If you are considering transferring your VHS to digital collection, there are a few steps you will need to take in order to ensure that your collection will be able to continue to grow and your financial situation will improve as well. This guide is intended to get you started and help you understand how the process works.
The first step, of course, is to find old video cassettes you no longer have any use for. You can use any type of media you’d like, including CDs, DVDs, and even your own VCRs, but you’ll want to make sure that the old tapes are not damaged or in bad shape in any way.
High-Quality VHS to Digital
You’ll want to make sure that you get the best possible copies of your video cassettes and that they have never been scratched or burned. The only exception is if you had a special copy made in order to sell later on, but most people would want to keep the original tapes and make sure that the copies were not scratched. Make sure to get as many copies of these tapes as you possibly can before you try to transfer them from VHS to digital formats, because if you do not, the original tapes will eventually begin to deteriorate and become damaged.
After you’ve located the tapes that you will need, you’ll want to prepare them for copying. The most popular format for transferring VHS to DVD is burning to DVD. This method is the cheapest option, but it can also result in poor quality video, so it is best to use it with caution. If you are going to use DVD burning software, it’s best to find a reliable software program that offers a high level of compatibility with every computer system that it will be used on.
Copying to CD
Once you have a copy of your old VHS and have burned it using a quality DVD burning program, you will be ready to start the copy process. Use the same software program as was used to burn the original VHS to CD, but if it is a newer version, you will need to download the latest update from the company website instead of getting it through email or downloading it directly from their site.
After you have the DVD copy created, you will want to insert the original VHS into your computer and turn on the computer. Go to the software program you downloaded and make sure that everything is working properly and that way. Once everything is set up properly, you’ll be ready to burn the VHS to DVD. The steps are pretty much the same as with any other copy, except for a few small changes to the software that will be outlined in this article. Once the video is burned to DVD, you will need to get the old VHS into your computer once again and then copy the copy to a blank DVD.