Please contact us for any of your Audio or Video Transfer needs. Whether Audio or Video, let Flame Productions and Internet take your old, deteriorating media and transfer it to something that you can continue to cherish for years to come.
Call 239-939-1614 or email Flame Productions & Internet and let us explain how we can preserve your memories forever. Don’t let those important moments crumble away. Call Flame Today! 239-939-1614
Why do you need to digitalize your Film, VHS, DVD or CD media?
While the EXACT shelf-life of VHS tapes is hard to predict, over time the magnetic tape inside the VHS tape will deteriorate. Each time a VHS has been recorded on or over, the VHS tape is worn much more than simply playing it. In addition to recording and re-recording, how the VHS tape is stored greatly influences how long the tape will last. Due to their size, many VHS tapes containing your most precious memories are stored in boxes kept in a closet, or worse. Outside sheds or attics are death traps for this highly sensitive media.
Other possible maladies for your VHS tapes are: Dust, Mold, VHS Players with dirty heads, persistant playing / recording / rewinding and fast forwarding Before your VHS tapes are no longer usable, contact Flame Productions & Internet so we can help preserve your memories forever.
8mm, Super 8mm, or 16mm Film
Storing your film movies at home requires MANY environment considerations. The temperature should not get higher than 75°F with 70°F and cooler are preferred with a relative humidity between 50% and 60%. Vaults maintained at 45°F and 25% relative humidity is the accepted ideal film storage environment. Storing film properly from its beginnings is the ONLY chance you have of keeping your film. The life expectancy of film is not an absolute and never a guarantee. Film has inherent tendencies to decay and fade.
All film has the potential of developing a self-catalyzing film decay called Vinegar Syndrome. It got this name because it emits a vinegar aroma as the film begins to shrink and separate from the non-shrinking emulsion. The decay process is a chemical reaction and it is unstoppable once it starts and the gaseous products of deterioration can damage other films in the same storage area.
Fading is a film deterioration effecting all color film ever made because color dyes have yet to be found that lack resistance to chemical decomposition. Some color dyes used in film emulsions fade slower than others. The probability of an active in-progress fading process is likely for films manufactured before 1982.
In addition to the problems with film itself, the added responsibility of storing, maintaining, even utilizing your old film projector make accessing the memories contained on your film an inconvenience. Take a trip down memory lane with Flame Productions & Internet’s Film Transfer Service.
Vinyl Records (33’s, 45’s, 78’s)
Vinyl records are very “high maintenance”, requiring extensive cleaning as well as various layers of sleeves, liners and covers for protection. Storage location and position are critical to avoid warping of vinyl records. Additionally, dust, static electricity, size, weight, and breakability cause many long term storage challenges for the vinyl record owner.
Vinyl is essentially a thick pliable goo! Because of this plasticity, vinyl is scratched, worn and smoothed as time goes on. As a vinyl record is played, sound quality (particularly at the high end) is lost. This process of sound degradation is directly affected by record storage, turntable quality, and needle quality.
In addition to the limitations of Vinyl records, are the issues of portability and playability. Record players can be a hassle to maintain. Most record players found in homes are used as decoration, a little piece of nostalgia. As of yet, there has not been (to our knowledge) a device that will allow you to play your records in the car. That is, unless you have a VW Bus. In that case, watch out for bumps! Update your Vinyl Records by transfering them to CD with the help of Flame Productions & Internet.