Film & Audio Reels
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Convert Film & Audio Reels to Digital
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Although you might be able to find a used movie projector in working order, old film is delicate and brittle and can easily break if you attempt to watch it. If you own old movie reels and can’t watch them, the best way to take a step back in time to the 20 century is to convert reels to digital and enjoy them on a 21t century format.
Magnetic tape wears down and fades with time and the chance of finding a working reel to reel tape deck to play old audio reels is even less likely than a projector. Most are owned by audiophiles that covet them as collectibles, while other decks have been stored for so long in dark corners of basements, they no longer play or will damage reels if they do. To recapture audio memories, your best bet is to convert reel to reel to digital.
State-of-the-art digital remastering equipment enables ScanDigital technicians to breathe new life into classic analog media. When we convert film reel to digital, this includes HD scans that capture details, full frame scanning so nothing is cropped out, and scene-by-scene color correction. Every reel is cleaned, viewed, scanned, and edited by a dedicated technician that gives your analog memories the attention they deserve. Our technicians also go the extra mile when they convert audio reel to digital, using state-of-the-art decks to capture and improve the sound quality. Regardless of the type of reels you own, digitizing provides peace of mind that important moments of your past won't be lost forever.
Digitizing Reels FAQs
Reels are measured by their diameter (one side to the other of the reel). If the reel has a diameter of:
3 inches, then it has 50 feet of film
4 inches, then it has 100 feet of film
5 inches, then it has 200 feet of film
6 inches, then it has 300 feet of film
7 inches, then it has 400 feet of film
Absolutely! If there is sound on the reels, that will be captured along with the movie when transferring move reels. We are not able to add or edit sound on film transfers.
We specialize in converting 8mm film, Super8 film, 16mm film, and 35mm film.