Video To Dvd

Written by Gregg Ruais
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People like my father and my uncle, who both have dozens of VHS family videotapes in their libraries, can hire graphics companies that convert video to DVD in order to preserve the quality of their home movies. I can't remember the last time we actually sat down to watch family videos together, but I can only imagine how poor the picture is on some of those tapes from the early 1980s, when I was a little kid. VHS tapes degenerate over time, the picture gradually darkens, the tint becomes corrupted, and our precious memories can begin to fade.

Video to DVD to Preserve Memories

Video experts say that after 50 years, VHS tapes deteriorate so greatly that movies cannot even be viewed. Well before that time, viewers can notice significant lessening in quality. My older brother watches home videos of himself playing basketball on his birthday every year. He's now 34 years old, and the tapes date back to his eighth grade team. On those videos, the court has morphed into a greenish color, the out-of-bounds lines are indistinct and blurred, and the numbers on the athletes' jerseys are completely illegible.

The only way my brother's memories of athletic greatness will last is if he pays for video to DVD services. Considering how emotionally attached he is to his playing days, he would love this as a Christmas present. Because he'd want to watch his new DVDs right away, the family would end up spending Christmas reliving his basketball career.

When converting video to DVD, people should use the best hardware available to avoid losing quality in the transfer from one medium to another. State-of-the-art equipment costs a lot of money, but many professional video editors already possess the necessary hardware, and the cost to hire such services is quite reasonable. People can elect to insert tables of contents into their DVDs, enabling them to find specific events more quickly.

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