Right now, in the 21st century, there’s a ROBUST community of folks STILL MAKING VHS TAPES! VHS was one of the first home video formats that allowed people of all walks of life to create and distribute their own high-quality moving images quickly & cheaply, and we’re keeping that tradition alive!
PLACES TO MAKE VHS TAPES:
Duplication & Manufacturing Services for hire!
VXPX.INFO – Based in New York, NY The Basement Labs – Based in Worcester, MA
Cryptic Carousel – Based in Upstate NY
Duplication.ca – Based in Canada
PLACES TO BUY VHS TAPES:
Weirdos, Beardos, and Videopunks of all Stripes!
Lunchmeat – The OG, stocking ALL THINGS VHS
Horror Boobs – Schlocky Horror B-Movie Madness!
The Basement Labs – specializing in Ambient/Experimental Weirdness
Factory 25 – Indie Film Distributor with VHS feature film releases Retro Release Video – Officially Licensed VHS Re-Issues! Bleu Nuit Video – Analog Experiments from Montreal
American Piss Video Magazine – NYC based VHS Zine focusing on Graffiti, Raving, and Havin’ a Good Time.
Baudway Video – Vaporwave VHS label
Vill4in – Dark Vaporwave & Industrial
SRS Cinema – Horror/Scifi/KAIJU distro! Witter Entertainment – Horror Distro! Black VVideo – VHS label for horror/action/bizarre Pacific Plaza – Vaporwave Label w/ VHS releases Unstable King – UK based VHS Bootlegs
Kitty On Fire Records – Vancouver Label with some VHS releases
Oscilloscope Laboratories – NYC Based Film Distributor w/ some VHS releases Devaughn’s Tapes – Cute Customs for Sale Black Ring Ritual – Fargo, ND based Noise label that releases on VHS & Beta
VHS DUPLICATION ESSENTIALS
Export presets/templates/etc NTSC Title Safe Framing Chart (.PNG) Spine Labels (.PDF Face Labels (.PDF) Bottom-Loading Slipcase (.EPS) Bottom-Loading Slipcase (.SIT) Bottom-Loading Slipcase (ALT) (.PDF) Bottom-Loading Slipcase (ALT) (.PSD) Side-Loading Slipcase (.SIT) Clamshell/Library Case (.EPS) Clamshell/Library Case (alt) (.JPG) Adobe Media Encoder (AME/PPRO) .EPR
Vector Assets & Templates (from Mediafire)
Our recommendation for anyone delivering a file for VHS duplication would be the following delivery spec:
DV NTSC Quicktime .MOV
720×840 29.97 (30i) Field Order: LOWER first 0.9091 (DV NTSC) Pixel Aspect Ratio and ALWAYS full screen 4:3 (not letterboxed) OTHER RESOURCES
Further down the Spiral
Scanlines.xyz – Forum for Experimental/Analog Video BPMC – The GOAT of Glitch Video Synthesis Lunchmeat VHS – the OG VHS Zine
Strange Tapes Zine – Another VHS Classic
Video Circuits – The Biggest/Best Analog Video Facebook Group Coaxial Arts – Experimental Media Art center in LA Signal Culture – Experimental Media Art Center in Upstate NY r/Video Synthesis – Video Synth Subreddit r/CustomVHS – DIY Customs Andre Jay’s Resource Page – The GOAT, with LOTS of great stuff Bootleg VHS – Cool VHS-Themed Merch Capital Waste Pictures – AU analog video productions Color VHS Shell Database r/CustomCovers
Experimental Television Center | Title Safe | NTSC | Aspect Ratio | VHS | Spool Swapping
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