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5 Ways Technology Is Helping Us Preserve Family Memories


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Video and Photo Conversion
Copying your family videos to DVD gives a whole new meaning to family movie night.
Copying your family videos to DVD gives a whole new meaning to family movie night.
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If you're like many families, you probably have boxes and drawers full of photo albums, prints, negatives and maybe even slides depending on how old school you are. Beside those boxes you might have several dozen VHS tapes or even some 16mm or 8mm film canisters. If you have the time and the inclination, you can convert these memories into digital versions, or better yet, you can pay someone else to do it. A scanner is a good thing to have in your home office, so you can take care of the photos yourself. Unless you have both the know-how and the equipment, you'll probably have to pay someone to convert your VHS and old film reels. And video in the mini-DV and 8mm format are easily digitized with the right home computer and software.


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