All media will deteriorate over time and there are many different factors that will affect the durability of your family memories recorded in photographs and slides as well as on video and film. To ensure the preservation of these irreplaceable memories you should consider storing them in airtight containers, in a controlled environment that restricts the level of light, temperature and humidity your collection is exposed to. Oh, and don’t even think about looking at them!
Not very practical is it?
The DVD media and the technology to play it won’t last forever either, but does provide a reliable storage media that is easy to store and view. Generally, the lifespan of a DVD is accepted to be between 70 – 100 years, compared to 10 to 20 years for magnetic storage media such as VHS tape.
And if your collection dates back to the days before video with Super or Standard 8 film and the like, DVD conversion can have the added bonus of making your film more accessible than it has been in years. No more struggling with screens and projectors only to discover that the bulb has blown or the rubber drive belt disintegrated.
We can convert:
- VHS & Beta tapes
- Super/Standard 8 Film
- Video camera tapes – Video8, Hi8, VHS-C, Digital 8, MiniDV
- Audio recordings – vinyl, cassette, reel-to-reel
Format conversion services are charged separately according to the volume of material to be converted.