Have you got some old VHS tapes at home lying around in the cupboard, on a shelf, in the cabinet or stored away in a container in the garage. Get them old VHS tapes ASAP and check them to see if they still play OK or if the video tapes have any mold/mildew/fungus build up on them. As time goes by those old video tapes become more and more vulnerable to becoming more fragile leaving all the footage on those VCR VHS tapes to lose the information stored on them. Don’t waste any time bring your tapes to us and we will make sure that once the tapes have been digitized the information will never deteriorate and the quality will be locked in forever.
Damaged VHS tapes can be repaired, if your video tape no longer works, if the video cassette tape looks physically warped or the actual tape is snapped, they can all be fixed.
For physically warped looking video tapes that no longer play, all you need to do is transfer the internal tape and spools over to another new VHS tape cartridge and the VHS tape will work again, if that’s a little complicated you can bring your VHS tapes to Works Perfect and we can do the video tape swap into a new cassette cartridge case, we charge $25.00 for that service.
Also if the video tape is snapped and requires a splice to joint the tapes back up together you will have to pull the tape cartridge apart, spool some of the tape out, cut the tape so they are evenly aligned, overlap the tape by no more than 2mm and sticky tape the tapes together on the inner side of the tape. if that’s a little complicated you can bring your video tapes to Works Perfect and we can do the video tape swap into a new cassette case, we charge $20.00 for that service.
Don’t throw away your video tapes, if you are unsure that your VHS tapes or other types of video tapes cannot be salvaged come see us at Works Perfect and let us restore your video tapes. We are the experts in video tape repairs and copying.
There are a few ways to convert your VHS tapes to DVD and the most common and easiest way is to get a VHS tape player and a DVD recorder, Sony and Panasonic generally sell the best equipment to get the job done. If you where to convert your video tapes yourself that would be our suggestion on how to go about doing it. Best place to find these equipment would be on eBay. Also for tutorials to learn how to connect up your video tape player to your DVD recorder would be to watch YouTube tutorials. I would recommend this process rather than using a USB VHS to DVD Converter Capture Card Adapter. Most stand alone units capture video tape footage and record it to a DVD or Blu-ray disc at a higher rate producing better quality in analogue to digital transfer.
The other option and best way to convert VHS to DVD would be to get Works Perfect to do the job for you saving time, effort, disappointment and in some case money. Our service ensures that your video tapes are digitized at the highest quality possible at a competitive price within a fast turnaround time.
Here at Works Perfect we love to share what we do on social media in converting VHS to DVD and all your old video tapes to Digital Transfer. Here are some of our links to view on Social media what we do in the field of VHS to DVD conversion.
When changing a lens, dust or foreign objects make their way into the Canon DLSR camera CMOS sensor and Sony mirrorless camera CMOS sensor through the bayonet area. Dust may also slowly make their way through other areas of the camera such as the battery compartment, SD/CF card socket areas, HDMI, Mic, USB port areas, around the viewfinder area, and some parts of the top cover area of the camera body.
From experience, when we blow air through a mirror box area of the camera or on the sensor, we can feel that air coming out of the battery compartment, SD or CF card socket area and the input/out ports. That means that if air can get through, so can tiny foreign objects like dust particles, sand and water.
A question we always get asked is how often a digital camera should be cleaned. The answer is that it really depends on the state of the CMOS sensor of that DLSR or mirrorless camera. Some customers may have had their camera for years and the CMOS sensor is pretty clean and does not really require to be cleaned. Whereas, we get some customers that get their sensor dirty within 1 or 2 months because of how they use and store their camera. Another good indicator to know when to get your sensor cleaned is when those tiny dots start to appear in your images. If you’re a avid or professional photographer, to continually maintain the quality of your photos, you may need to invest in getting your sensor cleaned a little more often to avoid any disappointments.
It’s simply impossible to keep dust or dirt particles from making their way into your sensor but there are ways of minimizing it so the CMOS sensor doesn’t get dirty ever so quickly.
Two Tips on how to keep your CMOS sensor clean:
Keeping your camera gear in a clean environment is key, ensuring the case the camera is kept in is clean.
Refrain from frequently changing camera lenses. I tend to never separate the lens from the camera body, unless I need to change to a different lens. Once I finish using my Sony A7 mirrorless camera, I keep the lens attached to the camera body and put the camera away.
Keep your lens caps, body caps, rear mount lens caps clean.