Three Camcorder Video Tapes


All VHS and camcorder tapes use magnetic tape to record an analog signal. Magnetic tape is comprised of an acetate base coated with a polymer binder. The binder contains the magnetic particles that store the video information. During playback the binder layer comes into direct contact with the heads of the playback device and is responsible for signal quality. However over time the binder layer of magnetic tapes begin to suffer chemical degradation, resulting in severe image distortion and permanent information loss.

Videotapes deteriorate faster than any other storage medium. Videotapes are not suitable for long-term storage of data. According to industry experts magnetic media can deteriorate to an unplayable condition in as little as three years. Video tapes have a shorter shelf life than almost any other medium.

Luckily, you can convert your video tape to digital format and stop the natural deterioration. Unlike magnetic analog tape, digital files do not degrade over time. At Icehouse Pictures we specialize in preserving your memories digitally on DVD. Transferring your video tapes to digital is a permanent way to preserve and protect your memories for future generations. The sooner you transfer your videos to DVD the better chance you have of preserving them.

Preserving your home movies is a critical task, because no one wants to lose their irreplaceable memories of loved ones. At Icehouse Pictures we have understand the importance of preserving your irreplaceable memories. We have helped thousands of families transfer their videotapes to digital format. There is no time like the present to protect the past, contact Icehouse Pictures today!

Internal Components of Video Convert


To preserve your analog VHS tapes you will need to transfer the movies to digital format, where the quality won’t degrade. The process to digitize analog video involves the use of a digital video converter. A device that accepts the analog signal into the encoding hardware to convert the video into a digital format.

So how do you choose a reputable video conversion service? There are literally thousands of online and local companies that offer video conversions? Before you hire a company to transfer your videos your decision should be based upon three factors: the equipment they use, their experience and whether or not they outsource their work.

Some video transfer companies send your videotapes to other locations to have the transfer completed. Some will even send your videos overseas. As a result, inexperienced employees use outdated equipment to transfer your videos. Low prices means low-quality.

All our work is done on premises so your memories are safe and never leave our studio. We have decades of experience converting video to digital format using broadcast-quality video decks. We convert home movies captured on older formats such as VHS , VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, and Mini-DV to digital. For more information on a video converter please contact us today!