May 2017 | Current Pixel

Why You Should Use a Professional to Transfer Your Memories

Have you considered transferring your photo and video memories to digital files, DVD, or CD, but been hesitant to go to a professional service? Maybe you’ve seen that you can do the same thing on your own, using consumer-based equipment and think you don’t want to spend the money to visit a professional. While you certainly can buy your own equipment, the truth is most consumer transfer equipment is low-quality and produces inferior results. Companies like Current Pixel that specialize in digitizing services, with decades of professional experience, have the right equipment, a variety of resources, and the necessary knowledge to work around typical digitization problems that “do-it-yourself” transfer equipment will not be able to accomplish. As with most things in life, better equipment and proven processes in film, video, and photo transfer provide superior results. By the time you spend the money to purchase the right equipment to complete your digitization, you will probably have spent multiple times the amount it would have cost to have a professional do the work for you the right way, the first time. Time is money, and a professional will be able to save you that time—plus unnecessary stress—by digitizing your memories for you and giving you peace of mind that it will be done properly. Even if you have the right equipment, how do you know you’re using it correctly?  How do you know the equipment is operating as it is should and will keep your memories safe from any potential snags? The fact is, in most cases you simply won’t know. Contacting and visiting a professional service is the only...

How to Share Videos and Photos From the Past to Social Media

(Step 1—Get Them Digitized) Many of our clients have files and boxes full of photos, videotapes, and even old film that their kids, grandkids, and other family members and friends would absolutely love to see. Now that people, especially people in the younger generations, are using social media so frequently, wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to share these memories with them on a medium they will pay attention to and see right away? Maybe you’ve seen family members posting “throwback” photos and videos, and you know have some hilarious or heartwarming moments you would love to add as a throwback on social media. Great news: you can! At Current Pixel, we have the technology and know-how to digitize all your photos, videos, and film to make them sharable via social media. We can digitize most video tape formats, 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film formats, and photos and slides, making your memories accessible to younger generations and family members on social media. Once we scan and convert your memories to digital files, you will have the ability to save them onto your computer, even save them on your phone, and share them to social media sites for your family and friends to enjoy. Though you might be overwhelmed by all the videos and photos you have, at Current Pixel, our experts are here to help you decide how you want us to convert your memories, and we will take it from there. Current Pixel’s staff does all of the work, never outsourcing to a third party, so you will get the best treatment possible and know...

Advantages of Transferring Recorded Memories to Digital

What does transferring to digital mean? Transferring your video tapes, movie film, photos, slides, and negatives to digital files with Current Pixel means we will use our technology and expertise to scan your old formats and convert them into digital files. These digital files can be saved on your computer, an external hard drive, flash drive, or uploaded to the cloud so you can keep your memories safe, updated, and watchable for decades to come. Video standards vary, and there are several choices you could make when determining what type of video file you want, but the professionals at Current Pixel will work with you and guide you to decide which type of video is easiest for you. We will help you make the right choice. All transfers are done by Current Pixel staff, as has been the case since 1985, in Atlanta, GA rather than outsourcing to a third party or offshore companies. This allows us to optimally control the quality of the conversion process, maintain a higher level of customer service, and ensure your precious memories are handled with the highest level of care. Advantages to digital files Digital files are a great option for keeping your videos safe, since they can be easily backed up, either in the cloud or on a drive stored off site. This is crucial for any disaster recovery plan to ensure these memories live on, even in the face of computer/equipment failure, disaster, or theft. They can also be edited for a variety of uses, including sharing small sections with family and friends. The great news is, with digital files, you...