Do you have 35mm slides or photo negatives that you would like to protect for posterity? If so, then you should convert them to a digital format. There are a lot of people who have old 35mm slides and negatives that they would like to protect. The reality is that there are a lot of threats that could end up harming these film negatives. If you have 35mm film negatives in storage, then there is a good chance that you only have one copy. Therefore, you should take proper steps to protect it. While placing your negatives in a binder and storing it in a cool location is a great place to start, you need to convert it to a digital copy. If you have a digital copy, then you do not have to worry about losing your film to any external threats because you can always back it up. Additionally, you get the original back once you are done with the conversion process. You will still have the classic format that you can hang onto.

So, how does the conversion process work? What should you expect? Be sure to rely on professionals who can help you with this process, such as the team from ARS Video.

Why Do You Need to Convert Your Slides and Film Negatives?

First, you might be wondering why you should convert your 35mm slides and film negatives to a digital format in the first place. If your film and slides are not properly stored through long-term storage methods, they can begin to degrade, making it difficult to produce new prints. By converting your 35mm film negatives and 35mm slides to a digital format, you are backing up and securing those images to prevent any future losses, whether due to degradation over time or loss to disaster.

The Conversion Process Itself: How Does it Happen?

The process for professional 35mm film negative scanning works through a specialized piece of scanning equipment, that functions in a manner similar to a flatbed scanner. The film negatives are fed into our machine, which illuminates the negative in a process similar to print making, and then captures that image and converts it to a positive image in a digital file format. This digital file is then saved onto a flash drive so that you can easily save, edit, and share your photos when you want to.

35mm slides are processed through a different machine that illuminates the image in a different way.  The resulting image is a high quality 24 megapixels (6000×4000) digital file.

Once the process is finished, you will receive the digital images, as well as the original film negatives or slides for safekeeping. That way, you know that you have intact memories that you can still view and make prints from whenever you want.

If you are looking to get your 35mm film converted please contact us at A.R.S. Video today!