Old videos can be a great way to reminisce or to prove that you did not actually set fire to the toolshed during your grandparents' 50th anniversary. Look back on your innocence with this Groupon.
$19 for $60 Worth of Digital Conversion of VHS Tapes, Photos, Film Reels, and More
Services include conversion of videotapes into DVDs ($57.97 for three two-hour tapes) and conversion of 3-inch reels into DVD ($54.00 for six reels). The staff can also transfer photos, slides, and negatives onto a DVD ($59.78 for 122 photos).
The digitalization process begins on YesVideo's website, where customers select the formats of the videotapes, movie reels, or photos they want to submit. Customers can also submit photo albums, digital photos stored on flash drives, or slides and negatives. After completing their order, customers can ship items at their own cost or order a shipping kit. YesVideo then converts the materials into both personalized DVDs and private online content and ships them back to customers via UPS. Personalized DVDs can feature chapter breaks in video, custom soundtracks, and highlight reels created from the footage. Materials can also be viewed through a private online account that allows customers to post their materials to social-media sites or transfer them to their smartphones.
Old movies are full of treasured memories, and in some cases, literal treasure. When 90-year old Evelyn Weiner sent in her 16-millimeter film canister to YesVideo for digital conversion, a staff member discovered $3,100 in cash in the canister. The company quickly alerted Ms. Weiner of the bounty, which her late husband had stored away and forgotten. While YesVideo cannot promise such a dramatic financial return on investments, over one million families, along with major retailers such as Costco, Target, and Walmart have trusted YesVideo technicians to unearth and modernize priceless memories through mail-in conversion services. Films receive a digitized update as the team transforms VHS tapes and film reels before they deteriorate. Personalized DVDs with convenient chapter divisions last longer than VHS tapes and make it OK to finally feed the VCR peanut butter. Online galleries of the content can be shared through Facebook, Twitter, and other social-media sites.