Geoff Weber is CEO and original founder of Heirloom Cloud.
To quickly determine your quantity of photos, simple measure each pile. There are approximately 100 regular size photos for every inch. For example, a 5 inch stack contains about 500 photos. At Heirloom, those 500 photos are each scanned as an individual JPG file at 300dpi for only $75.00. That's only $0.15 each!
Consumers have frustratingly asked the same question since the beginnings of the personal computer (PC). Starting in the 1980s, users wanted to know why some important files would not open or play correctly on their devices. The files in question are typically transferred from one PC user to another user on a different PC. Sometimes the important file contains business data, sometimes it's a compelling image, but due to the complexity of the file type, most often the file is some kind of video file.
Your memories are priceless. They spark powerful emotions of remembrance, nostalgia, and joy. Family history has a whole new relevance while looking through ancestral photos. Playing an old VHS cassette helps us to relive our childhood. How cherished to hear the precious voice of a deceased friend!
Getting memories to the Heirloom digitization facility has never been easier with the Secure Transfer Kit! The kit delivers to your door, wrapped in paper, and ready to go. It's easy as 1-2-3!
Those tapes are going bad. Convert your 8mm reels, VHS, Beta, and even DVDs to a portable digital format that will last forever. Share on the cloud so the whole family can enjoy from any device.
VCR no longer working? Do you even know what's on those VHS cassettes? No worries! At Heirloom, we inspect all videos before for signal before digitizing.
In what order should photos be scanned? Heirloom scans your photos in a logical order. This means as close as physically possible to the way you ship them.
Under COVID-19, and cancelled family reunions, how can we stay connected? Heirloom recommends digitizing your memories, then sharing them on the cloud!
COVID-19 has forced UPS and FEDEX to increase their shipping charges. This effects transporting your memories to Heirloom. It's still well worth the cost.
It's no coincidence that Heirloom was founded in the Washington, DC area. It's the home of good technology, universities, and an expertise in big data.
Decluttering your memories is a great project during the COVID-19 quarantine. Get your old media to Heirloom's digitizing facility using FEDEX home pickup.
How do I get started digitizing all my old memories? There are many variables to consider, with cost being rather significant.
TIFF is the acronym for Tagged Image File Format, a digital standard for image files. The TIFF is not as popular as the JPG standard, but the TIFF boasts "lossless" quality and raster graphics features.
PNG is the acronym for Portable Network Graphics, a digital standard for image files. The PNG is not as popular as the JPG standard, but the PNG boasts "lossless" quality and supports better image editing.
VHS is the acronym for Video Home System. VHS used a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) to record and play analog video tapes. VHS rose to popularity in the 1970s, but has been surpassed by the technology inherent with digital video.
Heirloom believes in digital privacy, and the commercial cloud makes that possible more than any other medium. Your data is always encrypted while any of your devices communicates with Heirloom's cloud. Unlike public networks like Facebook, the data on Heirloom's private network can never be shared or viewed by anyone but yourself and the intended recipients. You would be surprised to see the reputable organizations that trust could managed private networks for their most sensitive data!
A JPG, also called JPEG, is the most popular digital format for photographic image files. JPEG is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group who first developed this standard for digital photography in 1992. The digital file extension .jpeg and .jpg are interchangeable. Most often you'll see the digital file represented as *.jpg, but most people pronounce the file as a "Jay-Peg" image.
Data portability is a concept like freedom. People don't think about it until it's been taken away. Are your memory files fully free to share with your loved ones, or are they locked into a proprietary platform? How about the file format? Can your files be readily converted to another format without suffering any loss of quality?
Cloud storage is more reliable and accessible than physical storage. Heirloom’s “11 nines” durability means you are 411 times more likely to get hit by a meteor than...
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We officially became Heirloom Cloud LLC on May 8, 2019.