September 2017 | Current Pixel

Still Got Old VHS Tapes? Convert Them to Digital with Current Pixel

If you’re like most families today, you are probably holding onto old VHS tapes piling up in a drawer or cabinet, many of which hold footage of precious memories like family vacations and important events like weddings and school performances. With technology advancing so quickly, though, VHS players are quickly becoming hard to find, and even if you do find them, the quality of the playback is usually lacking. You might have also noticed your VHS tapes deteriorating over time. Don’t worry, though. Your memories can still be saved for you to watch again and again. Convert VHS Tapes to DVD & Digital Formats At Current Pixel, we can professionally convert your VHS tapes to DVD and digital formats like MP4 that will stand the test of time and give you the opportunity to relive your memories over and over. Converting your VHS tapes to DVD and digital formats will not only keep your memories safe from deterioration but also allow you to watch them anywhere, at your convenience. With digital files, you can watch your memories on any device you own, from your computer to your smart phone or tablet. You can even share your memories on social media with friends and family! With a DVD, you can provide an easily watchable version of precious memories to members of your family who might not be as tech savvy and do not want digital formats but still need a simple way to pop in a memory and watch it on a DVD player or computer. Converting your VHS tapes to digital and DVD formats will save your wonderful memories...

Media Convergence: Is Your Business Optimized for the Digital World?

In the world we live in today, technology has become so advanced that media and all its forms have converged. Our smart phones do not only operate as mobile telephones but also serve as computers, research devices, television sets, and gaming consoles. The same is true for industries. Rather than remaining separate, the worlds of PR, public affairs, publishing, marketing, branding, advertising, and business strategy have all started working together to create the best possible customer service and product imaginable. In a digital and media converging world, everyone has to adapt and accept the need for progress. Customers today expect to interact with businesses’ materials on all their devices—not just through pure television commercials or billboards but also on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. As you think about your own business, ask yourself the question: Have we optimized our materials and services for the digital world? If the answer is no, think about ways you can adopt media convergence to make your business strategy that much more effective. By digitizing your business’s assets on legacy media, you can make information more accessible to your employees, clients, and customers. Once your business materials are digitized, they can be used for a variety of purposes. Here are some examples: Research/training: With digitized materials, you can use keywords and metadata in a searchable database so HR, PR, leadership, and other employees can access company videos, promotional material, and training videos as the need arises. Online/social media repurposing: Just think—can your print ads be branded into social media-friendly digital graphics that tell the same story but in an online article or blog...

September: National Save Your Photos Month

It’s the end of summer—and what a perfect time to take stock of some old memories! And guess what? September is National Save Your Photos Month! What does that mean? Well, September is the month in which we can take the time to remember that our precious photographs are perishable, and we need to do all we can to save those memories for lifetimes to come. Photos deteriorate over time, especially based on how they’ve been stored, but with modern technology, you can save them on a CD, DVD, or even digital files to keep them pristine and easily viewable. How to Observe National Save Your Photos Month September is the month to go through old photos and organize them for future safety and sharing. For instance, some of your photos might not have any information on them, like names, dates, or locations. Take the time to sort your photos, adding information as needed. Most importantly, you can scan all your photographs to CD, DVD, and digital formats so not only you but also future generations can enjoy your family’s important memories. National Save Your Photos Day: Saturday, September 30th Every September, National Save Your Photos Day falls on the last Saturday of the month. This year, it will be Saturday, September 30th. On this day, you have the opportunity to take special action to preserve your photos. Take the time to protect your precious photographs, whether you use your phone or digital camera to take pictures, or take the step to scan your photos to DVD, CD, or digital formats with a professional company like Current Pixel. Of...

For Professional Film Transfer in Atlanta, Choose Current Pixel

Current Pixel has been preserving memories with professional film transfer since 1985, and members of our team of professionals have decades of experience. We make sure to have the most updated and efficient technology, and all our digital convergence happens on site at our Atlanta location, meaning we never outsource to a third party! The Importance of Digitizing Film with a Professional Working with a professional, experienced expert in converting 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film allows you to transfer your memories to usable, updated formats without worrying about losing any of the footage or not getting what you want. We utilize advanced technology and an experienced staff to make sure your memories are safe and returned exactly the way you want them. Serving All Kinds of Customer Needs At Current Pixel, we are able to help customers with all different types of film conversion needs. Some individuals and families might have old film with mystery footage on them without the technology to access them. Some might know exactly what they would find on their old film without the ability to watch. Such precious film being stored in homes could be from much older generations and contain priceless memories of parents, grandparents, etc. Some customers might want to convert the home movie film of parents and grandparents to give them as a gift. Other customers might be enthusiasts of old films or even professionals interested in digitizing an archive or collection of film but do not want to invest in expensive conversion equipment. Contact Current Pixel Whatever your situation and whatever film you might have in need of conversion, Current Pixel...

Why Families Are Saving Old Memories with Current Pixel

If you have boxes full of family movies on film or videotape you barely watch but would love to save and enjoy for years to come, you are not alone. So many memories are stored on outdated formats in homes, gathering dust or threatening to deteriorate. Luckily, you can absolutely save them and actually start watching them again! Convert to Digital The great news is—you can absolutely save your memories from never being watched again or from being lost on these old formats. Digital convergence is a great way to time capsule your memories by converting them to sustainable digital formats that you can save and watch over and over! At Current Pixel, we can convert your film, video, and other outdated formats to DVD and digital files. Once you have your digital files, you will be able to back them up to protect them from any number of “God forbid” scenarios. Watch Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device with Digital Files Another benefit to digitizing your memories is having the ability to easily view and experience them in your home—not only on your TV but also on any other device you might have, from a laptop to a tablet or smart phone. Imagine spending time with friends and family in the kitchen when a past vacation comes up in conversation. With digitization of your memories, you can just whip out your smart phone, iPad, or other device and show the videos and photos of your vacation right there! There would be no need to even disrupt the flow of the get-together by having to converge in the media room,...