What Cables Are Needed For Sony Handycam To Roxio Vhs To Dvd in Video Capture and Output Posted January 3, 2017 · Report reply Tape does not automatically mean analog. It's magnetic media. Hard drives are also magnetic media and hold digital information. Go back (quite) a few years, and the upgrade from Audio Cassette (analog) tapes, was DAT, Digital Audio Tape. Similar format, but Digital content.