Wedding Videos to DVD
Technology marches ever onward and, as it does, it carries us right
along with it. In the early 1980ís, as VCRís dropped in price and appeared
in more and more homes, there was a sudden mass appeal for people to
have their old Super 8 home movies converted to video cassette. Video
tapes last far longer than film and it just made sense to convert those
old reels into a more watchable and compact format. People brought their
movies of their babyís first steps, birthday parties, and weddings and
turned them into video tapes. Not long after that, video cameras became
cost effective for people to buy and those old super 8 cameras and projectors
went the way of the dodo. People began using video tape for everything
and the wedding video was born.
Technology has shifted yet again, folks. You may have noticed less and
less video tapes at your local Blockbuster store. The medium is becoming
extinct, replaced by DVD. Guess what? Itís time to convert yet again.
DVD discs last far longer than video tape, offer higher quality picture
and sound, and can run longer than video cassettes. By converting your
wedding videos to DVD you can ensure that the memories you saved will
last even longer.
The process of converting your wedding video to DVD is not complicated,
but to do it yourself you will need some special equipment. Obviously
youíll need a DVD recording device and a way for your VCR to connect
to it. If you have a DVD burner on your computer, youíre halfway there.
You will also need a way for your VCR to interface with your computer.
Most computers do not come shipped with a way to do this. Youíll need
to install a TV card on your computer that has inputs that match your
VCRís outputs. Most TV cards do have both RF and A/V inputs.
Next youíll need to record the wedding video onto the computerís hard
drive. You may need special software to do this if your TV card didnít
come with any bundled. Sonyís Vegas Video is a good one, but there are
a number of different titles available. Keep in mind that the video
will take up a lot of drive space. In order for the video to be placed
on DVD it will have to be in an MPEG format. Your video recording software
should be able to save it this way. Once that is done, itís simply a
matter of using your DVD burning software to transfer the video onto
a DVD disc that you can then watch on any DVD player. The software will
have instructions for doing this. Once the process (which can take some
time, be warned) is complete, viola! Your wedding video is now on DVD
and can be enjoyed forever.
If you donít have or canít afford the equipment and software to follow
the preceding steps, fear not. There are companies that can take away
all of the hassle and transfer your wedding videos to DVD for you, for
a price. Whichever method you choose will have the same end result and
youíll be enjoying your old wedding videos and other home movies on
a new format thatís built to last.
About The Author:
Peter Dobler successfully operates several web sites on the topic of
internet marketing and web site optimization. Visit his main web site
Other Wedding And Marriage Related Information
Lovemaking Tips & Secrets
husband lost interest in sex about 7 years ago and we usually
only had it about once a month or less. Since getting these
tips he actually initiated it 6 times last month and asked if
I could repeat some of the tips I had tried on him. His erections
are actually harder than they have been in years too. I feel
like we are much closer as a result of the better lovemaking.
I have been telling all my friends about your 500 Lovemaking
Tips and several have bought it too." - Bridget J, Tampa
Get more information
Questions for Couples
husband and I have been emailing 3-4 of the questions and our
answers each day for the last month and it has had the most
wonderful effect on our relationship. I felt that we had just
been 'coasting' for a while but now we are more in love than
we have been in our 17 years together. And the resulting passion
has been amazing." Barbara Koen
Get more information
Your Site For Professionally Written And Inspirational Wedding
Speeches And Toasts... Your Source For Step-by-step Guides That
Walk You Through Everything You Need to Know to Create Your
Own Inspirational Speech!
Get more information