Preview Your Media at our Free Previewing Station


So you have found a pile of old videotapes in your closet.  What could be on them?  Your grandfather conferring with FDR?   Precious family memories?  Or just reruns of Seinfeld?

Help is on the way!  Just call us at (617) 332-3300  to reserve a time to use our free video previewing station.

For video, we have players you can use to look at any of these media:

  • VHS   tapes
  • VHS-C  (we have the VHS-C cartridge, no need to turn the attic upside down looking for yours
  • DVD
  • Mini-DV tapes
  • Video8, Hi8 or Digital 8 tapes

Got something even older, like film reels?  View them at our viewing station:

  • Regular 8mm
  • Super 8mm
  • 16mm (limited to reels sized 3″ to 7″)

Lastly, 35mm slides – line them up in our slide viewer for easy viewing.

The station is generally available but it is best to call and make sure, also to make sure there is a staff person to assist you (especially important for film).

Once you see what is on your tapes or film, then you can decide if you want us to transfer it for you.

Call   (617) 332-3300

See you at the store. We’ve reserved equipment for you to step back into the 60’s and 50’s. We can even play some Big Band music while you are watching and reminiscing. After viewing there is no obligation to transfer your tapes, film or slides.


Old home movies tapes and film reels


  1. Natalie Berfeld says:


    I’d like to convert a VHS tape from France (PAL SECAM format) to digital format. Is this something you can do? Also, is it possible to come in to view it in your store before converting?


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