Converting Video Tape Digital
Use The Right Resolution When Converting Video Tape To Digital.
Using low resolution conversion on a high resolution tape will degrade the image quality.
Using high resolution conversion on a low resolution tape doesn't hurt a thing.
1940-1998: NTSC TV
Stands for "Not The Same Color" (lol)
Resolution was about 480 lines per inch by 320 dots per inch.
All VHS and 8mm tapes recorded on camcorders bought before 1999.
1999-2007: 720p TV
High Definition TV
Everybody who could afford on ran out and bought one because the picture was much better!
Resolution was almost twice that of NTSC, and the picture was way better!
Most VHS and 8mm camcorders bought after 1998 and before 2008
2008 - Today: 1080p TV
Ultra High Definition TV
Resolution almost triple that of NTSC, and image quality significantly better than 720p.
All Mini DV tapes and 8mm tapes from camcorders bought after 2007