Now that Winter feels as though it is upon us, it is that time of year when Christmas starts to loom. It is never too early to start planning to get those family archives prepared for a yuletide reveal. Particularly with larger archives on video tape or cine film. October has just flown by, please do not leave it until December as slots are already starting to get filled….
I have just changed my website server and publishing system to comply with new security requirements, it wasn’t strictly necessary as I don’t store any sensitive data on my site, but it’s always best to stay ahead of changes. I am still (first week of November) making small changes so if something odd happens when you click on a tab, my sincere apologies, but it’s worth it to confirm everything is “Secure” on the site for the next decade.
Due to the wonders of Health and Safety in Europe it has become increasingly difficult to get a high quality cine film cleaning solution in the UK. The film cleaner I used from 2009 to 2016 is no longer deemed safe, although it would seem that it was safe (phew!) but so little of it was sold that it wasn’t worth jumping through hoops to prove it, so production stopped. Then I found FilmGuard by Film-tech the price of which has just almost doubled in a year from £38 a bottle to £71 a bottle due to import costs from the USA. Therefore almost doubling the cost of the film cleaning process. It has to be said FilmGuard is brilliant stuff and I will absorb the extra cost as I do not want to put my prices up. The alternative is to use something inferior and I won’t do that. Once you have found the best it’s hard to roll back to something that isn’t quite as good….
Right, on with the detail…..
My name is Chris, I set up my company in February 2003 and I have spent the last 15 1/2 years striving for the perfect digital image. Whether it is a Cinefilm to DVD transfer, or any other format such as Camcorder tape, Video tape, Disc, Card, Photo or Slide. I aim to provide the best possible service using class leading equipment, such as the “Memory HD” for cine film. Click on one of the boxes below and it will take you to all the information you need about your current archive format and how I will turn it into a digital format for you. I never, ever cut corners and every decision is made with quality in mind, right down to Daikin Air Conditioning, burglar alarm and 4K CCTV system installed by Recosecurity. This is to keep the equipment (and me) running at peak performance and to maintain the perfect atmosphere for video tape and Cinefilm and so that my customers will know everything is as secure as possible. Only I work here, you will only ever talk to me so you will get exactly what you want from my service, it will be tailored to your needs and hopefully your final archive will far exceed your expectations. I will always be upfront and tell you what equipment I use and how your films and videos will be digitized. I look forward to hearing from you.
Chris Squires - November 2018