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About ARS Video

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!

How ARS Video Picks Up the Slack with Top-of-the-Line Digital Conversion Services

With the number of large companies out there that offer digital conversions, you'd expect their services to be comprehensive. More often than not, what you will actually find is that many “big box” companies prefer to save on costs and the hassle of digitizing old analog media that have issues such as old tapes that [...]

Why You Should Choose Professional Services to Convert 35mm Slides to Digital Over DIY Methods

For those holding onto cherished memories captured in 35mm slides and film negatives, converting your precious memories to digital form is crucial. While DIY methods may be a tempting option at first, professional 35mm conversion services offered by ARS Video provide a level of expertise, equipment, and care that DIY simply cannot match. Here’s why [...]

Bridging the Gap Between Consumers and Archivists with VHS Digitization

On April 15th, ARS Video attended the Ohio Museum Association (OMA) Conference for the first time. Held in Sandusky, Ohio, the conference was a significant event for professionals dedicated to preserving the history of Ohio - which boasts over 1,200 museums, cultural, and historical sites. At ARS Video, we're known for digitizing archival materials for [...]

How A Professional Film Restoration Service Saves Your Moldy Tapes

One of the questions we receive most often from customers is, “Can my old VHS tapes be saved if they're moldy?” Most companies won't even attempt to convert moldy tapes due to the possible damage the tapes can do to their equipment, but for a small surcharge, our team can help capture the memories you [...]

Answering Your Digitization FAQs From the Great Big Home & Garden Show

In February, our team members had the opportunity to set up a booth at the Great Big Home and Garden Show at the IX Center in Cleveland. While we were there, we noticed some recurring questions from individuals who were curious about the 16mm film projector we keep running at the booth--and some from those [...]

Give the Gift of a Lifetime with Video Transfer Services from ARS Video

This past Valentine's Day served as our yearly reminder of how important it is to cherish each moment and forge lasting memories with our loved ones. Showing your partner or family members that you care -whether it be through acts of service or gift-giving - is a big part of the holiday, and with ARS [...]

Tips For Organizing Your Digital Photo Collection

Cherished old photos are more than just pictures; they capture our most precious memories. With the advancement of technology in recent years, digitizing photos has become essential for preserving these moments. However, digitization is only half the battle. Organizing your digital photo collection is crucial for easy access, and photo sharing with friends, family, and [...]

Hi-8 vs Mini DV: A Comprehensive Comparison in the World of Video Transfer Services

Video transfer services from ARS Video have become a critical tool for preserving and digitizing old videos. Whether it's a cherished home movie on a VHS tape or a valuable film reel, the transition from analog to digital format safeguards these memories for future generations. Let's take a closer look into the importance of using [...]

Archival Media Digitization Services for Institutions

The field of archival science, particularly in the context of academic, museum, and library settings, faces the critical challenge of preserving deteriorating analog materials. As physical media such as film reels, audio tapes, and even photo slides succumb to entropy and obsolescence, the urgency for reliable digital transcription becomes paramount. ARS Video recognizes this challenge [...]

Transfer VHS To Digital: Crossing Off An Item on Your Bucket List

Last month, ARS Video set up a booth at the vibrant IX Convention Center during the Cleveland Christmas Connection, a festive marketplace where people can shop for holiday gifts, see works from local artisans, experience holiday displays and more. Amidst the holiday cheer and festive spirit, we encountered numerous individuals, particularly women in their 30s [...]

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