In the digital age, keeping VHS tapes and reel-to-reel 8mm movie films around the house is in no way a method to preserve your memories. To keep your existing films, tapes, photos, and slides safe and up-to-date for use with modern technology, you can rely on Memory Keepers’ digital preservation services, which will help you in the following ways.
If you are trying to clean out your closets or storage space, you can create a great deal of free space by eliminating boxes of photos, VHS tapes, and other bulky, outdated materials intended to hold your most special moments. Up to four DVDs can be stored in a single case, while digital files only take up space on your computer’s hard drive, rather than creating clutter in your home.
When you only have that one collection of old 8mm films and VHS tapes, it can be tough to share them with your loved ones. Even more difficult can be finding a projector or a working VCR. Digital files, however, can easily be emailed and posted to your social pages to share cherished memories with the world. You can play and replay your home movies in digital format without hunting for the right equipment, or wearing out a cassette tape.
Video-based mediums are not designed to withstand the elements, so you may see your memories fade away over time. Digitization of your movies, still images, and even audio content will give you versions that can be copied, backed up and kept in different physical locations to eliminate the risks of natural disasters, fire and water, and simply the passing of time.
To start your digital preservation project, call Memory Keepers today at 630-717-0278. Memory Keepers is a family-owned business conveniently located in Naperville and serving the greater Chicago area.