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Photo digitizing

Make your photographs available to your whole family. Saving Photo Memories will scan and digitize one side of your photos to a 600dpi high quality resolution for you to share with family and friends. Photos must not exceed 5 X 7 inches. Contact us for a quote on larger photos. 

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VHS to DVD transfer

VHS to DVD Transfer Service

We use archival-grade hardware and software to ensure the safe processing of your materials. A high quality DVD is mailed back to you with your family memories.

$25.00 per hour of tape (up to 2 hours) plus shipping, handling and applicable tax

VHS only. Tape must be in good working order.

Magnetic tape is a popular medium for recording audio and video signals, and it degrades over time due to a number of factors. The magnetic signal recorded on tape is stored in the form of magnetic particles on a thin layer of magnetic material. Over time, these particles can become demagnetized or otherwise degraded, resulting in a loss of signal quality.

One of the main factors that affects the degradation of magnetic tape is environmental conditions. Exposure to moisture, heat, and light can all cause the magnetic particles to degrade over time. For example, high humidity can cause the tape to absorb moisture, which can cause the magnetic particles to stick together and lose their ability to hold a signal.

Another factor that can contribute to the degradation of magnetic tape is mechanical wear and tear. Over time, the tape may become stretched, scratched, or otherwise damaged, which can result in signal loss or distortion. This can be exacerbated by poor storage conditions or improper handling of the tape.

Finally, the quality of the tape itself can also affect its longevity. High-quality tapes that are manufactured using high-grade magnetic materials and advanced manufacturing techniques are generally more resistant to degradation than lower-quality tapes.

Overall, the degradation of magnetic tape over time is a complex process that is influenced by a number of different factors. To preserve the quality of magnetic tape recordings, it is important to store them in cool, dry, and dark conditions, and to handle them carefully to avoid damage. Additionally, it is important to periodically transfer the contents of magnetic tape to more modern digital formats to ensure that they are not lost due to degradation or obsolescence.