Many people remember the VHS tapes from their childhoods, filled with movies like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. What they might not know is that the VHS format is making a major resurgence in popularity.
Stop motion is a popular form of filmmaking. But what exactly is stop motion? It is a form of animation, primarily using puppets or figures made from clay, where objects are manipulated in tiny increments between individually photographed frames to make it appear that they are moving by themselves when the frames are played back.
The oldest film ever discovered dates back to 1888 and is a silent short titled "Roundhay Garden Scene." It was named after the garden in which it was shot (the Fenton Gallery and Museum of Art) and features a brief, 10-second clip of an unidentified man walking across a grassy field.
VHS tapes were once a popular way to store memories and watch them with the family in the future. It became a tradition for them to gather in front of the TV and watch home videos of family milestones, such as baby's first steps or the wedding of Mum and Dad.
Let's take a look at VHS problems and why DVDs and MP4 recordings don't have the same issues.
The average life expectancy of a VHS tape is shorter than you'd think at between 10-30 years. While that's still a long time, VHS tapes are pretty outdated now, and that could mean that the precious memories you have recorded on a VHS tape are also being lost as time passes.