930 days ago

Lost Memories

Marilyn from Copy Catz Video Editing and Transfer Services

Media, including VHS tapes, can degrade over time.

If you have saved your family memories on VHS tapes be sure to check yours for signs of mould. This will appear as a white coating on the side of the tape - the bit you see when you look through the clear plastic window.

Please note too that many people used to record to VHS using LP (long play mode). Recently we have had tapes recorded in EP which is longer play again. Both of these recordings will deteriorate faster and potentially be more distorted than SP (normal recording speed) when stored over time.

Maybe now is the time to think about transferring your precious memories to updated media before they are lost forever.



More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Are you prepared for Omicron?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

With experts predicting that numbers are about to rise rapidly we all need to be prepared.

A basic medical kit should include the following:
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, a thermometer and re-hydration medicines like Hydralyte. Sore throat treatments such salt gargles, honey, or perhaps a local anesthetic lozenge or spray could also be useful.

Also think about having a plan as to how you get basics like bread and milk if you are isolating. Have you talked to neighbours about how you can help each other?

3 hours ago

What's On: Toastmasters of Waikanae

Neil from Otaki District

Meetings 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:30pm in the Waikanae Arts and Crafts Rooms 27a Elizabeth Street Waikanae. Covid passport guests welcome. Contact Neil 0274 417 229
Toastmasters of Waikanae
  • Waikanae Arts and Crafts Rooms
17 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Again this should not be too hard working out who this trend setter is?