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What is 1080p?

At Memory Labs, we digitize your old home videos and return them to you as MP4 files that are enhanced to give you the highest...

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Don’t let magnetic photo albums create a ‘sticky’ situation

Many of us own old magnetic photo albums, which seemed like a safe and organized way to store photographs at the time. However, we now...

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Creating an ‘ancestor wall’ with your family photos

Creating a luxe gallery-style ancestor wall is a stylish and sentimental way to display your family’s visual history. All you need for this DIY...

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Capture now, sort later

While people can have the best intentions when it comes to digitizing their family’s old photos and videos, some of these projects never...

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Getting the next generation interested in family history

With advancements in DNA testing, we know more than ever before about the genetics of our ancestors. But what about the generations of stories...

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Vintage slides reveal Toronto doctor’s adventurous spirit

Retired pediatrician Robert H. recently visited our store to digitize his collection of slides taken during the six years he spent working...

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Protect against obsolescence

Old technologies - slide projectors, film cameras, camcorders, VCRs - have been surpassed and replaced, leaving old devices obsolete, and the photos and...

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Protect against damage

Regretfully, the most precious of items, such as family photos and videos, are often the most fragile. With the passage of time, photos...

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Protect against loss

Old photos and videos are at risk of being lost due to unforeseeable events like fires, floods or extreme weather, as well as...

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Downloading your files

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for; your originals are digitized and are ready to be downloaded! Here’s what you need to do to...

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5 music videos that use the artists' personal home movies

These musicians got creative with their home movies and photos. Using old footage to tell their stories, these five music videos feel personal,...

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Sharing your digitized collection

Stories are meant to be shared. And, with digital photos and videos, there’s nothing standing in your way of doing just that. Here’s...

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Using metadata to get the most out of your files

You’ve digitized your family photographs and videos, preserving them for generations to come - but how will your great-great-grandchildren know who's who and...

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The importance of future friendly formats

What we’re able to do with photos and videos today is impressive. What we’ll be able to do in the future will be...

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Protecting your files

Digitizing your collection is the best way to preserve photos and videos for future generations. And, by following these few important steps, your...

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Why you should digitize BEFORE your next special occasion

People tend to start their digitization projects when it comes time to celebrate a life, marriage or graduation. But, waiting for a special...

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Storing analog material

In case something should happen to your digital copies, it’s important to keep your originals safe as well. Here are some steps you...

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Understanding your different file types

After your originals are digitized, we return them to you in different file types. Here's an explanation of what that means, how they...

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Memory Labs: A (brief) history

Memory Labs is the product of decades, and generations, of experiencing first hand the importance of preserving photos and videos. Here’s the (brief)...

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What is "Museum Quality" exactly?

When we say we create museum-quality images, we’re not exaggerating. Memory Labs uses the same equipment and technology as The Library of Congress,...

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Memory Labs: Our mission, values and vision

Memory Labs aims to help Canadians digitally preserve and share their visual history in an expert, professional and congenial fashion. Here’s more on...

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