There is no greater gift you can give your family this Christmas than the gift of their own memories. Nowadays, almost everyone has a device they carry around in their pocket capable of recording relatively good quality films, and it can be taken out and set to start recording in a matter of seconds. However, older generations who grew up with obsolete recording technologies, had to make do with capturing small snippets of their lives in not-so-great recording quality. These films are even less accessible now, as the number of people who own tech capable of playing these recordings dwindles.
No one person pioneered cinema. In fact, the film industry has an extensive, not very clearly defined history, spanning many decades to get where we are now. The initial development of ‘moving pictures’ started out as a mere novelty and eventually developed into one of the most prominent entertainment mediums of the 20th century and onwards.
Once upon a time, cine film was the primary way to watch films. Families would gather together around the projector to watch the grainy footage of their lives as it flickered and jutted in front of their eyes. Whilst these memories may no doubt bring back wonderful feelings of nostalgia for some, it is no surprise that technology has long since moved past this, and for very good reasons.
It’s now easier than ever to track down long-lost relatives. This is partly thanks to social media, which has made locating distant aunts, uncles and cousins something you can largely do from the comfort of your own home. As a result, more and more people are holding family reunions to reconnect with such people.
Old cine films offer an amazing glimpse into the past. Whether it’s rediscovering your grandfather’s prized film collection or unwittingly unearthing a gem at a car boot sale, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.
Below we have highlighted three amazing stories of cine film discoveries. Continue reading
Finding gifts for family members is always a challenge, especially for older relatives who already seem to have everything. Instead of chocolates or another photo frame, choose something different for your loved one and give them some memories to treasure. Converting their old cine films into DVDs is a great gift, and at Cine 2 DVD Transfers we’ve got the specialist knowledge and expertise to create it for you. Continue reading
Vintage is really having its day at the moment. With vintage stores, homewares, cafes and fairs popping up all over the country to celebrate the glamour and iconic experiences of days gone by.
Why are vintage experiences so celebrated? Perhaps because they hark back to a bygone era of simplicity, or because it’s fun to reminisce. Continue reading
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People of every age often say their wedding day was the best day of their lives – and it’s also a day for people of all ages across a family to come together in a shared experience. But as traditions shift from generation to generation, it’s not always easy to pass on the memories and the moments which have gone. What better way to relive the memories of wedding days gone by and early married life than by converting the cine film to DVD so everyone can enjoy it together? Continue reading
As we transition further towards a situation where everything that we do and record is stored online, it is important to take stock of how you are protecting your memories. While your photos and videos might be safe on Facebook, what happens if Facebook fails or if they change their policy of keeping all historic information? Continue reading