Why convert your camcorder tapes to digital files?

Were you one of those people who always filmed family holidays, birthdays, and Christmases in the 80s, 90s or early 2000s? If so, chances are you have boxes of camcorder tapes under your bed or in the loft, but no longer have the correct camera or other equipment to watch them back with. Those tapes will contain your precious family history and it is important to digitize them. Here’s why.

Deterioration, degradation and mould

Old media formats such as VHS tapes are not very reliable. Over time, the images on the tapes can degrade and deteriorate. Or worse still, mould can develop inside the tape housing and your family memories will be lost forever. If your tapes have been stored in direct sunlight, or somewhere that is prone to damp, your tapes most certainly will show some signs of mould and deterioration. 

Where to store your tapes

The first thing to do with your tapes if you have found mould on them, is to move them to a safer storage space. So, if they are in your shed or garage, move them! Keep them inside your house, in a cupboard or drawer, out of sunlight and away from sources of humidity or magnets. This will decrease the chances of further mould or deterioration occurring.

Why not do it myself?

Of course, it is possible to preserve and digitize your camcorder tapes at home, but this can be a long process. Not only do you need to find and possibly purchase the correct equipment, you will also need to sit through each tape in real time during the process. Most importantly, by attempting to digitize your precious family memories at home, you run the risk of damaging or worse still destroying the tapes accidentally. Sending your tapes to a professional service provider will safeguard your precious videos and save you time and money.

Why digital files?

To digitize your tapes means to make your memories safe and protected for the future. Not only that, but the quality will be much better and will not deteriorate any further. Digital files on a USB stick are very versatile. You can share them with friends and family much easier, and they can be played back on multiple devices, such as your phone or tablet. Lastly, you can store hundreds of hours of footage on just 1 small USB stick, saving you all that space in your house! So don’t wait any longer. Save those precious memories and get them digitized now.

Should I Convert My Old VHS Tapes to DVD or USB?

Everybody loves sitting down and watching an old home movie, but for many of us, our old home movies are stuck on old VHS tapes. These days, VHS players are rare, and it is found that most households no longer own this device. This leaves us unable to enjoy the footage on our old VHS tapes, and years of memories could be lost. If this is the case, there is no need to buy a VHS player as many people are now getting their old VHS tapes converted into DVDs or USBs. But which should you choose?

Capturing Magical Moments This Christmas

We wait all year for Christmas, have months of build-up to the big day, and then it’s often over in a blink of an eye. There is so much excitement over the course of Christmas day; it’s often easy to forget or miss some special moments.

This is why we think it’s more important than ever to capture these moments so that we can treasure them for years to come.

The Advantages of Digitising Your Old VHS Tapes

Here at Video2DVD, we specialise in VHS to DVD transfer, as well as converting VHS to digital. If you have VHS tapes taking up room in drawers around your house with no way of watching them, we can help you out.

In today’s blog, we’re looking into the advantages of digitising your old VHS tapes. From decluttering to saving your family’s special moments from getting lost, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be considering converting them to a digital format. We’ll also be looking into why now is the perfect time to convert your VHS tapes and how leaving them disregarded and forgotten about could end in them being ruined.

Why You Should Let Us Convert Your Camcorder Tapes to USB

If you were in the habit of recording family films in the 80s or 90s, then chances are you have some camcorder tapes lying around. These tapes contain precious memories of your family growing up, and no one can watch them unless they have a working camcorder lying around that can be plugged into the TV. It’s a long process that most people will not bother with and requires you to have specific technology and cables that you might not own anymore.

Disadvantages of VHS Tapes

At one time, VHS tapes were the pinnacle of home entertainment viewing. They gave people the chance to watch their favourite shows and films from the comfort of their own homes, and they could record their own footage and have tapes of all the best family memories like birthday parties and Christmases.

July Partial Closure.

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History of the VHS Tape

The VHS (Video Home System) was a major contributor to the television industry from the 1970s until the mid-2000s. It created the home video industry and completely transformed the economics of the motion picture and television business. It fought its way through a format war to come out victorious and enjoyed a successful stint as the dominant home video format through the tape media period before digital came along.

Can You Still Buy VHS Players?

If your VCR (videocassette recorder) is coming to the end of its life, you may be wondering where to get a new one. You have no doubt noticed that no tech shops sell VHS players anymore, but can you still get them anywhere?