Haven't gotten around to digitizing your old home movies yet? You might want to get a jump on it—before it's too late. That's right: That old footage of family Christmases, your wedding video, even your kids' precious baby tapes could be unwatchable soon. That's because analog video, or Video Home System (VHS) tapes are deteriorating—a problem known as the Magnetic Media Crisis, reports NPR. Essentially, the magnetic layer responsible for recording and storing sound and images is losing its magnetic properties—resulting in the rapid degradation of your VHS tapes. Depending on the condition in which they've been stored, VHS tapes only have a life expectancy of about 20-30 years. Since video cameras became mainstream in the '80s and '90s, that means time is running out. Thankfully, there's a way to save those memories you so carefully captured: by transferring them to a digital format.
To digitize a tape, it's $10 per tape. I can email it to you for free or save it to a flash drive or external hard drive (depending on the size of the file) You can provide the USB or EHD or I can buy it for you at cost. To burn to a DVD, the cost is $12 and the DVD will be labeled and placed in a clear case. For a personally labeled case (recommend for gifts) it's $15.