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Educational

Educational

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Educational

Educational

We at Advanced Media have been working with and serving the educational market for years.

We have worked with the UC universities system in preserving and transferring libraries, as well as USC, AFI and the University of Arkansas.

Many educational institutions hold substantial libraries of immense historical and even commercial value that simply cannot be reproduced or substituted.

These libraries are untapped source of educational content that could be used and benefited from.

We have invested over the years in equipment dedicated to the preservation of educational libraries, regardless of the format. We can create DVDs and any type files from VHS, Beta, ¾” U-Matic, DV, DVD, Audio Cassette, reel-to-reel and virtually any media and tape source.

Since educational projects require specific bids, please contact us here or call us at 1-855-551-5857

8mm Film

8mm Film

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8mm Film

8mm Film

8mm film has been around since the early 1930s and was developed to provide a cheaper alternative to the costlier 16mm film format.

The 8mm film format was an instant success and has been used by individuals, families and professionals alike to document life as it happened, which today represents our entire unique and invaluable history and memories.

 

8mm film comes in several variations – Standard 8mm film, Super 8mm film, Single-8 and Straight 8, with the most common being Standard 8 film and Super 8 film. The Super 8 was introduced in the mid-60s and quickly replaced the standard 8mm by many users.

Most 8mm films we receive have no sound. However, occasionally we get films with sound embedded, which we handle as well. Transferring 8mm film with sound does require an extra process.

The 8mm format has faded with the advent of cheaper and more accessible VHS camcorders, however, recently there has been a revival of the 8mm and Super 8 formats, with many artists and hobbyists shooting on 8mm film in order to utilize its unique picture qualities and several film festivals dedicated to 8mm film had sprung up. Even higher-end wedding videographers have been using 8mm film now in order to achieve an authentic nostalgic film look.

We at Advanced Media have transferred tens of thousands of feet of film for thousands of individuals and institutions from around the country.

We currently offer a major upgrade and transfer 8mm film directly to high-definition video (HD), therefore you will be receiving the highest possible resolution for your film, which will enable you to enjoy it in ways that were not possible before. In addition, we monitor and adjust the motion so that your film will not run too fast or to slow.

The benefits of transferring to HD are that the clarity, resolution and motion are much better and vastly improved. Now, you, your friends and your family can finally enjoy your family history in full high-definition clarity.
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Corporate

Corporate

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Corporate

Corporate

Advanced Media has been catering and serving various corporations and business entities, including Kaiser Permanente, Iron Mountain, Giorgio Armani, Herbalife and many other law firms, union trades and various for-profit and non for-profit organizations.

Corporations generally have various media needs, which may include library conversions, preservation of valuable content and distribution of marketing and communication media.

With vast resources and ability to handle any type of media and convert and mass produce to any type of media, we are set to handle all your corporate media needs.

When you choose to work with Advanced Media, you choose a commitment to high level of professionalism, top of the line equipment, extensive experience and most importantly – a high level of commitment to customer service.

Since most corporate type media jobs require custom bidding, please contact us here or call us at 1-855-551-5857

16mm Film

16mm Film

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16mm Film

16mm Film

16mm film, which was introduced in the early 1920s, was at the time interestingly enough considered to be a low-quality film by the film industry.

Today, nearly 100 years later, it is still embraced by many filmmakers and producers for small theatrical films, which only attests to its overall high quality, even in today’s terms.

16mm film comes in 3 main flavors – Standard 16mm, Super 16mm and Ultra 16mm (very uncommon). Some notable recent pictures produced on Super 16mm are Leaving Las Vegas, Sex and the City and The Hurt Locker.

We would like to note that we do not handle 16mm film for professional broadcast purposes. Our specialty is in the institutional archival and family history preservation and restoration.

We currently are able to transfer 16mm film to standard definition video (SD) and can transfer 16mm and Super 16mm film to DVD and files.

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Photos

Photos

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Photos

Photos

We offer photo scanning to digital files. We can generate medium to large photo scans as well as provide touch-up and color correction services.

Some other services we offer for photo scanning is creation of a video montage on DVD or a movie file, and adding music and/or narration over it.

We can also blend video and photos together and create interesting motion on the photos. There is very little we cannot do – it is all up to your imagination and needs.

