Film has revolutionized our family memory media and has left a huge impact on the way people interact with the world, changing the way we share memories and entertainment. Film introduced a new perspective for television, movie theaters, and the accessibility for families to document special events or everyday life. With the quick popularity of film, came the quick downfall. As technologically continued to progress the beauty of film has been left in closets and storage, unused and unwatched. Most families no longer have the equipment needed to play back the memories stored on 8mm or 16mm film reels, but those precious moments don’t have to be lost to aging emulsion! Don’t let your film fall into disrepair before you get a chance to preserve the memories burned into those frames. Discover why now is the time to digitize your memories!

Prepare Film for Digitization

Luckily, the professionals here at Keepsake Solutions can transfer your film to DVD, allowing you to preserve your memories as digital files for years to come. Preparing your home cassettes, tapes, and film reels for digitization is simple!

Although most digitization services do mostly everything, there are a few things you can do prepare your film. When gathering your movies, organizing them will ensure you are sending the exact tapes you want digitized. While organizing them, clearing the outside of the tapes from dust or debris will help prepare for the process. Once your tapes are labeled and cleaned, they are ready to be sent to your film to DVD transfer partners here at Keepsake!

Handling Film After Digitization

With the proper handling and care, film is built for a long shelf life. Storing these memories properly in a cool, dry environment will ensure a long life for the processed film. It is also important to keep film away from magnets to prevent the chance of ruining or distorting images.

Choosing to digitize your film to DVDs and digital files is the safest option to ensure your home movies don’t become outdated and unwatchable down the road. Even if you store them properly, getting a solid film to digital transfer promises a lifetime of watching past memories and moments.

Keepsake Solutions is a Columbus, Ohio based memory preservation and film transfer service with over 15 years of experience.  We use cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that your memories are preserved safely, and that no precious moments are left in the past.  


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