Preserving Memories Through Video and Film Conversion
The average lifespan of a VHS tape is only about 20 to 30 years, meaning even the youngest VHS tapes still in existence are now in danger of falling apart. Many popular films can be found online or on streaming services, but your home recordings cannot be so easily replicated. If you have any important footage of a wedding, birthday, holiday, graduation, or any other cherished memories on VHS tape, now is the time to update those memories. These precious moments can be a tragedy to lose, and it is important to act while you have the time.
Transferring your old home movies to a digital medium is a task many contemplate when going through their storage or when unpacking holiday items, but in some cases never get around to doing. The more time goes by, the more likely it is that they will be damaged or forgotten.
Why VHS Digitization is so Important
The last major theatrical release on a VHS tape was 2006, which marked the end of the VHS era. If you had your own VHS camera, you may have continued making home movies past this point, but for most people a VCR is a distant memory. The whole point of documenting the special moments in your life is to preserve the memories for years to come. If you let the tapes collect dust and eventually break down, you will never get those memories back.
Digitizing your VHS tapes means those irreplaceable video memories will never degrade. You can access them whenever you like from your TV, computer or the cloud in High Definition. You do not have to worry about dealing with the wear and tear of a physical object, so they can also be more easily transferred from place to place.
Additionally, you do not have to worry about misplacing them if you move, or losing them to natural disasters, such as your basement or storage unit flooding. These are your precious memories and should be protected at all costs.
How the Process Works
At ARS Video Inc we can handle any type of digitization. If you have any 8mm, Super 8, 16mm or even 35mm film, we are happy to convert it to digital High Definition. If you have VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, MiniDV or even Betamax, we will upscale it to digital High Definition for you. We even do pictures, slides, and audio conversions. So, if you have a photo album or some old cassette tapes you want to be converted to digital, we have got you covered. The process is quick and painless and can be done entirely online or in person. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit our website and look at our Pricing Page to get an idea of your cost. On that page you can print out a Packing Slip to include with your items. Don’t have a printer? Simply write out the information for us.
Step 2: Pack up your VHS tapes, films, photos, slides, or audio recordings send it with tracking to us at: ARS Video, 89 West Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278. Feel free to drop it off if you are in the area.
Step 3: We will let you know when we receive it.
Step 4: Once we have determined how much film/video actually needs to be converted, we will call you with an estimated cost for your approval. You will not be asked to pay until we have fully processed your conversion, and it is ready to be returned to you.
Step 5: After payment is processed, your digital copy and the original material will be returned to you. Feel free to call and check on your order at any time.
It is a simple process that can be completed in minutes. There is no need to lug a heavy collection of tapes to a physical location. Just pack them up at home and send them to us at your own convenience.