If you discovered long-forgotten negatives among family memorabilia, you’re lucky if they’re in good condition. Too often, improper storage can cause damage to black and white negatives in the form of dirt and scratches. Color film is far more sensitive and fading or oversaturated colors are common issues. At ScanDigital, our professional negative scanners give us the capability to digitize negatives in the most popular 35mm format, as well as a wide variety of other sizes that we consider special media:
Once upon a time, people enjoyed taking slide films and showing them in carousels on slide projectors. Although 35mm slide film was introduced in the early 1930s, it wasn’t until the 1960s that this format grew in popularity. Slides are housed in a cardboard or plastic mount, but the color is extremely unstable, and the surface can easily get scratched or stained. To preserve these memories, your best option is to scan slides to digital. At ScanDigital, we accept slides in those nifty carousels from yesteryear and convert slides to digital in the following formats:
When you choose ScanDigital to scan negatives to digital or our slide scanning service, we use sophisticated equipment to remove dust and minor scratches. We also manually color correct and remove minor blemishes to optimize the quality of your images.
When doing your final check out, you'll be able to select whether you want Ground or Express round-trip shipping as well as the format for your digitized media (flash drive or hard drive). After receiving your order, we will send your Secure Shipping Kit. You pack it with negatives or slides and return it to us. We’ll transform obsolete image formats into forever digital files you can easily share with family and friends.
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SAFEST PROCESSING & CARE – We know these memories are priceless, so we built the world’s best scanning facility right in the heartland of America. From housing your order in barcoded containers to scanning all materials by hand, to recording on video the unpacking and packing of your order, your priceless materials receive the utmost care, just as if they were our own family memories.
CONCIERGE SERVICE – Our Indiana-based, on-site customer service team is ready to support you at every point. We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding customer experience and are privileged to be entrusted with customers’ memories.
QUALITY: Your tapes are digitized on professional grade equipment and reviewed by three technicians through our process. We deliver these high quality video files back to you on a USB drive or hard drive. You may choose our Expert Transfer option which works great for your editing work you may do.
TAPE T.L.C.: We inspect each tape and handle tape repairs as needed. Our team works to address tracking issues so that you get the best possible transfer.
UPDATES: Throughout the process, you receive e-mail updates when we receive your order, when processing begins, and when your order is completed and on its way back to you. From the moment the order leaves your hands to the moment it is returned, our Essential Tracker system knows exactly where your order is located.
USA: Your items are received and processed in our industry-leading facility in Fishers, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. All of our employees work in this facility every day to ensure the best experience possible, seamless work and the highest quality service.