Why Transfer Old Film to Digital Formats?
January 10, 2019
Although we live in a digital world, many of us still possess memories in yesterday’s formats. Take that box of 8mm or 16mm movies tucked in the back of your closet. Those precious memories are irreplaceable, however, they won’t last forever in film format. Don’t hesitate. Transfer old film to a more modern format now. Here’s why.
The first reason to transfer old film is because the technology used to support that media is no longer manufactured. Even if you find old equipment on eBay or Craig’s List, it’s unlikely that it’s in good working order. And good luck finding someone to do repairs. Putting your childhood memories in a decrepit device often damages or destroys the delicate film.
One of the most important reasons to get old media out of your closet and into a more durable digital format is that film material degrades and colors fade over time. And if your one-of-a-kind creations haven’t been stored properly, the deterioration process speeds up. Are your home movies stored in the basement or attic? Chances are extreme temperatures, moisture, or pests found your film collection.
Safe and Space-Saving Storage
That box of home movies takes up space. Once you transfer old films to a hard drive, thumb drive, or the cloud, that space is available for other uses. Your memories are now in a safe place where they are easily accessed.
Now that your home movies are digital, there’s more ways to enjoy them. Digital files can be manipulated, edited, copied, and restored with the help of software. And the best reason of all to transfer old film is that it makes it easy to share. Give copies to family members or post on social media to share with friends. These precious memories are more fun when shared with others.
It’s Easy: We’ll Transfer Old Film for You
There are ways to transfer old film to digital formats yourself. Unfortunately, the process takes time and often requires expensive equipment. But we’re here to help! Do you have old home movies or amateur film projects on 8mm, Super 8mm, or 16mm film? Call Disc Hounds at 610-696-8668 today. We’ll turn them into shareable memories and preserve them for generations to come.