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Save to USB

You can buy a USB flash drive for up to 128 GB, or 14 hours of digitized video with our workflow! 

Both Mac and PC compatible.

USB 3.0 is recommended.


Save to External Hard Drive

An external hard drive is a great option for long-term storage.

Warning- when choosing a storage device to bring to the lab, you must have a Mac-compatible external hard drive, because that's the kind of computer we use in our workflow.

If your home computer is a PC, use a USB or one of the other options on this page.



Save to Cloud Storage


If you do not own a computer, you can upload your files to your cloud storage account.

Directions in Lab:

In the lab, temporarily save your new files to the "My Archiving Project" folder.
If you already have a cloud storage account, log in and upload your files from project folder.

If you do not already have an account but would like to set up one, there are many types of cloud services. The majority give you some free storage in the beginning, but once you have surpassed this limit you will be charged.

Need help deciding? PC Mag rated the best cloud storage devices for 2015.




Donate to Internet Archive

Consider using the Internet Archive to donate copies of for your home movies and images.

Why it's better than YouTube for personal archiving:

  • Non-profit
  • Commited to preservation
  • Commited to public access
  • an actual archive
  • allows you to add important description and copyright information
  • allows you to re-download anything you upload
  • Less chance your upload will be taken down


Share with CD or DVD

Warning: We do not recommend saving to disc for long-term preservation. Please make sure you save your files in a seperate location.

You can use our Memorex Disc burner and Burn software to create discs to share with family. If you want to create a DVD that you can view on a player, select the DVD-Video format option as shown below.

1) Attach the Memorex external drive to the computer.

2) Open the Burn software by clicking the icon 

Press COMMAND-+ to zoom in and read the following directions.

Tip #1: When selecting files to burn, make sure that the Region is "NTSC".


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