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What You'll Get
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 from Reel to Reel Video Inc. in Hicksville. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get a custom-designed Through the Generations photo book containing up to 100 photos with high resolution image scanning (up to a $149.95 value).<p>
- For $25, you get $50 worth of digital-conversion services for videos and photos. <p>
Reel to Reel Video custom designs family photo books and helps to safeguard memories captured on film reels, videotapes, slides, and still photos by converting them to digital formats. For a Through the Generations photo book, the company’s digital magicians will memorialize up to 100 nostalgic still lifes in a tailor-made compendium. Families gather generations of images from faded, frayed photo albums and mail them in to be scanned into crisp, high-resolution files. The expert staff members then assemble the megapixel mementos into a handsome layout divided into categories chosen by the client, such as momentous decades, treasured locations, or most-embarrassing hairstyles, and professionally print pages upon pages of gleaming photographs durably bound in a hardcover book. Since every image is kept on file, growing families can update and order new editions of their books easily, and the computerized keepsakes can also be conveniently emblazoned on any number of photo gifts in the future.
Alternatively, 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 split or frayed by prolonged attic storage can also be repaired and transferred to another tape ($29.95) or a DVD ($39.95), while undamaged VHS tapes can be transferred to DVD individually ($21.95) or in bulk of 10 or more ($12.95 each). Reel to Reel Video adds an interactive menu and instant scene access to all DVDs so that confused memories can progress in a linear fashion toward their natural denouement. Additionally, the company performs free archival service for all DVD purchases, ensuring that footage can be safely recovered in case a DVD gets cracked during ultimate-DVD-frisbee practice. View a complete price list here.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Extra fee for shipping on orders under $100 for digital-conversion service option. Extra fee for shipping for photo book option; extra fee for additional photos. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Reel-to-Reel Video
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.