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How To Care For and Preserve Your Video Tapes

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St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota

How To Care For Your Video Tapes

When your family video camera recorded important events, no one was thinking about what would happen to that tape in 20 years. The reality is that your tapes and film can start degrading in as little as 5 years, usually because of improper storage.

Video tape was never intended as a long-term storage solution. Storing your videotapes properly is extremely important.

Feldman's Digital Transfer Services is one of the premier preservation and archiving services in the country. We believe that keeping your memories safe for years to come is of utmost importance.

How to Store Your VHS and other Video Tapes

      • Do not open the cassette or touch the tape unless it is an absolute necessity.
      • Do not let the temperature regularly exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
      • Do not let the humidity exceed 20 to 30%.
      • Avoid storing your video tapes in a room with southern exposure.
      • Keep tapes in their cases when not in use.
      • Label tapes with subject and dates as soon as they are out of the camcorder.

How to properly care for video tape

  • Keep your video tapes moisture free and away from heat & dust.
  • Never store your video tapes by your TV. This will damage your video tapes over time.

  • Occasionally fast forward & rewind your video tapes.

  • Do not let the VCR fast forward all the way to the beginning or end of the tape since this could tear the tape.

  • If your tape has a strange odor or has mold inside the cassette chances are your tapes are in an accelerated stage of decay and should be transferred to a DVD or hard drive as soon as possible.

While there are many factors that contribute to the longevity of a video tape most experts agree that the life span is 8-10 years. However, as time passes tapes continue to degrade. We recommend transferring your tapes to a digital format as soon as possible.

To see photos of the different video formats, click here.

Feldman's Digital Transfer Services converts and transfers the following movie formats shown below to DVD or to a computer hard drive.

CLICK ON LINKS BELOW FOR DIFFERENT VIDEO FORMATS

To see photos of the different video formats, click here

The majority of our satisfied clients ship their movies and photographs to us via UPS or FedEx. Please call prior to shipping your photographic treasures.

If you prefer to come in with your video tapes please call Feldman's Digital Transfer Services at813-685-4343 - Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm EST an appointment.

We promise to convert your memories with the utmost care.


 
   
           
 
   

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