Legacybox vs. Costco Video Transfer

Legacybox vs. Costco Video Transfer
So you have tons of old movies and pictures, and it’s time to bring them into the digital age: Video Transfer. The good news is that we have the technology. The bad news is that there are different places to go, and deciding which is best can be time consuming, confusing, and annoying. Don’t worry, we’re here to the rescue. We’ll walk you through the differences between Legacybox and Cosco Video Transfer, let you know what you get from each, so that you can make an informed decision about which digitizing company you should trust with your precious memories.

FIRST, THE BASICS

Legacybox is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They control the entire process -- from ordering to final delivery. They’ll send you a box that you drop your videos and photos in, and they take care of the rest. Once the digitizing process is complete, they’ll send your stuff right back to you with your DVDs and optional thumb drive. Costco Video Transfer is handled through a third party called YesVideo. They’re based in California, but they also have a hub in Atlanta. When you drop off your videos at a Costco, they’ll pack them into a YesVideo box and send them back to the store when they’re ready.

 

DIVING A LITTLE DEEPER

Let’s take a look at some of the more detailed stuff that each one can do. We’ll put it into a nice table to easily compare the services.

 

 

Legacybox

Costco

Only 1 company handles your film, cassettes, and photos?

Yes

No

Anyone can use it?

Yes

No (Membership required)

Easy shipping from home?

Yes

No

Film Formats Accepted

 

Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm

 

 

Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm

 

Tape Formats Accepted

VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Betamax, Micro MV, PAL

 

VHS, Betamax, VHS-C, Hi8, Mini DV

 

Convenient Packages to Choose?

Yes

Yes

 

Step-by-Step Tracking?

 

Yes

 

Yes

Package Starting Price

$74.95 – Up to 3 items

 $19.99 - Up to 2 tapes

What’s included

  • Welcome guide with instructions
  • Crush proof box
  • Barcodes for each item
  • Pre-paid return shipping label
  • Digitization by hand
  • DVDs

 

  • Digitizing by hand
  • DVDS

 

Turn-around-Time

3-4 weeks

3-4 weeks

Thumb drive option

Yes

No

Customer Service Availability

Access to personal Legacybox concierge so you can talk to an expert at any time. By phone and email.

Questions filtered through Costco, answered by YesVideo.

USA Today Recommended? Yes No

 

If you’re looking to digitize your home movies, photos, and cassettes in a way that will leave all of your memories in pristine condition, either option will be great. Due to the at-home simplicity and proactive order tracking provided through Legacybox, they get the edge. Legacybox is the only company that you’ll deal with, while Cosco’s Video Transfer is contracted through a third party. Lastly, you don’t need a membership to get started with Legacybox, you just contact them and get started. Plus, they’re just dang nice.
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