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Video & Photo Conversion

Video to DVD

Your wedding … baby’s first birthday … the church Christmas play … all these memories, saved forever on video tape.  Or so you think.

A typical video tape may last as long as 20 years, but image & sound deterioration can become noticeable in as little as 5 years.  Couple this with the fact that the VCR is basically “out”, and other tape-based camcorder formats are following and you’ll soon realize that your grandkids won’t have the ability to watch these precious memories, years down the road.  Your only choice is to have them preserved NOW in digital format.

RCS offers affordable plans to transfer your video tape to DVD.  We transfer 8mm video tape, Hi8, Digital8, Mini-DV, VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C and more.

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Photo Scanning

Check your closet, and you’ll probably find shoeboxes, albums and envelopes FULL of precious memories.  Photographs are one of the most treasured keepsakes a person can have, and that’s why it’s crucial to preserve these images by having them scanned!  Turning your photos into digital images serves many important purposes; not only are the images preserved against color fade, age, deterioration, curling or ripping, but scanned images also take the place of negatives.  That’s right – you’ll no longer have a need to keep all those negatives!   (By the way, if you HAVE negatives but no photos to go with them, we can scan them as well … just ask!)

Plus, if you’re wondering how your family will EVER be able to peacefully divide up your family photos once you’re gone, having them scanned to digital eliminates this problem.  Everyone can have a copy of every picture, easily and very affordably!

1949 (click to enlarge)

Whether from 1949 or 1999, your photos will be beautifully preserved using Rethink’s scanning services!

Your photos will be scanned using modern equipment and software that doesn’t just capture the image, but also enhances it!  All photos are scanned using 16 bit color resolution.  While some high-volume services might do your job FASTER, we promise to handle your photos as if they were our own.  Each image is individually inspected for quality, and all photos are treated with care!

1999 (click to enlarge)

Rethink Creative Services offers several packages for digitizing your color prints:

  • STANDARD PACKAGE: your photos, up to 8×10, scanned at standard resolution (300 dpi) with color correction, and saved in JPEG format on a CD.   .23 per photo, plus a one-time set-up fee per project – $.5.00. 
  • HIGH RES PACKAGE: your photos, up to 8×10, scanned at high resolution (600 dpi) with color correction, and saved in JPEG format on a CD.  .30 per photo, plus a one-time set-up fee per project – $5.00

Either package may be adequate for your needs, depending on the intended use of your scans.  In color prints, the quality of a scan at 600 dpi may only be minimally better than 300 dpi, but if you’re looking to preserve older photos, or have enlargements made, the higher resolution scan may be worth it.

Also available:

  • IMAGE RESTORATION: major flaws and obstacles digitally removed – Starts at $2.50 per image, depending on damage

    Actual damaged photograph from 1912, before and after restoration (click to enlarge)

  • DVD Picture Slideshow (for t.v. viewing) – .15 per photo – minimum of 50 (in addition to regular package rates)

Slide Scanning

It was a staple during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s – the slide show.  Everyone gathered around the living room, a retractable screen set up … and the precious memories of your vacation, holiday or family life projected for all to “ooh” and “ah” at.

Today, however, that technology is obsolete.  Slide projectors are no longer being manufactured, and your memories are not only trapped on those hard-to-view slides – they’re also slowly fading away.  Due to storage methods, handling, moisture, and the very nature of 35mm slides, the fading process is often inevitable, and it’s also irreversible.  Your best choice is to preserve the images NOW, in digital format, while you still can!

Your slides will be scanned using modern equipment and software that doesn’t just capture the image, but also enhances it!  You’ll be amazed at how some of your pictures – even those 30 or 40 years old – come to life!  All photos are scanned using Digital ICE technology, which helps remove dust, dirt and speckles. 16 bit color resolution.  While some high-volume services can do your job FASTER, we promise to handle your slides as if they were our own.  Each image is individually inspected for quality, and all slides are treated with care!

An actual slide – more than 40 years old – comes to life with Rethink scanning services (click to enlarge)

Rethink offers several packages:

  • STANDARD PACKAGE: your slides scanned at standard resolution (300 dpi) with color correction, and saved in JPEG format on a CD –   .25 per slide, plus a one-time set-up fee per project ( $5.00)
  • HIGH-RES PACKAGE: your slides scanned at high resolution (600 dpi) with color correction, and saved in JPEG format on a CD – .32 per slide, plus a one-time set-up fee per project ( $5.00)

Either package may be adequate for your needs, depending on the intended use of your scans.  If you just want to archive your images, view them on screen, e-mail them, or post them on the web, standard resolution scanning should be alright.  If you plan to makes prints or enlargements, high resolution is recommended.  Sample scans available upon request.

Have an extremely large volume scanning project?  Ask about available discounts!

Also available:

  • IMAGE RESTORATION: major flaws and obstacles digitally removed – Starts at $2.50 per image, depending on damage

Before ...

… and after (click to enlarge)

  • DVD Picture Slideshow (for t.v. viewing) – .15 per photo – minimum of 50 (in addition to regular package rates)

 

 

Video Editing

slide shows for promotional pieces and presentations
home video editing – recruitment videos

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