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Kodak vs. iMemories

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By Olivia Harlow

You’ve got a closet filled with Mom’s sun-bleached, grainy Polaroids and audio recordings of Dad’s college band — precious memories in a tangible format that you want to be sure aren’t ruined by humidity, spilled wine, accidental scratches or any other wear and tear. Well, it’s probably time to digitize!

 

What’s that? Digitization converts your old memories into data that can be stored on a disc, thumb drive or the Cloud. The process doesn’t destroy your old 8 mm home videos or high school scrapbooks — it simply offers another, more reliable, way of protecting your most valuable memories! 

 

Nowadays there are seemingly endless digitization companies available, but here’s why you should choose us over iMemories:

 

We’re a trusted brand. I mean, have you not heard of Kodak? Well, AMB Media LLC is a brand licensee of the renowned Eastman Kodak Company. Founded in 2009, our group has become the largest direct-to-consumer business for digitizing home movies and photos in the country, with the mission to preserve our customers’ memories forever! In less than 10 years, we’ve served more than 450,000 families around the world, plus museums, universities and more — and that number continues to grow every single day!

Many people seem to think that iMemories is an Apple brand, but it’s not the same thing. iMemories was founded in 2006 to allow users to store memories on Apple products, as well as Androids, PCs and Google Chromecast. Their digitization direct-to-customer approach is a newer part of their model.

We pioneered the mail-in service model. Seriously. We send you all the supplies needed to package your favorite films and photos, you send it to us, and we make sure everything gets back to you in the same condition it was sent. It’s a system that’s easy to use, and reliable — so much so that countless other brands have used the same approach for their digitization services.

We’ve got variety, and we’re affordable. iMemories has three different pricing options, and we’ve got four — all of which can mix and match formats of your choosing. Additionally, we offer audio conversions. To transform those gritty audio recordings of Dad playing guitar with his college band into a downloadable file, you’ll need us.

They’re faster. While we take up to four weeks to complete the process, iMemories boasts two to three weeks. That said, we are cautious and meticulous with every order. And remember: Perfection takes time!

We keep you in the loop every step of the way. With our mobile app, you can track the entire digitization process — start to finish. The item barcode we send with your Kodak box for packaging ensures peace of mind from the moment you make your shipment, to the time your digitized files arrive back to you. And, safety is always guaranteed! We take your trust seriously and care for every single picture and video that comes through our doors.

Still not convinced? Let’s break down the pros and cons of each.

 

 

KODAK

iMemories

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

Yes

Yes

 

Anyone can use it?

 

Yes

 

Yes

Easy shipping from home?

Yes, and we provide all the stuff you need!

 

Only if you purchase the SafeShip Kit. Otherwise, you purchase your own box and ship.

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

 

Audio Formats Accepted

 

Audio Cassette, Compact Tapes, Audio Tapes, Reel-to-Reel

No

Convenient Packages to Choose?

Yes

 

Yes, if purchasing SafeShip Kit, which costs $14.99

 

Step-by-Step Tracking?

 

Yes

 

 Yes

Package Starting Price

 

 

$69.99 – Up to 3 items (3 tapes, 3 films or 3 sets of 25 photos, all with mix and match option)

 

$12.99 per video, $12.99 per 50-foot movie film, $0.49 per photo

What’s included

 

 

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

 

 

• If purchasing SafeShip Kit: crush proof box
• Crush proof box

• Digitization by hand

• DVDs

 

Turn-around-Time

 

3-4 weeks

 

2-3 weeks

Thumb drive option

 

Yes

 

Yes

Customer Service Availability

 

By phone or email at any time.

 

By phone or email at any time.

 

When you’re looking for a trusted brand with supreme digitization credibility and quality, you need not look further than Kodak Digitizing!

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