Is your 'stuff' stressing you out? TV personality Matt Paxton has tips for downsizing and decluttering in our free, two-part webinar! Register now.

Reply
Trusted Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
913
Views

Re: Old Media into Digital Media?

913 Views
Message 1 of 5

I have hundreds of slides to be converted. Many taken by my dad, some taken by me decades ago. I'm just going to have a service put them on DVD's. A good slide converter is fairly expensive, and this will be a one off. 


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
913
Views
Trusted Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
925
Views

Re: Old Media into Digital Media?

925 Views
Message 2 of 5

Shortly after retirement I scanned all my old pictures that I did not have on disk or digital. I also changed my old 8mm movies over to digital.

 

A few months back I bought a new turntable (Teac TN-100) and have converted a few LP's to digital using the software Audacity.

http://www.audacityteam.org/home/

Since LP's are making a comeback I probably will not do all of mine. I do have a lot of 45's that I hope to do over the winter months.

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
925
Views
Frequent Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
957
Views

Re: Old Media into Digital Media?

957 Views
Message 3 of 5

Photos can be easily scanned into your computer.  You can also have  most camera shops do it, or the photo department of a drugstore.  Unfprtunately, it's not that way with analog media sych as music ot video.  Video required you get the proper software and input device to do it, and then you must record them into the computer in real-time.

 

I'm a weekend DJ at a local FM station and I have been recording all my (1000+) old LPs into the computer in real-time (an enjoyable task) which allows me to bring them to the studio on a hard drive.  It's always good to have all the music available when someone calls in a request.  There's more work than that to break the album into individual tracks but you get the point.

 

But if you don't have time to sit and watch the movie or hear the record you can set it up to record and just leave and come back a few minutes before it's done.  Movies and record usually have total running time on the label so if a record takes, for example,  22 minutes a side just start the recording and come back 21 minutes later and finish up.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
957
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
1352
Views

Re: Old Media into Digital Media?

1,352 Views
Message 4 of 5

I started converting old video tapes to digital, but I have so many that I eventually stopped.  It takes quite a bit of time as you have to watch the tape as its being converted to turn it off when finished. I couldn't remember all of the content on a tape, so I would have to watch it first to see whether it was worth converting, then start over to convert it!

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
1352
Views
Retired Moderator
1
Kudos
3468
Views
4
Replies

Old Media into Digital Media?

3,468 Views
Message 5 of 5

Have you moved your old photo albums, and tapes into digital form?  Even the audio , like those cassette tapes, would be nice to put into digital , and easy to store form. 

 

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
3468
Views
4
Replies
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

Have a question about AARP membership or benefits? Ask it in the AARP Help Membership forum, Benefits & Discounts forum, or General forum.


multiple white question marks with center red question mark

Top Authors