Is it true my physical items are decaying?

Is it true my physical items are decaying?

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Physical items like VHS tapes, camcorder tapes, film, and photos are precious, but they are not immune to the passage of time. In fact, they are constantly decaying, putting your family's cherished memories at risk. At History Creators, we understand the importance of preserving these irreplaceable mementos and are here to help you digitize them, effectively safeguarding your family's history.

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VHS and camcorder tapes are particularly vulnerable to decay, as the magnetic tape they use was only designed to last 10-25 years. Most of these tapes were recorded in the 1980s and 1990s, meaning that they are well past their prime. Similarly, 8mm and 16mm family films, though more durable than magnetic tape, are also susceptible to decay. Often, these films become brittle and warp, affecting the quality of the transfer. We have encountered numerous clients whose family films were damaged by water, drywall, or mold.

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While physical photos may not decay as quickly as tape and film, they are still at risk from house floods, fires, and even everyday wear and tear. Photos are often the first items people try to save when disaster strikes, highlighting their emotional significance. Digitizing your items with History Creators not only protects your family's memories from the ravages of time but also ensures they are preserved in their current state, preventing further decay.

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In conclusion, digitizing your precious memories with History Creators is an essential step in safeguarding your family's legacy for future generations. By converting your physical items into digital formats, you're ensuring that your memories remain intact, no matter what challenges life mayΒ  bring. Trust us to help you preserve the moments that matter most.

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Jonathan Fouch is the founder of History Creators. He has spent the greater part of his 11-year career helping families build their legacy through technology. You can read his full biography here. Β