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At ARS Video Inc, we firmly believe that: “Memories are forever”. But you might ask, are they really?

Surely not if they are stored on a VHS tape and it becomes damaged?

Can damaged video tapes be restored? For us at ARS Video Inc, the answer to the last question is a resounding, yes!

Restoring, preserving, and eternalizing your memories is both our business and pleasure.

FYI, as soon as VHS tapes are beyond two decades, in addition to them gathering dust, normal wear and tear, and the magnetic tape deteriorating or getting moldy. However, thanks to digitization, there is a solution and we, at A.R.S Video Inc, can usually help.

Analog Media and Digitization

Digitization is the process of converting something into a digital form. Using digitization, we, at ARS Video Inc can conveniently convert analog media into either DVD, or a High Definition file delivered on a thumb drive that plays on your TV and PC.

You will be happy to know that such analog media can be in the form of your videotapes that are not only on VHS, but also on: Betamax, VHS-C, Regular 8 and Hi-8.

All the consumer digital format on D8, Micro MV, Mini DVD, MiniDV, DVCAM and DVC Pro can be upscaled as well. And can damaged VHS tapes, Betamax, VHS-C, Mini-DVD, and Hi8 be restored? Again, our answer is, yes! No matter where your memories are stored, we can usually recover and preserve them forever.

So, do not hesitate! At this very moment, your memories from between 20 and 30 years ago are fast deteriorating. You best get them digitized as soon as possible.

How do we go about it? We hear you ask. Well, it’s quite simple really.

Simply pack all the analog media you would like digitized into a steady box and send it to us with tracking to get the process started.

Film Restoration and Preservation Process

Once we receive your pack of treasured analog media memories, we immediately call you about your film restoration services.

Next, we review the material and create an estimate with quantity discount for your approval. Then we set to work turning them into digital- DVD, MP4, AVI or MOV files to be viewed, copied, uploaded or edited.

We, at ARS Video Inc, know just how invaluable the memories contained in your analog media are. As such, when we receive your valuable box of treasured memories, we ensure that we tag each item sent to us.

Thereafter, it is tracked as it goes through the digitization process.

In total, the whole digitization process takes between one and 8 weeks depending on the volume. At ARS Video Inc, we have at our disposal the best tape decks for quality analog media conversion to digital.

In addition to using the best tape decks for conversion to digital, we also use professional broadcast machines during the Pro SD and Pro HD processes for Umatic, Betacam SP, DVCAM, DVCPro and HDV.

In addition to restoring damaged VHS tapes, we also can correct issues with your analog media’s color, exposure and content.

Over time, images on VHS tend to darken and get a hazy color. Our experienced editors can lighten, darken, color correct, remove and move parts of videos as would like.

The result of which will be the enhancement of your video’s quality; one that is transferrable to a digital format of your choice.

Call us to discuss what we can do for you.

Disc Buffers

We have the technology and software to recover your lost data from discs you thought long lost. You will only pay if we are successful in our recovery efforts.

We will burn a new disc for you or even better transfer everything to a high-definition file (discs are going away).

Moldy Tapes Recovered

Video tapes that have been stored in high humidity areas tend to get moldy. Most services will not transfer moldy tapes because of the damage they can cause to their equipment. For a small surcharge per tape, we can capture those memories that you thought long lost because of the condition of your VHS tapes.

We will capture them in High Definition 1920 x 1080 and return them to you on a free flash drive you can use on your computer and TV. We also archive all of our work so if you lose it we will still have it!

Sticky Shed

Sticky Shed is a phenomena that occurs in magnetic tape (VHS, Hi-8, Betamax, Reel to Reel audio) where humidity causes the tape to stick together and ruins the recording. In some situations we have been successful recovering these recordings.

This is a article by the Library of Congress regarding Sticky Shed