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In 2006 Peter Hilton unearthed a collection of homemade VHS tapes in his dad’s basement. There were hours of concert footage from 2000 to 2003, when Peter's high school band—Down in Flames—briefly gained a following and toured the country.

“I just knew that if I didn’t do something with those tapes in a few years, I’d lose them," Hilton says. "There might not be the technology to support them.” He didn't try to convert the VHS tapes to a digital format then, but the project earned a spot on his to-do list.

To simplify things for everyone else, here's a guide for converting VHS to digital and getting your old media out of the attic and onto your computer. As a bonus, we've included advice on how to make sure the video you're capturing today is still easy to read a few years—or decades—from now.

https://www.consumerreports.org/audio-video/how-to-convert-f...

Fuskie
Who hasn't had time to do much video editing lately but he still has projects he wants to eventually get done...

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