Keeping Memories Alive by Converting Tapes to DVD

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Last Updated on October 4, 2017 by

If you ask any teenage kid today if they know what an 8mm tape is chances are they will look at you as if you have two heads. That is because 8mm tapes were popular back in the 1980’s. Many of the kids today barely remember VHS but are well versed in the DVD world. However, 8mm tapes were not made to last very long since the technology just wasn’t there back then. Now you can transfer your 8mm camcorder tapes to DVD using an 8mm tape converter.

No one uses 8mm tapes anymore. Besides, you most likely can’t even find a VCR player let alone an 8mm player. Actually, you can’t even find 8mm tapes to begin with. Nonetheless, you don’t want to wait too long to convert these tapes to DVD because after a period of time, you begin to lose footage from the tape until it disappears completely and you have lost your precious memories.

The only place you are able to really locate a converter is online. The converters are inexpensive but keep in mind that they are not very popular anymore so you may have to spend so time looking for one online. Many people confuse an 8mm converter with a negative scanner. These are two separate machines that perform two different tasks. You do not want the negative scanner.

Using a converter is easy to use and will transfer your 8mm film to a DVD so you can enjoy your memories for years to come. There are benefits to storing your memories on DVD. A DVD does not require any rewinding like an 8mm tape tapes so you are able to watch the DVD with ease. Also, a DVD is easier to store than a bulky 8mm tape.