Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: YesVideo VHS to DVD transfer and online video making! #divamemories

Hello Dear Readers:
 “This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and YesVideo. I received the featured service free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

  I have been taking part in the coolest campaign thanks to Double Duty Divas and the #DivaMemories collaboration with YesVideo.  I am going to take you through the whole process and how it worked for me, yay! Super easy, a big box showed up with envelopes and a customer id card,and packaging material. I had to fill out the card which included transfer for three videotapes or movie film reels onto DVD. I used the packaging material to place the three VHS tapes (I know, I know..but we used to have a BetaCam video camera when I was a kid!!) in the EasyShip Kit and then sealed the box. Postage was already included so I dropped off my video kit at my nearest UPS drop off location and got ready to wait for my package.

 A few weeks later, a box arrived on my doorstep with my transferred Dvds and my original vhs tapes in separate envelopes and ready to watch. So easy, and so wonderful. My preserved memories are now safe and sound for me to share with Ana. 

A little bit about YesVideo! :

 "YesVideo has been around for fifteen years, and is now the most trusted home movie transfer service worldwide. Not just online at, this service is available at over 30,000 retail partners in the United States.
YesVideo lets you preserve & relive your home movies by transferring them to DVD and online.

Two Easy Ways to Order:

Order online at, or drop off your order at one of our partnered retailers - including  Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club & CVS.

Every home movie transfer includes...

  • Free Online Account
  • Free online viewing, sharing and editing with every transfer.
  • NEW: Embed your favorite videos in your blog with YesVideo’s video 
  • embed feature.
  • Access Anywhere
  • Free iPhone & iPad apps let you watch your home videos anywhere, and 
  • take Snapshots from your home movies.
  • New mobile app feature: Create Hallmark Postcards with snapshots from 
  • your videos.
  • Your Movies on DVD
  • Includes automatic smart chapters and highlighted videos.
  • Order additional copies online to give as gifts.

And here is a fabulous YesVideo Coupon:  You can save 20% on video transfer orders placed at with 
code YVBLOG20. Valid through 9/31/14.

Now check out my snippet video best of of a betamax vhs tape I sent of a trip to England, a local community theatre play, a birthday party and brief snippets of my grandmother's house in the early 80s with my family:

 Keep in mind that this is a best of video with actual video was over an hour long. This is the highlight to share with you, my readers. I actually got tears in my eyes when I was watching my videos with my grandma H in them. She passed away some time ago in her 90s, so I really miss her and all of my grandparents. This is such a lovely way to keep those memories and watch them over and over and I hope to share them with Ana someday.(and some with you). I have to sort through them first. There are a lot of memories in there.

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