Anyone else absolutely love to watch home videos?
When we were little, my sister and I loved to put together all sorts of shows and have my dad tape them so we could watch them right away. I think we enjoy watching them—and laughing at ourselves—now more than we did then.
Luckily for us, my Dad also thought to film the mundane things, like Saturday morning play sessions, and special events, like dance recitals and Halloween.
(Of course, we also have at least 30 minutes of film highlighting the evolution of his golf swing in the mix, but we generally fast forward right over those parts ;]).
But since we’re down to one working VHS player in the house with no plans to buy another, when I heard about Legacybox, I knew it was time to take the plunge and digitize our memories.
I’ve long been the family historian and keeper of all our digital memories, so I knew I needed to make sure we picked a VHS to DVD service that was reliable. The last thing I wanted to happen was to lose our tapes in transit or have them destroyed somehow in the digitization process.
After doing my research, I determined Legacybox was the premiere service, and was equally impressed with how easy they made the whole process.
You can have your home videos turned into DVDs by Legacybox in three easy steps:
- Select the size box that works best for your needs. We opted for the Family Box since we were just focusing on our videos this time around. (Photos are up next!)
- When your box arrives, fill it with your precious memories. We sent in ten video tapes to be digitized, but Legacybox also does photos and can convert pretty much any analog file format you can think of.
- Drop the box off at any mailbox and in 4-6 weeks, your memories will come back to you digitized!
Each Legacybox box is labeled with a scannable bar code and you receive a tracking sheet with the same barcode to ensure things don’t get lost or sent back to the wrong person. And, Legacybox sends you email updates throughout the digitizing process to keep you abreast of where your memories are in the queue.
But perhaps the best part of the whole process was watching the DVDs when they arrived on my doorstep. Amazing quality video that requires absolutely no rewinding once you’re done? Twist my arm.
Thanks to Legacybox for sponsoring this post and supporting the brands that keep A Touch of Teal’s doors open! Want to try Legacy box for yourself? Use the code TealTreat now through December 1, 2016 to receive 35% off your order!
This is great!! I feel like soon after the hype of DVDs died down, people started neglecting their VHS and audio tapes because it was initially too pricey to do a conversion. Good to know there’s an affordable option out there! Also– great pics!
Aw thanks so much, Monica!
I really need to do this! I have childhood videos and a wedding video I need to convert. Also my mom has tons of slides that I would love to have made digital.
Aw! Yes — it would be such a nice thing to ask for a birthday present or the like! Be sure to use the coupon code if you do :]
I need to much help in getting our family memories in order. This is a great post. Thanks for the info!
So glad it was helpful!
This. Is. So. Cool. My family has so many VHS tapes it’s kind of ridiculous. *And our VHS player broke* so I would love to be able to watch all of these memories! Thanks so much for sharing this, Katie!!
The Southwestern Prepster
Aw I am so glad you like it! I hope you guys give it a try – my sisters and I couldn’t stop laughing when we watched them on DVD!
Thanks for this! I have literally boxes of old videos that need converting.
So glad you found it helpful! Be sure to use the coupon code if you give it a whirl :]
I hear about Legacy Box a little while back (I think I even linked it in a coffee chat post) and I was so intrigued. I don’t have a lot of videos to archive but I would love to have all my prints cataloged and backed up. I’ve got boxes of them…
I am sure they would do a wonderful job with prints, too! I was thoroughly impressed [and I am not just saying that!]
This is so cool!
I thought so too!
What a great service! I would definitely do something like this for my old childhood videos.
It is so worth it! Be sure to use the coupon code :]
This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!
So glad you enjoyed it!
Wow, great post! That’s cool that you can transfer your old home movies. We have a ton of pictures from when me and my sister were little, but not really any videos. It’s such a priceless thing to have!
The Closet by Christie
Thanks so much Christie! You should definitely look into getting your photos done. It’s so nice to have those memories to cherish!
i have 8mm film I want to put on DVDs. Any idea how I can have that done?
According to Legacybox website, they support these formats of “film”..
“8mm, Super 8, 16mm, with or without sound, any size.”
Hope this helps!
PS: Has anyone else used this service and is willing to relate their results?
So EXCITED! All of the ideas I have needed to not be a looser hahah, with my kids and family! I’m the oldest of 5 and adopted. My family is amazing! My darling Mother turns 90 on July 13 and was born in 1925. Just reading her life history and being able to study the events of 1925, the Great Depression and history has pretty much taken me away to a different place!
So, ya, time travel is real! I will never have a clean house if I keep this up!
So glad you’re excited Pamela! I hope you’ve been able to get some of those awesome memories digitized!
How much is it per tape or per box of 10? May need to do a few at a time according to cost. This really sounds wonderful!
Yes, you should definitely check it out! All pricing is here: https://legacybox.com/pricing/ ($250)
Do you repair dvd’s that have come apart or broke and will not rewind?
That would be a good question for the service themselves – I would ask them here: https://legacybox.com
I have many VHS-C tapes, but I don’t have the VHS holder to watch them and put them in order for you. Any ideas?
I don’t have any ideas, but good luck!
Can you make DVDs from slides?
Yes, I believe they can! Check it out here: https://legacybox.com/how-it-works/
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