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!

DVD from Video


A video to DVD transfer is a great way to preserve and protect your videotapes. Transferring to DVD will allow you to safeguard the content on the tape before it degrades.

At Icehouse Pictures we specialize in preserving your memories digitally on DVD. We use only professional grade video decks with time-base-correction to ensure you receive the highest quality obtainable from your original tape. During the transfer process we delete all unwatchable and blank footage. We also perform scene-to-scene digital color correction and exposure adjustment. A service that other companies charge an additional fee for.

Each DVD includes a beautifully designed DVD cover personalized with your own message. An interactive DVD menu with background music and images from your videotape.

Archiving your video to a DVD is a permanent and cost effective way to guarantee a future for those irreplaceable memories. The sooner you transfer your home movies to DVD the better chance you have of saving them. So don’t let your memories disappear forever, contact Icehouse Pictures today.

Icehouse Pictures in Plymouth, Massachusetts converts home movies captured on older formats such as VHS , VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, and Mini-DV into digitally remastered versions on DVD. Contact us for more information on DVD from video.