Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years. Televisions were around for years before the ability to record on a VHS player was developed. However, once VHS systems arrived on the scene, it wasn’t long before DVD’s followed. With the advent of DVD’s, VHS tapes and systems soon became obsolete. Eventually, everything came out on DVD, and DVD’s and their players rapidly replaced VHS tapes and VCR’s.
Some of us have put off transferring VHS tapes to DVD because it seems complicated, but it’s not. It can be time-consuming, however, depending on how many VHS tapes you have.
Here are some of the ways you can successfully do a vhs to dvd transfer.
If you are very technically challenged or just don’t have the time, you can pay someone to do this for you. A quick online search can help you find the right person. The disadvantage is that you will pay more by choosing this option, especially if you have a great deal of VHS tapes.
Buy a VHS to DVD Recorder
This is probably the easiest way, and it is less expensive than paying someone to do it. The VHS-DVD recorder will convert the analog video to digital. The cost of this equipment is not as expensive as it once was. You can find a good VHS-DVD recorder for around $200-$250. You can find some good ones on sale for less than $200, and you can find cheaper models or used ones for less than $100.
Use a Digital Camcorder
This does require being a little more tech savvy. A digital camcorder will convert analog to digital by using your computer. You will need the right software on your computer and camcorder or camera to do this. You will also need a DVD burner, cables, USB device, and a VHS player.
You could just hold on to those VHS tapes and VCR, and continue to watch them the old school way.
Some of us are still holding on to our VHS tapes because they could become popular again, right? Well, that may be. The once outdated 33 and 45 records have become popular again. However, until that time comes around again, you may want to switch over and watch those VHS tapes on DVD by learning how to do a VHS to DVD transfer.