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We Scan Disc Films

On This Page: The Disc Camera / Three Imaging Steps / Full Image / Our Competition / Scan Resolution / Damaged Discs /
Ah - the Kodak Disc Film Camera! Those were the days. In 1982, Kodak introduced the Disc Film Camera to the world:
disc camera
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disc film


For the times, it was a great little camera.It was pocket-size, which made it easy to carry around. It was also easy to load - just snap in the film casssette and you were ready to go. Fifteen pictures later, you just popped out the cassette and sent it off to be developed and printed.

But now we are in the digital age - and all those memories are locked away in those little round film discs, or maybe some fading photos that are sitting in a scrapbook, or tucked away in a drawer.

If you have some of these photographic relics, there are a few commercial scanning outfits that will take these technological orphans and digitize them - but there are a few important caveats to be considered. One is the cost - as much as $39.00/disc.  Then there are the places that want to take the film apart - cutting out the plastic hub - in order to process the film on a flat-film scanner.

Finally, there is the resolution of the scans the commercial scanning houses produce. A 2000 dpi commercial scanner will produce an image from a disc film with about 800 pixels across. That results in a photo that has 0.5 MP! If they use a 3000 dpi scanner, it will yield an image with about 1200 pixels on each horizontal line - that's a 1.1 MP image.

We use proprietary equipment, designed and built in-house, to digitize disc film. We do not alter the film in any way - it comes back to you in the same condition as we received it. What's more, our equipment is able to produce a digital image with more 9.5 MP  - that's the equivalent of an 8,400 dpi scan!

That means that your images will have about 3500 pixels in each horizontal line - about three times the resolution of the other commercial scanning houses. Best of all, we only charge $10.00/disk(Digital Positive Service),or $15.00/disc (Premier Service), which includes clean-up and adjustment of your images (please see images below, or click those links for more details). That's less than 1/2 what the other scanning houses charge - for an outcome that is 3x better!

Here's an example of a Disc photo showing the three steps in the process of recovering the image (Digital Negative, Digital Positive, Finished Premier Service image):
image steps
This is what the final image looks like:
image steps
If you view this image on a large computer monitor, you will see that the resolution of the photo is fine enough that it reaches the limits of the "grain" of the photo dyes that make up the image. All this detail is recovered from a piece of film that is smaller than most of your finger nails! That is what our "breakthrough" process can do for your Disc films.

Damaged Discs:  Please note that the prices stated are for intact discs. If the hub has been removed, an additional $2.00 charge will be added per disc. If the film in your Disc is warped or curved, we can still digitize the images without any extra charges. We may be the only Company that can!

That means we can provide you with the lowest cost disc film scanning (or actually, disc film digitization) of any service available. If you have some old Disc Film negatives sitting around, let us bring them into the Digital Age for you. Just fill out a Scanning Request, and we will send you a shipping label and instructions for sending your material to us for digitizing

Digital Conversions LLC can convert Disc film to digital images with higher resolution, at a lower cost, than any other digital service on the internet.


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