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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for choice of three conversions to DVD from VHS, 8mm tape, Hi-8, or Mini DV tapes ($75 value)
- $35 for choice of six conversions to DVD from VHS, 8mm tape, Hi-8, or Mini DV tapes ($138 value)
Digital Video Transfer: Preserving Memories for Good
Relics of the bygone era of the original camcorder, VHS videos may not be the ideal vessel for cherished family memories. Find out how to keep old footage fresh with Groupon’s rundown of digital video transfer.
Any footage preserved on a VHS tape should be considered an endangered memory. Comprised of magnetic tape that can degrade over time—and imperiled by any malfunctioning VCR—the once-popular videos were not built to last. Converting analog tapes into digital files ensures that your home movies can be enjoyed for years without losing quality or taking up shelf space otherwise reserved for Oscar statuettes. To accomplish this, most VHS-to-DVD transfer services use an analog-to-digital adapter, which translates the tape’s video signal into pixels to store on a computer’s hard drive. From there, the files can be edited and preserved for posterity either by burning them to DVDs or uploading the videos to Internet sites such as YouTube.
- VHS, which stands for video home service, was almost obsolete before it even took off. Many considered an early competitor, Betamax, a superior form of videocassette.
- A single DVD can typically fit about two hours of video—just enough time to see a child grow from a newborn into a full-fledged justborn.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per household. Not valid for film reels. Must be present to redeem. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Each DVD holds up to 2 hours of footage; any tapes over 2 hours will need to be put on a separate DVD and will be considered 2 transfers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.