Film professional preserves images of precious memories

MEMORIES are precious - and there are probably hundreds of them around your home captured in images on old VHS/VCR tapes, 8mm film and slide transparencies.

But they're probably languishing in boxes and the film will deteriorate.

And in the coastal sub-topics there's the risk of images developing mould.

Experienced photographer and film maker Steve Houghton specialises in various forms of video and film preservation at his Film Copy Centre, based on the Sunshine Coast.

Since 1994, he has strived to create video productions that go far beyond customers' expectations.

"It's our policy to add those extra touches that make the finished product so much more enjoyable, year after year," Steve said.

"VHS and camera tapes have an expected lifetime up to 10 years, while for a DVD it's up to 40 years.

"If you've got one reel or video or hundreds, you can feel confident that each order receives the same individual care. We are proud to have the opportunity to work on orders every day from across Australia."

Services include camera tapes (all formats), cards/chips, hard drives and Beta-VCR/VHS to DVD; super and standard 8mm film, 16mm film to DVD; 35mm slides and photos to DVD; and overseas tape conversions NTSC and PAL

Steve runs two companies - the Film Copy Centre and Digital Media Productions. He offers free quotes and can arrange free pick-up.

He can be contacted on 1300 730 430 or 0412 757 144, seven days a week.


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