With today’s fast paced technological innovations, especially with the evolution of smartphones and the likes, taking pictures and video recordings of our precious memories has never been this fast and easy. Indeed, digital recording has become an essential part of our daily lives.
Certainly, we would always want to preserve good old memories, but what to do with those old family videos on VHS tapes that are piled up and are simply occupying space and acquiring dust?
You do not need to worry as you can still preserve those treasured memories and do away with the VHS. Now you can convert your VHS video file into a digital one and watch it anywhere and anytime you want.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how you can convert your old VHS video file into a digital one.
Step 1. You need to connect and stream your VHS tapes to your computer through a tape deck connected to your hard disc. You can either use an S-video port or an A/V-to-USB adapter cable and USB extension cable to stream your VHS video on your hard disc. Also, you will need a video capture program or software that will allow you to record the video you are streaming on your computer.
Now after successfully streaming your VHS video file on your hard disc and recording it on your computer, you can now proceed to the next step.
Step 2. Most of the video recording software available today allow you to edit and make necessary adjustments on your video file. You can use various editing software available on your computer, DVD decks or online to edit and make adjustments, and even put some special effects on your videos to make them even more special.
You can also create a video library for various home videos and short movies by placing several digital files in one project before burning it on CD or DVD.
Step 3. The next step is to burn your converted and organized video file on CD or DVD. Use the burning software already available on your computer, or if you’re not satisfied with its performance, you can download online for better and quality burning software.
You can use write-once media or take advantage of rewriteable CD and DVD discs to maximize your playback time.
Now you can say goodbye to your old analog tapes and enjoy the most precious memories of your life in digital home movies version. But if you’re someone who doesn’t have enough time to do those VHS to digital conversions, or simply want a more professional video conversions and editing, you can easily seek the help of professionals to do the job for you. These experts will ensure that your old video tapes are handled with utmost care using the latest conversion technology available today.