Videotape to Digital


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 SAFE - All work performed on site! Never shipped out of state!

Videotape to Digital preserves your camcorder video (VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Digital8, Video 8, miniDV, and more) in a format that is positioned to last for generations. 
 
The video can be stored in many formats including: Cloud, Portable Hard Drive, and USB drive. This allows you to keep multiple copies in different locations for maximum backup safety. 
 
Now you can watch your video on multiple devices including both Mac and Windows computers, smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Reborn audio video can deliver video in the format of your choice, including .mp4, Quicktime, .avi, and much more depending on your needs. 
 
It is also easy to share your video with your family and friends via the cloud, internet, external hard drives, or online video sites like YouTube.
 
Reborn Audio Video is locally owned and operated - all work is done in the media lab at 2715 S. Colorado Blvd in Denver. While many customers do ship their conversion projects to us – the work never leaves our shop once you get it to me.
 
Trained technicians using studio grade equipment convert your Videotape to DVD (or other destination) so your most important moments are preserved and protected in the safest and best possible environment.
 
Call me, Jamey – president and founder of Reborn Audio Video if you have any questions about why it is important to convert your Videotape to Digital and how we do it in my shop using studio grade equipment, software, DVDs, and more. We have converted 10’s of thousands of videotapes – let us help you, too.
 
 

Want to Convert Camcorder to Digital? Here’s the Easiest Method!


By Jamey Nordby - December 22, 2019

Do you have camcorder tapes lying around your home? Would you like to be able to watch them? Many of us have old recordings of home videos from years ago on old tape formats. Videos of weddings, christenings, family parties, and celebrations are great fun to watch. However, now that camcorders are obsolete, watching the old footage may seem impossible. The good news is that it’s possible to convert camcorder to digital. So, how can you do it? 

Hooking Up Your Camcorder

One way to transfer camcorder tapes to DVD involves hooking up your camcorder to a recording device. For this, you will require a DVD recorder or DVR. You can, then, play the camcorder tape and record it onto the DVR. Once the recording has finished, you can, then, burn the footage onto a video DVD. This method enables you to combine a few short tapes onto a single DVD. 

How Do You Connect the Camcorder to the DVR?

Follow these instructions to connect your camcorder to your DVR:
  • Put your chosen tape into your camcorder and make sure you have rewound it.
  • Take your RCA cables and connect them to the camera’s video out jack. If your camera does not have a video out jack, it may have a video out port. All models are different, so you may need to read the manual.
  • Connect your camcorder’s power supply and plug it into a socket.
  • Put the yellow, white, and red end of your cables into the DVR’s input socket. You will need to note which input you’re using since DVRs usually have several inputs.
  • Turn on your DVR.
  • Set it to the input into which you’ve put the cables.
  • You should now see the camcorder interface on your television screen.
  • Press play on your camcorder. Turn up the TV volume. This will test the audio and video.
  • Once you’re satisfied with the audio and video, press play on your camcorder and immediately press record on your DVR.
  • Allow the tape to run to the end.
  • Burn a disc from the DVR recording direct from the DVD interface menu.

Transferring Tapes to Your Hard Drive

If you’d like to edit your footage, you may want to transfer the tapes to your hard drive instead. Doing this will enable you to add effects or slice together scenes. There are a few ways to transfer to your hard drive. Video capture cards allow you to capture footage onto your PC’s hard drive directly.

Using A Professional Service

Although both options above are viable, they aren’t the easiest solutions. They’re also not practical for many people. They require equipment that many people simply don’t have. They may also require you to have some technical skill and knowledge. The simplest option is to use a professional company to convert camcorder to digital media. When you rely on experts, such as Reborn, you can be sure of a high-quality conversion result. We can preserve your old home movies for many years to come.
 
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Convert miniDV Videotape to Digital

Convert miniDV to mp4, mov, avi

By Jamey Nordby - September 12, 2018

Like everybody else, you want to watch your videos again!

Fortunately, videotape to digital, videotape to dvd, specifically miniDV to Digital are all available and affordable!

This hi quality videocamera tape has superior quality to its predecessors VHS, VHS-C, and HI8. You can expect a very high quality in most cases that can be shared on the cloud via Youtube, Dropbox, etc. You can also use external hard drives and USB sticks depending on your needs. 

Hi quality playback equipment is critical in order to produce the best quality in your digital video. The professional DV player decks are the best options.

 
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miniDV to Digital

videotape to digital is the most flexible option for today's video

By Jamey Nordby - August 1, 2018

MiniDV is a great video format. It is high quality, small format and easily convertible to digital. Digital, as opposed to DVD, gives you the most flexibility to play on multiple computer platforms, backup to hard drives or cloud services, and share easily with friends. 

When it is time to convert miniDV to dgitial - choose a format that works best - and longest.

VHS to Digital overtaking VHS to DVD !

8mm Film to Digital is also growing

By Jamey Nordby - August 1, 2018

5 years ago, nearlyl 90% of videtape conversions were VHS to DVD. Now nearly 50% of all videotape conversions are VHS to Digital

As more and more consumers become comfortable wtih digital tehnology, converting VHS to mp4, quicktime, or AVI is growing rapidly. While DVD's are still popular, digital formats for a computer are 1) editable 2) sharable and 3) easy to backup.

If editing is desired - DVD is NOT the way to go. What is needed is a format that today's video editing programs support. 

If sharing is desired - DVD is NOT the way to go. What is needed is a format that can be shared via dropbox, youtube, email, etc.

If backup is desired - DVD is NOT the way to go. Backup for DVD is simply making more copies. This does not prevent DVD technology from becoming obsolete - you just have more copies of old technology. What is needed is a format that can be included in normal backup and cloud backup systems. 

DVDs are a fading technology. While still useful, DVD will not be here in 50 years. Digital, even if it changes formats, will be around as long as computers are around. 
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Videotape to Digital - convert it or toss it!

VHS to Digital, Hi8 to Digital, miniDV to Digital - - convert it, throw it away or pay next year's prices

By Jamey Nordby - July 30, 2018

The choice may not be easy, but it is simple. All videotape degrades with age. From climate, accidents, tape players eating the tape, flooding - we've seen it all. When it comes to figuring out what to do - converting videotape to digital comes down to: 1.) convert it today, 2) throw it away, and 3) convert it later at future prices.

Choice #1 can put this task behind you forever - whether it is videotape to DVD or videotape to digital - once this is done - you never have to do it again! You can watch your files on TV, computer, upload them to the cloud, share them via youtube,  usb, etc. 
Choice #2 means that you throw away all memories on VHS, Hi8, or miniDV videotape - forever. The upside - you clean up storage and it is cheaper. The downside is you no loger have the memories or the choice to see them again - forever.
Choice #3 is a decision to store the tapes longer - and maybe lose them to the dangers listed above - and pay tomorrow's prices, afterwich you revist Choice #1 and Choice #2 in the future.


 
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