Home movies preserve treasured memories, such as catching the bouquet at an ex's wedding or baby's first triple lutz. Preserve what’s written on brain cells and videotape with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one videotape-to-DVD conversion (a $29.95 value) at Bandito Video, with locations on Wellington Street West and in Angus.
Bandito Video digitizes VHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, Super VHS, Betamax, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, Mini DV, and HDV and remembrances into DVD or other digital file formats to play on any DVD player or computer. Today's Groupon converts one tape of up to two hours of content to a DVD, cradled within a protective library case ready to be adorned with stickers or an abstract oil painting interpreting the precious memories held inside. The time it takes to complete each conversion varies based on length, quality, and formatting, but most DVDs will be ready for pickup within 5 to 14 days. Other more exotic formats can be converted as well (including 8mm/16mm reels, pictures, and slides) but are not included as part of this deal.
Memory archivists who stop by on the weekends enjoy freshly popped kettle corn at the Barrie location. Bandito cannot transfer copyrighted material, meaning film buffs must continue to hunt obscure favourites by scouring the Bandito racks or having the store order the film the old fashioned legal way.