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Give Thanks to Technology: How Current Pixel Helps Preserve Family Memories

This Thanksgiving season, Current Pixel invites you to join us in giving thanks for advancements in audio and video technology to enable companies like Current Pixel to preserve family memories for generations. Without these technologies, our old film, video, audio, and photographs would continue to deteriorate over time, and we would run the risk of losing those memories. However, we have the ability to digitize almost any video, audio or consumer film format into digital files, DVD, or CD and preserve precious memories for years and years! We can scan old photographs to keep them safe and make them easier to share online or on social media.  We can also digitize film and video, to give as personal gifts for friends and family or ways to keep memories alive. Advancements in Media Conversion Technology Outdated content from legacy media types like old photos, negatives, 16mm and 8mm film, and Betamax would become unrecognizable if it wasn’t for technology and adequate conversion capabilities. Photos begin to warp and change color over time, and negatives can get damaged from heat or light.   Old film stock can also deteriorate from poor storage and become damaged while trying to view on old projectors. Meanwhile, ways to play old formats are becoming increasingly scarce or far too expensive. Advancements in technology and companies like Current Pixel have made saving precious memories and important footage possible. Preserving Memories for Generations to Come So this Thanksgiving, let’s take a moment to give thanks to technology and digital conversion companies like Current Pixel for keeping our favorite memories safe from harm and giving us the option...

Media Conversion for Company Reorganization

At Current Pixel, we specialize in media conversion, and we have found media conversion especially helpful for companies undergoing change or even complete reorganization. For example, media conversion might be especially important for a company merger, a company acquiring or being acquired by another company, or a company simply reorganizing or rebranding internally. From owners of an individual business to small and large companies, Current Pixel is here for company media conversion needs. How Can Companies Benefit from Media Conversion Services? To give you a sense of what scenarios might require or benefit from media conversion, here are a few examples. Perhaps a film producer is looking to digitize his or her work to DVD and digital files for easier sharing and promotion A company undergoing rebranding may need to rework or edit videos and other digital media to fit the new brand and attract new types of customers A business being acquired by a larger enterprise may need to convert all media to digital files for better company access, archives, or merging media with media from the new enterprise. Once everything has been digitized, companies can backup their media to ensure that it never gets lost in the future. Media conversion allows for your company’s media to be safe from deterioration or mishap as well as in a convenient format for viewing, using, editing, and sharing. We can convert any of your media to DVD, CD, or digital files so you have access to it for years to come and can use it as you see fit. Visit Current Pixel for Your Company’s Media Conversion Needs Whatever the reason for your company’s...

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...

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,...

Digitize Your Favorite Vinyl Records for Accessibility & Versatility

If you have vinyl records that you absolutely love, it might be time to preserve these sounds through digitization. Before you start to have doubts, most of us can agree that nothing beats listening to your favorite tracks on vinyl. However, there are certainly benefits to be had in preserving your favorite music by converting vinyl to digital files and CD’s. Benefits of Going Digital Not only does having a digital version of your favorite music make it more accessible, but it also makes it more versatile. Rather than always having your record player around, you can play your music on your phone, iPod, iPad, computer, or even from a CD or USB drive. And, of course, by having your all-time favorite records in digital formats, you will keep them safe for years to come should anything happen to your records—though we hope nothing does! Going digital is like an insurance plan for your cherished sounds. Though you can still listen to them on vinyl, you’ll be able to better preserve your media in case of a catastrophe. For Any Type of Vinyl-Owning Customer Current Pixel’s vinyl transfer services extend to customers with simple vinyl collections to major music enthusiasts and professionals with thousands of records in their music library. We can even help music professionals with very specific sound quality needs. For DJ’s and music producers—you do not have to settle on CDs or MP3 files. Current Pixel can convert vinyl to other file formats, like .wav for optimal sound quality and compatibility with advanced music playing technology! Digitize Vinyl with Current Pixel Whatever your vinyl transfer needs are,...