More and more people are storing their family videos digitally, as it allows them to tinker with the effects every few decades and change which child blows out the birthday candles first. Leave space for pointless CGI with this Groupon.
$15 for Up to Two Hours or Up to Two Tapes Transferred to DVD ($34.99 Value)
Technicians shift footage—valid for VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, 8mm, or MiniDV—onto archival-quality DVD, with complimentary title screens and chapter menus. Additional DVD copies are available for $9.99 each.
To remember her son’s childhood, Soraya Cartwright stockpiled pictures, video clips, and mementos. Irked that many types of videotape only have a 15-year lifespan; she looked for a way to safeguard her memories for generations, and as a result founded her own digitizing business, Life’s Sweet. Today, she and her technicians convert videotape and film formats to archival quality DVDs; they can also store audio footage on CDs, rather than player pianos. In addition, they scan pictures to save them in digital format, compile them into photo books, or showcase them on custom greeting cards.