Southtree vs. Legacybox

Southtree vs. Legacybox

Southtree vs. Legacybox

When it comes to digitizing your old film, photos and audio cassettes, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is, we’ve got the technology to make sure your memories live on for generations. The bad news … with a growing number of companies and DIY software available, how do you know which method is best suited to handle your precious memory cargo?


Well, hopefully you won’t have to do much research because we’re going to layout two of today’s most popular digitizing companies side by side to see what each offers you.


Let’s get to know them

Legacybox, which is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, is an all-in-one shop stop for your digitization needs. They’ll send you a pre-paid box to pack with your old analog items (tapes, film, cassettes and photos). They’ll even update you along the digitization process, so you’re never in the dark. When you get your box of memories back, you’ll get all your original tapes and photos, along with DVDs, and your choice of an optional thumb drive and cloud download.


Southtree, which is also located in Tennessee, offers consumers a more DIY stripped down version. Rather than boxed package pricing, Southtree pricing is based on the exact number of items you send in. You get the option to select what resolution you want your items converted to, but you’re responsible for packing up and mailing your media of memories.


But, that’s just scratching the surface. Let’s get to the side-by-side comparison to truly see which company is right for your preservation needs.


Legacybox

Southtree

Only 1 company handles your film, cassettes, and photos?

Yes

Yes

Anyone can use it?

Yes

Yes

Packaging materials included?

Yes

No

Return shipping included?

Yes

No

Film Formats Accepted

Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm

Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm

Tape Formats Accepted

VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Betamax, Micro MV, PAL

VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Betamax, Micro MV, PAL

Convenient Packages to Choose?

Yes

No

Step-by-Step Tracking?

Yes

Yes

Package Starting Price

$74.95

N/A

Turn-around Time

3-4 Weeks

3-4 Weeks

Optional Thumb Drive of videos/photos included?

Yes

Yes

Customer Service Availability

Through Legacybox. All questions answered by the Legacybox team.

Through Southtree. All questions answered by the Southtree team.

USA Today Recommended?

Yes

No



And the winner is …

Ultimately, both! That’s right, both companies are great for your digitization needs, the only differences really come down to how custom of a package you need and pricing. If you’ve got the need for just a couple tapes, film or photos, then Southtree is perfect for you. On the other hand, if you’ve got a whole tub in the attic full of old film and tapes, then Legacybox’s bulk packaging is probably the better option. Both companies have professional technicians who are qualified to care for your memoires, keep them private and in good condition – not to mention, return them to you quickly and safely.


So, if you’ve got some memories you’re looking to digitize, look no further than either Southtree or Legacybox to help you relive your glory days.

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