How We Compare Against The “Box” Companies

In your quest for home video and picture digitization services, you may have come across businesses offering to digitize anything you can fit in one of their “boxes” for a set price. Although these appear like good bargains on the surface, there are several issues that frequently go unnoticed until they have your media in their facility. 

The truth is, these services are rarely ever a good deal, and it is nearly impossible to reach a live person on the phone. They will usually request payment upfront, and you'll have to fill up one of their boxes (adhering to their ‘item’ limits) and send it back to them. Once you send them your media, it will usually take weeks (or even months) to get your media back. It is usually subpar once you do receive it back, as we regularly receive calls and orders from unsatisfied customers of these companies.

Below, we've outlined two typical orders we see daily, and compared what you get with us to these box companies.

Sample Order #1:

Media: 10 video tapes, 10 3-inch film reels, 200 standard photos (3x3 - 4x6)

Nostalgic Media
Box Company (20-item kit)
10 videotapes
included items
10 3-inch film reels
included items
200 standard photos
(3x3 - 4x6)
extra item charges (~$144)
USB thumb drive
Processing time 5-7 business days 10 - 12 weeks
$783.97 or $503.98 
with their permanent 'sales'

Verdict: As you can see from the chart above, on a typical order, you would save more than $100! And that's even with the box companies' permanent 50% off sales they use to lure you in! Let's take a look at another typical order below.

Sample Order #2:

Media: 250 standard photos (3x3 - 4x6), 200 35mm slides, 50 35mm negatives

Nostalgic Media
Box Company (20-item kit)
250 - standard photos
included items
200 - 35mm slides
included items
50 - 35mm negatives
included items
USB thumb drive
Processing time 5-7 business days 10 - 12 weeks
$598.99 or $319.99 
with their permanent 'sales'

Verdict: Once again, you save over $100! Even with the box companies' permanent 50% off sale!

What Makes Us Different

You've probably noticed that there are an overwhelming number of choices when it comes to digitizing home movies and photos. Preserving family memories is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family’s legacy, so it’s important to choose a company that is experienced and trustworthy. Here are the reasons why we believe we are the best choice when it comes to preserving your aging family videos and photos safely.


With Nostalgic Media, you get peace of mind knowing that we have been professionals in the video production and photography industry since 1989. Over the years, we’ve shifted our focus and have used our expertise to provide thousands of families and organizations with safe, affordable, high-quality video and photo digitization services.

Through the decades, we’ve perfected our processes and grown our business to be one of the industry's most reliable and respected providers of home video and photo conversion services. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering high-quality work for our clients, and treating your priceless family memories as if they were our own. Our customers agree.


It’s true that you get what you pay for. Nostalgic Media is committed to providing the highest quality film, photo, and video conversion services in the industry. If you choose to work with us, you can rest assured that your precious memories will be handled with care and attention to detail. We get the job done right the first time.

Each service we offer is highly specialized. Our in-house, customized equipment and procedures guarantee that your converted media will be of the best quality so that you and your family can enjoy them for years to come. Plus, we guarantee our work and offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy, then neither are we.

Safety & Trust

Nostalgic Media has been a trusted and reliable name in the conversion industry for decades. Throughout our tenure, we’ve built a loyal customer base and created a name for ourselves as one of the most trustworthy companies around. 

When you work with us, you get personal care and attention. You can actually pick up the phone and talk to the technicians who digitize your priceless family moments. The same can’t be said for a large number of other companies out there.

We’re proud of our reputation and work hard to uphold it every day. No matter what type of media you’re looking to convert, our technicians are skilled and knowledgeable. We understand how important it is to handle your memories with care, which is why we take the time to ensure that they’re digitized properly.

We do all work in-house at our secure facility located in Atlanta, GA. Your memories never leave our facility and they’re never shipped off to a secondary location for processing. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for some of our competitors.


We offer transparent, competitive pricing for all of our conversion services. We understand that everyone’s budget is different, which is why we have worked hard to provide our services at prices that are fair to everyone, all without sacrificing quality.

Our prices are easy to understand and have been designed to save you money the more media you have to be converted. We don’t tack on hidden fees or limit you to what you can fit inside a box. Questions about our pricing? contact us and one of our technicians will be happy to help.

Industry Best Turnaround Time

We are proud to offer industry-best turnaround times. Our average turnaround time is 7 business days in-house (allow longer processing times during the holidays). That’s weeks, if not months faster than some of our competitors, and we do it all without sacrificing quality.

We’ve invested in the best equipment and hired some of the most skilled technicians to ensure that your conversions are done safely, quickly, and correctly. No matter what type of media you’re converting, our team is ready to get to work. 

Final Words

Now that you know everything there is to know about Nostalgic Media and how we can help you convert your old media, it’s time to get started. Our team is ready to help you preserve your precious memories and make them accessible to you whenever you want. You don’t have to be content with letting your old VHS tapes and cassettes degrade with time. You can digitize them and make sure that they last for decades to come. Whether you’ve got old photos, home movies, or audio recordings, we can help you convert them to digital formats so that they’re easier to store and share with others.