Why You Should Digitize Home Movies With ARS Video
Video camera and camcorder recordings typically have a lifespan of around 15–20 years. Any film footage taken before 2000 already risks being lost forever—unless you have the film converted to digital files.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get your favorite footage saved and preserved, there is no better place than ARS Video. With over 30 years of experience, our family-run and operated company specializes in offering a full range of film, video, and audio conversion services.
At ARS Video, we use digital transfer services to ensure your home movies are digitized and formatted correctly, preserving your favorite memories for your children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren to enjoy for years to come.
Why Transfer Your Old Movies to a High-Definition Digital Format
You might want to transfer your home videos to a high-definition format for several reasons. Here are some of our team’s favorites:
- Upres your footage to match todays TVs.
HD video has many more pixels than standard definition video. While your old videos can’t be improved, they can keep up with technology and made to fit todays widescreen High-Definition TVs or other high-definition devices.
- Digitized memories are the gift that keeps on giving.
There’s no greater feeling than taking a stroll down memory lane. By digitalizing your old videos, you can do it as often as you like, or gift those videos to loved ones you know will cherish them as much as you do.
- Celebrate life’s milestones in an unforgettable way.
One unique way to celebrate special occasions such as anniversaries or birthdays is by digitalizing old videos. This can be done by scanning old home movies or transferring videotapes to a digital format, so that you can relive these memories for many years and share them with family and friends.
- Safeguard your memories against the wear and tear of time.
As anyone who has ever tried to watch an old VHS tape knows, time and technology are not kind to analog recordings. The quality of the picture and sound degrades every time they’re played, and eventually, they’ll become unplayable entirely. By keeping old video footage stored on your computer or another modern electronic device, you’ll have easier access to any memories you want to playback and enjoy.
- Include digitalized videos in your digital estate plan.
By including your irreplaceable family memories in your digital estate plan, you can keep your videos safe in a secure location while still being able to access them from anywhere in the world. Whether you move across the country or step out for a vacation, that footage is just a click away once it’s digital.
- Easily share digital video footage with family and friends.
In the past, the only way to share a home movie was to gather everyone together in front of a TV or projector screen. Now, thanks to digital technology, you can easily share your movies with anyone, anywhere in the world – all they need is an internet connection. You can even post them online for everyone to see!
- Edit your home movies and create new memories.
Another great benefit of digitizing your home movies is that it gives you the ability to edit them however you like. Maybe there’s a scene you want to cut out or a section you want to loop endlessly for comedic effect – with digital editing, anything is possible! You can also use special effects and filters to enhance your movies or even add new audio tracks on top of the existing ones, turning a special memory into a brand-new one that every family member will enjoy.
Preserve Your Precious Videos Before They Deteriorate
Old film reels, cassette tapes, MiniDV, and other outdated formats deteriorate extremely easily. The colors fade, the sound grows distorted, and the images become less clear as time goes on.
By creating digital copies, ARS Video makes sure your precious memories are preserved for future generations to enjoy. Not only will digitalizing them help to preserve the videos, but it will also help to improve the quality. With advances in technology, we can now create digital videos that recapture the magic of the original moments in which the footage was taken.
ARS Video has a Team of Experts Who are Passionate About What They Do
ARS Video has a team of highly trained and experienced film conversion professionals who are experts in their field at converting older films and videotapes to High Definition. We use the latest technologies and equipment to ensure that all clients receive the highest quality service possible.
The staff at our long-standing family business takes the time to understand your individual needs and requirements before starting the digitization process.
ARS Video offers a full range of film, video, and audio conversion services, meaning that we can cater to any need you might have. We also provide advice on which format would be best suited to your requirements.
ARS Video Makes Digitizing Your Home Movies Easy!
Once received, an ARS Video technician will review the condition and content to provide an accurate estimate with quantity discounts that apply. You will then be asked to approve the estimate and processing will begin. Many customers mail them in (we have never had a problem with tracking) or drop off your videos to ARS Video in Tallmadge, Ohio and we will digitize them in our state-of-the-art facility. Once the transfer process is finished, you can choose to have your digitized home movies delivered back to you on an upscaled High Definition MP4 file loaded onto a flash drive or DVD that can be played on both your PC and TV. Then, for added security, you can upload these to your PC or even a cloud-based service. In any case we will back up your files here in case you want another copy in the future.
ARS Video is the best way to make sure your home movies are properly preserved. Visit or call ARS Video today during work hours, where you’ll talk to a real person, get an estimate, and get started with our digital service.
If you’re looking for the best family-owned company to digitize your bulky home movie video tapes, look no further than ARS Video. With over 36 years of experience, a team of experts who are passionate about what they do, and a full range of film, video, and audio conversion services, ARS Video is a clear choice.
Don’t wait – digitize your old media today with ARS Video. For more information, contact us now!
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Since 1987, the ARS Video team has been preserving precious memories and valuable archival footage through video transfer, film digitization and more media services for customers across the USA. Our team is always watching for new technology trends and is proud to have been at the forefront of analog media conversions for many years. Committed to customer service excellence and to delivering a great final product for our customers – many of whom are repeat partners over the years – we blog about trends in digitization, high tech vs low tech, culture milestones, and tips for getting the most out of your valuable recorded media. Thanks for reading!