How long do video tapes last?

Do VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi-8 and MiniDV video tapes ever go bad? Family vacations, kids blowing out candles and holiday gatherings are among the most cherished family memories captured on video. Sadly, these irreplaceable recordings on the verge of extinction as the tapes...

How many feet on a 8mm or 16mm film reel?

To find out how much 8mm film or 16mm film is on a reel, measure the diameter of the film reel (straight across the middle of the reel from one edge to the other). For each reel size the amount of film it will contain is the same whether the film is regular 8mm or...