June 20, 2012 @ 12:44 AM

Transform your VHS tapes into DVD


When transferring your movies, the advantages of DVDs outweigh those of VHS tapes. VHS film can degrade over time and the cassette casings are vulnerable to damage also as well make the tape useless. Storage is easier with DVDs since they take up less space than videos. In addition the definition of the film and audio is greater on DVDs.


How to do it?

How does one convert VHS tapes to DVDs to salvage them for the future? There are several options.  For starters, you could use a VHS to DVD conversion service that will do the transfer for you.  We are one of those companies.  Visit our conversion page today at VHS services


If you are good with computers you can always do it by yourself; even though we are in the converting website , we also like to help out where we can and share the info we know, so you know.


The computer savvy will use  their laptop  to transfer their vids  to DVD. It requires reproducing  the video to a digital file on the comp using an analog converter. The file gets compressed to MPEG-2 format before being burned onto a DVD. This process takes some time, but it allows you to make alterations  to the movies , like special effects or music , before you copy it to DVD . Depending on the burning software that you use, you might be able to add a menu or other special features. The process can be a long one because you have to transfer the file twice: first from the video to the computer and then again from the comp to the DVD.


To save on time and effort, you can copy the film  to a DVD without the use of a comp. There are two possible ways to do this:


The first involves purchasing a DVD recorder that allows input from another source. Simply connect your VCR player by cables to the DVD recorder and while the video plays, it records.


The second option is to purchase a combination DVD/VCR recorder. It does the same thing as the previous option without having to connect any cables.


If you do the conversion yourself, be sure that you have cleaned the heads of the VHS tapes between replicating videos. Old tapes  carry a lot of dust or other particles that could block up the VCR. And because you are copying directly from the footage  to the DVD, any picture quality problems  you have with the video will show up  on the finalized DVD. Knowing that if you have movies which are recorded at S.L.P. you will not get the same quality  of recording onto a DVD as if the video was recorded at S.P. If you find the quality  is not acceptable for you, consider changing your method of converting.


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Converting home movies from VHS tapes present only minor dificulties. VCRs and VHS or Hi-8 camcorders are with R.C.A. modulation video  and sound outputs that can be easily connected to a DVR or a DVD Recorder as well as to a computer port such as U.S.B. using an adapter and video program.


Unlike VHS and Hi-8 cassettes played on VCRs and camcorders, older home movie reels of family videos  present a different obstacle to convert them to a digital formats. The older 8mm  projectors do not have video video output jacks. The older film projectors never converted the movies to any analog signal, what they did was just to simply pass the photo images  on footage in front of the projector  bulb. There's not really an simple way to directly replicate this content to a digital format.


Consider using Vintage VHS conversion services to transfer the videos; just $10 a reel!


Depending on how many video reels or tapes you have and your budget, hiring a professional to do it may be the best choice . Family members might usually are more than happy to chip in for the conversion if they end up with copies themselves. Getting a group of contributors could make this option even more affordable.