Like sugar cubes and sidewalk-chalk portraits of the Wicked Witch of the West, film tends to vanish when it gets wet. Keep memories from melting with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of film and video transfers from FilmTransfer.com, valid online or for drop-off in Northbrook. This Groupon is not valid toward hard drives, and shipping is not included.
FilmTransfer.com ushers priceless portraits and home videos into the digital age with meticulous transfer, restoration, and preservation services. Reels of Super 8 and 16mm film begin their journey through the picture-pampering process ($12.50/50') with a gentle cleansing and an analysis before skilled editors color-correct film (an additional $0.20/ft.), adjust brightness, and transfer each frame to its own digital file to prevent overlapping. Up to 1,200 feet of film will fit on a single DVD, and the team can sequence images to the customer's liking, allowing families to watch wedding events in order or bar mitzvah speeches backward. Alternatively, editors will convert VHS, Betamax, and 8mm video tapes to one of several modern formats with chapters every five minutes and the ability to upload footage to any editing software ($15+/tape).
The physical-to-digital technicians of Memorable understand that old media can slowly deteriorate from age, improper handling, or the focused fury of Leonard Maltin’s trained moths. Through their transfer services, the staffers can skillfully turn photographs and slides, VHS and camcorder tapes, and film into everlasting memories. They can also upgrade the quality of images, increasing clarity and removing artifacts of age through high resolution scanning, dust and dirt removal, and grain reduction.