This post has been sponsored by YesVideo, but all opinions are my own.
Watching old home movies is one of our Sunday evening past times. My kids love (and I mean LOVE) seeing themselves and their siblings “way back when.” I love it too (boy, does it take me back!!) but I admit that I do NOT love connecting the old camcorder to the TV and then rewinding while I look through that little viewfinder to find the scene that the kids were looking for. While I love watching the videos and I love the fact that the kids love it so much….I get a little annoyed when they ask me to hook up the camcorder.
In addition to the annoyance of using the videos is that back-of-the-mind nagging feeling of “what if.” What if the camcorder broke? I would have no way to watch all of those hours of videos that we took when our kids were little. What if one of the tapes got wet or lost or ruined? Those memories would be lost as well.
While digital storage may not be perfect, I feel SO much safer about having my memories digitized. That’s just one of the reasons I was so excited to be able to review YesVideo.
What is YesVideo?
YesVideo is a service that takes your Videotapes (Camcorder Tapes & VHS), Movie Film Reels, 35mm Slides, Photo Prints, Digital Videos & Photos and converts them to DVD. Here are a few reasons why YesVideo is so needed:
- Videotapes and old home movies do not last forever
- Videotapes and old home movies are hard to watch
- Viewing equipment for old home videos and slides has become obsolete
YesVideo takes care of those problems and makes watching your home movies a breeze. Also (huge bonus for people like me whose family lives out of state) the converted movies are also securely stored online so that anyone with a screening room code can view the videos. Being able to share the movies (especially the ones that featured my grandparents) with my parents and siblings was probably my favorite part of getting these videos done. I’ve also been able to watch the videos on my tablet in my family room. I love the versatility.
Now, I admit….I was nervous about sending my only copies of old camcorder videos in the mail. I had to just have faith that they would be ok. And they were. The original videos and new DVDs were delivered to me in perfect shape. If you don’t feel like sending your videos, slides, or prints through the mail, though, you can also drop them off locally at places like Walgreens, CVS, or Costco.
Ready to convert?
Get one free transfer when you digitize vintage video and film with YesVideo. Promo code: SAS1FREE
Enter to Win:
YesVideo would like to give YOU the gift of $60 transfer service coupon. All you have to do to enter is tell me what YOU would like to have converted to DVD.
For extra entries, you can do any of the following (just leave a comment for each task you complete):
This giveaway will end on December 9, 2011 at midnight EST and a winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.
Disclosure: I received a $60 YesVideo credit to convert some of my home movies to DVD, but the thoughts and experiences expressed in this post are my own.
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