Why You Shouldn’t Convert Old Home Movies To DVD (or Blu-Ray)

Why You Shouldn’t Convert Old Home Movies To DVD (or Blu-Ray)

I have long been the digital archivist of my family, putting countless hours into tracing genealogy, scanning and organizing photos, and, recently, digitizing old videos. For the past few years, my labor of love has been converting VHS, Betamax, and 8mm camcorder tapes to digital formats so they can be preserved. It's been a tremendous undertaking in my spare time that I hope to share details of in the future. But for now, I want to share one tip. If you ever find yourself digitizing old family memories, do not put them on DVD (or Blu-Ray). Why? DVD Media Back…
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