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Kodak vs. ScanCafe

By Olivia Harlow

The attic is filled with piles of 4x6 photos printed from disposable cameras back in the 1990s, as well as boxes jammed with Disney VHS tapes and 8 mm home videos. 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 ScanCafe: 


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 make sure our customers’ memories are preserved forever! In less than 10 years, we’ve served more than 450,000 families around the world, plus museums, universities and more.

Keep it Local. ScanCafe may be cheap, boasting 29 cents per image, or 22 cents via value kit. But, that’s because photos are sent to India, where labor costs for image optimization are lower than in the States. We’re comparable in price and operate in good ole Chattanooga, Tennessee.

We’re quicker. Because ScanCafe is located in India, it may take up to eight weeks to digitize your images and movies, whereas Kodak promises a six-week maximum process.

We’ve got more options. While Kodak and ScanCafe both offer digitization of countless formats, Kodak gives you the choice of a digital download, a DVD disc or a thumb drive — as well as the chance to mix and match. We accept more tape formats than ScanCafe, and we are able to convert audio.

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 ship your precious memories, to the time they arrive back to you. And safety is guaranteed!


Still not convinced? Here’s a breakdown.

Only 1 company handles your film, cassettes, and photos?
Anyone can use it?
Easy shipping from home?
Yes, and we provide the box with all the items you’ll need!
Yes, but you provide your own box.
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, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Betamax
Audio Formats Accepted
Audio Cassette, Compact Tapes, Audio Tapes, Reel-to-Reel
Convenient Packages to Choose?
Step-by-Step Tracking?
Package Starting Price
$74.95 – Up to 3 items
$.028/foot of movie film
$7.95/DVD photo disc
$3.95/CD photo disc
$8.95/DVD video disc
$5.45/carousel slide
What’s included
• Welcome guide with instructions
• Crush proof box
• Barcodes for each item
• Pre-paid return shipping label
• Digitization by hand
• DVDs
·      Optional thumb drive
·      Digitization by hand
·      DVDs
·      Optional thumb drive
3-4 weeks
4-6 weeks
Thumb drive option
Customer Service Availability
By phone and email any time!
Customer Service from ScanCafe by phone and email Monday thru Friday 9am-6pm EST.



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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