But we still hold dear weddings, childbirths, first steps kept in VHS format. Unfortunately, magnetic videocassette tapes crumble within several decades or their quality degrade. To extend the life of your videos from VHS tapes, you’d better convert old videocassettes to the DVD format. These prices are quite reasonable compared to other conversion services on the market.
Put your video collection on DVDs and eliminate the clutter!
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Online Video Transfer Services
For legacy media transfers, going local is the right way to go. In a world increasingly full of mail-in transfer companies, local ones are harder to find – but there’s almost certainly one in your area. If you’re in the Southern California area, we’ve got four locations all over Southern California. After 30+ years transferring millions of tapes, film, and photos we discovered that less than 25% of people even watch their digital footage. Most people don’t realize that with standard digitizing they’re just getting back a DVD or USB with hours and hours of unknown footage.
All of your videos will get transferred to a single USB stick, there is no time limit. Press “Pause” on the DVD recorder and fast-forward the VCR/camcorder through parts you want to edit out.
If you head to the YesVideo website, you’ll find conversion services starting from $30 per tape for the first two hours, and then an additional $30 for every two additionalhours of converting. But the price you pay at Walmart or Target could be lower. These prices have been trending upward in recent years, so if you’ve been waiting to get your tapes converted, you might want to get on it.
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VCRs on the cheaper side sometimes have trouble replicating the exact time standard of the tape being played in it. Incidentally, cleaning your tape and VCR greatly help to reduce that error. Fixing time errors is also what a Time-Based Corrector is for.