Why you should convert your VHS tapes to digital

There's just something nice about old VHS tapes that makes you want to hold on to them. But, since VHS tapes only last for so long, you should really consider converting your tapes to digital as soon as possible. If you still have tapes lying around from the 90s, now's the time to act.

The risks of analog:

  • Even under optimal conditions, VHS tapes only tend to last about 35 years. After this point, the picture starts to wobble and the sound begins to worsen.

  • Old cassettes use magnetic tapes that are very sensitive. These can be easily damaged by moisture and heat, making your favorite videos unrecoverable.

  • VHS players are all but impossible to find nowadays and the odds of a revival are slim.


The advantages of digital:

  • Digital video doesn't get worse with age.

  • Video files can be stored for very long periods of time, so you'll be able to watch them whenever you want.

  • Converted VHS tapes are compatible with all standard media devices, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Our process

  1. We convert your tapes to digital files!  We use state-of-the-art encoders and software to digitize the footage in real-time.

  2. This step is optional, we can provide additional enhancement and editing of the footage such as shaky footage, wind noise to washed-out colors. We can correct many of these issues and restore your videos to their former glory. For this reason, it's a good idea to fix up your newly digitized videotape, even if it means investing a bit more time. It's more than worth the wait.

  3. Once your video has been converted to a digital file, you can finally view your precious memories on an H264 file, a USB, or a cloud service. Of course, there are other options available to you as well, such as get the master on a DVD or Blu-ray Disc.


In conclusion: It doesn't take much to revive your videotapes. In just a few easy steps, we can turn old memories into convenient digital movies to be enjoyed again and again for years to come — without ever having to worry about damaging your VHS tapes or losing the original.

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