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Question DetailsAsked on 4/8/2014

Is there a category for this? A company that makes discs of old home movies and photos.

This was a fundraiser at our library. They did a great job. More people might want to find such a service.

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Hi, this is Meranda with Angie's List.


Yes, there's a category for video transfer and duplication, many of which also scan in old photos. You can read more about these companies in a piece I wrote last year: http://www.angieslist.com/articles/ne...


Thanks for the idea!

Answered 5 years ago by Meranda

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If the Video duplication category does not come up with enough leads for you, try googling your town name and "video archiving", and check the names that come up that way on AL to see if any reviews. Many photo shops also do this, as do some Costco's with photo shops - at least for films and slides - I don't know if they ndo from negatives or prints.


Do not expect it to be cheap - home videos can run from $5-200 depending on quality and the film or tape format they are coming from. Photos and slides can run from about $0.10 to $1 each - so adds up FAST. Minimum charge usually about $20-50 per order, which if you are archiving home memories shouldnot be an issue. Be sure to do a small test sample first, so you are sure it will work on your computer before you tie a bunch up in DVD's that you later find will not load, or have terrible quality.


If you are up to doing it yourself, most higher quality scanners ($150 range +) like HP Scanjets have attachments to scan negatives and slides, and can scan prints right on the glass - takes your time, but also lets you tweak the image as you go if you wish. Pretty easy with the right photo software like iPhoto. There are also VHS/CD player adapted cables to let you copy them direct from video player to computer or thumb drive, again with suitable video capture software.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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