Almost everyone has at our home many dusty shelves with older analogue tapes having video footage from old movies, our kids birthday parties, wedding ceremonies etc . Many people eventually decide to convert all these old videos in newer digital formats. The reasons are obvious digitized video can be stored permanently to discs (CDs, or DVDs) which are more durable and reliable than old magnetic tapes, and take up much less space and are easier to use. Also, video in digital format can be edited and get enriched with extra effects.
To begin with lets see what is needed to have in terms of software and hardware to convert your older analogue videos to new digital format videos. Digitization can be done via video input on a video card of a computer, if available, but this should not be done for one reason – the quality is below average. To get a good result, it is necessary to acquire a specialized video device or even better you can bring you analog video tape to a professional photo studio for transferring the video to your PC. After that, you need to use specialized AVS Video Converter and AVS Video Editor Software which can convert and edit the digitized video. An example of Audio-Video Software tool is AVS4YOU from Online Media Technologies.
These AVS software tools are usually capable to load the digitized video and edit it. By video editing you can use your imagination to add extra effects, background music, trimming and cutting of video scenes, addition of extra pictures, embedding of other videos, addition of subtitles and much more. In addition to editing, AVS software can also convert the video into many different formats to be played on different portable devices. For example, video software utilities can convert from any digital video format into specialized format to be played on iPhone, iPod or on any smart phone device. Check out this AVS4YOU review to see what kind of video conversions you can perform on digital video files.