Santa Clara, CA and Deerfield, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2006
YesVideo, Inc. (http://www.yesvideo.com) now offers professional video and photography to DVD transfer services to consumers at all 69 Walgreens Puerto Rico locations. Since 2001, YesVideo and Walgreens have partnered to offer trusted, efficient and innovative tape to DVD transfer services at Walgreens stores across the U.S.
YesVideo's patented YesDVD(TM) digital transfer technology provides an enhanced consumer viewing experience and ensures the preservation of cherished home video footage.
"Partnering with YesVideo provides Walgreens customers in 46 states and Puerto Rico with the most efficient and trusted method to convert videotapes to DVDs,” said Dick Janzen, category manager of photofinishing for Walgreens. “Extending this partnership to Puerto Rico exclusively with YesVideo allows all of our customers easy access to these services. The conversion of photos and video to DVD has never been simpler.”
Consumers can now watch home movies with their DVD player right in their living rooms, eliminating the need to set up old, bulky film or slide projectors. Viewers can automatically scan to the scenes they most want to watch with either the click of a buttonor the help of automated menu options – similar to outtake footage available on Hollywood DVDs. Scene chapters are also visually listed on a customer’s DVD cover for easy reference.
"Time is running out to transfer videotapes to DVDs before fading and decay set in,” said Sai-Wai Fu, chief executive officer, YesVideo. “Our continued partnership with Walgreens, now in Puerto Rico, allows consumers across the U.S. easy access to a high quality, trusted media conversion service that creates solid solutions to make memories last a lifetime."
About YesVideo’s YesDVD Service:
YesVideo's YesDVD service now offered through Walgreens in Puerto Rico provides an affordable method of preserving home video memories. Unlike VHS videotapes that can easily deteriorate, and fade completely, in as little as 10 years, DVDs store images in a digital format, with quality that will not degrade with time or with future duplication. With the YesDVD service, orders can be placed at any Walgreens photofinishing counter, and tapes are converted to DVDs within 21 days. YesVideo offers dedicated Spanish-speaking customer service lines in addition to English-speaking customer service lines.
From virtually any home video footage, YesVideo's proprietary YesDVD technology intelligently and automatically indexes 54 chapters so that consumers can easily direct themselves to the scene they want to view. A finished YesVideo DVD arrives in customized packaging, with a cover that features a visual index of onscreen chapters, for easy chapter selection. Background music can also be incorporated into scenes from the customer’s video footage in three, one-minute video highlights that are automatically set to the beat of the music. As an add-on feature, YesVideo makes available its Digital Scrapbook software which allows consumers to easily edit and share videos from converted DVDs.
To achieve YesDVD’s high quality, efficient service, YesVideo uses its proprietary, patented technology to automate the authoring of DVDs. This technology uses algorithms to detect natural scene breaks to create chapters. With a highly automated, secure process, YesVideo is able to build menus of video content, burn DVDs and print coordinating visual coversheets for customers.
Pricing and Availability
YesVideo’s services are available now in all Puerto Rico Walgreens locations. Pricing for YesDVD service is $29.99 per Videotape to DVD for up to two tapes (two hours total). Film/Slides/Prints to DVD service starts at $49.99. For more information, please visit http://www.yesvideo.com or call (1) 787-633-8629.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2005 sales of $42.2 billion. The company operates 5,294 stores in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Walgreens also provides additional services to pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Services, its managed care division, which includes Walgreens Health Initiatives Inc. (a pharmacy benefits manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens Home Care Inc. and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy.
YesVideo, Inc. is dedicated to providing its customers with easy and affordable solutions to preserve and enjoy their video and photographic memories. As the leader in automated digital media authoring, YesVideo develops and utilizes best-in-class video engineering and state-of-the-art software technology to enable top-quality, on-demand DVD and CD video publishing.
Founded in 1999 by Sai-Wai Fu, a pioneer in digital video compression technology, YesVideo is a privately-held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and offices in Tokyo and Shanghai. For more information, visit http://www.yesvideo.com or call + (1) 408-907-7600.
sreyes @ yesvideo.com
michael.polzin @ walgreens.com