Digitize VHS, Videotape, Slides, and More!

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Favorite Memories to Digitize

These memories can be converted to digital:

  1. Videotape (Digitize Videotape)
    a. VHS, VHS-C, Super VHS (Digitize VHS)
    b. miniDV (Digitize miniDV)
    c. Hi8, Digital8, Video8 (Digitize Hi8)
  2. Film (Digitize Film)
    a. 8mm film (Digitize 8mm Film)
    b. 16mm film (Digitize 16mm Film)
    c. Super 8 Film (Digitize Super 8 Film)
  3. Audio (Digitize Audio)
    a. Cassettes (Digitize Cassette)
    b. Records (Digitze Records)
  4. Scan
    a. Photos (Digitize Photos)
    b. Slides (Digitize Slides)
    c. Negatives (Digitize Negatives)

Digitizing is Simply Mysterious

When something is ‘digitized’, in simplest terms it is copied from whatever it is into a format that can be stored and retrieved electronically, usually by an electronic device such as a computer or other machine that contains some sort of computer technology. Digitize means: convert to digital.

If you have techno-nerdish tendencies, digitize means to represent something (a letter, a picture, a video, an algorithm, etc.) in patterns of electrons stored and retrieved from computer memory as desired.

Reborn Audio Video converts audio and visual ‘stuff’ from its current format into digital because the existing formats have become:

1, impossible to use (there are no longer machines available to play them)
2. deteriorated to the point that they are too damaged to digitize (all videotape)
3. a nuisance to store (bins and bins of photos)
4. too cumbersome to use (thousands of slides)
5. impossible to share with friends and family around the world (wedding pictures to all the relatives who attended)

How do I Enjoy Digital Conversions?

When memories are converted to digital, there are two basic choices for delivery:

  1. Digital file(s)
  2. DVD/CD

While DVDs and CDs contain digital information, the media is quickly becoming obsolete. If you are comfortable with digital files, that is the significantly better choice (files delivered on USB or external hard drive).

DVDs and CDs are only made to play on CD or DVD players. These players can be connected to TVS and computers. There are even some standalone players (i.e. Walkman). The files on DVDs and CDs cannot be automatically copied and played on other devices. Moreover, disc and be broken, stepped on, lost, and scratched. Copies must be made in order to share them with others. Even worse, DVD/CD players will soon go the way of VHS players – they will first cease to be manufactured, then they will cease to exist altogether. Try to find a good working 16mm film projector.

Digital files, however, can be played or viewed on many different devices such as smartphones, smart TVs, mp3 players, iPods, laptops, tablets, and computers. They can be stored in the cloud and shared around the world with friends, associates, and family. Digitized files can be backed up – even multiple places and cannot be scratched or broken.

Simply double-clicking digital files will open and play them on any device where they reside.

Digital files can be delivered on USB (Thumb) drives or external drives. Small jobs can be delivered via email or through the cloud.

Many Format Choices for Digital files

There are many digital formats to choose from, depending on your needs.

Digitized videotape and digitized film are available in the following formats:

  1. mp4 – by far the most popular and widely used
  2. ProRes (several options) – for more professional and publication. Uses more than double the storage compared to mp4
  3. AVI – older format, but still in use
  4. Many more – like facebook, youtube, etc.

Digitized cassettes and records are delivered in these formats:

  1. Mp3 – a universal audio format
  2. Wav – also very common, but much larger files and better for professional editing.

Digitized negatives, slides, and photos are available as:

  1. jpeg
  2. tiff (longer scan times and larger file sizes)

Will have to convert my memories again and again?

Great question! We have all had to change from one format to another again and again. Why is digitizing today any different? Thankfully, there are several good answers.

  1. Once a file is in a digital format, it can be easily converted through software into another format. The software that plays these files can even be updated to support multiple formats and adapt as needed.
  2. Digital files will be around as long as computers exist. I can play my mp4 files on old Macs, current windows and my phones, some of which are 10 years different in age.
  3. There are no machines with moving parts to wear out, no tape to deteriorate, no cases or cassettes to break or malfunction.

There is one caveat, however.  When a computer manufacturer drops support for a particular format and rewrites their software to no longer support for an old version of video, for example. The key is to use only formats that are widely used across many different devices, brands, and manufacturers. Proprietary formats designed for one company is the risk.

Get Started!

  1. Call or text Jamey at 720 204-5464
  2. Set a personal appointment to set up your project
  3. Just drop off your videos and receive digital videos in a week or less.
  4. Click here to see the Digitizing Pricing