February 2018 | Current Pixel

Convert MiniDV to DVD Without Camcorder

Although the life of the MiniDV camcorder was short, they were very popular for personal and semi-professional video recording for several years.  You might have some MiniDV tapes at home or in your company’s storage facility that you realize you want to transfer to DVD to either keep safe or view easily. Either you are sick of plugging your VCR or camcorder into your TV to watch this footage, or you cannot find a compatible camcorder to view those MiniDV tapes. Don’t have a camcorder to help convert your MiniDV tapes to DVD? No worries! Current Pixel has you covered with comprehensive video transfer services that handle MiniDV to DVD transfers. Convert MiniDV to DVD, Blu-Ray, & Digital Files With Current Pixel, you can convert your MiniDV tapes to DVD without a camcorder and make sure your footage is once again convenient to watch and enjoy. At Current Pixel, we can even convert your MiniDV tapes to other current formats like digital files which allows for easy sharing, editing and backing up. Current Pixel can help you make sure your MiniDV memories are easier to access and will stand the test of time. We can even help you convert the HD version of MiniDV (HDV) to Blu-ray discs and digital files to maintain the HD quality. Current Pixel is one of the industry’s most trusted media conversion companies with decades of experience converting outdated media formats like MiniDV to updated media formats like DVD and digital files. At Current Pixel, all work is performed by our experienced staff, and we do not outsource to a third party. Whether your...

16mm Film Conversion to DVD/Digital Starts at Current Pixel

16mm film is still used for popular films and television as the technology has been updated for professional use, but it has become obsolete for home movie making or even watching at home. Since 16mm film has been around since 1923, you, your loved ones, or even your company might have old 16mm film lying around without a convenient or updated way to view it. Moreover, 16mm film will fade over time, especially depending on the manufacturer. The best way to keep your footage safe from film deterioration and more accessible for viewing is to convert it to DVD or digital files. Instead of worrying about the film gathering dust and losing quality due to the elements, call or visit Current Pixel, a professional media conversion company. 16mm film conversion to DVD and 16mm film conversion to digital files allow you to have convenient access to your memories and even store them on the cloud to keep them safe from damage, fire, flood, or any other potential disaster. Professional 16mm Film Transfer Services Current Pixel is the go-to company for providing 16mm film transfer services. With Current Pixel, you can convert your 16mm film to more updated media formats like DVD and HD digital files without worrying about losing your memories or never having the technology to watch them again. All 16mm film conversion is performed by Current Pixel staff, and we will never outsource to a third party. You certainly won’t get that kind of service by shipping your 16mm film to a warehouse assembly line for 16mm film conversion services! Our technology is up-to-date, and our staff...

VHS Tape Lifespan: Do VHS Tapes Deteriorate?

If you have a stack of old VHS tapes in your home or even in your company’s storage facility, you might have wondered how long your memories and footage on those VHS tapes will last. At Current Pixel, our experience has shown that VHS tapes deteriorate over time no matter how they are stored. The magnetic tape inside makes the VHS tape lifespan shorter as the tape itself deteriorates.  Even tapes stored in professional tape storage environments will still experience some deterioration, and of course the overwhelming majority of tapes are not stored in perfect environments.   VHS Tape Deterioration Rate Although the VHS life expectancy varies from one VHS tape to the next, VHS tapes have been found to deteriorate 10 to 20 percent over the course of 10 to 25 years. Tapes that were made with better quality will have a slightly longer lifespan, and of course if you have kept your VHS tapes in a climate controlled space with optimal temperature and conditions with minimal to no use, they will last a lot longer. However, your favorite VHS tapes are likely the tapes you have viewed many, many times, making them deteriorate more quickly, and most of us do not have the ability to store VHS tapes perfectly. VHS tapes at home are subject to dust and can start to degrade as a result of tape-eating bacteria and deterioration from the elements. Digitize Your VHS Tapes to DVD Your memories are too precious to leave up to chance or even to slight deterioration. If you want to keep your VHS tape footage safe, your best option...