Digitization

Scanning & Digitization Services

The Digital Archive Group specializes in the highest quality archival scanning and digitization for organizations wishing to preserve and create digital access to their current physical assets.  No collection we work with is ever the same, therefore, we utilize a wide variety of digitization equipment and customized workflows to match the size, format and condition of the asset to be digitized.  This includes; sheet fed, flatbed, overhead, slide and negative, planetary, large format scanners and RAW rapid capture systems.

Special Care for “at risk” materials. Our nitrile gloved scanning technicians have experience handling “at risk” and fragile materials of all kinds.  We take special care with handling your assets to insure they are safe and sound. Our RAW capture equipment has specially designed image carriers to reduce handling and damage.

Flat & Reflective Materials Digitization

Reflective media refers to any type of asset with a continuous tone (photographs), halftone (magazines, newspapers), or bi-level (line art or text in most marketing materials).  TDAG can scan or digitize any shape, size, or condition of printed material utilizing the equipment which best suits the type and condition of the asset to be digitized.

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Film Digitization

The digitization of film materials is no easy task.  Slides and negatives have a habit of being brittle, wavy, dusty, and worst of all, nitrate. Older, out-of-date, consumer-based drum scanning equipment has not been effective at creating professional quality digital images.  This Film2_smallolder style process also involved a high degree of handling and “feeding” of the film, which led to asset damage and scratches in the emulsion of the film.

The Digital Archive Group utilizes RAW rapid capture technology for capturing and reproducing the highest quality digital master files at the most cost-effective price.

Utilizing Phase One 80MP digital-back cameras attached to a precision-built capture bench, TDAG image technicians digitize film materials up to 200 times faster than traditional methods!

When digitizing slides and negatives, TDAG utilizes a specialized transilluminator that elevates the film away from the lightbox so that the film is not exposed to heat and allows for easy high quality digital image generation. This is very important for nitrate negatives.  The image portion of the film is never touched by the film holder and thus, each image is captured in full.  The holder also ensures a precise position, so that every frame will be captured at a repeatable location. This system was developed to achieve greater system utilization and throughput while providing preservation quality digitization.

RAW rapid capture is the optimum solution for digitization of glass-plate slides!

Software

A quality digital file is highly dependent upon the capability of the capture software.  The Digital Archive Group relies upon Capture One, the leading RAW image processing software in the industry.  The ability to create presets and various file output options at the point of capture and digitization is critical in our workflow.

Learn more about RAW rapid capture and Capture One software under our RAW rapid capture page!