In the beginning there were a bunch of VHS video tapes.
In the late 1990’s, Rev. Samuel Kader was giving this lecture series on a regular basis at Community Gospel Church in Dayton, Ohio. They decided to record the series using the state-of-the-art technology of the day – video tape – and sent copies to other churches.
A few years later, I ended up with a copy of the video tape set and decided to transfer them over to DVD’s. The tapes were copies of the originals and were seriously damaged in paces. While the audio was in good shape for the most part, some parts of the video were “mangled”.
After transferring the lectures from VHS to computer disk files (DV25 quality), I did as much video cleanup as I could. Here’s the explanation slide show copied from the DVD version.
We are so spoiled today with end-to-end digital video.
The original toolbox to do the transfers and create the DVDs included…
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe After Effects
- Cool Edit 2000
- Paint Shop Pro
- Sonic ReelDVD
- Microsoft Visual FoxPro
- Sonicfire Pro
Creating this version of The Hope Tapes, we used the “master” DV25 video disk files and …
- Vegas Movie Studio HD
- Sound Forge Audio Studio
As you watch this series, please forgive the audio and video issues. There are very good reasons why no one uses VHS tape anymore.
And as with all things important in life, it’s the message that counts.