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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

Digitize Your Analog Life
Rip your records, transfer your tapes, scan your photos, and move your home movies onto your hard drive. We?ve collected some easy ways to convert vinyl, film, and other analog media into high-quality digital files.

By Jon L. Jacobi, PCWorld Mar 2, 2011 3:00 am

It's all there on vinyl, tape, film, and paper--your memories, your creations, your collections--all your media memorabilia. But in analog form, the content is difficult and time-consuming to organize and access. It also takes up a lot of space and is slowly degrading. The answer is to digitize it, preserve it, and organize it.

But before you go hog wild ditching your old media, think. Your correspondence, photographs, and vinyl records possess a tactile and visual quality that simply can't be duplicated digitally. They also don't disappear when the power goes off. By all means digitize, but hold on to the originals. If you've ever cleaned an attic, you'll know that you never need something until after you've thrown it away.