VHS to Digital
Beside offering VHS to DVD services, VHS Rescue offers high quality VHS to digital transfer services. High quality tape transfer service involves responsiveness in communication, efficiency and speedy turn around, and high quality video and audio in tape to DVD transfers.
When converting VHS to digital with VHS Rescue, there is a few options. You can convert VHS to MP4, or VHS to MPG. The quality for the two files is similar, but the size is different. MP4 uses a more advanced compression technique. The compression technique is H.264 which gives a file size 1/4th of VHS to MPG. VHS to AVI is not offered. One hour of VHS to MP4 is around 1GB of data. One hour of VHS to MPG is about 4.5GB of data.
VHS to digital file can be put on an external USB hard drive provided. When you provide an external USB hard drive, sales tax does not need to be charged, and you save 9% total! VHS Rescue can copy VHS to data DVD. A data DVD works the same as a USB drive. When you put the DVD in the computer’s disc drive, the computer reads it like a USB. From there, you can copy your VHS to digital file straight to your computer. Opposed to VHS to DVD, VHS to USB is a more convenient way to preserve your memories.
VHS to digital can be a great and efficient way to preserve your home videos to digital. Multiple copies of the files can exist and multiple locations. When transferring VHS to digital rather than VHS to DVD, you can save the space of having 60+ DVD cases. VHS to USB is efficient because all of your tapes can be on a pocket sized USB drive.
VHS Rescue’s owner Chris suggests “Copy the files to multiple hard drives and store the hard drives in different locations. This way, you will have multiple back ups of your VHS to digital in different locations. This can protect the home movies and ensure longevitiy for your tape transfer service.”
Chris suggests a Toshiba hard drive for tape to digital transfers. The model can be purchased on amazon here.