Mold, mildew, and fungi are different types of damage that can occur to 8mm and
16mm film. Improperly stored films, especially those in hot and humid climates or damp locations such as basements, attics, or garages,
are prone to such attacks, and can damage your films forever.
Older equipment used to watch 8mm films are no longer made, and can be very costly
to repair. A restored projector can sell for $600, and a single replacement lamp for a projector can cost as much
as much as $60.
Find Your Favorite Moments Quickly
Eliminate the need to manually fast forward or rewind through
your video tapes to find your favorite scene. Using the DVD chapter menu and scene selection, you can skip through your video
to particular scene in seconds, and browse from one film to the next.
VHS Tapes Wear Out - DVD's Last A Lifetime
and Beta tapes deteriorate after each use, and will continue to deteriorate after many years, even if you don’t watch
them. The average life expectancy of a VHS tape is 15 years, even when kept in the best conditions. DVD’s are digital
and don’t deteriorate no matter how many times you watch it. With proper care, DVD’s
can last a lifetime.
players are in the majority of homes today, and provides users with video resolution that is twice as clear as VHS. DVD is
capable of showing up to 525 lines of horizontal resolution while VHS & Beta are limited to 240. If using a blu-ray player
to upscale and play your DVDs, the resolution jumps to 1,080 lines of resolution.