Our story is about your stories.
Back in 2007, as Netflix launched its streaming services and Apple debuted the iPhone, we asked ourselves the question, “What will happen to all the footage trapped on older formats, such as tapes and film reels?”
There were a couple ways to digitally preserve your home movies and photos at the time. But none of them inspired confidence. They required time-consuming tasks like measuring the length of your film with a ruler, as well as packing and shipping your belongings without any guidance, insurance, or even assurance about the quality of the copies you’d receive.
And too much was at stake for that: The clip of your child’s first steps. The clip you’d love to watch again, so you could hear the sound of your father’s voice.
We believed then, as we still do, that people shouldn’t lose their connection to the past simply because technology has changed. Or because time has begun to warp and wear down older media.
So during college, with only one VCR at first, we set out to develop an easy and safe way for people to digitally preserve all those priceless moments, without any of the uncertainty.
Since then, we’ve grown from a team of two working in a renovated garage to the largest and most-trusted digitizing company in the world—using the latest technology to preserve more than 700,000 items a week.
But we’re still the same company, with the same commitment to reclaiming all those milestones and touchstones so they can be watched, shared, and kept forever. Every item is still digitized by hand. You can call us and be immediately connected to a person. We just happen to have a bigger team, so we can take care of more stories like yours.
Friends, former classmates, and founders, Adam Boeselager and Nick Macco.