What do VHS tapes, Betamax tapes, 8mm film, and film negatives all have in common? Besides being terribly outdated, they often hold some of our most precious memories. Fortunately, the folks at Memorable have created a simple way in which to not only organize those memories, but preserve them for posterity.
Here's how it works: First, Memorable scans and syncs material from the full range of media formats into pristine digital form. Then it organizes memories into an easy-to-use digital timeline. Built-in tools allow you to view, edit, and share your memories, and adding them to your timeline as they unfold. Most importantly, you can trust that the staff will treat your originals with care. Thousands of people have already enlisted Memorable to protect their most-precious moments, something the staff views not only as an honor, but a responsibility.
With the advent of the digital age, calling movies “films” is becoming increasingly inaccurate, and Pixcel is at the forefront of this media shift. The digitization business started as a research project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focused on bringing old media to the modern world. That was more than a decade and five Fast and the Furious sequels ago. Nowadays, Pixcel has established a name for itself outside the academic sphere, digitizing not only family memorabilia, but massive archives for the Joffrey Ballet, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and the United States Geological Society. They transform analog formats—such as tape, film and photos—into digital HD files, which they can store on everything from DVDs to external hard drives.
The physical-to-digital technicians of Pixcel 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 digital files, able to be stored on hard drives or burned onto physical discs. They can also upgrade the quality of images, increasing clarity and producing brighter colors through frame-by-frame scanning, film restoration, and color correction.
At Zichronot Video Productions, a team of audiovisual experts record events and updates obsolete media to digital formats. Filming packages include up to two cameramen, professional editing, and professionally-mastered DVD recordings of weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other events. The onsite digitization lab, meanwhile, transcribes the contents of VHS, VHS-C, and Mini DV tapes, and records to digital media.
Cilento Photography is a full-service professional photography studio specializing in wedding, high school senior, family, children, and business photography. Clients can choose to have pictures taken wherever they feel most comfortable, whether that be in Cilento's state-of-the-art studios, on location, in home, or at work. The team of experienced photographers brings a keen artistic eye to shoots both big and small.
Black Label Boudoir's founder and photographer, Dina Sampras, highlights the distinctive beauty of each of her clients through elegant and relaxed private boudoir sessions. Subjects are put at ease by Dina's reassuring guidance as they slip into alluring lingerie or camouflage-colored rain ponchos to create gift-worthy photographs for anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings. As clients shift from pose to pose, Dina captures the most flattering angles using natural lighting and contrasts tailored to the situation, resulting in muted color or black and white shots that are truly unique to each client’s personality and sensuality.
Dina caters to clients with individual packages and pinup parties that spice up girls’ nights out by helping each woman unleash her inner, domesticated spirit tiger within the company of encouraging pals.