Home movies can provide evidence of hard-to-remember events, reassuring parents that their child’s first words were not "disco forever" and that their first steps did not include break dancing. Keep track of family ties with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get up to four hours of videotape transfered to two DVDs (up to two hours per DVD) from Interactive Video (a $49.90 value). Customers must pay shipping costs to send tapes to Interactive Video, and return shipments cost a flat $5 fee.
Operated by tech-savvy technicians who have worked for CNN, Turner Entertainment, and other production companies, Interactive Video preserves precious footage for eons to come by converting up to two hours of video from obsolete storage formats to crisp, clean, modern DVDs. Clients simply dust off cobweb-encrusted recordings in VHS, 8mm, Hi8, MiniDV, or other standardized tape formats; house them in bubble-wrapped or cotton-candy-lined containers; and ship them to Interactive Video. After video-wizardry services are applied, videos return as freshly burned DVDs populated with motion pictures recently liberated from the shackles of reel-to-reel captivity. Finished disks make the journey home in jewel or Amaray cases adorned with text or graphic imprints of the client’s choosing.
The tech-savvy staff of Interactive Video is in the business of rescuing memories. It can transfer the contents of customers’ VHS tapes, vinyl records, and 8 mm or 16 mm footage onto DVDs or CDs to make storage and preservation easier. In addition to transferring a few tapes’ worth of home movies, the store is staffed and equipped enough for large jobs and meticulous enough to be trusted with original sasquatch footage.