We can create most digital files – DPX, TIFF, TARGA, JPEG, BMP, PNG and even PDFs, as well as others. Please inquire for a specific format, resolution, DPI and bit-depth.

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Slides

Slides

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Slides

Slides

In addition to our photo scanning services, we also offer specialized high-end slides scanners and retouching services. We can scan slides to DVDs, Blu-rays and files.

Just like our photo scanning services, we do offer editorial services for slides, including making a family movie, blending with video footage, adding music and narration, titles and interesting zooms and pans on the actual slides.

In short, we make it come to life!

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The VHS Family

The VHS Family

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The VHS Family

The VHS Family

The VHS Family

By far the most common home video format and the most frequent transferred.

VHS (Video Home System) was created in the 1970s and surprisingly is still being manufactured as of 2010 for limited use. It comes in several flavors – most common is the standard VHS, as well as S-VHS, VHS-C and the less frequent D-VHS.

The most important fact regarding VHS, and analog media in general, is that the magnetic particles that form the recorded picture and sound fade away and disintegrate over time. Even the earth magnetic filed does affect analog media such as VHS.

The VHS format is especially susceptible to decay because it was not designed to last for a very long time and was never designed for true professional use.

Another factor to consider, especially when transferring VHS to DVD or VHS to files, is that since VHS has been in use for nearly 40 years and have been through many evolutionary steps, there is really no way to predict which VHS player will play any given tape at optimal quality. Here at Advanced Media, we have a wide variety of VHS decks, from specialized professional-grade decks, to hard-to-find unique models. We always match your tape with the deck that will be the best fit for your tape.

In reality, transferring VHS to DVD and files, is an art form just as much as it is science, and we at Advanced Media have accumulated tens of thousands of tape hours to back it up.

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The Beta Family

The Beta Family

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The Beta Family

The Beta family is probably the most diverse family among the entire tape format families and covers the entire range from home video to professional broadcast flavors.

Most people are familiar with the Betamax system, which was introduced along VHS in the 1970s, however, which lost its footing in the infamous “format war”.

Interestingly enough, despite Betamax decline, it had continued production until the year 2002 in many countries, and was also an important evolutionary step towards the development of BetaCam and professional video formats.

The BetaCam line is the professional evolution of Betamax into the broadcast industry. BetaCam has evolved from the standard BetaCam tape, to the higher quality BetaCam SP and then later to BetaCam SX, Digital BetaCam, BetaCam IMX and eventually it to high-definition flavors – HDCAM & HDCAM-SR

Here at Advanced Media we have the full capacity to handle every possible Beta format for you.

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Government

Government

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Governement

Governement

As an approved government contractor, we can service most government and municipal agencies.

We have performed many library conversion jobs for bodies such as the FBI and various cities in various states, including California.

We constantly upgrade and invest in new equipment and adhere to very high standards.

A division of Advanced Media, HD Creative Services, specializes in servicing the various media and post-production needs of motion pictures studios and production companies, and both our divisions constantly benefit each other.

When you choose to work with us, you choose top-level expertise, large resource pool, deep level knowledge and experience and great customer service. With vast experience and penetration in the motion picture industry, we rise above in order to service your needs.

To get a quote for your project, please contact us here or call us at 1-855-551-5857

Digitize

Digitize

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Digitize

Digitize

Digitizing, or the process of converting picture and sound into a file form that can be read by computers, means that what you currently have on a tape, film or a slide can be easily edited and manipulated digitally with your preferred editing software, or with a professional.

You can use these files to share with family and friends, edit and tell your own family story, promote yourself and your ideas online, and if they have some commercial value – go ahead and find a way to make some money by selling or licensing it.

Another major benefit of digitizing, is that you take a very smart step toward preserving and securing your family history and memories on a readily accessible file format, which can be read by any computer, now and in the future.

We offer digitizing to all file type and can digitize from virtually any source – DVD, VHS, Blu-ray, Beta, Video8, 8mm & 16mm film, MiniDV, photos, slides, CDs, Audio Cassettes and many more.

Most common files are: QuickTime (DV, ProRes, Uncompressed, H.264), AVI, WMV (Windows Media), DIVX, Flash, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DPX and many more. If you need it – we can handle it.

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