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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content creator of any kind and have been around for more than 10 years, you likely have footage that has slowly become outdated and is gathering dust somewhere or is difficult to view.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 However, sometimes those memories can taunt you when you realize videotapes are becoming outdated.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...

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...

Storing Your Old Photos and Videos in the Winter (Digitize Them!)

If you’ve been worried about your old photos and videos getting damaged during the cold winter months, you have felt the anxiety that accompanies the possibility of memories being lost to the elements. Instead of keeping old photos and videos stocked away in boxes and files this winter, take the time during the cold, gray days to digitize this content to a more accessible and safe format. This is the perfect time to reorganize your memories and make sure you can watch them easily over and over again! Access Old Memories with Ease You can actually convert your video tapes and other media formats to digital files or DVD, and scan your photos to digital files, DVD, or CD.  By doing this you can have them in your possession with easy access to viewing and even sharing online. Keep in mind that when you decide to take the time to digitize your videos and photos, working with a professional company like Current Pixel offers a higher quality experience, so you don’t have to worry about anything happening to some of your most precious memories. At Current Pixel, compassionate specialists who care about your project will be there to support you through the process and will never outsource to third party companies. In fact,  all work is performed by Current Pixel staff, and will be working with your videos and pictures are every step of the way. Our specialists will even check in with you throughout the process if necessary to make sure you get the finished products you’ve been hoping for. This is not the experience you will have...

Home Movie Transfer: Revisit Family Memories for Years to Come

Most of us look back at old family memories and wish we had digital cameras to capture those memories with easy access and viewing and without the possibility of the tape getting warped or ruined by an old VHS player. The great news is: it is entirely possible to transfer your old home movies from VHS to digital files or even DVD to give you easy and convenient access to them and ensure they stay safe from harm. Whether you have a collection of VHS tapes collecting dust in boxes or getting lost in a cabinet, or an antiquated home movie format that you vaguely remember how to play, the best way to preserve family memories is with professional home movie transfer services. Common Home Movie Types Worth Transferring Some of the most common video media types on which you might have home movies include VHS, VHS-C, Video8, Hi8, Digital8, MiniDV, Mini DVD, MicroMV, Betamax, Betacam, and U-matic 3/4″. All these formats may be piled up in your home, or in your company’s storage facility, containing precious content, while you are likely unable to watch them without an adapter or finding an old video recorder or video tape player. Videotapes also lose their magnetization over time and can get ruined from heat, humidity and mold, so the best way to keep them safe is home movie transfer. Luckily, Current Pixel is Atlanta’s go-to for providing home movie transfer services! At Current Pixel, we have experienced staff with knowledge of all the different videotape formats, and we will complete your order without ever outsourcing to a third party. We also...

Digitize Old Holiday Videos and Pictures

With the holidays upon us, now is the time to start thinking about digitizing holiday videos and pictures! These may be old videos and pictures from previous family holidays, or recent recordings and photos worth keeping around for future generations.    Imagine you, your family, or even future generations, being able to conveniently watch holiday and other fun family memories from years past.  To ensure this is possible for years, decades, or generations to come, having your memories digitized, means you will now be able to back them up to the cloud so they can survive catastrophic events such as fires, floods, thefts, etc. Current Pixel’s Video Transfer & Photo Scan Services Where do Current Pixel’s video transfer and photo scan services come into play? Well, here at Current Pixel, we have top-notch equipment and technology as well as staff members with decades of experience in the business. With both our video transfer and photo scan services, all work is performed by Current Pixel staff, and we never outsource to a third party! Video Transfer Services Maybe you have old videos from when you were a kid during the holiday season that you want to show your own children. Perhaps you want to preserve film footage for an older family member of his or her holiday memories with family. At Current Pixel, we will help you find out which type of video or film you have and help you preserve those memories for convenient viewing. We are capable of transferring almost any format you might own, including all types of 8mm and 16mm film, and a long list of...

Looking for the Perfect Gift: Digitize Old Film & Video Tapes!

The holiday season is upon us, and now is the time to craft some creative gift ideas for our loved ones. Coming up with those creative gifts can be difficult, but this year, it doesn’t have to be! Do you have loved ones with old film or videotapes lying around or archived in boxes? Do you have your own film or videotapes that you would want love ones to have but in an easily accessible format? Digitizing old film and video can be an unexpected, yet extremely meaningful gift that can make an impact on loved ones or even an entire family. The gift of memories is one your loved ones will never forget. Give The Gift Of Precious Memories The best news is that with Current Pixel, you have options when it comes to digitizing old film and videotapes. Current Pixel can handle just about any videotape and consumer film format! We can digitize 8mm and Super 8 film formats, 16mm film, a long list of videotape formats, and more. You can also choose how you want your film or videotapes digitized to best suit the needs of your family members. Do you have a tech-savvy loved one who would love digital files of memories to watch on any device and even share with friends and family on social media? We can do that! Do you have an older family member who would rather have a DVD to pop into a DVD player at any time for maximum convenience? We can do that, too! We can help you digitize your film and video formats in ways that will...