Preserve your precious memories from old tapes with a mini DV tape converter and you can watch them over and over for life. With a variety of converters on the market, your tape collection will soon be in digital format.

If you are an Apple user and want to convert your old VHS, beta, 8mm or camcorder tapes to DVD and other digital formats, get the VidBox for Mac. This USB video capture device comes with a USB cable, RCA AV cable, quick start guide, and an installation software CD. It burns movies to DVD with iDVD which you can watch on your TV or store and share on your iOS devices.

Sony offers the VRDMC5 DVDirect DVD recorder that records video from DV or other analog video source to DVD which is playable on most DVD players. It also records AVCHD video from Sony HDD or memory stick Handycam camcorder to DVD which can be played on most Blu-ray disc players. This video recorder can back up your digital photos to DVD or create a photo slide show on DVD from your memory card, Sony HDD, or memory stick via USB. You can also view and play the discs you burned with its 2.5-inch LCD. It also has full support for 4:3 full screen or 16:9 wide screen video and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

TR Computers offers the Video-2-PC DIY video capture kit for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, Vista and XP. This product captures videos from any VHS, S-VHS or Betamax VCR with photo outputs. It also includes a software to capture, timeline edit, and produce MP4 video files or burn to DVD. This kit connects the USB port on your PC to the RCA phono outputs on your VCR or RCA phono outputs on your camcorder.

Convert your old video tapes to standard digital files and access them easily without fear of losing their playability over time. Whether from Betamax, VHS, or other old school tapes, a mini DV tape converter can keep them up to date.