March 2018 | Current Pixel

How to Convert Video Tapes to Digital, Effortlessly

If you have tried to convert video tapes on your own using analog converter devices, you know what a headache and expense that can be. You need a good computer to handle processing and the size of your files, a capture card, and capture software, and the costs add up—not to mention the stress of trying to figure it out if you’ve never done it before. Although the DIY route might make sense if you have just a few tapes you want to digitize, but converting all your video tapes to digital can be much more than a hassle. Maybe you’re not even sure what format your tapes are in—VHS, MiniDV, U-Matic, Betamax? Luckily, Current Pixel offers a convenient and effortless solution. We can help you convert your video tapes to digital and take the stress completely off your hands. Convert Video Tapes to Digital with Current Pixel Current Pixel is a trusted media conversion company with decades of experience transferring all formats of video tapes to DVD and digital files. All conversion services are performed by our experienced staff, and we never outsource to a third party—customer service you will not receive when you send your tapes to a warehouse assembly line. By trusting your video tapes to Current Pixel, you can take away the worry and work of transferring video tapes to digital by yourself. By utilizing our expertise and technology, our staff will make sure you have your video tape footage safe on digital files for you to access anytime! Benefits of Converting Video Tapes to Digital If you’ve tried transferring your video tapes to digital...

The Fastest & Easiest Way to Scan Old Photos

Are you one of those people with boxes and photo albums full of old photos you wish you had been able to take on a digital camera years ago? Today, storing photos is so much easier with digital cameras we can use to upload directly to our computers, but we still have precious photo memories from years past. Then, we used to have to get our photos developed and keep them in folders for scrapbooking or occasional moments of nostalgia. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about those photos getting lost in the shuffle or never getting seen while gathering dust in boxes in a closet. You can scan old photos to digital files, DVD, or CD and keep your memories not only safe but also convenient for you to look at anytime you want! Scan Old Photos Faster and Easier with Current Pixel Perhaps you’ve already tried to scan your old photos yourself, and you’ve quickly realized the process takes much longer than you thought. Or, maybe you have looked at your boxes full of photos and been completely overwhelmed by the task. With the time and investment it takes to find and purchase a suitable photo scanner and go through the process of scanning old photos to digital, many individuals find it faster and easier to use the professional photo scanning services of Current Pixel.  Current Pixel is a trusted media conversion company with up-to-date technology and experienced staff to handle your photo scanning needs with ease and professionalism. While you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of your old photo collection, the fastest and easiest way to...

Media Conversion for Broadcast Companies & Content Creators

If you’re a content creator of any kind and have been around for more than 10 years, you likely have footage that has slowly become outdated and is gathering dust somewhere or is difficult to view. That footage could be useful for your company’s growth or even for reviving past projects, so finding a way to digitize your content with a professional media conversion company could be a great move. Repurpose Old Content for New Purposes At Current Pixel, we’ve noticed that many broadcast companies and content creators have large videotape libraries they would love to digitize. Luckily, Current Pixel is here to help local and large content creation businesses alike gain access to past content and organize it for future use. If you have old media formats you want to keep safe from deterioration, misplacement, or disaster, Current Pixel has a solution for you. Whether you are part of a major broadcast company, a large content creator for schools or business, or have a small production company that creates content for a specific industry, Current Pixel can help you digitize old video formats into newer versions like DVD and digital files, so you have easier access to your footage. You can even put your digital files onto a computer or store them on the Cloud, so you can reinvigorate the space that your old media formats were taking up in your office or company warehouse. Current Pixel can actually help you digitize everything from old sound recordings to photos and video formats, providing you with the tools you need to utilize past work for future growth. By digitizing...

How to Transfer Video Tapes to DVD

Cabinets, drawers, and boxes full of old videotapes are also full of wonderful memories. However, sometimes those memories can taunt you when you realize videotapes are becoming outdated. If you have looked at your videotapes and felt worried about their future, you are certainly not alone. Videotapes do deteriorate over time and are susceptible to damage from any number of accidents or misplacements. Meanwhile, videotape players are becoming harder and harder to come by. Of course you want to keep your memories safe, and you want to be able to watch them again, so why not transfer those videotapes to DVD? When you transfer videotapes to DVD, you make space in your home and have easier access to your memories. You can even make DVDs for the whole family as a gift—or just share the memories once you have them safe and sound on DVD. You will breathe much easier knowing your videotapes are watchable on your TV or computer without worrying if your videotape player will break and potentially even ruin your tapes. Video Transfer Options When you’re looking to turn your precious videotaped moments into easily accessible and watchable DVDs, you have options. Do It Yourself The DIY option is attractive to many, perhaps because they think it will be less expensive. While purchasing your own DVD recorder and VCR combo for conversion has its benefits, and you can convert several videotapes to DVD on your own, it can be hard to find converter machines under $400 to $500 that will produce a quality DVD from your videotapes. Though you can find detailed instructions on how to...

Organizational Video Transfer for HR, Communications, & Company Assets

Does your company have media assets stored on old formats that could still be useful for your human relations department or company communications? Perhaps you know there are recruiting videos, past employee interviews, or recordings of important communications like conferences and meetings that are either frustratingly inconvenient or impossible to access and would love to use them to benefit your business. Maybe you have thought about digitizing these assets but aren’t sure where to start. Look No Further Than Current Pixel Current Pixel is one of the most trusted media conversion companies in the industry, and we have the capacity to help both large and small companies and organizations with media transfer services that will turn those inaccessible assets into usable assets. Digitizing Provides Many Benefits Recruiting videos could provide insight for your HR department into how your company attracted valuable, qualified candidates in the past, and recorded employee interviews could help with training and a better understanding of company culture. Recorded conference communications allow your current employees to learn from the past or gain crucial knowledge about a particular project. Perhaps you have old footage of your company’s founder that could motivate your current employees. Whatever video content you have, Current Pixel can digitize it. If your company or organization has a collection of videos on outdated media formats like videotapes or even film, Current Pixel can digitize these for you by converting them to DVD or digital files. By digitizing your company content, you will have long-term access and save the past from being lost. Film and videotapes deteriorate over time, so digitizing is a great way...