My husband and I bought our first video camera during my first pregnancy 19 years ago. We bought an 8mm camera, and took video frequently when our children were young. Then the camera broke and technology changed and everything went digital. As a result we have a huge box of 8mm video tapes that we never even look at. In fact my 15 year old daughter didnâ€™t even realize we had video footage from when she was a baby, so I doubt we have watched one of those videos in at least 10 years!
Now it is possible to get those old video tapes and slides transferred to DVD. YesVideo provides a way to bring video and photo memories into the digital age. They can take your video tapes, reel to reel tapes, old home movies, slides and photographs and transfer them to DVD so you can enjoy them for years to come.
I had the chance to use YesVideoâ€™s services to transfer three of my old 8mm video tapes to DVD. It was a very simple process, I placed an order online and then mailed my videotapes to YesVideo. About 10 days later I received 3 DVDs in the mail, and my 8mm tapes back as well.
The DVDS are everything I hoped they would be! My children and I enjoyed watching them on our TV and our computer, and it is fun to see the children when they were so small. Now that they are teenagers it is hard to even remember how cute they were as babies! I enjoyed watching scenes I had totally forgotten about, like my girls playing with the big blue bouquet of balloons after their little brother was born.
My DVDs are each about 2 hours long and have 54 chapters, so it is easy to skip around and find what you are looking for, which of course is not possible at all with video tapes. The DVDs also include 3 one-minute music video highlights that have a montage of scenes from the DVD. These are a nice bonus, and are fun to watch. When you order online you get to pick the title, theme and background music that will be on the DVD. I picked 3 different themes, Standard, Baby and Children, so all the boxes have different art.
- Now that I have tried the service I definitely plan to transfer more videos! The transfer price varies depending on what you select, but my transferring my videos cost $19.99 each, plus shipping. This is a fair price, but expensive enough that I am not going to transfer my remaining 30 videos all at once. Luckily YesVideo is running some fabulous promotions leading up to the holidays, so you can save money on your transfer.
- First of all, you can use the code TRANSFER15 during check out at YesVideo for 15% off your order. If youâ€™d like try to win a gift certificate for a transfer you can enter their Facebook Fall Photo Contest. Even though you do have to upload a photo this isnâ€™t a voting or judging contest, the winner is selected randomly. In addition they are having a twitter party on November 15th at 8:00 PM CST, using the hashtag #HolidayMemories, with more opportunities to win. And lastly you can enter below to win a $60 transfer service coupon.
Entry Method: Please use Rafflecopter form for all entries. There is no mandatory entry. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on November 28th. Open to residents 18+ of U.S., and the transfer coupon must be redeemed online.
Disclosure: I received services in exchange for the review, all opinions are my own.