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35mm Slides to DVD

Most Slide to DVD conversion projects at Reborn Audio/Video are 35mm slides, although we also support other formats as well (large format, 126, and more).

Slides to DVD (as well as Photos to DVD and Negatives to DVD) have several quality options to choose from depending on your needs. Options include scan quality, resolution, and finish editing. 

View our 35mm slides to DVD pricing schedule.

Converting Slides to Digital – The Mold Problem


By Jamey Nordby - October 18, 2019

Do you have boxes of slides in your home that hold precious family memories? If so, you’re probably worried about them being ruined or deteriorating over time. Those slides carry unforgettable memories and stories of your family member’s lives. They may hold images of those who are no longer with you. They preserve special days and moments that we want to remember forever. That’s why it’s so important to digitize those memories so that they won’t be permanently lost! If you’re thinking of converting slides to digital format, there’s one problem to consider: Mold.

There’s a good chance you’ve been storing your slides in a box in an attic or basement. Some of them will have been there for many years. Your media are, therefore, at risk of water damage and high humidity. The result of these two perils can be mold growth. Even if you’ve stored your slides as safely as possible, there’s always the chance of an unavoidable accident occurring. If you’ve just opened your box of slides to discover they’re covered in mold, don’t panic! The good news is you can remove mold from your slides so you can digitize them.

What Do You Need?

To clean mold from your slides, you need a pair of soft, clean cotton gloves. You’ll also need an absorbent cotton pad and some isopropyl alcohol of 98 percent content or higher.

What Do You Do?

Follow these simple steps to remove mold effectively from your slides:

  • Put on the cotton gloves. This will ensure you leave no unwanted fingerprints on the surface of the slides.
  • Dampen the cotton pad with isopropyl alcohol. Wipe over the film with the pad gently. This will remove the mold. When the mold is no longer visible, you can stop cleaning.
  • Remount the slides in a fresh glass mount. This will keep them safe and prevent new mold from growing.
  • Allow the slide to dry naturally in the air after you’ve applied the alcohol and wiped it away.
  • Repeat this process to all slides that have signs of mold.

What Should You Avoid?

The process to remove mold from slides is relatively simple. There are, however, a few things that you should avoid doing. If you do any of the following, you could risk permanently damaging your precious slides.

  • Don’t use any water-containing cleaning solution. This could cause more mold to grow. Don’t use ordinary alcohol either. You need to use the right solution to guarantee effective removal without the chance of regrowth.
  • Don’t store the newly cleaned slides in any place where there is a high moisture or humidity level. This will help to prevent more mold from growing on the slides.
  • Digitize your slides as quickly as possible after removing mold growth. This will ensure that if mold grows again, you will still be able to preserve your memories for the future.

Contact the Reborn team today to find out more about converting slides to digital format. We can help to make sure you don’t lose those important family moments forever.

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Convert miniDV Videotape to Digital

Convert miniDV to mp4, mov, avi

By Jamey Nordby - September 12, 2018

Like everybody else, you want to watch your videos again!

Fortunately, videotape to digital, videotape to dvd, specifically miniDV to Digital are all available and affordable!

This hi quality videocamera tape has superior quality to its predecessors VHS, VHS-C, and HI8. You can expect a very high quality in most cases that can be shared on the cloud via Youtube, Dropbox, etc. You can also use external hard drives and USB sticks depending on your needs. 

Hi quality playback equipment is critical in order to produce the best quality in your digital video. The professional DV player decks are the best options.

 
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miniDV to Digital

videotape to digital is the most flexible option for today's video

By Jamey Nordby - August 1, 2018

MiniDV is a great video format. It is high quality, small format and easily convertible to digital. Digital, as opposed to DVD, gives you the most flexibility to play on multiple computer platforms, backup to hard drives or cloud services, and share easily with friends. 

When it is time to convert miniDV to dgitial - choose a format that works best - and longest.

VHS to Digital overtaking VHS to DVD !

8mm Film to Digital is also growing

By Jamey Nordby - August 1, 2018

5 years ago, nearlyl 90% of videtape conversions were VHS to DVD. Now nearly 50% of all videotape conversions are VHS to Digital

As more and more consumers become comfortable wtih digital tehnology, converting VHS to mp4, quicktime, or AVI is growing rapidly. While DVD's are still popular, digital formats for a computer are 1) editable 2) sharable and 3) easy to backup.

If editing is desired - DVD is NOT the way to go. What is needed is a format that today's video editing programs support. 

If sharing is desired - DVD is NOT the way to go. What is needed is a format that can be shared via dropbox, youtube, email, etc.

If backup is desired - DVD is NOT the way to go. Backup for DVD is simply making more copies. This does not prevent DVD technology from becoming obsolete - you just have more copies of old technology. What is needed is a format that can be included in normal backup and cloud backup systems. 

DVDs are a fading technology. While still useful, DVD will not be here in 50 years. Digital, even if it changes formats, will be around as long as computers are around. 
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Videotape to Digital - convert it or toss it!

VHS to Digital, Hi8 to Digital, miniDV to Digital - - convert it, throw it away or pay next year's prices

By Jamey Nordby - July 30, 2018

The choice may not be easy, but it is simple. All videotape degrades with age. From climate, accidents, tape players eating the tape, flooding - we've seen it all. When it comes to figuring out what to do - converting videotape to digital comes down to: 1.) convert it today, 2) throw it away, and 3) convert it later at future prices.

Choice #1 can put this task behind you forever - whether it is videotape to DVD or videotape to digital - once this is done - you never have to do it again! You can watch your files on TV, computer, upload them to the cloud, share them via youtube,  usb, etc. 
Choice #2 means that you throw away all memories on VHS, Hi8, or miniDV videotape - forever. The upside - you clean up storage and it is cheaper. The downside is you no loger have the memories or the choice to see them again - forever.
Choice #3 is a decision to store the tapes longer - and maybe lose them to the dangers listed above - and pay tomorrow's prices, afterwich you revist Choice #1 and Choice #2 in the future.


 
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