Lots of people have archives of old videos from family gatherings and school events. Some of these might have been taken decades ago before digital became the norm. As such, they tend of be low quality and the tapes are in real danger of damage beyond recovery. Converting the videos into digital format and storing them in newer drives can preserve those precious memories before it is too late.
This can be accomplished through the use of a frame grabber card. This hardware component has to be installed in a compatible desktop computer. There will be ports where cables can run from the camera to the PC. Download the right software and use your preferred settings. Just follow the standard procedure and you should end up with a more modern archive that you can then clean up, edit, and re-purpose.