Anonymous (not verified) - July 22nd, 2002
Reprinted from a Konica press release:
MAHWAH, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Photo Imaging of Mahwah, N.J., and YesVideo of San Jose, Calif., have teamed up to offer a new service to help more camcorder users easily and affordably share and preserve the 400 million-plus home videos piled up around their homes. The convenient new service will transfer home videos onto CD and DVD, making those precious memories easier to view and share, and safe from deterioration.
According to Robert Striano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Konica, "With the technological expertise, capabilities and innovation from YesVideo, we can now offer this new, innovative digital imaging service to our customers."
Konica said that videotape can begin to deteriorate in as little as ten years. "Don't let your treasured memories disappear," said Striano. "Preserve them for generations to come by taking them to your participating Konica retailer and converting them to DVD or CD."
Konica said that if you want the highest possible quality, and the convenience of watching your home movies on TV, then convert them to DVD. However, if you are interested in editing and sharing your video, CD gives you the power to customize your scenes, take still-frame snapshots and share your video over the Internet.
"We are excited to partner with Konica to help the 43 million camcorder owners in the U.S. share and preserve their videos," said Sai-Wai Fu, founder and CEO of YesVideo. "Now Konica can provide a service to its retailers to deliver digital imaging from videotape."