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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...

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...

Convert U-matic to Digital with Current Pixel

U-matic format was introduced to the market by Sony in September of 1971 and served as an analogue recording videocassette format that allowed you to keep the videotape inside a cassette, which was different from reel-to-reel or open-reel formats. You might notice that you have some U-matic tapes from the past, but you might also notice that revisiting this footage has become very difficult and expensive. Are U-matic Tapes Obsolete? U-matic tapes are an old tape format that has become nearly obsolete without a functional U-matic player. What’s more, if you search the web for a U-matic player, you can only find them used at extremely high prices, typically from around $600 to upwards of $2800. If you convert U-matic to digital, though, you can save money and also make sure you save the content on your U-matic tapes. At Current Pixel, we can convert U-matic to digital or even DVD to help you save your footage for greater longevity and convenience. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a U-matic player that might not work for long. Instead, you can convert your U-matic tapes to digital and save the footage for years to come, keeping it safe from becoming completely unwatchable and obsolete. Convert U-matic Tapes with Current Pixel Come to Current Pixel, where our staff has combined decades of experience converting videotape formats like U-matic to digital formats and DVD. We will make sure your U-matic footage remains conveniently watchable, and you won’t have to worry about losing that content forever or having to pay expensive prices for used U-matic players. All U-matic digitization and video...

An Inside Look at Current Pixel’s Media Conversion Services

At Current Pixel, we offer a variety of media conversion services for our customers, from film and video transfer to audio transfer, photo scanning, and specialized services like DVD and CD duplication and audio/video editing. Here’s a comprehensive look at all our media conversion services and how you can take advantage of them. Film Transfer Film does not last forever, and if you have old film in your own collection or inherited film from relatives, you will want to convert your film to DVD and/or digital formats like MP4 in order to preserve those memories for years to come. Here at Current Pixel, we can convert the following film formats: 8mm Film, which includes Regular 8, Standard 8, and Double 8. It became popular for consumers in the year 1932 as a cheaper format than 16mm film. Super 8, with a 50 percent larger frame size than Regular 8mm film and smaller sprocket holes along the edge to allow for a larger frame. 16mm Film, which you can identify by its larger frames Our film transfer specialists can help you determine which type of film you have, and at Current Pixel, we will take care of your memories as if they were our own! Video Transfer Videotapes do not last forever, and you might have noticed yours are rather worse for the wear. If you have precious family memories or other crucial moments on video and want to save them to watch and share forever, Current Pixel can help. We can convert almost any type of video to DVD or digital file and make a copy for you and family...

Looking to Convert 8mm Film to DVD? Check Out Current Pixel in Atlanta

If you have 8mm film filled with precious memories, meaningful content, or valuable records, you can convert 8mm film to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital files for greater preservation. You may have heard that 8mm film can deteriorate over time, so conversion to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital is the best way to keep your memories viewable for years and years to come. If you’re looking for a professional, experienced, and top-notch company to help you convert 8mm film and keep your content safe for years to come, then look no further than Current Pixel. Why Choose Current Pixel to Convert 8mm Film? At Current Pixel, we take the best possible care of your 8mm film, whether you have Regular 8mm, Standard 8mm, Double 8mm, or Super 8mm film. We can also help you figure out which type you have, in case you’re not sure! We have the ability to convert all these types of 8mm film and will keep you informed throughout the process. As a highly professional company with decades of experience among our staff members, at Current Pixel we use the same frame-by-frame film scanners used by the Academy of Motion Picture Film Archives in Hollywood, which is why we provide our clients with such magnificent results! Though Current Pixel began as a locally focused company based in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas, with over 31 years of experience in the media conversion industry, Current Pixel has helped customers from all over the United States. Even if you are shipping your 8mm film to us, we will never ship your memories to a third party, will update you...