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The Digital Transfer / Le Transfert Digital
Transfer your older media into the digital now and preserve your precious momies for generations to come.
Transfer your older media into the digital now and preserve your precious momies for generations to come.
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We all have them. Stored away in the farthest corner of the basement. Or, maybe they are right there, at the bottom of the staircase, waiting to be tripped over. Boxes of bulky carousels of projector slides. Most people don't even own a projector any more. Even if you do, no one wants to subject their loved ones to the dreaded slide projector show. We can help you with that! We will develop your slides and bring them into the digital realm. Imagine discovering lost memories, possibly handed down from other generations. Share your past with your future generations!

Photographic slides are positive film on a transparent base. Also known as reversal film, or diapositives, slides are the "opposite" of negatives. Slides became popular with amateur photographers in the 1970s, when the cost of their production decreased, as a way to display their photos to large crowds using slide projectors.

Positive film comes in a variety of formats. They can be either black and white or colour. And, they come in a variety of sizes: 35mm, 126, 110, half-frame, and Super 35mm. Unmounted positive film can be up to 8" x 10" in size.

We can transfer all sizes of positive film for as little as 20 cents a slide. See our pricing page for full details on how you can digitize your precious memories today.
https://thedigitaltransfer.ca/pricing
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The VHS or Video Home System was developed by Victor Company of Japan or JVC in the 1970's. It is a standard for consumer- level video recording on tape cassettes.



Video Memories

Footage of your graduation. Your wedding video. First steps. Recitals. Plays. You have it all captured. On video cassettes. Too bad you don't have a VCR..... Or, even harder to find, they are on Beta! We will transfer all your video memories on DVDs or your computer. We run the tape in real time, and take extra measure that it is well cared for. We can even edit your videos and make DVD menus!

For more information visit our contact and pricing pages.


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Popularized in the late 1950s and used well into the 1980s, reel to reel audio provided an alternative to vinyl records for audio home entertainment. They were also used for voice recording to send audio letters through the mail to keep in contact with loved ones who were abroad. And, in professional studios for decades recording some of your favorite music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

At the digital transfer, we can digitize 3/4" tape for you in multiple speeds to hear once again, and to share them with loved ones for generations to come.

Find out more at www.thedigitaltransfer.ca
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8 mm and Super 8 film

In 1932, during the Great Depression, Eastman Kodak developed the more cost-effective 8 mm film to replace 16 mm film for recording home movies. Both standard 8 mm film and Super 8 film (introduced in 1965) are film formats which are exactly 8 mm wide. Super 8 film became popular quickly due to its easier quick load cartridge format.

If you are wondering about what kind of film you might have, there is a simple way to tell the difference between standard 8 mm film and Super 8. It all has to do with the difference in the placement of the holes that move the film in relation to the frames of the movie itself. The holes on Super 8 film are centered beside the frame, whereas the holes of standard 8 mm film are in between the frames.

Starting in the 1960s, 8 mm film and Super 8 film both had the option for sound. To tell if your reels have sound capabilities, you need to inspect the film. If you see one or two copper bands on the edges of your film, the film may have sound recorded to it. Sound-capable film is rare, however, as the expense of it was very high at the time.

We process film in a frame-by-frame manner. This means, we take your reels and take a photo in 1080i of each individual still frame of the movie. The photos are then strung together at an appropriate rate (different for either standard 8 mm or Super 8) to reproduce the original film. This is a time consuming process, taking up to an hour to capture only 3 minutes of film. But, the results are incredible. They produce clear videos that are view-able on any screen.

For more information , please see our website. www.thedigitaltransfer.ca
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In the early 1980s, Sony made the new craze of home movie recording more accessible to everyone by introducing hand held video cameras that recorded onto miniature video cassettes. The hand held video camera, or camcorder, went through many changes throughout the years, finally becoming digital in 1995. May of us have old home movies filmed by Dads everywhere. These small cassettes hold so many memories of our collective youths, but what can we do with them? The cameras that played the tapes are becoming increasingly rare. And, due to the large number of styles and sizes of tapes, finding the right camera for the job, and having it be in working order is challenging, at best. Here is your answer - bring them to us, and we will digitize them for you. Relive your camping trips, birthday parties, recitals and more. We can transfer:

VHS-C (c. 1982)
Video 8 (c. 1985)
Hi8 (c.1988)
Mini DV (c. 1995)
Digital 8 (c. 1999)
Mini DVD (c. 1996)

We can transfer these tapes to MP4, AVI, MOV and many other formats. Contact us today, or see our pricing page for more info!
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We still love the crackles and snaps that old vinyl is known for, even in today's world of perfection in audio sound.

Phonographs were invented in 1877. By 1925, the first standardized records, made of shellac, were 7" - 10" in diameter and spun at a rate of 78 rpm. These records are very heavy and rigid.

In the 1950s, the 12", 33 1/3 rpm vinyl (also known as LP) and the 7", 45 rpm vinyl (also known as EP) became standard.

We take the time to record your LPs, EPs and 78s at their intended speed, and we do not alter their original sound. Enjoy the classic sounds of old, anywhere, anytime. We keep the crackles and pops, so that you can hear the sound in it's original form, or we can enhance the music to your liking.
Chances are, you don't have a record player in your car, but now you can enjoy those classic sounds you have come to love digitally - anywhere, any time.
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Introduced in 1987 to potentially replace the compact audio cassette, Sony introduced the DAT tape. They were often used by professional and amateur artists to record sessions. We can transfer your DAT tapes to digital, so that you can hear your old garage band again!
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We are happy to announce we can now digitize 8mm and Super 8 silent film! Transfer your old reels to 1080p frame by frame MP4 movies, today! See our prices and much more at www.thedigitaltransfer.ca
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Here are some of the services we offer.
See our website for more information!
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We are happy to announce we are now offering conversion of Audio Reel to Reel 3/4" tapes! Please see our website for more information.
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