Why Convert Your Camcorder Tapes to DVD and Digital Files?
Many people have home movies on camcorder tapes that contain irreplaceable footage of family events, weddings, special occasions, recitals and more. Due to the fact that these magnetic tapes break down over time, it is a good idea to convert the videos to a DVD to make sure the video quality and the video itself is preserved.
In the past people would “dub” their tapes (copying to another tape) to preserve them, but these copies would also be subject to degradation due to the analog-to-analog copy process and would still break down over time. Thus, it is important to convert old magnetic media to a digital format, as opposed to tape dubbing, so that identical copies can be made indefinitely.