What You'll Get
Like an old pair of sweatpants, VHS tapes can become too worn and sweaty to work properly. Turn your ratty tapes into crystal-clear DVD memories with today's Groupon: for $39, you get $100 worth of digitization of photos, movies, and audio from Fodeo in Hinsdale.
Fodeo harnesses the nostalgia of old photos, videos, and slides with its preservation services, converting outdated media into digitized memory keepsakes. The affable, skilled staff works in-house to adapt items to a new medium, moving 8 mm film of family reunions or stuffed-animal graduation ceremonies into their new DVD home. After a $20 setup fee, footage can be transferred at $0.20 per foot for up to 4,000 feet, the same distance between New England and Old England. Get 250 photos scanned onto a CD ($50). Slides and negatives transferred onto a CD or a DVD ($.59+/slide or negative) enjoy a print-ready existence, and videotapes converted to DVD ($14.99 per hour of videotape) allow for easier fast-forwarding through a vice-best-man's wedding speech.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per household. Not valid online. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
For nearly a decade, the technicians at Fodeo have preserved grainy videos, film, slides, and photos from the effects of wear and age by transferring them onto more dependable and accessible digital formats. On a daily basis, celluloid formats spend their days aging inside drawers and on shelves, where they can fall victim to such hazards as water, dust, and snack time. Technicians work in-house to rescue captured images, ensuring treasured footage remains safe and in one place during its transformation.
In addition to preserving images, Fodeo has developed innovative methods for displaying them as well. Fraimz–durable adhesive photo frames that can stick on multiple suface types without causing damage to either the photo or surface–is the result of their nearly four years of research and development.