Sometimes I do what I am told. Sometimes.
I chose to do what YesVideo told me to do: Pop the popcorn. Round up the kids (well, I skipped this part). Then sit back and enjoy your own DVD.
YesVideo is a company that can transfer, preserve, and share videos and photos. I chose to transfer three mini-cassettes from 2004 (gulp) to DVD video. I chose the cassettes that included my last few weeks of pregnancy through bringing home our first child and her first baths. The second one contained her christening and lastly, Christmas 2005 when she was 18 months and I was quite pregnant with her brother.
Watching the DVD’s was Magical. We had not recalled how magical they were for so many years as we filmed them and stuck them in the closet for safe keeping. Add to that the video recorder no longer worked so we couldn’t not play the tapes.
When I was asked if I would review YesVideo, my first thought was : This is fabulous as we will actually watch the movies and have a backup. Then fear struck me as I went to mail them. Gulp. I sweated a bit but I trusted the postal service and YesVideo.
My nervousness was short-lived as I received an email when they received my tapes (thank you to the smarty who thought of that feature). Before I knew it, the DVD’s arrived along with a bag of microwave popcorn.
Some other features you must know about are that:
*You can send them videotapes, movie film reels, 35mm slides, print photos or digital images to have transferred.
* You can drop-off and pick up the media at a retail location including CVS and Walmart.
* You can check on the status of your order anytime.
* You can share your photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, or via email.
* Everything is also stored safely in your own private MemorySafe account.
* There are upgrades including custom theme, personalized title and you can even add music should you choose to get all fancy.
My experience has been seem-less and quality all the way!
Some of the scenes in the videos proved that I needed a different hairstyle….and eyeglasses….and my lipstick was way too dark.
Some memories aren’t flattering.
If you want to try this service for free, look into the Mother’s Day photo contest on Facebook. Want to try the service right this instant? Use the code BLOG15 for 15% off!
Disclosure: I was provided a credit with YesVideo in order to facilitate the review.