I was probably the last person on the planet to actually get a Blu-Ray Player. Too bad, so sad for me, because just like when I finally broke down to get an iPhone, an entire world of actual clarity showed up.
My TV never looked so good.
In fact, I liken my TV to a Man and my Blu-Ray as his trophy wife.
Sexy, confident, and full of Pizazz!
But there is more to Blu-Ray than just watching videos. You can make it work for you, and your family, as well!
With the onslaught of iphones, ipads, DSLRs, Flip cameras, and every bloggie, kodak, and webcam out there, if you are like me, you have photos just spilling out of every technology point in your home. Except in the end none of it is consolidated and pretty much every recordable part of your families life could be wiped out at any point.
Plus, let’s not make any bones about the clear picture of a video as you watch it on your Windows computer or your tiny little phone screen.
Look no Further!
Blu-Ray offers the solution you have been looking for. You already know Blu-Ray for its impeccable reputation of flawless products. But now transferring your high def videos and pictures to a Blu-Ray player has become easier (and smarter) all while being a beautiful way to view, and preserve, your memories.
Recently I had an opportunity to install a portable BD writer and test out preserving my own family photos. With a portable BD writer, its small enough to fit in your suitcase and zip over all your vacation photos rather than loading onto your lap top on the way home from your destinations. You can also use it to add your current and every day photos and Ii highly suggest backing up your photos and videos monthly.
Honestly, I have had way too many friends lose their entire computers and while everyone gets annoyed if they have to buy a new computer to a motor board or virus fry, mothers tend to get devastated when their kids whole lives on video and photo.
The software I installed with the my writer was quite confusing.
To be honest, I gave it a D on instruction and installation. But I then downloaded the ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme 2 and that went much better after the initial installation. Even so, my computer is fairly slow because it took at-least 20 minutes to install the program and then I still had to reset my computer to get it up and running.
After all that, the program was user friendly as far as managing. Just open folders, drag and drop, and then add colors, text, and transitions to create a perfectly professional home video.
Seven Tips for Making the Most of your Family Videos and Photos
by Robert Vince, producer of Disney’s Buddies movies
- Watch your lighting: Natural lighting is best, but if indoors, make sure you turn on lots of lamps
- Prepare in advance: think ahead of the shots you want
- Steady as you go: Lean against a wall or bring a tripod to keep your shots unshakeable
- Avoid LP Mode: LP mode records longer, but with less clarity
- Point of View: get on the ground or stand on a chair, change your angles
- Maximize storage: Use Blu-Ray to maximize your storage all while getting the best quality
- Make Quality Time: Turn off the texts, phone, and TV to create a real family adventure
How do you preserve your family videos? Have you ever considered Blu-Ray storage?
Disclosure – I was provided with a Blu-ray player, burner, discs and software to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own.