London Drugs Becomes First Canadian Retailer to Help Customers Make Old Home Videos New Again Online

Thanks to partnership with YesVideo and Fujifilm, London Drugs now offers their customers the ability to preserve, re-live and share memories stuck on vintage tapes, film reels, slides and photos


RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA and SANTA CLARA, CA – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Protecting and sharing generations of family memories is extremely important.

London Drugs is now the first Canadian retailer to offer customers the ability to transfer vintage home movies for archival on DVD and online viewing. Through a state of the art transfer process that keeps files safe, while creating high-quality professional digital memories, customers will be able to access cherished family moments anytime, anywhere, on any connected device – computers, smartphones, tablets, and connected televisions. They will also be able to capture still photos from their video – literally creating a photo from their past that never existed before – and share them via Facebook and Instagram with one click of the mouse or tap on the screen.

Well-known as a pioneer in photo-finishing, London Drugs is the first Canadian retailer to partner with YesVideo to offer this service.
 
“Protecting and sharing generations of family memories is extremely important. That’s why we have partnered with the largest and most trusted home movie transfer company to give our customers the ability to bring back their deeply cherished memories in an easily accessible and shareable format,” said London Drugs Merchandise Manager, Frank Tent.
 
How it works:

  1. Customers simply drop off their vintage media – tapes, film reels, slides, and photos – at their local London Drugs photo counter. London Drugs will accept the following types of media: 8mm, 16mm, Super 8, VHS, VHS-C, SVHS, 8mm, Hi-8, Digital 8, Betamax, MiniDV, Slides (35MM cardboard and plastic slides), and photos.
  2. Within four weeks, the customer will receive their home movies on DVD, the original media, and access to a free, private online account. Once uploaded online, their videos will be stored online at no cost to the consumer.
  3. Customers can easily view their movies online, share them with friends and family via email or Facebook, and access them from the free iPhone and iPad app as well.
  4. Customers can edit their video into shorter clips and send those clips or entire videos to family and friends via email, or share via Facebook and Instagram. They will even be able to capture still photos from their video – literally creating a photo from their past that never existed before. They can then share these photos with others with one click of the mouse or tap on the screen.

On average, one in three YesVideo customers share their home movies with loved ones via email, Facebook, or Instagram. Increased video sharing online has led to rapid demand for the YesVideo service.

 “As we add more sharing options, more customers take advantage of them – which in turn brings in new customers. We’ve seen incredible growth and success in the US over the past twelve months, and we are extremely excited to expand to Canada and serve families there,” said Michael Chang, CEO of YesVideo. “We are happy to provide online access to our customers, who often tell us that they truly value being able to watch their videos on-the-go, on any device.”

Pricing for the transfer service at London Drugs:

For more information on YesVideo, please visit www.yesvideo.com

For more information on London Drugs Photolab, please visit http://photolab.londondrugs.com

About YesVideo:
 
YesVideo brings back memories.

Stop and picture your favorite family memories.  Relive them in your mind…the most special moments of life, experienced with the ones you love…. weddings, graduations, birthdays….
 
But those memories are often being held hostage, with old VHS tapes and film reels collecting dust in closets, attics, basements and garages.
 
YesVideo can bring back those memories. We turn old family tapes and films into online videos that you can watch and enjoy over and over again on your computer, connected TV, smartphone, or tablet. And, you can also share them by email or on Facebook.
 
7 million customers have already trusted YesVideo with their favorite video memories. Retailers including Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco rely on YesVideo to handle all of their video transfer needs. And once we put your video memories online, they are safe & secure, for good; we will store your videos online for you, for free, forever. 
 
About London Drugs:

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,000 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.
 
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About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including:  photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit  www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica , go to  www.twitter.com/fujifilmus  to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook.  To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at  www.fujifilmusa.com/rss .
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.



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