Heritage Archiving

Digitizing your history starts with the desire to preserve a legacy.

Save your family’s past: prints, film, photo albums, videos, and more with The Image Flow. Our skilled digitization team can work with you to preserve copies of your heirlooms, keepsakes, and treasures for generations to come.

Preserving your archive starts with what you have: photo albums, framed pictures, a stack of scrapbooks, or something a little less polished, like slides, negatives, or a box of personal belongings.

We’ll assess the collection you bring in, guiding you through our copy and retouching options, and recommending the best formats for your individual needs.

At the end of our digitization process, our team can reproduce your archives as prints, or load your files onto the digital storage device of your choice. Need multiple copies for siblings, relatives, or even a research team for your institution or organization? Additional digital backups are available upon request. We even have price breaks for multiples of prints.

Print Services, Scanning at The Image Flow

Just a few of the things we archive:

  • Family photo albums
  • Loose and framed photographs
  • Slides, film, and negatives
  • Drawings and paintings
  • Recipe cards
  • Scrapbooks
  • Maps
  • Manuscripts
  • Home movies — from reel-to-reel, DV, or VHS
  • Audio recordings

Batch Camera Scans

The Image Flow is recognized for our ability to provide high quality digitization from all physical media formats to still TIFF and JPG images. We can optimize digital files for high quality printing, or simply save them to hard drives which will allow you to organize or share them as you wish.

Our delivered camera scan files include image rotation, basic exposure adjustments and basic color adjustment. The delivered files are large enough (4912 x 7360 pixels) to comfortably print a 16×24 inch image at 300ppi. Ultimately the final quality of the print depends on the resolution and fidelity of the original source.

Transfer Services

Don’t have the technology to watch your home videos anymore? VHS tapes, Betamax, film transfers for 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 — let us digitize those memories for you.

Our archived digital videos are output in MP4 format to a DVD, an external USB drive (provided by the client or available at an additional charge), or as both. All files are backed up to our servers for 14 days.

We can transfer the following formats to MOV, AVI, MP4 or DVD:

  • VHS
  • SVHS
  • VHS-C
  • HI8
  • Regular 8
  • Video 8
  • MiniDV
  • HDV
  • PAL DVCam
  • PAL MiniDV
  • BetaCam SP

Video Transfer Pricing

Equipment set up fee $20

Analog FormatVideo LengthTransfer to DVDTransfer to HD as MOV, AVI or MP4
VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, HI8, Regular 8, MiniDV30 minutes$32$45
VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, HI8, Regular 8, MiniDV31–60 minutes$45$60
VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, HI8, Regular 8, MiniDV61–120 minutes$55$70
HDV, DVCam, PAL Tapeup to 120 minutes$70$85

Audio Transfer

We also transfer analog audio formats to MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC:

  • Audio Cassette Tape
  • Micro Cassette Tape
  • Mini Disc Tape
  • 1/4″ Reel to Reel Tape with 7” Diameter
  • CD Backup
  • CD Duplication
  • Conversion of audio files between formats

For reel-based formats (cassettes and reel to reel), each side of the recording is exported as one file by default. Track separation is possible if there are clear gaps in audio between segments. We can also place track markers throughout the recording for spoken word tracks, or merge both sides of a reel based format for one long file per recording.

Want audio in multiple file formats? It’s just $5 more per file format conversion.

Analog FormatAudio LengthTransfer to playable CD
Audio Cassette, Micro Cassette, & Mini Disc1–30 minutes$32
Audio Cassette, Micro Cassette, & Mini Disc31–120 minutes$40
1/4" Reel to Reel1–60 minutes$40
1/4" Reel to ReelEach additional hour+$30

Have a big project? Contact us for a quote today.

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