FATS Media Lab. specialise in transferring slides, photographs, negatives, transparencies & microfilm to high quality digital images, helping to preserve your precious memories for future generations. The degradation of these formats, together with playback equipment becoming more obsolete, means there is a need to digitise sooner rather than later.
The technician begins with careful handling and basic dust & dirt removal, using a light application of compressed air. Our professional Epson and Nikon Coolscan scanners then scan your images at high resolution. Once digitised, we tonally balance the files before exporting TIFF master files together with a more accessible JPEG for online distribution. FATS Media Lab. also boasts a Phase One reprographic camera rig, setup in a dust free, vibration controlled environment to produce images for archival and professional reproduction requirements.
Microfilm (scaled down documents reproduced onto film), Microfiche, and Aperture Cards should also be transferred for preservation. At FATS Media Lab. we ensure all content is assessed and cleaned before being processed through high end NextScan Film Scanners. Additional metadata can be embedded into the files.
Our Creative Services department can further enhance your images, with colour correction, scratch removal, cropping, and any other manual changes you require.
As with our other media digitisation services we can supply your files on Hard Drive, USB, Disc or as an electronic file transfer. We also have a MAM (Media Asset Management) platform for easy access and management of larger libraries.