Although we’re committed to providing you with the best quality digital transfers possible, it’s an uphill struggle to acquire and maintain the best equipment when it’s all obsolete – but we manage it.
It’s really difficult to keep up with the demand for high-quality digital transfers of analogue format videotape recordings when you just don’t know how long the equipment is going to last. Thankfully, many years’ experience in the professional use of video editing and transfer systems (35 in Colin’s case) means that we know what to look out for – and when we see it we like to grab it.
And so it was that the opportunity to buy this beauty arose. Naturally, it was snapped up quickly. This JVC BR-S822 professional grade VHS and S-VHS recorder and player was not only at the top of its class back in the late 1980s but it cost a small fortune. That’s why it tended to be broadcasters and high-end video facilities companies that bought them.
These days, with everyone either switched or switching over to solid-state digital, there’s no demand in the consumer arena. However, SimplyDV is already to give such superb technology a second life.
Since its acquisition in mid-April 2012 the VCR has been on the go almost constantly in an effort to keep up with the demand for high quality reproduction of your VHS and S-VHS cassettes. The nice thing is that it can also accept the smaller VHS-C and SVHS-C camcorder tapes without the need for an adaptor.
If you’d like to see for yourself just what superb quality digital transfers this machine’s capable of you know what to do – send us your tapes! It’s that simple!