In the not-too-distant past, people had movie cameras that used 8mm, 16mm, and Super8 movie film reels to record family events and happenings. They watched those reels of home movies on projectors that showed flickering images on a movie screen. The problem with home movies, though, is over time movie film gets brittle and breaks and the recorded images fade and change color. We thought that problem was solved when the VHS and Beta movie/recorder systems came out. But these systems still use film and the recorded memories are still subject to fading and cracking. The moment movies began to appear in DVD form, everyone quickly learned that the digital format of a DVD is much more durable than the typical reel-to-reel or VHS movie.
From weddings to anniversaries, and birthdays to your child’s first baseball game, every family has an assortment of memories they don’t want to lose. It is for this reason that more and more people are making the smart move to transfer video to digitalor to transfer film to digital. By digitizing their film and video archives, people can enjoy their recorded memories for a lifetime. Film and video transfer technicians specialize in converting and preserving your family’s memories into a modern, high-quality digital format. This digitalization of movies and videos can not only preserve your family memories, it can also improve them.
Digital Pickle provides a process that restores those home movie to their full glory. This process involves making minor repairs on the film and splicing the brittle film that has broken through the effects of aging. The film is then cleaned with an anti-static solvent before the transfer and technicians carefully inspect the film for dust and lint so your movie images are crisp and bright with color instead of looking faded and splotchy. There also is an added bonus to digitizing your home movies: one of the hallmarks of the old 8mm film is that the reels allowed for 3 to 4.5 minutes worth of filming, which meant you needed many reels of that type of film to properly capture a family event. Digital Pickle will consolidate those multiple small reels into larger ones for ease of storage.
Some of the services they offer during the conversion process include:
- Advanced filtration technology that cleans up video to reduce noise, synchronize frames, and correct color and exposure.
- Cleaning and repairing during the film to digital transfer process, adding leader, and splicing as necessary.
- Utilization of aerial capture method technology that removes flickering, balances light distribution, and perfects the film focus.
- Custom editing services that allow them to trim, join, or rearrange video clips, create a slide show of still images, design a navigation menu, and add titles and motion effects.
This conversion not only saves the space those old movies and videos required and allows you to retire the outdated equipment they ran on, but video transfer to a digital format also allows you to back up the images on your computer’s hard drive so you never have to worry about losing those precious moments. With that kind of security in mind you can plan on passing your memories down the family line for generations to come.
For more information about film transfer to digital formats or video transfer to digital formats, contact Digital Pickle at 1-800-889-0730, visit their website at www.digitalpickle.com, or email them today.