Written by Akshara Nathala, a seventh-grade student and a burgeoning scribe in the 826CHI writing program.
In the era before camcorders could capture funny home videos, the world had no go-to source for slapstick trampoline mishaps. Give bruised bouncy folks the chance to shine forever with today's Groupon: for $40, you get six hours of video-conversion services at Midwest Digital Corp. in Palos Heights (a $100 value).
The audio-visual buffs at Midwest Digital Corp. transfer moving pictures from VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, 8MM tapes, or MiniDV tapes to the au courant format of DVD. Up to six hours of wedding footage from one cassette or a trilogy of two-hour family claymation projects convert easily to three modern DVDs. The technicians employ professional Sony and JVC equipment, sending each DVD out the door in a chic slim-line protective case. Groupon customers will receive two copies of their converted DVD sets. Turnaround time for DVD conversion is about two to three weeks, and the shop prefers that customers announce visits in advance via telephone or singing telegram.