Converting VHS Tapes to a Modern Format
Although the topic may sound a bit unusual, there are many reasons to consider converting VHS tapes to a digital format. Here are our top 4 reasons why you should consider converting VHS tapes to a DVD or MPEG format saved to a drive or in the cloud, or both.
Avoid data loss. Soon, VCRs will no longer be available, very difficult to find, and possibly, very expensive to buy. Imagine a scenario in which you need to figure out what was on an old VHS tape, but you have no way to access the data that is stored on it. Now is a good time to convert VHS tapes to DVD or MPEG while the technology to do so is still readily available.
Reduce costs of refilming. If your company has footage of training sessions, research practices, or customer interviews, choosing to convert VHS tapes to DVD or MPEG will allow you to reuse that data. If it is still relevant to your industry, you will not have to spend the money and resources to recreate any of the footage you’ve already captured.
Modernize your record keeping. Converting bulky VHS tapes to DVD or MPEG makes sense even if just for the physical space you’ll save. DVDs can be stored in thin plastic protective cases or even sleeves, allowing you to store far more of them in the place of your VHS tapes. DVDs and MPEGs also allow you to have easy access to all your records of historical video footage at your fingertips, so it’s much quicker to locate the specific moment in a video that you need to find.
Manipulate your data more efficiently. If you do decide to reuse old data, once you have your footage on a DVD or as an MPEG, it is much easier to edit and make changes. Your employees who have grown up in the digital age will be able to make cuts and changes to your DVD footage, whereas if you still have VHS tapes, you will need to find a specialist to do this for you.
Get started on converting your VHS tapes to DVD or MPEG format now to make accessing information easier for you and your company.
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