This process was needed to effectively clean a very old movie tape so that the quality of the picture was improved and it could be encoded and saved to digital DVD media.
Aside from classic movies it may also be helpful to those of you trying to transfer your old family VHS movies to DVD. You can noticeably improve the quality before you record it onto a computer.
Providing you are gentle.(Not much pressure is needed at all) There are no worries of damaging your original VHS tape. Though you cannot SEE allot of dirt on the final cleaning swap, it is there. This process made a huge difference in picture quality.
TAKE NOTE: VHS Tapes are magnetic. You should not have anything magnetic in your work area.
Movie tape to be cleaned
an old VCR machine
A hair elastic
2 inch square piece of soft non lint material
2 Q tips / cotton swabs
Screwdrivers to work with