Microfilm Scanning

We are experts at all types of microfilm scanning and slide scanning.  Microfilm conversion is a multi-step process.  We begin by selecting sample film, then scanning and optimizing the processing settings to produce the best possible images.  The settings are saved in a template and samples are sent to our client for approval.

Upon approval, digitizing begins with inspection of the film to identify scratches, tears, reels without headers, etc. If problems are found, we notify our client so that adjustments can be made.  We scan at more than 12,000 images per hour into grayscale for optimal image capture.  During conversion, variances in film density are automatically adjusted.

The images are indexed according to predetermined criteria.  Folders can be created by name, number, date, department, etc.  Individual documents can be identified with metadata such as document type, date, subject, etc.  Documents and folders that consist of more than one image will be consolidated into multi-image files.

Files are then processed for desired file type (TIFF, JPEG, PDF and others).  If desired, the grayscale images are converted to black and white (bi-tonal) format.  We also offer full-text search using Optical Character Recognition.  If the documents will be uploaded into an existing imaging system, the required output structure is generated.

Final Quality Control confirms that the steps above have been correctly implemented.  We statistically inspect final output to insure that image quality, indexing/file generation and output formatting are precise.  If required, rework is performed.

Delivery is completed as specified.  We can transmit images through secure and encrypted FTP protocol or record the data to CDs, DVDs or External Hard Disk Drives.