As the time elapses dramatically, a lot of things have been an in blur state in our mind. However, in the digital era, with the rapid development of various media technology, time, to some extent, can be paused in the form of videos and images. You can save your beautiful memory in the form of videos and pictures which can be extended to all kinds of formats due to the great help that the digital devices brought. Things are old, but once they are found to be shared in the public, the memories would present in a vivid way which can be a tracing line to our past. Does it sound a little bit nostalgic?
Today we are not going to depict a nostalgic story. Instead, we will find out these older digital devices, such as VHS and we can share the content from the past in a modern way. For the young generation, perhaps DVD and Blu-ray are quite familiar to them. But VHS or VCR can make them feel a bit puzzled. Today in the following article, we are going to find a linking bridge between them and evoke the old memories to be presented in the high definition Blu-ray format.
Part 1: Know about VHS
What is VHS actually? In a general term, VHS refers to Video Home System or a widely-adopted videocassette recording (VCR) technology that is using a videocassette tape to record video and sound. Invented and developed by Japan Victor Company (JVC) in 1976, VHS has been adopted by many homes to use as a popular way to record video and sounds in the 1980s and 1990s. During that period, “videocassette”, “videotape” and some terms related to videos all referred to the VHS format and people were inclined to record broadcast television with VHS all the time. In the beginning, VHS was short for Vertical Helical Scan and later was changed as the trend Video Home System. It firstly used magnetic tap 1/2 inch in width and VHS cassettes can be recorded using a video camera. In terms of the physical outlook, a VHS cassette is quite thick and heavy than a DVD or Blu-ray disc nowadays. After firstly invented in 1976, later in 1983, JVC updated VHS to VHS-C in order to be differentiated from Sony’s Video 8 (V8). In 1987, Super VHS was born and the level resolve degree up soared from 240 lines to 400 lines. What’s more, in 1992, VHS was developed to embody Hi-Vision program and broadcast Hi-Vision menu.
Part 2: Why Should Convert VHS to Blu-ray
Just as mentioned at the beginning, in this article will introduce you to more detailed information about the way on how to convert the traditional VHS to the modern Blu-ray so as you can convert your precious memory in VHS whenever you want. Before getting this issue solved, more explanation about the necessity to convert VHS to Blu-ray will be presented first. It would be better if you know why you should convert VHS to Blu-ray before you spend your time in finding ways to solve it. Then, why should you convert VHS to Blu-ray?
Concerning VHS video, the main disadvantage of it is the low definition which only presents 200 to 300 lines. It still fails to meet people’s requirements on the high definition quality. Then, as a main method to record video and sound in the 80s and 90s, VHS video tapes were captured by a video camera and can only be played on a specific video recorder or video tape recorder, which means if you want to play the video or share the video with others, you have to bring such a large video recorder with you so as to play the VHS videos successfully. But the large-sized video recorder makes it quite difficult to play videotapes and also a video recorder is not cheap and not quite easy to get in some retail stores nowadays. Thirdly, the videotapes are not so easy to keep in a good condition. In many cases, when you try to play the videotapes on the video recorder, you may find that the videotapes can’t be played successfully due to some slight scratch and other kinds of damages.
However, on the opposite side, as one of the mainstream media format nowadays, Blu-ray disc has been quite popularized and compatible with various digital players. The most attractive part is that it has high definition video quality with larger data capacity retained. Also, compared to VHS video recorders, Blu-ray players are more available in many places. So, if you want to play or share the Blu-ray content with others, you can just take the Blu-ray discs in your hand without unnecessary concern about the Blu-ray players. Even more, a lot of computers are equipped with Blu-ray drives. Furthermore, Blu-ray discs have many classifications including rewritable discs allowing you to rewrite various data over and over again with larger capacity supported.
Therefore, based on the above comparison, for your convenience in the future, converting VHS to Blu-ray should be a hot trend and a necessary part so as to keep these treasure memories well and play them more easily. Of course, if you want to hold it as a special antique, it is totally OK. For others, it is highly recommended to convert VHS to Blu-ray immediately.
Part 3: The Best VHS to Blu-ray Burning Software – Leawo Blu-ray Creator
Since VHS videotapes are kept in a video recorder which is not in the digital format, the first step to converting VHS to Blu-ray is to change the traditional recorder files to the popular digital formats. Once the VHS files have been changed to the current digital formats, then you can convert VHS to Blu-ray with an additional Blu-ray burning program. Here, for your convenience and efficiency,Leawo Blu-ray Creator can be your good choice.
Leawo Blu-ray Creator is powerful in burning all kinds of popular digital videos and files onto Blu-ray disc. It is also powerful in editing the videos and the video templates before burning, including adding 3D effects to the Blu-ray content with original quality retained. Besides, Leawo Blu-ray Creator can be used as a photo slideshow burner that allows you to make photo slideshows and burn photos to Blu-ray/DVD disc. It supports different types of Blu-ray discs, such as BD50 1080P, BD50 720P, BD25 1080P etc. In addition, users are free to design the disc menu with this software. After burning, users can use it to preview the Blu-ray content with a built-in video player.
Part 4: How to Convert VHS and burn to Blu-ray Disc with Leawo Blu-ray Creator
In order to burn the VHS material to a Blu-ray disc, you should make sure that the VHS has been converted into a digital video formats so as to be compatible with the current Blu-ray burning programs. Next, the tutorial will focus on two parts. The first section is to introduce how to convert VHS to a digital file, then the second section is focusing on the burning process of the converted VHS file to Blu-ray disc with Leawo Blu-ray Creator.
☉ Burn videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder, ISO image file.
☉ Create photo slideshows and burn to DVD/Blu-ray disc.
☉ One clickto burn ISO image to Blu-ray/DVD disc.
☉ Add watermark, trim video size, adjust effect, etc.
☉ Create 3D Blu-ray/DVD movies with 6 different 3D effects.
☉ Design and add disc menu to Blu-ray/DVD disc.