Why It's Worth Transferring Your VHS Tape To Digital Copies

Do you have a collection of old VHS tapes collecting dust in your home? If so, it may be a good idea to convert those to digital files through a video transfer service. Here are a few reasons why it is worth it.


A huge reason for transferring your VHS tapes is to preserve them. VHS tapes are not going to last forever, and they are very susceptible to becoming damaged. Once that magnetic tape inside the cassette is damaged, the video is gone forever. Transferring those VHS tapes will ensure that the video is preserved.


Have you ever wanted to watch your VHS tapes but realized how hard it is to do? In fact, do you even have a working VCR to watch them with? Digital copies of your VHS tapes will be much more accessible to you. Watching them is as easy as opening a file. You can even make DVD or Blu-ray discs for the ability to easily watch them on your TV.


It is incredibly easy to duplicate a digital file once you have it. Even if you put in the work to make DVDs, making a new DVD is simple to do. You even have the option to send a digital copy to someone else over the Internet. This means that you can easily duplicate those files and give them to other people. For example, you may want to share those VHS home videos with other family members that live far away now. Once those files are in the hands of another person, that's also another place that they are backed up to and will prevent them from being lost. 


Were you aware that magnetic VHS tape degrades over time? Putting off the task of transferring your home videos means that they can potentially go down in quality. Digitizing the tapes captures them in their current state, and they will never look and sound any worse than they do at the moment. Digital copies don't degrade, so you'll have the best possible quality of the tapes at the time.


Those VHS tapes do have value to you. Even if you don't want to watch them now, you may want to watch them later. There may be a time when you want to watch footage of a family member that has passed away or simply revisit what it was like in your childhood. 

Contact a company like A.D.S Studio & Video Transfer Services to learn more. 

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