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.
- $19.99 for $60 worth of DVD and digital conversion of VHS tapes and film reels. This can be used across several transactions.
The digitalization process begins on YesVideo’s website, where customers select the formats and quantity of the videotapes or movie reels they want to submit. After completing their order, customers can ship items at their own cost or order a shipping kit, which includes all packaging materials and a prepaid shipping label. YesVideo then converts the materials into private online content (stored in a free account). Customers can also purchase a DVD of their transfers for an additional $6.99 at checkout, which can feature chapter breaks in video, custom soundtracks, and highlight reels created from the footage. The private online YesVideo account has a new feature called TrimClips, allowing customers to post their materials to social-media sites and transfer them to their smartphones and tablets. Their family and friends don’t need a YesVideo account to view the videos.
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.