Cherished memories are like a favorite pair of jeans—without proper upkeep, they’ll fade, develop holes, and remind you that you’ve gained weight. Keep your past’s posterior looking fantastic with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of digitized video and photos from Reel To Reel Video Inc.
Reel To Reel’s digitization services safeguard memories captured on film reels, videotapes, slides, and still photos against the wear and tear of time by converting them to digital formats. Family historians can transfer 8mm, 16mm, or Super 8 film to DVD ($42 for up to 300 ft.), protecting evidence of dormant musical talents and backyard Sasquatch sightings. VHS tapes damaged by basement floods and prolonged attic storage can also be repaired and transferred to another tape ($29.95) or a DVD ($39.95).
Reel to Reel adds an interactive menu and instant scene access on all DVDs so lost or confused memories can progress in a linear fashion toward their natural denouement. In addition, the company performs free archival service for all DVD purchases so footage can be safely recovered in case a DVD gets cracked or spit on during ultimate DVD practice. Consult Reel to Reel’s price list for complete pricing information.
Instead of allowing photographs to crumble and filmstrips to gather dust, the staff of Reel-to-Reel Video rescues precious memories by converting outdated media to DVDs replete with custom menus and easy-to-navigate chapters. The process is simple: Customers go online and order a shipping label to be sent via email or regular mail. Once it arrives, they fill a secure package or load a bodybuilding carrier pigeon with old film, slides, tapes, and photographs. Back at their lab, technicians repair broken film and add music to silent strips at no extra cost, returning all the original materials with the DVDs.