Our greatest and happiest moments in life are often captured
on photos and other media. Capturing these special moments
is an integral part of the fun and excitement surrounding
some of life’s most significant events ... all part
of what makes each life so unique.
we are not unique in the lack of preparedness to preserve
and protect our memories and we are sorely unprepared for
the loss we would experience, should we discover that decades
of our most prized events have been destroyed by an accident
or a natural disaster.
Think about it. If you had to choose any item you could
save from a fire, flood or earthquake, my guess is that
you would likely grab a prized photo album or family video.
Because keeping these memories provides a graphic portrayal
of yesterday, if you neglect and do not preserve them, some
of your history will fade away along with those most meaningful
sights & sounds.
through digital duplication technology, there are steps
you can take to avoid this kind of devastating loss. These
copies are like insurance policies, they protect you in
case of disaster because you cannot rely on outdated media
formats- no matter how well you’ve stored them.
time, your treasured collections stored in basements, attics
and garages will be exposed to moisture, mold, fumes and
vapors, which will accelerate deterioration of film, magnetic
tape, photos, film and vinyl. In general, photographs fade
and magnetic tape breaks down in time.
collection of family videos on VHS could be well over 20
years old while at the same time, the VCR players are scarce
and often outdated as well.
best advice is to digitally transfer your photo/media memories
to a CD or DVD before the worst happens. They can be easily
copied and stored to preserve your family heritage for generations
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