Celebration of Life DVDs Forever Preserve Memories

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Innovative firm produces custom DVDs featuring photo slideshows and video of family and friends. The process saves aging home movies and fading photos by transferring them to DVD.

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A Chicago area company, that has been creating custom, interactive DVDs and websites for dozens of companies since 2000, has found a niche. They call it their “Celebration of Life" DVD program.

The Celebration of Life program allows anyone with old photos, home videos, and other memorabilia such as diplomas and awards to have them preserved on a DVD - the same DVD disc format one can rent or buy to play on their home DVD player.

The Celebration of Life disks have many unique uses as they can be used as fascinating entertainment for parties, family reunions, weddings, birthday celebrations, anniversaries and even wakes. Imagine saving all of one’s aging, deteriorating photos, movies and other documents to the long lasting format of DVD thus making them available to future generations as a testimony to a person’s life.

Digital Transfer, Inc., was founded in 2000. They quickly established an impressive client list, working with Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, The Lincoln Park Zoo and many others.

“The need to preserve family memories, whether they are photos, or home movies from years ago, is obvious,” says Russ Scaffede, co-founder of Digital Transfer, Inc. “Every year that passes, photos and home movies fade ever so slightly. Let ten to fifteen years pass, and the deterioration is significant.”

The process of gathering family photos and videos is very simple once you get started. Scaffede adds, “Many people put it in the back of their minds, since no immediate risk of loss is evident. But we have found that once a customer starts to gather their family materials, they are ready to go in no time.”

When Digital Transfer receives materials, their expert staff begin to carefully capture video and scan photos. Once this process is complete, everything has been digitized. And as long as it’s digitized, it’s almost eternal since duplicating a digital file doesn’t have the generational loss of quality that plagues VHS and other analog media.

The photos are scanned and placed in a basic chronological order, so that when the DVD is played the viewer can see one photo after another in an elegant slideshow, set to music if desired. The DVD can be paused during slideshow playback for longer viewing of an individual photo, if desired.

A single DVD can contain hundreds of photos or up to two hours of video. Imagine compiling multiple photo albums and several home videos onto a single DVD that can be easily stored and duplicated to share with the whole family.

To learn more, go to their website at:



Russ Scaffede, President

Tel: +630-710-4451

Digital Transfer, Inc.

521 Citadel Circle, Westmont, IL. 60559


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