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Why Transfer with Us

Your videotapes, movie film reels, photos, and slides deteriorate over time, as does the equipment for playing analog media. Costco Photo Center’s Home Video and Photo Transfer Service converts aging media formats to digital files that you can store and back up on your hard drive. DVDs are organized into menus and chapters that make it easy to find your favorite moments. USBs are viewable on any device with a USB port, and files are easy to store, duplicate, and back up.

Costco is providing this service to make digitizing memories captured on older media formats convenient for you, especially if you don’t have the technical expertise, equipment, or time to transfer your own media to the latest formats.

Costco has partnered with YesVideo, whose technology creates chaptered DVDs with store-bought features such as background music* and three, one-minute music video highlights that are automatically created from scenes of your transferred footage. Transfers to USBs are easy to view on any device with USB support and fit on a single drive, regardless of file size or quantity – the perfect backup to complement cloud storage. Costco’s goal is to make it easy for you to preserve and relive your favorite moments.

*Background music not applicable for video transfer

VHS, S-VHS, Betamax, VHS-C, S-VHS-C, Hi-8, Digital8, Video8, DV, DVCAM, MiniDV, DVC Videotapes can be in NTSC or PAL formats.
Film Reels
Regular 8 mm, Super 8 mm, 16 mm
Sizes 2″ x 2″ to 8″ x 12″
35 mm, Super 35 mm, 35 mm Half Frame, 110, 126, 127, 127 Superslide, and 120/220 Medium
Slides must be in plastic or cardboard mounts.
Digital Media
(Warehouse Only)
Formats: Secure Digital (SD), Compact Flash (CF), SmartMedia (SM), xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), USB Drives, CDs, DVDs.
Video Files: MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, AVI, Quicktime/MOV, WMV

YesVideo has been a trusted Costco partner since 2006 and in the digital media transfer business since 2000. We understand that Members send us their most treasured memories, which is why our highly-skilled technicians handle all orders in the U.S. with special care. Our security measures are just a few of the additional steps we take to ensure the safety of your media. For more information, please read the FAQs in Safety & Security .

YesVideo has been a trusted Costco partner for over 13 years. Since our founding in 1999, we have helped over 8 million families protect and share generations of memories. We are the largest global digital media transfer service and believe in providing a service that we would trust to preserve our own special memories.

Your order will take 3 - 4 weeks from the time you send it to us or drop it off at your local Costco Photo Center, to when you get it back. You will get an email notification once we receive your media, and another email when we ship it back to you or is ready for pick-up at your local Costco Photo Center.

Ship My Order is a convenient way for you to use the Home Video and Photo Transfer Service by mail, especially if you do not live close to a Costco Photo Center. Simply place your order online, drop off your original media at a UPS Store, and YesVideo will send your DVDs and/or USB, along with original media back to you.

Detailed pricing of our transfer service is available on our Price List . For the convenience of receiving your order at your home or office, Ship My Order charges a shipping fee, which covers UPS shipping both ways.

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