Many people have stored memories, moments and events in their VHS cassette tapes through their VHS camera recorders or camcorders. But VHS cassette tapes have this nasty habit of gathering molds when in storage. Molds and other earthly elements have this effect of ruining well made memories. That why it is best to back your VHS cassette tapes into a format that is easier to keep and maintain, the DVD file.
DVD file format can be kept in different medium thanks to the revolution in technology. DVD files can be saved in actual DVD discs or in a computer’s memory or hard disk. Transferring VHS cassette tapes into DVD file makes it easier to view and share since it is in digital format. So here are some handy tips on how to do VHS cassette tape to DVD conversion.
- Hold it before transferring. Transferring VHS cassette tape to DVD does not happen easy. Certain hardware will be needed to do this transfer properly. Here is the list of equipment needed for the conversion: an analog converter, a computer video editing program, a computer with decent specs, and a VHS VCR. Make sure that each device is complete and ready to go before the transfer begins.
- Grab the VHS cassette tape. Before transferring the VHS cassette tape’s content, it has to be grabbed first. This can be achieved with the use of an analog converter. It is because the VHS cassette tape is in analog format. This analog converter will enable the transfer of the analog VHS format into a computer code that will be readable by editing programs. For best results, convert the VHS content into MPEG-2. This way one can put it in a DVD editing option. The DVD editing option will allow users to put a little extra in the video like music, transition, effects, captions, and the like.
- Memory for memories. Pulling off this transfer requires more than the usual computer. A computer with a large memory is ideal. The minimum computer specification to pull off a decent conversion is 2.8 GHZ CPU and 512 MB RAM.
- Conduit for memories. To make the transfer happen in another way, link your Camcorder or VHS VCR to a DVD recorder. Doing it this way is a straight forward approach. There will be less room for editing and adding a little something in this approach.
- Recording begins. The two approaches give you options. To start the actual transferring, make sure that all connectors are linked properly. By this time, the metal in the USB ports and other jack cords should be cleaned to allow smooth transfer. To begin, press the play button then the record button of the VCR.
- Benefits of a digital copy. Having a digital DVD copy will allow easy transfer and storage. DVD files can be stored in the computer’s hard disk, a separate hard disc drive, a DVD disc and even in USB sticks if there is enough space to accommodate it. Transferring the DVD file is easy and offers a lot of options. DVD files can be shared through USB sticks, DVD discs, and by accessing the hard disc drive.
With the revolution in technology VHS cassette tapes can now be saved into an easy to store and easy to share format. Memories can now be saved and be shared.