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How to Get a Digital Copy of Your Video Tapes

Do you have a bunch of video tapes containing many years of your family memories,
but no longer have a way to watch them? Here is your solution.



How to Preserve Your Video Tapes | Transfer Your Video Tapes

 

Transfer Your Video Tapes

The first thing you will want to do is transfer your video tapes to a digital format. Once your have your video tapes transferred to a digital format your video tapes can no longer deteriorate. Video tapes can be transferred to either a DVD or an MP4 File or both. Getting your tape transferred to a DVD or MP4 file require specialized equipment that will play the tape and convert the data to digital so that a DVD or Mp4 file can be created. To do this, it will require a company that specalizes in video transfers, or you will need to purchase some specialized equipment.

How to Preserve Your Video Digitially | Get a MP4 Digital Copy

 

Get a MP4 Digital Copy

You will want to get a digital copy of your video tapes, which is a great way to back up your video tapes. These MP4 files are a high quality digital file that you can edit once your video tapes are digitized. You can combine clips from different video tapes and create a "best of" compilation. You can also edit out parts of the video, for example if you have forgotten to turn the video tape recorder off and end up recording the ground. Your MP4 digital copy of your videos are great to put on your IPad or tablets to share with others. You can also "grab a scene" from your video tape and have a digital jpeg file that you can now make prints out of. Another great reason to get the MP4 digital copy of your video tapes, is you can do a direct download of your video file right from our server. It's really quick and easy.

How to Get a Digital Copy of Your Video Tapes | Watch Your Digital Copy

 

Watch The Digital Version of Your Video Tapes

When creating DVD's from your video tapes, you can have your video transferred directly to a DVD first, without any digital corrections. Or, you can receive the MP4 file, edit out unwanted parts and create a new DVD. Either way, once you have your DVD you are now ready to sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy watching your family videos in a much easier way.

How to Get a Digital Copy of Your Video Tapes | Preserve Your Video Tapes

 

Preserve Your Video Tapes

Preserve your video tapes by not only digitizing your video tapes, but make sure to back up your files in more than one place. On your home computer is a great, but also make sure to have the digital files backed up on an external hard drive just in case something happened to one of them. Keeping multiple back up copies is always a good way to ensure the safety of the digital copies of your video tapes. Having your digital files backed up on the cloud is a great option that protects your files no matter what disaster strikes your home.