Before the digital age, families hired courtroom sketch artists to capture special moments, which later doubled as evidence when trying to determine who "accidentally" drop-kicked Grandma's deviled ham into the furnace. Embrace the innocence of the modern age with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of home movie transfers at A1 Media Services.
The in-house preservationists at A1 Media Services use their cutting-edge equipment and cinematic eyes to polish sentimental relics into visual gold and launch them into the digital age. Memories ranging from grainy 8mm footage of a cousin's wedding, to Grandpa’s soggy VHS collection of soap opera screen tests, get lovingly spit-shined and deported from their analog prisons onto high-quality DVDs ($20 per transfer). Once transferred, reels of memories acquire a new sheen, crisper picture, and sparkling sound, and formerly muddled details such as Hitchcock’s cameo at your bar mitzvah are seen for the first time. A1 is also able to deftly digitize VHS-C, Mini DV, LPs, reel to reel, and cassettes ($20 each), as well as film ($0.15 per foot with color correction and clean up, plus $29.95 for a master copy).
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No one wants to throw away the records, photos, and videos from their youth, but the shifting media landscape and physical deterioration makes savoring the moments they contain more difficult with every passing year. That race to preserve these precious moments is what keeps A1 Media Services’ staffers coming to work, where they transfer analog media such as VHS, Beta, Digital8, and MiniDV into more lasting DVD and CD formats. The trained technicians are adept at ironing out the problems facing the aging media they’re transferring, clearing away the darkened grime and wrinkle marks from old photos and editing out record imperfections such as scratch marks and backward messages of your mom telling you to clean your room. The transferred CDs and DVDs come encased with their own personalized label, allowing clients to easily find the pictures while minimizing the space needed for storage.