Easily Enjoy a Lifetime of Memories: Convert Old Video and Photos to Digital

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Make it easy to access a lifetime of memories

Older adults have a lifetime’s worth of photos and home movies that contain treasured memories. But too often, heavy photo albums gather dust and home movies that were recorded using old formats can’t be played using today’s technology.

Help your senior walk down memory lane again – convert old photos and videos to digital files and DVDs.


Brighten your senior’s days with special memories

The best part of having old photos and videos at your fingertips is that you can easily show them to your older adult. Play a DVD of home movies on the TV or scroll through photos on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Your senior will enjoy seeing the people they love and reliving special moments.

For older adults with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive impairments, looking at old photos and videos together can be a wonderful way to connect and enjoy quality time.



Save memories from fading, damage, and loss

Old analog formats like photo prints, film, video, and cassette tapes break down over time and will eventually become warped or discolored. To save these memories from literally fading away, convert them to digital formats.

And once the memories are in digital format, upload them to an online storage service like Dropbox so you’ll have a backup copy in case of fire, flood, or other natural disasters.


Legacybox converts everything to digital

You could fuss with photo scanning and figure out how to convert those Super 8 films to DVD, but who has the time and energy? Or the tech expertise and equipment!

A company called Legacybox converts tapes, film, photos, and audio in any format into digital files. Big box stores like Costco and Walmart also offer digital conversion services, but their quality and service level usually aren’t as good.

convert old video and photos to digitalSend them your print, audio, and video materials…get DVDs back!


How Legacybox works

Legacybox sends you a crush-proof box with an easy-to-follow instructional guide. A pre-paid shipping label and a personal concierge is included – you can call and talk with an expert any time. They understand that these memories are precious and you’d be concerned for their safety.

Before packing your items in the box, label them with the provided barcode labels. This allows Legacybox to track each item through the entire process.

After your photos and videos arrive at Legacybox, processing takes about 4 – 5 weeks. Then, they’ll ship back all your original materials, DVDs or digital files on a thumb drive, and a storage box.

convert old video and photos to digitalFill box, send to Legacybox, enjoy your memories on DVD or digital


How much does it cost?

Pricing starts at $75 for 3 items and goes to $500 for 20 items. 25 photos counts as 1 item. Getting digital files on a thumb drive is optional and costs extra.

The Starter Legacybox costs $75 and includes 3 items. For example, the 3 items could be 1 VHS tape, 1 8mm film reel, and 1 set of 25 photos. You can mix and match any format.

It’s not inexpensive, but their pricing isn’t bad compared to other services. Digitizing old photos and videos on your own can be a difficult and time-consuming process so we think it’s worth paying for. And, Legacybox frequently offers deep discounts. When we visited their website, they were offering a 45% discount.


Real customer reviews

We found two independent customer reviews and both people had positive experiences. One woman used Legacybox after losing all her digital photo files when her computer suddenly died. She sent her printed photos to be converted to digital format and was very happy with the service.

Another woman wanted to preserve family memories and be able to enjoy home movies from her childhood. She sent old Betamax, VHS, and audio cassette tapes – all with precious, irreplaceable memories. Her original materials were safely returned to her, but she had a problem with scratches on one DVD. The company went out of their way to make things right and her overall review was positive – she’d use Legacybox again.


Next Step  Enjoy special memories on DVD or digital files via the Legacybox service


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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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