Why VHS Is The NEW Filmmaking Standard

What I’m about to share is totally bangin, crunk and fantabulous!

Forget those Super 8mm cameras! Forget all those hours you spend fighting traffic to drop off your cartridges at the local drug store. Forget the weeks you spend waiting for your camera footage to be developed!

And forget about those clunky movie screens you set up in your living room.

(My screen broke again!)

The future of filmmaking is upon us. And the future is NOW!

For those of you interested in making movies, there is a new format. And this format allows you to simply put a tape in a camera and push record. And these cameras (also referred to as camcorders) allow you to capture audio!

Want a hint? Well it’s grody to the max!

And no. I am not referring to Betamax. For those of you interested in Betamax. Bad news. . . Betamax is soooo yesterday.

And get this! I was at the recent NAB show and one of the reps (who will remain unnamed) told me that VHS is going to win the tape race over Betamax. (Sorry.)

Unofficially, he cited that the adult movie industry is driving the trend. But who knows?

But. . . For those of you seeking a new way to make movies, I am talking about VHS.

Like, take a chill pill. . .

VHS it is totally rad!

And I gotta say, VHS is by far the most exciting development in filmmaking I have ever seen!


According to this widely popular encyclopedia:

The VHS cassette is a 187 mm wide, 103 mm deep, 25 mm thick plastic shell held together with five Phillips head screws. The flip-up cover that protects the tape has a built-in latch with a push-in toggle on the right side (bottom view image). The VHS cassette also includes an anti-despooling mechanism consisting of several plastic parts between the plastic spools, near the front of the tape (white and black in the top view). The spool brakes are released by a push-in lever within a 6.35 mm hole accessed from the bottom of the cassette.

Not only is VHS the most exciting way to capture footage and make movies, but because it is the new standard, many companies are rushing to market with awesome camera equipment.

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  1. Blitz Smivens says

    Screw 4k! Nothing smears and phosphoresces like good old VHS. SEND ME YOUR OLD PROLINES AND OMNIMOVIES! Oh and a Trinitron.

  2. Jeff Yarbrough says

    Dang….I read the first few paragraphs and then ran to the bank to pull out my life savings….Went on Ebay and bought every old VHS Recording device they had on there…Got about 25 grand worth of stuff….67 Sony….34 Panasonic….etc…
    Now what do I do???

  3. Jean-Daniel Bloesch says

    Nice April 1st prank! Even the title’s font is accurate.
    However, in the early 80’s, this article would have been hot news: VHS ACTUALLY was a revolution!

  4. Jeff Orig says

    Actually, I think this is sort of relevant. Here’s why. At one point, VHS was cutting edge and filmmakers at that time may have feared or worshipped the technology as they do now with the current cutting edge. We have to always work with the tools we have available to us to tell the story the best way we know how. One day, the cameras, computers, formats, etc. of today will be the dinosaur of tomorrow. We have no more excuses. The quality is accessible. We just have to tell great stories.

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