HOME MOVIES ON DVD

As VCRs give way to DVD players, you may have found yourself surveying your home video library and wondering what will become of all those family memories so carefully documented by the trusty video camera: Tommy’s first steps, little Sally kicking a winning goal, the family reunion in Florida. The answer: YesVideo, which takes your home videos and transfers them to DVD or CD. Best of all, you don’t have to learn tricky editing software. Just take your home video to one of the drop-off locations, which include Long’s Drugs, Target, Walgreens, or any of the 4,000 local camera stores that use Kodak Processing Labs throughout the U.S. (or Black’s Photo Corporation in Canada), then pick up your DVDs or CDs two weeks later. The service runs $34.95 per transfer of a two-hour video and includes thumbnail images of scenes, letting you watch them selectively; customized packaging; and a cover that features a visual chapter index. Drop off your family flix and start planning a DVD-watching party for the neighbors. (877) 817-5375; www.yesvideo.com