vhs

Red Dwarf

This Guy Is Digitizing the VHS History of Video Games

Some of the tapes contain never-before-seen footage for US gamers.
Samantha Cole
9.22.17
vhs

How to Save Files From a PC to a VHS Tape

In ancient times, this was a cheap way to store data.
Samantha Cole
8.14.17
vhs

The Rise and Fall of the $100 Million Company That Taught America to Compute

For more than 20 years, John Scherer’s Video Professor offered instructional videos and discs to make computers accessible to novices. Where did it go?
Ernie Smith
11.12.16
short circuit

Sony Finally Killed Betamax Today

Sony will stop producing Betamax video cassettes in 2016, citing “market demand.”
Nicholas Deleon
11.10.15
video

Make Your Videos Look Like Crap with an App That Simulates an 80s Camcorder

Because why not?
Rachel Pick
8.20.15
video

'Metallica Drummer!' Is the Perfect Pre-Internet Viral Video

"He's talented! He's obsessed! He's Canadian!"
Jordan Pearson
7.24.15
Film

Why We Don't Recycle VHS Tapes

It's really hard, and we might lose rare films.
Jordan Pearson
3.18.15
Film

This Legendary Video Store Is Going Out of Business to Save Itself

Seattle's Scarecrow Video, with over 120,000 titles, wants to reinvent itself as a non-profit.
Donald Melanson
8.20.14
Motherboard Blog

How VHS Got Around

A look at the hypnotic chintz of animated distributor logos from the Golden Age of video.
Brian Anderson
7.31.13
Motherboard Blog

Cave-Pop Band Total Slacker Is Adding to Its VHS Mountain with Every Show: Interview

As far as I know, "Total Slacker":http://www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Slacker/309526335744 is the only band to have a personal VHS videographer. Their buddy, John Kelley, lugs around a chunky ’97 Panasonic VHS camcorder to film them at shows and...
Katie Bennett
5.31.12
Motherboard Blog

Some People Still Rent VHS Tapes

Venture out of the digitized confines of Manhattan and into the cyberpunky outer boroughs, and you might discover "what Kirk Semple":http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/nyregion/for-some-new-york-immigrants-vhs-is-king-for-movie-rentals.html, a New York...
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.30.12