Our intention was to transfer the film and VHS home movies to dvd and then return everything to her. Sadly, two weeks later she died.
My husband and I were devastated by her loss. In the years since then, we’ve been unable to go through the large storage containers of film and photos we’d removed from her old house.
It had become a source of stress for me to see the bins. We were happy these precious items hadn’t been lost too, but going through everything was too painful.
Last month I dug out three things to finally transfer to dvd; the most special was a canister of film my husband thought was of a family trip to Disney World in the 70’s.
I packaged them up and sent them to YesVideo. Before I even got my order and originals returned to me in the mail, I had been e-mailed a link to view my order securely on-line.
When we got our completed order in the mail, I was pleased with how well things were packed. YesVideo even included a free shipping slip if I want to order from them again–and a bag of popcorn!
That night we ate popcorn and spent hours laughing (and crying a little) over how big my wedding dress and hair were, what my grown sons were doing on the exact same day 18 years before, and this highlight:
my husband, age 8, dancing like a crazy person to Greased Lightning. If you can see behind him, that is original Star Wars wallpaper.
That is what viewing the clip on the secure website looks like. You can send a clip to Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail. YesVideo will store my order on-line and password protected for free for 90 days. After that, I can keep it there as a backup for a fee.
I thought the service was fast and for a low price. They will also transfer photos,slides, and images on SD cards. And if you recorded in High Def, they can put that on regular dvd or on Blu-Ray, Fancy Pants.
Also you can choose music for the background when you transfer media that doesn’t have its own sound. Since the 70’s film had was silent, I selected a bouncy disco tune. I thought it made it fun and I could turn the sound down if I didn’t like it.
I always like to give a balanced review, so I didn’t like having to mail everything in, even if I’d had digital media. There’s not yet a way to upload anything via the Internet. I look forward to being able to upload all the pictures on my computer onto a dvd.
The sound from the transferred VHS tapes was very low and not good quality. There is no way for me to say if this was from the quality of the transfer, or from the age of the originals. That’s what you get when you wait too long!
Overall, I was very pleased with YesVideo. I intend to spend my own money to have more of our old memories transferred to dvd. I think that’s a pretty good recommendation.
If you would like to try YesVideo for yourself, use the coupon code “BLOG15” for 15% off any transfer order.
The very best part was seeing images of my father- and mother-in-law. Priceless. I think they would be pleased we took the time to preserve their special moments.
I received complimentary transfer services from YesVideo and was reimbursed for my shipping and time. I was not required to give any certain opinion and all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.
What is your most precious photo or video memento? I was so pleased to be able to give my husband back some of the special times from his childhood.