Video Converter: Preserving Memories with Pixorial

By Mar 15, 2011September 21st, 201328 Comments

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I have a computer filled with short clips of video I’ve been taking with my point and shoot for the last six years. The videos are not stored anywhere. If anything happens to that computer I will lose every moving picture I have since my seven year old was a baby.

Why haven’t I protected my videos?

Because I’m lazy. And I don’t really know the best way to do that…and I could probably do some leg work and figure it out…but again with the lazy.

I’m genuinely excited to announce that SITS will be participating in BlogFrog’s Memories in Motion Community as community leaders this month. Not only is this a great space for discussions about building, sharing, and creating memories, but it’s sponsored by Pixorial, a new company that just made my life a whole lot easier.

I’m about to take my collection of videos from the past six years, move them to a disk, and send them to Pixorial to be uploaded, stored, and converted to DVD. Not only will Pixorial host and store all of those videos, but I can edit the videos and access them straight from my phone.

Go check out the Memories in Motion Community today and stay tuned for giveaway and Live Chat announcements. Any community that can help me keep gems like this safe has got my undying support!

Video: Happy Maile

*My now seven year old daughter as a roly poly adorable baby. 🙂


  • Bethany says:

    Ok, Kat, sweetest thing EVER! ..and you have such a sweet mommy voice…mine, not so much.

  • I just did a very similar post about scanning your paper pictures. I haven’t really gotten into video yet, but I have four LARGE Rubbermaid tubs FULL of old paper pictures and now I am starting to get them scanned onto disk. It not only keeps them safe, but it makes them available for my digital scrapbooking. I was very pleased with the service I used at ScanMyPhotos.com. It was safe, easy, and relatively inexpensive. They have some special pricing for bloggers. Check their FAQ.

    • Kat says:

      Thanks for the tip Adrian! I have a lot of old photos too…such a huge job taking those on like that. I usually do a few at a time when I need them for a blog post. I love having them available and safe online!

  • Trianna says:

    I’m so bad with those kinds of things! Pictures of my son never get printed! His baby book is almost empty! I have very few videos which makes them all the more precious to me. I will definitely give this a look though. Awesome idea!

    • Kat says:

      Allow me to one up you Trianna…my son has had EMPTY picture frames on his walls for three years! I’m so ashamed! And the worst part is I have TONS of photos I could easily stick in there. SO easy! What’s wrong with us?? 😉

      • Trianna says:

        Laziness? Craziness? Or are days so fun filled that we forget? **LOL** I honestly say I’m going to do it…..then life happens. There’s nothing wrong with us! At least… I hope not!

  • PatriciaD says:

    It’s so important to do those back-ups on a regular basis…it’s about $1000 to get the data off a crashed hard drive…YIKES!! It’s a whole, whole lot cheaper to buy a couple of external hard drives (they can crash, too) or one external hard drive and an Internet back-up system…chances are your computer WILL crash at some point. DO NOT WAIT till it’s too late and you’ll say “I meant to do it someday.”

    • Kat says:

      Such great advice Patricia!! My videos and pictures mean so much to me…it’s so silly to be taking such a risk with them by not backing them up!

  • What, wow, from your phone?! I certainly HAVE to do something to preserve all of my videos of my little ones. I have a box frull of tapes too from when the older two were tiny. We can’t play them as they are small 1/3 size tapes that fit in the old recorder, back in the day. I NEED to find a service to transfer them to digital for me. Then I’d love to edit them so we can enjoy them as a family.

    I’ll have to add that to the list of things to do this year!

    • Kat says:

      If you ever get a chance to, definitely consider looking into Pixorial. They convert all those old school tapes, videos, even film reels. You should check them out. It would be so fun to see what’s on those videos!

  • Ah, videos… yet another thing on my oh-my-goodness-stop-being-lazy-seriously-how-can-a-person-be-this-lazy-just-up-off-your-behind-and-actually-do-something-I-wonder-if-there’s-anything-new-on-the-Internet list.

    • Kat says:

      It’s all I can do to manage a Twitter AND Facebook AND blog account…learn about uploading and creating DVDs out of old videos? Forget about it. Send it in and let someone else do it? YES PLEASE!

  • Madison says:

    This makes me think I should get a video camera.

    • Kat says:

      I didn’t even have a video camera for the longest time! I always just used the video option on my point and shoot. Do you have one of those?

      • Madison says:

        I do but I have Essential Tremor so I keep it set on blur reduction. I shake too much to use the video function. I’d need to use a sturdier camera and/or a tripod.

  • Stefanie says:

    What a fantastic idea! My mother is the “historian” for her active adult community, so she has literally thousands of pix and videos, and no good long-term way of storing them. Will definitely have to send her this link. Thanks 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Wow Stefanie! She could literally send all that stuff to Pixorial, let them do the work, upload and convert those videos and send everything back to her. I can’t wait to get my stuff in to them too!

  • Kelly says:

    Great idea!

    And REALLY cute video 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Thanks! It’s funny how big our kids can get, but beneath it all they still look like those babies we remember. 🙂

  • This sounds great. I don’t organize my videos like I should.

  • Wow, this sounds awesome! I know storing pictures has been talked about and explored, but videos are just as important!

  • Marie Cole says:

    Love the option you just presented, thank you. 🙂

  • Thank you so much. I shall be sure to check it out.

  • I will definitely check it out!

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  • Lattejunkie says:

    Great! Thank you so much for highlighting it!