Home movies can serve as evidence of hard-to-remember events, helpful for those trying to convince their parents that their 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 two videotape-to-DVD transfers from Interactive Video in Atlanta (a $49.90 value). Return shipping is included, but customers are responsible for shipping costs to send tapes to Interactive Video.
Operated by tech-savvy sages 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 filmed in obsolete formats to comply with modern devices. Clients simply dust off cobweb-encrusted recordings in VHS, 8mm, Hi8, Mini DV, or other standardized tape formats, house them in a bubble-wrapped or cotton-candy-lined container, and ship them to Interactive. After video-wizardry services are applied, videos return as freshly burned DVDs populated with motion pictures recently liberated from the limitations of tape captivity. Finished discs make the journey home in a jewel or amaray case 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.