Remember all those home movies you'd like to rewatch but can't because your VCR doesn't work anymore or you're too lazy to thread up the old super 8 projector? Or maybe you plunked down the big money for a miniDV camcorder when your kids were born, only to succumb to the charms of flipcams and improved video function on your smartphone.
YesVideo is an amazing service that allows you to keep your memories alive by transferring your family footage to DVD and the cloud. Videotapes and film reels from many different eras are accepted, although you're still out of luck if you bet on Betamax… YesVideo also offers slide and photo scanning services if you're confronted with way too much stuff to sort through.
You can order a YesVideo EasyShip kit online that allows you to send your outdated media back to YesVideo in a prepaid reinforced shipping box that even includes packing tape! You can also drop your old videotapes or film reels by many of their retail partners, including Walmart, CostCo, Sam's Club, Meijer, Rite Aid, CVS, and Bartell Drugs. Click here to check for a location near you.
YesVideo just introduced a free iPad app that lets you watch your preserved memories from your tablet, making it easier than ever to share them. Features include:
- Video playback. Watch videos you’ve preserved with YesVideo through any internet connection.
- Online sharing. Share your favorite scenes or entire videos through Facebook & Email.
- AirPlay compatible. Play the videos from your iPad to your Apple TV wirelessly with AirPlay.
- New Snapshot feature! Capture individual frames, or create 4×4 Snapshots from a scene in your video. Save the images to your iPad, or share them on Instagram or Facebook.
The YesVideo iPad app is available free at the App Store. (YesVideo iPhone app is also available.)
To celebrate the launch of their new iPad app, YesVideo is giving away an iPad mini on their blog!
In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and the WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that I received a gift card to try out YesVideo. All opinions are, as usual, entirely my own.