When it comes to technology, there is no denying that digital has analogue beat every time. Analogue and digital are both signals used to transmit information, such as audio and/or video, that is transformed into electric signals. The main difference is that analogue information is translated into electric pulses of varying amplitude, whereas digital translates information into binary format. Analogue voltages continuously change, whereas digital voltage has defined levels.
Once you’ve converted those old home videos to a more convenient format such as DVD or MP4, you may be wondering what to do with those old tapes. Maybe you’ve finally gotten around to buying your favourite films on DVD, so you no longer need those VHS versions you bought decades ago. Whatever the case, VHS tapes take up a lot of space, and once the footage has been preserved and upgraded, there really isn’t any need to keep this old format lying around.
In today’s technological age with DVDs, Blu-Rays, online streaming and catch-up TV, it’s no wonder that the likes of the VHS tape just couldn’t compete. However, when these plucky tapes first cropped up, it was revolutionary. Coupled with the VHS recorder, which allowed people to record live broadcasts to watch whenever they liked, this technology truly paved the way for the incredible achievements made in the realm of home cinema entertainment.
VHS was once the pinnacle of home entertainment technology. In fact, there was a time when no household was complete without an extensive collection of videotapes. From the latest cinema releases that could be your very own, to your very own family films taken on a video recorder, VHS tapes were commonplace in the average British household.
Is it really any coincidence that Christmas comes at the end of the year? It is the pinnacle holiday that most of us look forward to, above all others, throughout every year. Perhaps that’s because it’s inextricably linked in most of our minds with warm and fuzzy feelings of family togetherness, giving and cosy, happy childhood memories. There’s no better time of the year to be nostalgic than Christmas time. Continue reading
When it comes to transferring your old VHS tapes onto newer, more modern formats, you may be wondering which format is right for you. Whilst there are many benefits to transferring VHS tapes onto DVD, you could also consider the option of MP4. The MP4 format comes with some unique benefits that differ from DVD. But what exactly is MP4, and what can you do with an MP4 file?
DVDs are an important part of the modern-day culture, despite the rise of popular new media formats such as streaming services. One of the best aspects of a DVD is its accessible nature, allowing you to see the latest feature titles or box sets from the comfort of your own sofa.
Time goes faster than we think. For many of us it won’t be long until we have younger family members – whether they’re children, nieces and nephews or even grandchildren – wanting to know what life was like for you at their age. So when it comes to preserving those important family memories, being able to turn old VHS tapes into DVDs can make a huge difference, allowing your family to access those occasions again without the need for outdated technology. Continue reading
Most of us have some precious home videos that we want to keep for ourselves as well as for future generations. These might be wedding videos, birthday party videos, anniversary videos, holiday videos or just videos which capture the day-to-day goings-on in our lives which become meaningful over time.
It’s a fact of life – when our memory begins to fail us, we trust in recordings to keep precious moments alive.
From your parent’s wedding video to footage of your baby’s first steps, there are a hundred and one reasons why it is simply essential to keep hold of the sacred memories that are stored on VHS tapes.
But when it comes to viewing, displaying or keeping those tiny pieces of time alive, old tapes prove incredibly difficult to use. This, paired with the fact that they are far more likely to break or be misplaced, highlights exactly how pivotal it is to have them transferred to DVD.