First Class 35mm slide transfer
Handled with care as if they were our own.
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At 621 Productions and Home Video Studio Apex, we will do a first class job at transferring your physical slides to high-quality digital files.
There are not many things more exciting than discovering a box of slides from decades ago. Just the fact that these slides recorded events from a different time and a different era is incredible. These aren’t just slides they are pieces of history. And they have been waiting patiently for all these decades for you to rediscover them. But they have been through a lot over the years. The technology that existed when slides were the state-of-the-art media storage didn’t prepare them to last unchanged for decades. You need to get them converted to digital files now.
We understand that these slides are old and likely very fragile. We also know that these are not just slides. They contain precious bits of history and important memories. We will treat them as the valuable and irreplaceable pieces of the past that they are. Because of this, all of our digital scanning services are done on-site. We don’t send your slides off-site to have them converted. We do all our work in-house with careful and precise handling methods and state-of-the-art equipment.
Over the years, slides can be altered because of the many different environmental factors. Heat, cold, moisture, and proximity to other materials can actually change the physical composition of your slides. These, as well as many other factors, will continue to degrade the quality of your slides as time goes on. And this deterioration process doesn’t stop just because you discovered the box of slides in the back of a drawer or inside a shoebox in your attic. That’s why it’s essential to get your slides scanned as soon as you discover them. Don’t wait for the aging process to continue to do its damage. Capture and transfer the memories on these slides to high-quality digital format as soon as possible.
35mm Slide Transfer Process
Before the actual processing of each slide, we inspect it for scratches or dust. We carefully prepare each slide before we process them through our precision scanners. We use filtered compressed air and micro-precision cleaning cloths to prepare these little snapshots of history. You can rest assured knowing that our scanning process is careful, clean, and safe.
Our procedures are entirely "white glove." We have developed this safe and precise in-house production process through the experience of scanning millions of slides. In our Apex, Nc studio, we do an archival grade scan at 3,000dpi. We also can scan up to 10,000dpi uncompressed if requested. Then we make sure each slide is flipped the correct way, dust free and color corrected if needed. There is never a time where our professionals will touch these important slides with our bare hands. To avoid contamination and the introduction of fingerprints and oils, we always protect them because we know how valuable and irreplaceable they are to you. In our production facility, we maintain a dust-free environment and follow necessary practices for the handling of fragile antique photographic media.
Physical media such as slides don't last forever. But neither do DVDs or computer hard drives. That is why we recommend that you also store these scans on an online cloud storage service. There are many services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, that will save your digital memories. Online storage used to be very expensive, but we have seen the price has dropped significantly in the last few years. And another advantage to having these images stored online is that you can easily share them with loved ones. And what's great is that you still get to keep your 35mm slides.
We have the procedures, the facilities, and the state-of-the-art equipment to guarantee you an exceptional and high-quality job. You can always count on 621 Productions and Home Video Studio Apex to take the best care of you and your 35mm slides.