Capture, formerly known as YesVideo, has a rich history of innovation and leadership in the memory preservation industry.

Founded in 1999, the company's vision was to enable consumers to view and enjoy their analog memories online even though it was ahead of its time.

Over the years, Capture has continuously innovated, introducing groundbreaking products such as the YesCD, YesDVD, and MemorySafe, and expanding its offerings for the commercial market.

With a focus on direct-to-consumer and retail partnership, YesVideo quickly grew to service over 34,000 retail locations and expanded globally to countries such as Japan, Korea, Australia, and India.

The company has also been recognized for its innovation, winning a CES Consumer Innovations award and being named a hosting provider for Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker.

In 2021, YesVideo launched its Capture brand, refreshing its image after 20+ years.

Today, Capture is proud to continue its legacy of preserving memories. We have recently been invited to pilot a new partner program with Google Photos, allowing users to seamlessly digitize and preserve their memories.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Founded in 1999

Our founder, Sai-Wai Fu, had a visionary concept to enable consumers to view and enjoy their analog memories online, which we called webcasting back then.

We started by digitizing videotapes to CDs at our processing facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Early 2000 Retail Partnership

Recognizing the lack of online business at the time, we knew a retail supply chain was necessary to reach consumers.

In May 2001, we took our first step into retail with independent camera stores through Kodak Processing Labs, and then expanded to large retail chains through Kodak and Fujifilm.

Rapid expansion led us to servicing over 25k retail locations by 2004, including Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, and more through Kodak/Qualex and Fujifilm’s logistics.

Rapid Growth Started in 2003

In 2003, YesVideo expanded to transfer movie film, slides, and prints to CD and DVD. As YesVideo grew, Kodak/Qualex was enabled to capture on site using YesVideo's platform, eliminating the need to send customer media on an additional journey to the processing lab.

In the same year, YesVideo launched minilabs behind the Geek squad desk in key Best Buy stores, which ultimately found its best fit in Ritz Camera stores.

Global Licensing in Early 2000

In 2002-2006, YesVideo expanded globally through licensing their patented technology in Canada and Japan, as well as partnering with key retailers in Asia, Europe, and beyond.

We opened logistics in Puerto Rico in 2006 to service Walgreens and other retailers.

First Online Storage in 2009

In 2009, we started allowing customers to prepare their orders at home and drop them off at one of over 30,000 retail locations for processing. We also opened a second processing facility in on the east coast.

That same year, we launched our cloud storage platform, MemorySafe, which enabled private online access for viewing and sharing of videos and photos.

MemorySafe was an add-on feature to DVD offering, and it was available at Bartell Drugs, CVS/Pharmacy, and Walgreens stores nationwide.

Direct-to-Retail in US & Japan

In 2010, YesVideo began working directly with major retailers such as Costco, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Best Buy and others, servicing approximately 85% of photo counters in the US.

That same year, we launched HD video to Blu-ray conversion service and MemoryEditor, a feature of its online archival service MemorySafe, allowing users to mix video segments and create custom video collages that can be published onto DVDs and shared online.

Direct-to-Consumer Journey

In July 2011, we launched a DTC business with 34k retail locations, building our brand as a stand-alone entity.

With new investment in the company, and a new leadership team, YesVideo was able to deepen relationships with national retailers and build new products to help people share their personal video and photo memories in the cloud.

Innovations & Milestones

YesVideo had several innovated product offerings between 2010 and 2016, such as an innovation award at Rootstech, Facebook Timeline integration, an iOS app to stream transferred videos, and a Snapshot feature, etc.

By 2014, we had served over 8 million families in the past 15 years of helping to preserve memories.

Working with Google Photos

In 2018, YesVideo was invited to pilot a new partner program with Google Photos, allowing consumers to have their newly digitized memories seamlessly added to their Google Photos account.

As of 2019, YesVideo has helped unlock the memories of 12 million families.

In the News

Our Work With Military Makeover

Our Work With Military Makeover

Capture is a featured product partner on Military Makeover airing on Lifetime TV! Military Makeover is America’s leading reality show that focuses on hope and lending a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military and their loved ones. We joined with Photo Repair Pro to create The Memory Makeover Project on the show to help families preserve their fading photo, film, and video memories.

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Helping To Bring Your Legacy Life Timeline To The Cloud With Google Photos

Helping To Bring Your Legacy Life Timeline To The Cloud With Google Photos

Capture is on the leading edge of technology and holds over 16 patents that cover everything from processing, editing, and scene detection to scanning and composing. Providing high quality, publish-ready digitized content via the cloud with Google Photos is making everyone’s photo timeline accessible at the touch of a button.

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