35mm Slide Scanning San Diego
Scan 35mm Slides
With the majority of people who shoot slides using the 35mm format, at DVD Your memories in San Diego we are ready and able to give you the best possible scans from your slides. Our professional Nikon slide scanning equipment, along with the extensive training and slide scanning work being done by our technicians enables us to give you the best results from your slides. We are also able to correct color shift, fading and other potential problems that usually arise with older slides. All of our files are saved to 100 year archival DVD’s in order to provide you with the longest lasting memories.
35mm Slide Scanning San Diego - Pricing
Mounted 35mm & 126 Slides
|4000 DPI||3000 DPI||2000 DPI|
|Pricing (per slide)||$0.85||$0.75||$0.65|
|Prices include Digital ICE4 dust and scratch removal, exposure correction, cropping and proper image rotation.|
NOTE: For quantities over 500 slides, additional bulk discounts apply; please inquire at the time of your order.
- All Orders: The first DVD Master of your scanned slides is NO CHARGE. DVD copies thereafter will be $10.00 each and Blu-ray copies are $20.00 each.
- 3D Stereo or other irregular formats, including slides that are glass, metal, or plastic mounted, please add 50¢ per image.
- There is a $10 minimum for all orders. Also, if you are organizing your slides into groups of less than 20 images, then there will be a $1 per custom folder/filename only for the groups that have less than 20 images.
Sharing your memories with others? We provide extra copies packaged and ready for only $10 each.$10 per CD / DVD
Upgraded Resolution - 4000 DPI
Our professional-grade slide scanners can create JPEG or TIFF format images up to 4000 DPI. This is the highest resolution available and is recommended for the true archivist. Imagine being able to print out your images as large as 11"x17"!
Files are in JPEG format. If you would like TIFF files please add 50¢ per image.
Add $0.50 per image
Contact Proof Sheets
These are also known as proof sheets. Contact sheets allow you to view all your pictures in seconds on a few pieces of paper.$10 for every 100 slides
Upgrade to Blu-ray
Upgrade your slide scanning order to our Blu-Ray discs for only $20! We'll place your slides as digital images on a Blu-ray disc, which holds much more data than a CD or DVD. For more information about our Blu-ray services, please visit our Blu-ray transfer page.$20 per disc
For most manual color corrections (color balance, levels, brightness, contrasting, etc.) the cost is $1 per image. A technician will inspect and manually adjust each image; we don't rely on an automated computer program to judge what looks good to the human eye.$1.00 per image restored
DVD Your Memories charges $40 per half-hour for image restoration (fixing deep/wide scratches, scuffs, damage from tape/glue).$40 per half hour
Once we've scanned your slides, why not make a slideshow movie out of it? Pick out your favorite music and let us do the rest. What better way to watch your memories than in your own personalized DVD slideshow movie!?Click here for more info
35mm Slide Scanning
35mm film is the basic film gauge most commonly used for chemical still photography and motion pictures, and remains relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1892 by William Dickson and Thomas Edison, using film stock supplied by George Eastman. The photographic film is cut into strips 35 millimeters (about 1 3/8 inches) wide—hence the name. The standard negative pulldown for movies (“single-frame” format) is four perforations per frame along both edges, which makes for exactly 16 frames per foot. (for stills, the standard frame is eight perforations).
Slides are first cleaned with compressed air. This removes any extra dust and other particles without damaging the slide. For this we use a special air compressor to allow just the right amount of air pressure.
We use the professional grade Nikon SuperCoolSCAN 5000 ED and 9000 ED slide scanners to digitize your slides. These are dedicated units that produce amazing results when used properly. There are companies out there that will scan slides to dvd using flat-bed scanners. Those companies will not be able to attain the depth of color or clarity of a more high-end dedicated slide scanner such as the Nikon SuperCoolSCAN 5000/9000 ED.
Slides are previewed in the scanning software program where the cropping and other adjustments are set. All slides are labeled numerically by box marking (ie: FarmHouse_001.jpg). Folders are also named according to the original organizational structure of the slides.
After all the slide scanning is finished we go through each image one-by-one and make sure that it is oriented properly (people are standing upright) and not flipped (words appearing mirrored). Once the image scanning technician has looked over all the images, a second technician will look over each image again and sign off on the “customer notes sheet” showing that each image has truly been double-checked.
Once all the slides have been scanned and inspected, they will be burned to our special 100 year archival DVDs (unless otherwise specified by the customer). These disks are regarded as the best medium for long-term storage.
Almost every 35mm slide we encounter has deteriorated in some form. Let’s face it, slides are usually pretty old and nothing stays looking new forever. There are many defects that arise through the aging process. The most common ailment for slides is simple fading. Fading usually manifests as colors losing their vibrancy and a general yellowing of the entire image. If you are interested in seeing how we can restore your old slides please ask your image scanning technician to give you an example.
Manual Color Correction Service vs. Image Restoration Service
Manual color correction is described in the Pricing and Basic Info section and mainly is used to fix problems with color. For example if the slide has a yellow cast to it, in many cases we can neutralize that color and bring back the original colors. We will check for the whitest pixel in the important viewable area of the image and reset that to the 100% white value, and do the same for black. No software program can do this because we are evaluating the image based on the important data and disregarding things like backlighting from windows and such. If your images has a color cast to them or are too dark, just ask our image scanning technician to employ the manual color correction service. We can even enhance one or two images so that you can see how beautiful your slides can be.
The Image Restoration Service will digitally repair your slides. If your slides have folds, scratches, color blots, fungus or any number of imperfections, ask our image scanning technician for a quote for your slide(s). Even if the image has a piece missing it may be possible to reproduce this missing section based on another slide or other data inside the same slide. It is amazing what can be done with Adobe Photoshop, some extra plug-ins, knowhow and experience. And don’t worry, all the original data will be saved.
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