We offer three effects packages. Choose between Silver, Gold and Platinum, or you can customize your order with additional features

Make your custom slideshow on DVD or video as simple or sophisticated as you want.

We offer three packages to meet your needs:
Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The main difference between the packages is the effects. There is no limit to the number of photos you can have.

Below are basic descriptions and samples of each package. These samples illustrate some of the features and differences between the packages. Each demo uses the same photos and music, but you'll see they each look very different because of the effects.

Pricing for all packages below is based on the number of photos you send us up to 350 photos. Please call us at 952-292-7003 for pricing for projects over 350 photos.

Silver Package

The Silver package is a simple DVD slideshow video. It's a basic, straight-forward, no-frills package with no special effects.

It's a great way to simply and easily see your pictures and preserve your memories.

Base cost of $125
plus $1.00 per photo

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Sample Video Silver Package

Gold Package

The Gold package includes some enhancements to make the DVD slideshow a little more dramatic.

Including different transition options between slides, motion within the image (i.e. panning, zooming, rotation) and variations on the captions.

Base cost of $145
plus $1.25 per photo

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Sample Video Gold Package

Platinum Package

The Platinum effects package is the most advanced package. It utilizes Hollywood-style effects.

Using custom special affects, transitions, backgrounds, layering, titles and much more to create a sophisticated, professional, entertaining presentation.

Base cost of $170
plus $1.50 per photo

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Sample Video Platinum Package

Completion Date: Typical lead-time minimums for most projects is 10 business days from the time your materials are received. Expedited charges will apply if there are less than 10 business days from the time materials are received to the time the DVDs have to ship. The charge for expedited turn-around depends on the package selected, the complexity of the project and the actual turn-around time required.

If you want to see some actual customer videos for a specific occasion, like for a wedding or rehearsal dinner, let us know. We can setup a video demo for you. Some customer videos are already setup on this website for viewing. We can also arrange for you to talk to previous customers so you can hear first hand about their experience.

What the Cost Includes

  • Professional scanning of all photos and related materials (i.e. newspaper articles, invitations, etc.)
  • Basic photo enhancement, such as cropping and normal red-eye removal (more extensive photo restoration is available at additional cost)
  • Normal organization/handling of photos (real and digital)
  • Creating, designing and producing the video based on the effects package you requested
  • An on-line preview of the full, completed video so you can review the video and make minor changes, if needed
  • Once the on-line preview is approved, process the final video and produce the outputs you need.
  • You get one DVD OR a file download with your order. Other options are available at additional cost.

Options to Watch the Video

While DVDs are still a great option to watch your video, we can now provide other ways to enjoy your video. In addition to DVDs, we can provide high-definition video files that you can save onto your computer, tablet, or other devices. That file can be on a flash drive or we can setup a file download. We can also setup a streaming webpage that can be viewed anywhere, on any device, anytime as long as you have internet access. You get one DVD OR a file download with your order, but you have other options available at additional cost. You can have one…or all…of the outputs.

  • Additional copies of the DVD are $20 each plus shipping if they are produced and shiped with the original order.
  • A high-definition video file on a flash drive that will be shipped to you. A flash drive with the HD video file is $20 plus shipping.
  • A high-definition video file that you can download directly onto your computer. The HD video file download is $20. We would email you a download link for the video file. Once you receive the email with the link, you download the file onto your computer. Once you have the actual video file, you can do whatever you want with the file.
  • We can also setup a “permanent” webpage for your video. With the webpage, the video can be watched on any device, anytime, anywhere, as long as you have internet access, wifi, or cell coverage. Your video file is stored on our web server indefinitely (unless you tell us to remove it). Once setup, we send you a link to the video that you can save for future viewing and/or share it with others. The permanent web link is $45.

Additional Options & Video Enhancements

Excessive Photo Organizing

Normal time to organize photos/materials is built into the cost for scanning, downloading, etc. But if a project requires extensive organizing of photos, materials, music, etc., additional costs will be incurred. For example, if large numbers of photos are sent via email and they have to be downloaded and organized, that would be additional cost. The cost depends on what has to be done, how many photos are involved, and the timing.

Extra Captions

Captions are short phrases (usually 1-5 words) that are added to a photo, like a name or date. Approximately 5% of captions on photos are included with each package at no charge. You can have as many captions as you want, but if more than 5% of photos have captions, that would be at additional cost of $3 per caption.

Custom Text Slides

Specially designed slides with longer text/messages with special effects (i.e. testimonials, psalms, prayers, etc.). Pricing is based on the complexity of the slide and the effects needed (i.e. scrolling, Star Wars effect, etc.).

Add Video Clips

Video clips no longer than 2 minutes each can be added to your DVD video at $20 for each added clip. We can handle most formats. IMPORTANT: $20 per clip assumes that you provide the clip, not the entire tape or video. If we have to go through a tape or video and extract a clip, additional charges will apply. If significant editing is required on clips, additional charges may apply. Please let us know between which images the video(s) should be placed.

Add Audio/Sound Clips

Audio or sound clips can be added to your movie. The preferred format is mp3, but we can convert any format. Please let us know over which images the audio(s) should be placed. If significant editing is required on clips, or if extensive timing coordination between the audio and the photos is required (like for a script), additional charges may apply.

Photo Enhancement & Restoration

Basic photo enhancements such as cropping and red-eye removal, are included on all images. Additional enhancements such as color exposure, contrast, correction of minor surface flaws, removal of minor unwanted objects and sharpening are available for additional cost. The cost will be determined by the extent of the restoration needed.

Narration/Voice Over

Adding narration/voice over to the DVD slideshow and video is possible. Either you can provide a pre-narrated piece or we can do it. We use professional voice over artists. Adding narration can be quite complex. The cost will be determined by the extent of the narration and complexity.

Rush Orders

Typical lead-time minimums for most projects is 10 business days from the time your materials are received. Expedited charges will apply if there are less than 10 business days from the time materials are received to the time the DVDs have to ship or a file is downloaded. The charge for expedited turn-around depends on the package selected, the complexity of the project and the actual turn-around time required. Projects with 24-hour turn-around will be more expensive than a project with a 5-day turn-around. Generally, Prices listed are minimums and can be higher depending on the project, situation and timing. Please note that rush charges are only to produce the video. Expedited shipping like FedEx/UPS are additional cost.

  • Silver starts at $40
  • Gold starts at $50
  • Platinum starts at $65

Expedited Shipping

Normal shipping is setup using Priority Mail from the Post Office, which typically is 3-4 days, but that is not guaranteed. Expedited, guaranteed shipping options are available through several companies like the Post Office (Express Mail), FedEx and/or UPS, including 2nd day, overnight and Saturday delivery. Additional charges will apply for these expedited services. Typically, those charges are roughly $70 for overnight and $40 for 2nd day. For local orders only, we can also pick-up materials and drop off the final DVD when completed.

Continuous Loop/Play DVD

We can format your DVD to play continuously. When the show is complete, it automatically starts again from the beginning. It will continue to play until you stop it. These are good for any type of event (i.e. birthday, rehearsal dinner, memorial services). The cost is $15 and is good for as many DVDs as you order at the same time.

Photo DVDs

A photo DVD contains all the scanned images used in your DVD slideshow or video. They are $15 each.

Contact us with any questions you may have!

You can reach us at 952-292-7003 and via E-mail at ObscureMyEmail

Times of Your Life DVDs & Video

Attn: Barry Cohen
43 Schooner Drive | Harwich Port, MA 02646

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We turn your old photos, videos and other memorabilia into stunning DVD slideshows and videos.