While we’re moving away from needing VHS tapes, it’s interesting to look back and see the impact they had on society and how they changed the world of film and TV — this is precisely what we’ll be discussing in today’s blog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Stop motion is a popular form of filmmaking involving
manipulating physical objects in tiny increments between individually
photographed frames to make it appear that they are moving by themselves when
the frames are played back. It allows any object to be animated, but the most
popular forms use puppets or plasticine figures (known commonly as claymation).
However, live actors can also be used in stop motion, known as pixilation, and
materials like paper and fabrics can be used to make cut-out animation.
VHS tapes were, at one time, a very popular storage medium
for recording precious memories and having them to watch for many years to
come. The family would gather around the TV set to watch VHS tapes of times
gone by and reflect on all those incredible memories like baby’s first steps or
Mum and Dad’s wedding.
DVDs have been
around since 1999, when they were launched, and we believe they will never
actually go away. Even with the
popularity of streaming services, DVDs still play a very important role in
modern society, and we can’t see that changing anytime soon.
several reasons why DVDs are likely to remain an important physical media type,
which we will highlight in this article.
Technology keeps advancing and people are always swapping the old for the new. The same is true of video tapes; they used to be the predominant way of watching movies but that has changed with the introduction of the DVD.