Why convert your video tapes to Digital?
Now is the time to
preserve your memories by converting your old tapes
Don’t let your priceless family heirlooms
deteriorate! Preserve them now!
deteriorate over time and don’t last very long, but
DVDs can preserve your video for generations if well
Our video tape to
DVD transfer service creates an exact copy of your
videotape and stores it digitally on a DVD disc.
Why are DVDs so much better than Video Tape?
are inconvenient to use. Tapes can break and get
stuck in the recording unit more often, take up more
shelf space, and offer lower video and sound
A typical DVD-R
disc should keep its contents safe for 100 years if
properly cared for. A typical VHS recording can last
as long as 20 years, but image and sound quality
degradation becomes noticeable in as little as 5
years. This is especially true when the recording
was done using the LP (4-hour) or EP (6-hour)
setting. If you want your wedding video to last
until the grandkids can watch it, there's really no
collections often contain treasures that may be lost
forever, as video tapes are not suitable for the
long-term storage and retrieval of film material.
Every time they are used their life expectancy
Even a single play
mechanically reduces the picture quality, virtually
unnoticeably - but over many cycles the degradation
becomes obvious. The consequences range from loss of
color and sound to physical damage to the tape
By having your
video tapes digitized you can stop the degradation
and preserve those memories digitally on DVD. DVDs
won't suffer from degradation via physical contact
during playback, unlike mechanically read video
This means that,
even after repeated playback, the picture quality on
DVD copies remains as good as the original.
When making copies
of DVDs -- the original and its digital copy are
identical. Each generation is as good as the first.
And DVDs have further advantages: they're easier to
handle and take up less space than VHS tapes.
And when DVDs
become obsolete down the road, you will be able to
move the digital data from the DVD to the media of
the future without quality loss.
Saving Tapes Vs
The broader view of preservation is "to save" the
visual memories of "your life and times" -- not just
the video tapes. Once you have saved and protected
the video from your old tapes, then you can focus on
getting "the story behind the pictures" -- by
capturing certain highlights from your videos
AllieCat Video can help you create video keepsakes
to share with family members and friends. -- to
preserve the story and memories of people, places,
120 min. Tape ……………………………………… $20.00
120 min. Tape ……………………………………… $18.00
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(Holds 25 - 50 DVDs)
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