As you read on, the photographs and videotapes that you have stored up in boxes upon boxes in the attic, in the corner of a closet or the basement - are all losing quality. You might be inclined to think, ‘then why am I reading on?'
Well, to put it as simply as possible, it won't do you any good if you stop reading to go upstairs and bring that old box down. Why? Because they've been deteriorating from the second, they were captured.
To put this in perspective? What separates an old picture of your grandmother as a child from one of you at the same age? Besides the noticeable difference in resolution and color, the previous image would give off a more vintage or antique look rather than the one captured a decade or two ago.
However, be warned - whether your image is taken from the best camera money has to offer or printed on the finest quality print, it will eventually deteriorate.
Preserving Memories:Let's go through a scenario here: The entire family has gathered at your home for Thanksgiving, and the elders are going on and on about a fun family event that occurred several years or decades prior.
You remember that you have a cassette or a tape of said event upstairs in a box of mementos in the attic. As you go upstairs to grab it, you see that the tape isn’t one that can just be played on any device.
You go downstairs into the basement to bring out an old VHS player, or any other outdated machinery that’s compatible with this tape.
Finally, you put the tape in and are ready to dwell down into memory lane. However, since the quality has deteriorated, the video is met with jitters and static.
Now, let's focus on just how all of this can be cumbersome. First of all, the mementos are all locked up someplace. Then, you would have to use compatible equipment, which is, in most cases, outdated. Lastly, after all that you've done, you still can't guarantee that the video will play out smoothly.
What is an 8mm to DVD Service?With the advent of the modern era, the digital age, we've been able to completely revolutionize how we capture and subsequently play movies and home videos. Analog formats have since been discontinued. However, there is one downside to this: videos that had been caught in those formats need to be redone.
Realistically speaking, it would only make sense to have those formats adjusted to new age technology and made compatible with modern devices. Super8, 8mm, and 16mm were some of the analog formats used for videotapes in the past.
As mentioned above, it can become quite problematic to have to play all of those videos that had once been captured in old formats. If you thought that was hard, imagine having to share those videos.
Videos, contrary to images, cannot be placed onto a surface and taken a picture of. The static from the television screen when you put it close to your phone won't do much for the person you're sending the video to.
To add to the misery, the chemical makeup of 8mm and 16mm films is such that it tends to deteriorate and breakdown with every passing day. Converting those old and outdated 8mm and 16mm film to digital film is, quite frankly, the best possible way to guarantee that your family members will be able to enjoy your memorable home movies together. Digital files are resistant to the damaging effects of Mother Nature and time, and if backed up appropriately, can last forever.
Additionally, digital files are easily accessible and don't clutter. It is aided by the fact that they are compatible with most devices, and secure copies can be made if and when necessary for use.