I bet in your home somewhere you have a box full of videotapes from the 80’s and 90’s. As they sit there, day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year, they are aging. And faster than you might think! Why have they sat there collecting dust? Because your old camcorder probably is broke, is lost, or has been discarded because new technology has come out. So the dilemma becomes how to watch these old home movies from the past. At Owen Digital Data Solutions we can help! We can transfer your old home movies to DVD quickly and affordably.
Videotapes lose their magnetic signal over time, quality and color of your memories deteriorate due to the friction between the VCR head and tape, and the tape grows brittle and eventually breaks – even when sitting on a shelf! Especially troublesome is a climate like St Louis with wild temperature swings and summer humidity levels through the roof, it is due to reasons such as these that over time begin to wreak havoc on the materials that make up your video tapes.
VHS recordings were made with an analog process. The illustrations or photos were coded into a magnetic tape. As time passes, this code can fade because of different factors and the illustrations or photos will start to turn out to be grainy and deteriorate in top quality. Digital illustrations or photos recorded onto DVD last longer since the digital codes embedded into the CDs are higher in high quality compared to their analog ancestors. Given these differences, wouldn’t you say that it is time to accomplish a little VHS to DVD conversion?
When videotapes are copied, each copy loses a bit of the information from the original – in other words, the video loses quality. Consider that in a few years nobody will use traditional VCRs, as we know them today. How many people do you know that watch video tapes at home anymore? Therefore, if you want your memories to last, DVD is the clear format of choice. Call Owen Digital Data Solutions today!