Advances in technology have enabled us to capture special events and store them in digital files that are quite easy to view anytime we wish to. Digital cameras and virtual storage have made it all too easy for us to keep memories and share them with friends and loved ones.
However, this wasn’t the case years back. Before the advent of digital technology, we had to make do with video tapes and 8mm or 16mm films. Believe me, during those times, we all wanted to have our own video cameras to record various occasions and watch those films on home projectors during weekends and reminisce the memories. Unfortunately, these films were not made to last a lifetime and have turned brittle and worn out after many viewings through the years. This is why we have opted to look for a reliable service provider that does 8mm video conversion before we risk losing all those captured moments. I really do want my children to be able to see my most cherished moments when I was young.
Among those that we found and are considering is ScanDigital.com. They convert 8mm, Super8, and 16mm films to digital DVDs and even transfer them to external hard drives. They are also able to splice damaged films together before doing the digital transfers to ensure that digital video files are seamless. Scratches and other deteriorations are repaired first as well. Aside from film to digital transfer services, they also scan photographs, negatives, slides and albums. Those in my generation did not have the convenience of memory cards to store photos. What we had were film negatives that had to be developed in photo studios so we usually just had one precious copy of each picture taken. I’ve got quite a few that are already starting to fade so I’m also considering having them scanned and stored digitally for posterity.
All these videos and photographs are memories of how wonderful our lives have been. Going through them from time to time never fails to warm our hearts. Years from now, during old age, my memory will most likely fail me and these videos and photographs would be the only thing that could remind me of how well my life was spent.