Lots of people are beginning to recognize that they should transfer family videos onto DVDs. Some people have transferred home movies onto DVDs already. Unfortunately, they sometimes find that the discs are of poor quality. This means that their precious footage ends up deteriorating more quickly than they imagined. Therefore, if you want to transfer…

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Have you found a stash of old videotapes in your basement or attic? Are you thinking about converting the tapes to DVDs? You might want to do it sooner rather than later. Videotapes will not last forever. The longer you wait before carrying out the conversion process, the less chance you have of preserving your…

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The U-Matic videotape hasn’t been in use for decades. Popular during the 1970s, the U-Matic self-contained playback video system was a common choice. Requiring little technical knowledge or skill to operate, families everywhere used it. With its simple, user-friendly design, people didn’t even need to rewind the tape or lace it through its transport. Transferring…

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If My Tapes Are Broken Can I Still Transfer VCR to DVD? Perhaps you remember the excitement of the early days of video. You remember the thrill of going to the rental store to choose a movie for the whole family to watch. You liked the revolutionary idea of being able to record one TV…

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Over the years, there have been numerous formats of videotape. That makes it difficult to determine which type you have at home. Identifying which kind of tape you have becomes more complex when you realize that many are physically similar. This is particularly the case for the various 8mm formats. However, if you’re converting 8mm…

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VHS Players are disappearing The last manufacturer of VHS players has closed its doors! This means that the ability to convert VHS to DVD or VHS to Digital has a limited future. The same is true for Hi8 to DVD, miniDV to Digital, Betamax to Digital etc. In order to convert videotape to DVD, you must have a player that can…

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