Home Movies are special. So special, in fact, that there is a day reserved for them. This year, on October 21, the world will once again celebrate these treasures on annual Home Movie Day. However, we like to think that from now through the Holidays is really Home Movie Season! Do you have home movies in your closet, basement, or attic? Can you picture the joy these images would evoke as family and loved ones gather for the upcoming holidays? Now’s the time to get these films together and bring them in to us to transfer for safekeeping and a convenient viewing experience.
Why bring them to us? We love home movies and have shown it by being at the cutting edge of this valuable service at every turn of technology. Home Movie Day reminds us of where we in the movie transfer biz came from. How has our business of home movie transfer evolved? Here’s a short history:
Projecting films onto a wall or screen and videoing:
Primitive as it sounds the first method used to transfer 8mm and 16mm film was to video your projected home movies. The results were less than stellar. Difficulty matching frame rates of film to video, low quality screens and inferior video camera chips set film transfer enthusiasts on a quest for a better way.
Film transfer box
Next came a plastic box where the film was projected into one side of the box and a mirror would project this image into a video camera lens on another side of the box. Although this was perhaps a slight improvement the same limitations and appearance of the wall/screen technique were evident.
A more direct way to transfer images came with the invention of what was called Telecine. This looked a lot like a regular film projector but, instead of projecting the image through a lens, it would project the film image directly into a video chip inside of the projector where the lens would be. That information was then recorded directly to a tape.
Frame by frame
This method used a process like the Telecine machine, except the process stopped each frame long enough to literally take a picture of it. Although a vast improvement from the early days it was still only as good as its weakest link – namely a lower resolution camera – usually only one chip.
Enter Flashscan Technology!
Flashscan, the technology of the Home Video Studio Network, is the leading technology available – and it’s available for you to experience and enjoy today! Here are some reasons why our technology is the best:
Primary and secondary color correction – your film’s color will look as good as it can with our smart color adjustment.
Exclusive German engineered Flashscan MWA Nova HD Digital Film Scanner - the clearest, truest image for your precious memories.
Sprocket-less drives - This means you will watch a steady image. No jumping or jerky motion inherent in sprocket machinery. Plus damaged sprockets and shrunk or warped film is no problem with us.
Laser frame alignment and 3-chip cameras – This ensures a complete frame capture so no part of the frame is cut off.
No doubt technology will keep advancing and we are proud to be part of this industry. As always, we will stay on the leading edge of video technology so you can enjoy your memories in the best and easiest way possible.
Call us today and let’s get started.
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