Before digital media, music lovers had to rely on less flattering formats, such as degradable magnetic tape or yelling into a box and immediately closing it. Celebrate modern technology with today's Groupon: for $19, you get $50 worth of digital transfers from VHS tapes, records, or photos onto DVD or CD at Video Impact in Sandy Springs.
Video Impact preserves pieces of treasured history with its digital-transferring service, converting outdated media into easily accessible memories. The medium-swapping services keep collective history from falling through time's cracks, transferring audio, video, and collections of snapshots to discs. Cherished vinyl records and nostalgic cassette tapes can make a clamorous comeback with CD transfers ($14.95 for up to 80 minutes, plus $1/CD track), while newly transferred VHS tapes ($9.95–$34.95 for up to 180 minutes) rouse fond memories associated with cinematic classics. Photo montages ($1.50–$2/photo) and 8 MM- and 16 MM-film home movies ($0.16/foot of film, or $0.20/foot with music and DVD menu) can stockpile years of history onto a playable DVD, allowing families to relive a baby's first steps or pet dog's first dissertation in a digital format.
The in-house techies can also revamp video selections by editing in special effects, multiple video layers, and inspirational scores that could bring tears to the eyes of a Burt Reynolds statue. Film transfers can take five to seven days to transcribe their information to DVD, though all finished DVDs come adorned with free black-text labels and logos (color-graphics labels available for an additional fee).