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A Microfiche Machine to Scan Your Microfiche

Those 4 x 6 cards with tiny images embedded inside, that you need a light viewer or microfiche machine to read them… Those are called microfiche cards. And the reason you need a clumsy viewer to see anything is that the images on the microfiche are too small to see them without lots of magnification. Many people run into a dead end with this issue and don’t know what to do about it. They need to view the information but don’t want to have to buy an outdated viewer to do this.

Use a Microfiche Machine to Scan Microfiche Cards

There is a much better solution for you. It is called microfiche scanning and for this you need access to a microfiche machine that scans the images. A microfiche machine scans the images and creates a separate file for each image. If you try to scan the entire card as one image with a microfiche machine, the images would be unreadable because of poor resolution. A Paper scanner for example, makes a 1 to 1 scan of the original, but a microfiche machine can make a 1 to 24 scan. The microfiche machine actually magnifies the image before saving it.

A microfiche machine is very expensive, up to $55,000 for a high end microfiche machine. We have a microfiche machine that we can use to transfer your files. For a handful of microfiche to thousands of microfiche  cards, you can make use of our microfiche machine to digitize your microfiche cards. You can create pdf files or jpeg files with the right microfiche machine and you will be able to view all your images on your PC. CONTACT US

Let Records Scanning Experts Digitize Your Microfiche

Microfiche cards can be very time consuming to work with. That is one reason I recommend records scanning. Records scanning, in general, will convert your microfiche cards into a digital storage and retrieval system. Records scanning can create PDF or Jpeg files. These types of digital files are commonly used in the industry and can be of great value to end users. The time that is required to operate a microfiche archival system is considerable in the present time. Before Records scanning, options were limited and microfiche systems were acceptable everywhere. Today, records scanning allows systems to be much more reliable and efficient.

Microfiche To Digital WIth Record Scanning

Taking the time to investigate and become knowledgeable in this area is also easy. You can contact a records scanning expert for all kinds of information, without any commitment. A good records scanning service company can also do testing for free. You should be able to get samples of your microfiche images for free. This a very important part of any records scanning project and can answer many question for you. You should like to see what the end product will look like and make sure that it will serve its purpose correctly, before you start the real records scanning production run.

The fact is, with the technology available today, you should not have to used microfiche cards as your only available choice. Records scanning has been the answer to thousands of organizations and individuals with microfiche cards. The efforts needed from your side are very small but the gains can be significant. Let the exerts at records scanning do the the work for you.

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Simple Ways To Digitize Negatives

If you need to Digitize Negatives from microfiche cards, there are options available for you. One good way to digitize negative is to used a microfiche to digital scanner. This scanner will digitize negatives from many different types of formats. You can then store the resulting images as jpegs, tiffs, pdfs right on your computer.

Digitize Negatives with a Microfilm SCaner

To digitize negatives from strips of old film, or from microfilm rolls, you basically follow the same process, but the microfilm scanner is different. To digitize negatives from film strips that roll in 100 foot rolls, the conversion is more automated than from short strips. Log rolls are threaded through a microfilm scanners that then feed the microfilm on a continuous flow. But to digitize negatives from very short strips, each strip requires some one to load the negative on to the microfilm scanner one by one.

I like to digitize negatives from small strips with a process that allows adjustments for variations of quality. This process allows is very handy to digitize negatives that have variations of contrast. You should not digitize negatives with one standard setup because this can lead to loss of quality in the resulting image. When adjustments are needed, you want to have the opportunity to make necessary equipment adjustments. CONTACT US

Up To Date Microfiche To Digital

Many Historical and Genealogical records are stored on microfiche cards. This is available to someone interested in the information for private and or historical uses. In many libraries and other location around the country, they have microfiche readers to help you find what you need. Converting the Microfiche to Digital allows this process to be much easier. Microfiche to digital conversion is the process of scanning the microfiche with high tech equipment, and creating an image that is stored on computers. Microfiche to Digital conversion can make a big difference to gemological researchers that are looking for specific information contained within a large collection of data.

 

A good way to compare these processes is to consider the differences between the two formats and what can be accomplished with each. Traditional microfiche readers rely on you to manually locate the film, insert it into the reader, then finding the general area where your data may be, and then hunting for names as you would find a word in a book. A Microfiche to Digital conversion creates digital images of the entire collection. All the data is then stored in a computer and can be viewed as many time as you like. The scanning of Microfiche to Digital technology has been available for a few years and is the logical means for optimization. Microfiche readers and printers where great years ago, but the time it takes to find information is greatly reduced thanks to a Microfiche to Digital conversion process.

 

There is even better news. After the Microfiche to Digital process is complete, we can perform an OCR or, Optical Character Recognition, to the files. By doing this, all files that were converted from Microfiche to Digital, can be data searched by simply typing a name in the computer. Imaging you are looking for persons name and you don’t know where it is within thousands of records. The value of a Microfiche to Digital conversion is realized when you are able to type in the name and have the computer bring up the page and point to the location where the name is found.Microfiche to Digital CONTACT US

Convert Genealogical Microfiche to Digital Image

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Digitizing genealogical records– it is easier now than in the past to find information about your ancestors. Many organizations are collecting genealogical information for research reasons. In spite of this, finding your family history may not be as easy as you would like. Original certificates of marriage, divorce, birth, death and other historical records, may be found in their original paper format. Generation Imaging are experts at converting historical records from microfiche archives, microfilm archives, or original paper form, to a digital format, such as PDF, TIFF, or JPEG.

There has always been an interest in people looking their ancestry information. Years ago we could only get genealogical information that had been passed down from family members. Many people have spend countless number of hours gathering information to build their own family tree. But many times this information was very limited in-spite of their efforts.

Companies that offer genealogical records to individuals that are looking for family history are looking for ways to provide more information for you. If you have records on microfilm or microfiche cards, and you need to convert these archival records to a digital format, contact Generation Imaging. We also scan paper documents and aperture cards. In addition, we can perform OCR and create searchable PDF files. This can allow individual to look up names, dates and other information. We can convert all types of hard copy records to digital format and help you build a digital automated system. Using this method, Genealogical Research Institutions are becoming more efficient than years ago.

We recently converted old newspaper records from 35mm microfilm to digital format for an out of state genealogical records institution. In this particular case, the microfilm had information that dated back about 100 years. Before the conversion took place, people had a very difficult time finding valuable information that was stored in the microfilm. It is easy to assume that many people got frustrated and did not find all they were looking for. We were successful at digitizing and creating searchable PDF files that can now be easily search. In an automated system, records can be found by typing a name into a field and the system locates all the records that have that name . This automated process is usually more efficient at locating records when compared to a person searching through thousands of documents. In addition, the time savings when using an automated system is huge. This time savings and efficiency may turn into a win win situation for everyone.

Contacting us for your microfilm or document conversion needs is easy.  We are equipped to quickly and efficiently convert your genealogical records for you. Old documents that are kept on microfiche or microfilm, or are in paper format, require an expert to carefully and safely digitize the information. We use the latest technology to scan records. We have converted 35mm microfilm, 16mm microfilm and other types of documents for many years.

If you have millions of vital records that need to be digitized, or if you just have a couple of rolls of microfilm or a few microfiche cards, we can help you decide the best way to digitize the images, and we can provide you with the best options for you historical records. CONTACT US