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Top 4 Benefits of Going With a Professional to Transfer Your Movie Film

You know you want to get your movie film transferred over to digital, but knowing how to go about doing that can feel overwhelming. Do you transfer them yourself, or do you send them to a professional company to transfer? Do you invest in the equipment necessary to transfer them? Or do I just have a professional company do it? And which professional copy do I use? These are the questions that can make getting your movie film transferred something that just doesn't get done, but it doesn't have to be that way. When using a professional company there are many benefits to them than doing it on your own. You only want to convert to digital your precious movie film once and you should do it well. Unless you are willing to commit the necessary time and resources the results will be disappointing. Your memories deserve the best!

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Transfer Units

Not all movie film transfer units are equal in what they produce. Movie Film when recorded contains high definition quality in them. There are a few ways to transfer your movie film. If you are doing it yourself you need a projector to project your movie film on the wall and then record it. This produces a very low quality video for you. Not only that but finding a projector with all good working mechanical parts to use is becoming virtually impossible. When using a professional company they are able to purchase high end units that can produce the best copy that you are able to get from your movie film which is a high definition 1080p transfer.
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DVD and Video Files

Transferring your movie film to DVD so that you can watch them on a TV makes it so nice and easy to sit back, relax and enjoy watching your family memories again. But what happens when your DVD gets lost or starts to fail? If you transferred your own movie film you would have to go back and re-transfer your old film and down the road and who knows if there will be a working projector that would even be available anymore. If you want to not only transfer your movie film but preserve them for years to come then you need to get the video files from them. Professional companies like Larsen Digital are able to get the video files from your movie film before the DVD is even created and give those to their customers. These are the highest quality video files that you are able to get from your video tapes and is what you will want. With your video files you are able to edit your movie film on your computer using video editing software. You can take parts out of your digital movie film. You can also fix up the coloring in your digital movie film if they have faded over time. Having your video files is a great way to back up your movie film allowing you to create a new DVD anytime you want. You can also put those video files on your computer or iPad to watch. You can put clips from it online to share with others as well. The possibilities are endless. You can add background music to it. You can even have someone do an audio commentary for it. This is where they are talking about what is going on in your movie film and then you take the voice recording and put it with the video files and together you have a movie that will play your movie film with someone telling you all about who is in your movie so generations to come will know who each of their family members were.


The price to have a professional company like Larsen Digital transfer your movie film and give you the video files is less than $15.00. Finding a working projector and all the needed supplies and the time in setting it up will cost you more than that. It's just not worth your time to transfer your own movie film. Not only can you get them transferred by a professional company for cheaper, you are getting the better quality transfers AND the high quality video files. Don't settle for a bad transfer of all of your precious memories on video, get it done correctly the first time by sending them to a professional company like Larsen Digital. This is something you only want to do once, so get it done correctly and with the quality transfers that a professional company can give you.

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Once you make up your mind to get your movie film transferred you most likely want them done now and want to see them immediately. Transferring them on your own not only takes a lot of time in set up and to transfer them. When sending a bunch of reels of movie film to a professional company it is about 2 weeks before they are ready to be returned to you. They come with the DVD to watch on your TV and the video files if you order them so that you can preserve those memories forever. Everything is already done for you and will be returned before you know it.

When Having a Professional Company Do It For You

Be sure to ask:

  • If they are able to give you high quality video files, not ones from ripping the DVD
  • How long will it take to get my video's back
  • Are my video's being sent out of the country to be scanned

If the company is unable to clearly answer those questions, or they admit they are outsourced, find a different company. Here at Larsen Digital, we do all our work ourselves, we never outsource our work to other companies or send it outside the USA. If you are ready to have your video's transferred and done correctly now is the time to act. Larsen Digital is the leading provider in all your digitizing needs. To learn more about movie film click here. Call or order online today!