Converting Analog Video to Digital: Questions to Ask Service Providers

The VCRs of the world are breaking down. Functioning film projectors are increasingly hard to find. Tapes and film degrade with every viewing. To preserve your analog video collection — and to share it in digital channels, from Facebook to...
August 18, 2021

“Vinegar Syndrome” and Other Signs of Analog Film Damage

If your family recorded home videos between the 1930s and the 1970s, odds are they captured that vacation or piano recital on 8 mm film. (Super 8, Kodak’s hugely popular take on the original amateur film format, debuted in 1965...
August 16, 2021

How Long Do Analog Film Reels Last Before Degrading in Quality?

You’ve got a big box of VHS tapes, Super 8 reels, or other analog video films sitting in your attic. Are they still playable? How long can you store them safely? And if they’re showing clear signs of damage, what...
August 13, 2021

Recovering VHS Tapes to Digital Video Formats

Converting VHS tapes to modern formats can be risky, but the right video conversion team can help — even when your media is degraded or damaged.
August 6, 2021