Although long absent from the mass market, EachMoment converts thousands of hours of 16mm film to digital and DVD each year, and our customers always tell us how liberating and comforting it is to be able to free up space around the home and to rest assured that their footage will be safe for many more years. Not least of all, ciné film is also highly flammable. Any customers who have been storing large quantities of 16mm film over the years often feel more secure knowing that they have bypassed a substantial safety risk by converting 16mm film to digital and DVD.
Although it is difficult to say exactly how long it takes for 16mm film to degrade, most people are unable to provide the best environment to prevent their deterioration. Although some can last decades, heat, moisture and sunlight all have a damaging impact on the quality of 16mm film – it’s always devastating to learn that your precious memories have either lost their clarity or have vanished entirely. As ciné film ages, it can become dry, brittle and sometimes smell slightly vinegary as a result of degradation. Specialist chemicals and equipment can save the day. In short, the sooner you transfer your 16mm film to digital and DVD the better.
Transferring 16mm film to digital and DVD will convert any old memories that are entombed in the footage of your deteriorating tapes. If you were to convert 16mm film footage to digital, not only would it free up plenty of space in your garage, shelves or the attic, you can also securely protect your memories for many more years to come. Transferring 16mm film to DVD and digital also allows you to relive your memories on your computer, laptop or mobile, so you can take them with you wherever you go!
Preserving your precious memories and gifting an EachMoment Memory Box to a friend or family member is an especially touching way to remind those closest to you how much you care about them. Whether it be a birthday, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s or Father’s Day, the memories enclosed in an EachMoment Memory Box always make the most thoughtful gift.