Television
  • Thames Television
  • Channel 4
  • Sky Television
  • Virgin Airways
  • Discovery Channel
  • RDF Television
  • Granada Television
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • National Maritime Museum
  • British Film Institute
  • Carlton Television
  • EMI International
Personalities include:
  • Sir Paul McCartney
  • Sir John Mills
  • Sir Cliff Richard
  • Sid James
  • Lulu
  • Eric Morecambe
  • Michael Palin
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Kirsty McCall
  • Rick Wakeman
  • Rita Tushingham
  • Peter Cook
  • George Best
  • Jill Dando
  • Johnny Ray
  • Matt Monroe