Christmas has come and gone in a flash, and from everyone
here at Video2DVD, we hope you had a fantastic time full of wonderful memories.
Chances are, someone got the camera out and was snapping pictures throughout,
or someone was filming the kids opening their presents on their phones, ready
to share with the whole family wherever they are.
There is nothing better at Christmas time than getting together with the whole family, gathering around the TV and watching old home videos taken at Christmases gone by. Whether it’s footage from just a few years ago or even many decades past, there is nothing more wonderful than showing the kids and grandkids Christmas celebrations from before their time.
Lockdown can be tough on everyone, especially if you haven’t seen your loved ones for a while – and still can’t see them as much as you’d like. But it’s not impossible to feel close to your family during these challenging times.
For older family members with VHS tapes of treasured
memories, there is no greater gift than an updated format for those memories so
they can keep them forever. VHS tapes are not a reliable format these days,
even for people who still own a VHS player. The tapes naturally degrade over time until they become
unplayable, and if the tape itself becomes unreadable it might be too late to
save the footage.
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.
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.
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.