Preserving and accessing treasured media in old formats is more important now than ever before. Every video tape, photo, and film reel is going digital in our modern age of technology and – like most technological trends – you either hop on board or get left behind.
Film digitization protects the value and nostalgia of your cherished memories by preserving them for you and your loved ones to relive years down the line. And not just for memories either – old “analog” film, art film projects, sports coverage, speeches, graduations …. Any recorded event put down on film is in danger of decaying past the point of viewability at some point. Not to mention these Regular 8, Super 8, 16MM and 35MM film reels are getting harder to play as the equipment is no longer repairable. Below are four reasons why you should really begin the process of digitizing your old film.
- Breathing New Life into Vintage Media
Film digitization is an incredible tool that gives life to old media. It transforms the films that have been lying in your attic or collecting dust in a closet into a format that can be conveniently accessed, shared, and enjoyed on your computer, TV, or even your smartphone. Whether these are reels of a wedding from the ’60s, a historical family documentary from the 60s, or your childhood home movies from the 70s, we ensure that these film recordings get a digital facelift for use with today’s technology. By digitizing your old media, we convert them into DVDs or onto flash drives containing High Definition digital files – allowing you to revisit them at any time and on any modern device.
- Quality Preservation
Physical film, tapes, and slides degrade over time naturally and through exposure to various environmental conditions. They can become discolored, scratched, or completely damaged, making the media content inaccessible and unwatchable. Film digitization ensures that these memories are preserved in their best quality digitally with no more decay possible.
- Safeguarding the Past for the Future
Film digitization is more than just a method for modernizing old media; it’s a means of safeguarding our collective history. Our digital conversion process ensures that important historical moments, cultural insights, or simple memories caught on film aren’t lost to time. Instead, these pieces of the past become ready for future generations to explore and learn from, thus keeping our history alive and vibrant. Your old recordings become time capsules that can be passed down for generations to come!
- Sharing Made Easy
The beauty of film digitization is the ease with which you can now share these once-inaccessible moments. Digitized files can be shared with friends via email, with family members who live far away via the Cloud, or even uploaded on to social media platforms for mass viewing. The joy of watching an old family film or sharing a piece of history is just a click away, thanks to digitization.
Film Digitization at ARS Video
Film digitization opens up new possibilities for old film reels. Once digitized, you can edit the content and add audio and titles – offering more ways to enjoy your old films. It’s even possible to integrate the content into new media forms like digital photo albums, multimedia presentations, or video montages for special events.
At ARS Video, we recognize the immense value that film digitization and digital conversion offer. It’s not just about adapting to the digital era, but about preserving your past and making it readily available in your present. It’s about ensuring that no memory, moment, or historical event captured on film gets lost to time, but instead finds new life through the magic of modern technology.
Let’s get together and bring your past into the future with ARS Video’s film digitization services! Contact our team or send us your old films to get started converting your memories into a digital format today.
Since 1987, the ARS Video team has been preserving precious memories and valuable archival footage through video transfer, film digitization and more media services for customers across the USA. Our team is always watching for new technology trends and is proud to have been at the forefront of analog media conversions for many years. Committed to customer service excellence and to delivering a great final product for our customers – many of whom are repeat partners over the years – we blog about trends in digitization, high tech vs low tech, culture milestones, and tips for getting the most out of your valuable recorded media. Thanks for reading!