2/14/2023: Let’s digitize a VHS

Turning VHS tapes into video files

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Good news everyone: My bar mitzvah videos from the mid-1990s are now digitized for the ages.

While I have no intention of actually watching them—oy, the embarrassment—I recently received the original tapes from my parents and felt like they were worth preserving in a more enduring form than VHS. I was able to do it for cheap thanks to my USB capture card, which I originally bought to take screenshots of streaming devices, but continues to have all kinds of other neat uses.

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