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DIGITAL IMPROVEMENTS

PROVIDING UNIQUE VIDEO AND AUDIO SERVICES FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESS
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WE TRANSFER, EDIT AND RESTORE ALL TYPES OF FILM, VIDEO AND AUDIO.

Editing & Services
Video editing, Color
Correction, Titling,
DVD Authoring, Etc.

Film Transfer
8mm, Super 8 &
16mm film with
sound to DVD/VHS

Video Transfer
VHS, 8mm, Hi8, MiniDV,
Digital8, DVD & more
transfer to DVD/VHS

Pictures and Slides
Photo Restoration,
Picture Retouching,
Photo & Slide Scanning

Internet Video
Streaming Video
Convert to WMV, RM,
QuickTime, MPEG2/4

Audio Transfer
Audio Cassette, LP, CD,
transfer to CD or MP3

           

Don't get ripped off when converting your film to DVD.

If you want to save your memories and you are going to spend money to have it done, then it pays to have it done right!

Here is a chart comparing our "Digital Improvements" service to bulk "Retail Chain Store" service

Digital Improvements
Retail Chain Store
Capture Quality
Digital Capture to DV standard with up to 550 Lines Resolution
Analog Capture to VHS with up to 240 Lines Resolution. This was the only option. After transferring to VHS you could pay extra to convert the VHS to DVD.
100% Full Frame Capture
YES (Included)
NO
Frame by Frame Capture
YES (Included)

NO

Choice of Music/Sounds/Silent
YES (costs extra but you get to choose the music)
NO choice (but free music insertion of their choice)
Titles Option
YES - AVAILABLE OPTION
NOT AVAILABLE
Enhancements (color, spot/scratch removal, etc.)
YES - AVAILABLE OPTION
NOT AVAILABLE

 

Here are some examples of our work versus their work:

Notes
All Photos are protected and copyrighted by Digital Improvements 2005.
Digital Improvements
Our film process captures directly to a DV video file and has only been enhanced by our default (and included free) color correction.

Retail Chain Store
Retail Chain Store was provided film and standard VHS video tape. Tape was captured by us using a Professional JVC VCR with all settings on maximum quality and captured to a DV file.

Notice the faces! Which do you think is more accurate?

Also notice that our "Full frame capture", captures the part of the man on the right.

Compare the colors, the clarity and especially the sky in the upper right corner.

Check out the color and clarity of the building.

Again you can see more detail in our frame especially on the left and right sides of the picture.

This example shows you why our "Frame by Frame" capturing is superior to their bulk method.

The ghosting in their picture is a direct result of trying to record the film while it is playing instead of capturing each frame like we do.

Roll your mouse on and off the picture to compare the video frames

     
  Digital Improvements with Enhancements Digital Improvements Original

In case you were curious about what else we can offer in terms of restoration, here is an example of about 15 minutes of "enhancements" to the same frame above.

The "enhanced" image is sharper, brighter with better contrast and over all a clearer image.

Take particular note of the faces and the left side of the house.

 

         

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