If you have old film footage, you want to take care of it. There are a lot of memories wrapped up in that film footage. You want to preserve it for all posterity. Unfortunately, this film could wear out over time. If this film wears out, you could lose the memories you hold so dear.

Fortunately, there is a way for you to take care of this film.

You can convert old 8-millimeter film to digital and DVD formats. Why is this a process that you should explore? What are a few of the benefits this could provide? Learn more about this process, how it works, and why it is beneficial for you below! 

Why Convert Your 8mm Film to Digital?

There are several reasons to consider converting your 8 mm film to digital or DVD format.

These formats are delicate. They must be stored correctly.

Furthermore, in order for them to work properly, they need to be maintained. If these old film formats are exposed to water, heat, and humidity, they can degrade quickly. As a result, the footage that is on them could be ruined.

Converting your 8mm film to a digital format helps you prevent this problem and protects your film footage. 

Converting your film to digital can also help save a lot of space. Think about how much space you currently have that is being taken up by old film footage and film reels. You may even have an entire closet that is filled up with reels and canisters.

Converting all that precious film to a digital format will not only put that film in a protected format, but can instantly create a lot more room in your home or office.

How Do You Convert 8mm Film to Digital?

If you decide to digitize your old film footage, there is a chance that you may be doing this for the first time.

How exactly does this process work and what should you expect?

First, you may be thinking that this is something you can do yourself. This is simply not a good idea. Remember that you only have one copy of that old film footage.

If you do not know exactly how to digitize that footage, you could end up ruining it in the process. This is not something you want to have happen to your old video footage. Instead, rely on professionals who understand how to do this process correctly the first time.

At ARS Video we have a tremendous amount of experience when it comes to converting old video and film footage to a digital format. We are a family-owned and operated business so we understand the importance of your footage. We will take care of it for you. We always treat our customers exactly how we would like to be treated, which is why we provide you with fair prices. Before you decide to convert your old film to digital format, we will let you know exactly how much it is going to cost. That way, you can make the best decision possible for you and your video footage.

Decide to go with our professional services, you can either bring your old film reels to us yourself or ship them to us. If you decide to ship your material to us, you can download and fill out a packing slip from our website. That way, you can provide us with all the necessary information, and allow us to take proper care of your video footage. When we receive your items, we will email or call you. That is when we go can also provide you with an approximate cost.

Finally, our professionals will get to work. When we are done working on your order, we will let you know. You are certainly welcome to pick it up in person. Or you can have us ship it back to you. We do have the capability to take your payment information over the phone.

Of course, we understand that there is always something nostalgic that comes with original video footage. That is why we use a process that keeps your original footage intact. We will return your original film reels when we are done. Please give us a call today to learn more about our process!

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