MVP will scan each of your slides and create a digital file that you can email, print, or post online.
"I have been most pleased with this company in their helpfulness, timeliness, professionalism, and quality of their work. These were priceless family memories from the 1950's-1960's. I still have more items to convert, and look forward to using Movietyme Video Productions again."
- Jeanine & Jim I. (Online review)
What makes MVP different is in the details.
All work is done here in our office. Your slides are NOT shipped to another company or another state.
Physical Cleaning: Dust is the enemy of slides. Even the smallest particle of dust can look large when scanned at a high resolution. We gently wipe each slide, then blow both sides with compressed air to clean off debris. Though removing all dust is impossible, this physical cleaning allows your images to look their best.
Scanning: Each slide will be digitized at 2400 dpi and saved as an image file.
We scan and work with your images as TIF files to ensure maximum quality. TIF files are uncompressed files and are very large, but this provides a better quality final image.
Rotation: We will rotate each image to its proper orientation and flip it (left or right) to the correct side (when possible).
Cropping: Each image will be cropped to the edges.
Color Correction: Each image will be color corrected to bring out the lost colors. We do this MANUALLY with EACH SLIDE. This is not an automated process.
Digital Cleaning: We also do some light touch-up work in Photoshop.
Images: Each digital image will be saved to a file. You can choose to have your finished images as JPG or TIF files.
Each file will have an overall name and sequence number at the end. For example, "Wedding_102" or "Reunion_257". When a date is available, we will start each group with the year for easy reference like "1965_Anniversary_391". We can name your images based on your groups, boxes, or carousels (100+ per group).
You can leave your slides in their boxes or carousels. We will remove them for scanning. (We will be happy to put the slides back into the carousels/boxes, but we cannot promise the order.) If you like, you can group your slides by year or event. This will help us with naming your files. If your slides are in metal frames, you will want to remove them from the frames (to avoid special handling charges).
Once cleaning is complete, your images are ready for delivery. You can choose:
Digital Download: We will upload your image files to a secure location and email you a link so you can download them to your computer. This link is private and temporary, so be sure to save them to your personal storage. $12
USB Drive: We can copy your files to a USB thumb drive and return it along with your media. $12
Yes, we can. Glass slides, slides in metal frames and other slides sizes may have different rates. There are NO SETUP CHARGES for any slide type.
Here is a sample of the color correction results of a digitized 35mm slide.
The left side is before color correction and the right side is after. The level of improvement varies, but in general, the resulting digital image will look better than the original slide.
Your Slides as a Video Slideshow
We can also create a video slideshow with music to turn your slides into a memorable DVD or Blu-ray.
After your slides are scanned and color corrected, we can edit a Video Slideshow of your images
Each image will show for 5 seconds
Images will dissolve from one to the next, giving your slideshow a smooth, professional feel
Background music is included at no extra charge
You can have a DVD or MP4 file
Only $29 (up to 500 images)
"Movietyme did a great job of converting our family's archive of 35mm slides to digital images for my Dad's 90th birthday celebration. Amazing color and clarity for film images that were 45 to 55 years old. Very grateful to see old friends and relatives as the young people I remember! A treasure!"