Film is a medium that if stored well can last over 100 years but is often not looked after very well and much of it holds images of value whether they be historical, entertainment, informative or nostalgic. The reason to digitise the film elements can range from preservation, commercial, information or the need to know what you have and historically the costs to digitise has been prohibitive leading to the loss of some valuable material that cannot be recovered.
The advent of some new technologies that now enables high quality film scans in an efficient and costs effective manner has led to our building of a purpose built facility to digitise your assets no matter what your reasons are without breaking the budgets.
ScanSmiths offer a range of services for the digitisation of film based material – focused primarily around high speed, high resolution ingest processes capable of being scaled to process huge libraries, but also including bespoke low volume rare format ingest of film. Designed and operated by specialists from the industry with decades of experience specifically on and around the challenges of digitisation, Big Pic Media draws on that experience combining it with strong focus on efficiency and accuracy through the use of the very latest technologies. The net result is a refreshing new service offering for clients, no matter if you are simply digitising 100 feet of film or 10,000,000 feet
We have a team of experienced film transfer operators with years of experience for both the operational and technical aspects of film handling, as well as secure facilities for film storage during the digitisation process. Our systems for ingest are configured with industry standard high speed high resolution film scanners controlled by highly flexible and intuitive software capable of not only controlling ingest but also editing, colour correction and multiple delivery requirements from H.264 to uncompressed 16bit open EXR files.
Our goal is to provide an efficient service to allow clients to afford the digitisation of large archives to enable both the flexibility of file based media but also the ability to know what you have and how to organise it and provide a platform to allow you to view and manage your content.
Our clients include content owners from Media and Entertainment, Music, Archives, Corporate. Universities, Medical and Government Institutes. All content is treated as confidential and secured both in our facility and in our delivery mechanisms, use by us for any promotional purposes is strictly by agreement.