Keeping memories alive

. January 14, 2013.
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Everyone has a stash of VHS or Beta family video cassettes, mini dv tapes, old photos, slides or even family films lurking in closets and drawers collecting dust.  It would be a shame to lose that vast history and those heartwarming memories.  Steve Eichenberg and Tom Stamos of Memory Transfers, a digital transfer service, realized the need to preserve memories currently on outdated media. Eichenberg opened the business in Starlite Plaza in Sylvania this past August.  He brings 11 years of experience to the business and uses the most current methods of storing your media. At Memory Transfers they offer a full line of services that consist of taking your older format media and transferring it to DVDs and CDs. “What’s shocking is the amount that’s coming in. I have people bringing boxes in,” said Eichenberg, referring to the number of customers anxious to access and preserve their old memories. More than just making digital copies, they add motion menus, scene selections, and for a nominal fee, customers may even sit with them to assist with editing.  Slides and photographs can be made into wonderful slide shows on DVD, or maybe you prefer photos put on CDs to allow emailing and printing. Color correction and restoration is available to old photos to bring them back to life as well. For more info call 419-517-0152 or visit www.memorytransfers.com. 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.