Though they played recorded images well enough, VHS tapes ultimately failed because, unlike DVDs, they made poor drink coasters, poorer Frisbees, and tended to melt when burned or left on a video store's front desk. Have your movies, throw them, and preserve their solid state, too, with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of video-transfer services from Classic Media Productions Inc. in Downers Grove. This Groupon is good for transfers from VHS-C, VHS, 8mm, Hi8mm, Digital8, MiniDV, Betamax, Betacam, 3/4” tape, and VHS PAL.
For 25 years, the video-transfer artists at Classic Media Productions have liberated precious memories from the desperate clutches of outdated technology by transferring video footage to modern formats. First, analog experts use state-of-the-art technology to extract data from their anachronistic homes. Then digital gurus transfer favorite home movies or blurry Loch Ness Monster sightings onto easy-to-play DVDs ($9.95+). The store is open Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Classic Media Productions, Inc.
A job in corporate finance spurred Joe Mulvey to start his own business—one that would allow him to create a comfortable environment for both employees and clients. So in 1986 he opened the doors to Classic Media Productions, Inc. and has been creating and transferring film and media ever since.
Beginning with duplication services for companies such as Frito Lay, Classic Media’s techniques have evolved over the years, from creating web-based content to transferring recordings from antiquated hardware onto up-to-date formats, such as DVD and Blu-ray. Aside from transferring existing film, Joe and his staff also create tender memorial photo montages and videos in honor of loved ones or special events, elegantly capturing a newlywed couple’s first kiss with each other and then their ensuing kisses with the ice sculpture.
5006 Washington St.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515