We offer a professional image & video transfer service in Newcastle & the Hunter Region, Lake Macquarie & the Central Coast and beyond.
We can scan and digitise all home photo and video media in the highest quality.
📸 Photo prints, negatives and slides
📹 Video tapes – The large VHS and all the small camcorder/video camera tapes (VHS-C, MiniDV, Hi8, Video8). Also obscure formats such as U-Matic, Betamax, 1/2inch B&W Professional formats such as Betacam & DVCAM.
🎥📽 Movie Film Formats – 8, 9.5mm or 16mm along with sound.
We have an excellent 4K Cinema (4096×3000) scanner, where aspect ratio is adjustable on all formats (HD up to 4K cinema).
This scanner has a wetgate system where if the film has any nasty scratches or alike, the scan will hide those scratches seamlessly where the end product will be that of the best that it can be; beautiful, smooth but crisp. Ultimately, the best way to restore your film in the most professional way.
⚪️ We use professional and prosumer equipment that meets IASA standards
⚪️ We have excellent knowledge of different media and the associated equipment, and how to service and operate the equipment
⚪️ We know you only want to do this once, and it needs to be done perfectly.
⚪️ We care about preserving your media
Searching google and facebook gives you a huge variety of places to transfer your tapes. You should know that transfering tapes isn’t as simple as having a VCR to play, and a computer to cature.
For starters – you need to have the ability to clean and renew the tapes, a professional or prosumer VCR with far better playback than normal VCRs, the correct signal processing and capture card, and the knowledge of how to work with tape media and keep the machines operating as they should
Many places just buy a bottom end $20 VCR on facebook marketplace and a mini USB capture card box off ebay. This equipment requires no skill to operate, and produces subpar results.
The most common question we’re asked..
Q: What sets us apart from our competitors and why should we choose you?
It’s critical that if you get your film digitised, you know what the business is using. Many will shy away from making it public as they might be using a bottom end cheap scanner, a 10 year old outdated model that’s producing a scan similar to VHS quality, or a modified projector. Also that the business is willing to put the time and care into getting the best out of your film. These scanners are not a simple “load and go”. Just like a DSLR camera needs a good photographer to get the best photos, a film scanner needs a good operator to get the most detail out of the film!
Be wary of the projection method (where most, not all, but most other businesses offer without telling you) where they project onto the wall or alike and film the wall.. This method is not only incredibly destructive to your film but also means you will not be receiving the best quality that you should. Avoid this at all costs. It is not worth it. You will regret this and will want to rescan your film again and by this point your film will be damaged from that method. This is something to keep in mind when projecting to watch the films also – please be mindful that you could be damaging your film.