Film has been around since the late 1800s. It consists of a series of pictures that you can see if you hold it up to a light source. It was introduced to consumer in the 1930s as Regular 8mm format and later as Super 8. It requires exposure in a camera, shipping the film out for developing, and a projector to play it back. It was replaced by video which was cheaper and easier to handle.
Video was introduced to consumers in the late 1970s. It recorded audio and had a longer recoding time than film. It does not consist of a series of pictures that you can see when you hold it up to light, but rather records to a magnetic tape that did not need to be developed in a lab. It has been around as analog recording as VHS (Video Home System), Betamax, VHS-C, Reg 8, and digital recording as Hi-8, D-8, Mini DVD and Mini DVD. These formats all require a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) to play them back. These Standard Definition (720 x 480) formats have been replaced with High Definition (1920 x 1080) camcorders that record to an SD card or hard drive and cell phones.
Use Our Affordable Services to Convert Film to HD Formats
Beginning January, 2020 we invested in High Definition telecine scanning equipment. Regular 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm films are scanned frame by frame without sprockets, film claws, or gates that can damage the film. The scanned frames are then converted full High Definition (1920 x 1080) video files that make it possible for you to secure, store, and share them. HD formats allow you to enjoy a better quality of videos.
Our new HD conversion equipment can help you enjoy the benefits of High Definition videos. You can keep those precious memories in videos matching today’s improved technology.
Use Our Affordable Services to Convert SD video to HD video
We have converted hundreds of thousands of SD videotapes to DVD and Flash Drives. While this is a great way to digitally preserve recordings that are going bad on videotape, the quality is SD which does not match the TVs and monitors currently in use. In 2021 we installed equipment to upscale SD videotapes to High Definition files. The process uses algorithms to increase the pixels 6 times. The files can be played back on your TV, computer, or cloud service.
The Benefit of Converting to HD Formats
Many people think that 480, 720, and 1080, etc. are just numbers. 480 refers to the number of vertical pixels making the video’s resolution with a horizontal resolution of 720. Pixels refer to the little dots that form an image, displaying its color.
Resolution refers to the number of pixels in an image or video. A video with a high resolution has a sharper video image quality.
Standard definition comprises images with 480 x 720. Semi-HD is those with 720 x 1280, while full-strength High Definition are those with 1080 x 1920. Anything above 1080 is ultra-High Definition.
You can enjoy many benefits of converting films to HD.
Resolution: HD film transfers provide filed that are bigger than that of an SD transfer. This is due to the increase in pixels that matches your TV and computer monitor. For those that prefer DVDs we will accommodate you by downscaling the video.
Lifespan: The digital media is transitioning from disks to video files. DVD (standard-definition) and Blu-ray (high-definition) are going away. Homeowners now rely on Flash Drive, External Hard Drives, Files Servers and the Cloud for home entertainment. DVDs and Blu-Ray can still be made for those that find disks more convenient. Being proactive allows you to stay up-to-date and digitally preserve those films and videotapes that have a shelf life.
Flexibility: HD transfers also offer the flexibility viewing your precious memories. The Flash Drive is formatted to play in any TV made in the past 10 years simply by plugging it into the USB port. Similarly, the Flash Drive can be plugged into any PC USB port and copied for sharing, editing, or uploading. MAC users need a different format so please let us know when placing your order.
Frame size: Old home film projectors cannot show the entire image of 8 mm film. The manufacturers sacrificed the image’s edges to make production more straightforward, meaning you will not see the complete picture. Our High Definition transfers allow you to enjoy our enlarged film gate to salvage some edges. You will see more of the image.
HD Videos on Smartphones
While people have different views regarding High Definition videos on smartphones, we contend that they can benefit you. Some claim that having such a resolution on small screens is a waste. Others praise HD’s evolution and say that enhanced quality helps many people, including those using smartphones.
Our expertise helps us conclude that HD’s image quality benefits everyone — including people using smartphones. After all, everyone wants to watch videos showing the finer details.
When DVDs first came out, we got excited at the new technology. We could enjoy our favorite films with excellent image quality. The image quality for the DVDs was SD. A few years later, HD technology is transforming the film sector. Converting your film and video with our technology allows you to keep up with recent developments and enjoy better image resolution.
Easy Storage and Usage
Consumer products have shifted from SD to the visually impressive High Definition and disks to Flash Drives. The major reason behind the switch is how easy it is to plug a Flash Drive into a TV or computer and have a better image quality. HD video formats are also easy to store on a flash drive. You may need more storage space with increasing bitrates, but the image quality will be impeccable. The content is also easy to display on laptops, tablets and phones.
The image quality on large screens is also excellent. You will enjoy the superb resolution they offer on these devices. The HD videos are clearer than SD, particularly on these large screens.
Enjoy HD Videos by A.R.S. Video Inc
A.R.S. Video, Inc produces videos in HD. We can also help you convert film and videotapes from one format to another, including 16 mm, 35 mm, or 8/Super8 reels. We are a family business that strives to help clients preserve precious memories and moments in video and picture formats that they need.
We are the right company to work on your videos and images for many reasons, including:
1. We offer affordable pricing that includes a free Flash Drive.
2. We transfer films and videotapes to HD files suited for today’s computers and TVs.
3. Enjoy our quantity discounts for bulk work.
4. You will only pay for the materials we digitize.
5. We can customize our services to suit your need.
6. Contact us today, and we will help you turn SD videos into HD formats you can enjoy.