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Home Movies Home Videos Slides & Photos Audio Recordings CDs & DVDs

We transfer video tapes & film reels to digital so you can remember and share those special moments from the past.

  • Preserve your memories in a fraction of the space
  • Make special moments easy to share with friends and family
  • Remember those who have gone before

Your Home Movies Are Under Attack.

 

Avoid the Enemies of Family Memories.

Chemical Decay

Over time, moisture in the air interacts with the acetate of film reels and the binder of video tapes, causing them to break down and become unwatchable. It is a slow process, but unfortunately it is irreversible.

Climate-controlled storage helps slow the process, but most people don’t store their home movies at 59 degrees and 40% maximum relative humidity!

Loss

Home movies are one of a kind and most people don’t have a backup. When they get lost, misplaced, recorded over, or accidentally thrown out, they are gone forever. Unorganized or unlabeled media is particularly susceptible.

House moves can be especially dangerous, because friends and extended family are often called upon to help and they may not know what is in that unlabeled box in the closet.

Obsolesence

Players for older media formats become harder to find over time, making memories unwatchable. What good is a tape if you have no way to watch or listen to it?

Working film projectors and bulbs are now rare. Working VCRs in good condition are becoming hard to find, and DVD players will be soon. Most modern electronics aren’t designed to last for 20 years. The VCR you have been keeping in the closet will be more likely to eat tapes 10 years from now, if it even turns on at all.

Are you ready to vanquish the enemies of home movies?

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Why Make Your Home Movies Digital?

1

Saves Space

Imagine combining that whole box of video tapes, or that closet full of slide carousels, into just a couple flash drives. If downsizing is in your future, this one is a no-brainer.
2

Easier to Watch & Share

No more fighting with VCRs or projectors. Your memories are ready to watch when you are. Once they are digital, sharing them only takes a click or two, and then someone has a backup copy in case yours gets lost.
3

Preserves Them From Decay

Nothing lasts forever. Converting your memories to digital is like getting maintenance-free siding. Once it's done, you don't need to worry about precious moments going bad or getting destroyed.

Managing Your Memories Can Be Overwhelming On Your Own

So many tapes and reels, so many memories, and so many questions. Is it blank? Has it gone bad? Is it something I even want? How do I begin to organize it all?

You feel like you should do something, but you don’t know where to start. So you don’t. You put it off… Until something happens.

A death, a divorce, a birthday, an anniversary, or a significant event. It would be great to have those home movie memories at your fingertips, but they’re still stuck on old formats you can’t use, and you’re still trying to decide what to do.

We get it. And you’re not alone. We work with customers every day who have had the same struggles. But the good news is that you can do this. With a little help and some wise advice, your home movies can become a treasure you can easily enjoy and share with others.

We have helped over 43,000 people just like you along the path of preserving their home movies, and we have a lot of experience to share.

We can help you figure out what formats you have, provide ideas for how to organize things, give you advice on how to future-proof your memories, and make it happen.

Once you’re done, you’ll be able to stop worrying about your home movies and start enjoying and sharing those special memories.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

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Meet Your Home Movie Experts

For over 23 years, Astound Video has been helping families across Minnesota and the U.S. preserve their home movies. With five retail locations across the Twin Cities metro, and over a dozen skilled staff, we have grown to become one of Minnesota’s most trusted media transfer companies. We have an extensive collection of playback equipment, in-house technicians, and decades of experience, we’re ready to help you tackle your next media transfer project.

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We Can Transfer Just About Anything

Video Tapes

We transfer all common formats, including VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Digital 8, MiniDV, HDV, BetaSP, UMatic, Betamax, MicroMV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DigiBeta, and more. We can also handle PAL tapes for most formats.

8mm & 16mm  Film

We transfer all common consumer film formats including Regular 8, Super 8, and 16mm film, as well as magnetic and optical sound. We have wet-gate and 4K options as well.

Slides & Photos

We scan slides and photos of all sizes, negatives, and transparencies. We also have copy-stand capabilities for three-dimensional and large-format items.

Audio Transfers

We transfer all common audio formats, including 33, 45, and 78 records, cassettes (regular, mini, and micro), reel to reel audio, 8 tracks, DATs, Minidiscs, wire recordings, and more.

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Feet of Film Transferred
202168
Video Tapes Transferred
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Images Scanned

I brought in almost 1,000 feet of very old Super 8 film to be transferred over to DVD. The quality of the DVD was amazing and watching these old family and friend movies was a real treat. Thank you, Astound. I couldn’t have done this without you.

Ron ThorsonMinneapolis, MN

I want to thank you for a super excellent job of digitizing 4 slides for us yesterday... You have convinced us to have Astound convert the rest of our slides... probably over 1200 slides. You provided us a truly amazing experience... Astounding!!!

Howard BlumeNew Ulm, MN

My wife had a bunch of tapes of her mother and father talking. We had the tapes converted to a digital format and put onto flash drives. This company did a very good job. They explained all alternatives, and were very easy to work with.

Leroy SorensonSt. Paul, MN

Rediscover Your Home Movies In 3 Easy Steps

1. Gather Your Media

Tapes, film reels, slides, or whatever you have, it’s time to gather it all in one place. Don’t worry if you don’t know what’s on it or how to organize it. We’ll work with you to figure that out later. The goal at this step is to gather everything you might want to preserve. Don’t forget to look in the attic or the closet.

2. Let’s Talk

Once you’ve gathered your media, you can click here to set up a time to connect with us in person or by phone. We’ll go over what you have, discuss your options, and prepare a no-obligation quote. Once everything looks good, get your media to us, and we’ll get to work preserving it.

3. Enjoy & Share Your Memories

As soon as your order is complete, we’ll reach out to coordinate payment and pickup. This is the best part, because now you’re all set to enjoy and share your memories whenever you like, preserved digitally for generations to come.

Astound isn’t just our name, it’s also what we do.

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Fast Turnaround

We measure turnaround in days or weeks, not months (unless, of course, you have a HUGE project).

Top Notch Equipment

A transfer is only as good as the equipment it is run on. We invest in the best, and it shows in the quality of our work.

All Work Done In House

All work is done in Astound facilities by Astound employees. No sending your precious memories across the country, and no outsourcing over seas here (yes, some companies do that).

Real Customer Service

No hiding behind e-mails and chatbots. Pick up the phone or walk in and talk directly with the people working on your project.

Upfront Pricing

We provide you with a clear, detailed quote before we start on your project, and if anything comes up, we’ll call you to discuss how you want to proceed.

Astounding Experience

We work hard to get things right the first time, and it shows. Over 30% of our business is from repeat customers.

Get A Sneak Peak At How We Preserve Your Precious Memories

The best way to appreciate the quality of our work and the attention to detail that we give to every project is to see us in action.

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