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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!

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 [...]

5 Reasons Why A Professional Video Transfer Service Beats DIY Methods

At ARS Video, we understand the value of your precious memories. With decades of experience in video transfer services, we've seen firsthand why choosing our professional digitization services for converting your old video tapes to digital formats far surpasses the DIY approach. Follow along as we outline some of the benefits of choosing a professional [...]

The Digital Evolution: 35mm Slides to Digital

The history of photographic slides is an interesting journey that has transformed how we capture and preserve memories. From the golden era of 35mm slides all the way to the modern digital age, the evolution of slide technology has left an indelible mark on photography and filmmaking. At ARS Video, we specialize in bridging the [...]

Converting VHS to Digital: A Dive into the World of VCRs

In the golden age of home entertainment, families across the globe captured and watched their cherished memories using a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder or Videocassette Recorder) and VHS tapes. These magnetic marvels were once a household staple, but as technology evolved, they've become relics of a bygone era. If you have stacks of old VHS [...]

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