Preserving Your Memories for a Lifetime


Video Tape Transfer to DVD

            VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Digital 8 and mini DV Tapes to Digital DVD

Why convert your video tapes to Digital?

Now is the time to preserve your memories by converting your old tapes to

DVD (Digital Versatile Disc.)


Don’t let your priceless family heirlooms deteriorate! Preserve them now!

Video tapes deteriorate over time and don’t last very long, but DVDs can preserve your video for generations if well cared for.


Our video tape to DVD transfer service creates an exact copy of your videotape and stores it digitally on a DVD disc.


Why are DVDs so much better than Video Tape?

Videocassette tapes are inconvenient to use. Tapes can break and get stuck in the recording unit more often, take up more shelf space, and offer lower video and sound quality.


Preserve the memories:

A typical DVD-R disc should keep its contents safe for 100 years if properly cared for. A typical VHS recording can last as long as 20 years, but image and sound quality degradation becomes noticeable in as little as 5 years. This is especially true when the recording was done using the LP (4-hour) or EP (6-hour) setting.  If you want your wedding video to last until the grandkids can watch it, there's really no choice.


Your video collections often contain treasures that may be lost forever, as video tapes are not suitable for the long-term storage and retrieval of film material. Every time they are used their life expectancy declines. 


Even a single play mechanically reduces the picture quality, virtually unnoticeably - but over many cycles the degradation becomes obvious. The consequences range from loss of color and sound to physical damage to the tape itself.


By having your video tapes digitized you can stop the degradation and preserve those memories digitally on DVD. DVDs won't suffer from degradation via physical contact during playback, unlike mechanically read video tapes. 


This means that, even after repeated playback, the picture quality on DVD copies remains as good as the original.


When making copies of DVDs -- the original and its digital copy are identical. Each generation is as good as the first. And DVDs have further advantages: they're easier to handle and take up less space than VHS tapes. 


And when DVDs become obsolete down the road, you will be able to move the digital data from the DVD to the media of the future without quality loss.


Saving Tapes Vs Saving Memories: The broader view of preservation is "to save" the visual memories of "your life and times" -- not just the video tapes. Once you have saved and protected the video from your old tapes, then you can focus on getting "the story behind the pictures" -- by capturing certain highlights from your videos AllieCat Video can help you create video keepsakes to share with family members and friends.  -- to preserve the story and memories of people, places, and things.



Pricing: (per tape)

(1-10 tapes)                           120 min. Tape      ………………………………………     $20.00

(10+ tapes)                            120 min. Tape      ………………………………………     $18.00


Ask About our DVD Gift Box, Perfect for Anniversaries!

(Holds 25 - 50 DVDs)


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