Do we really need 4K?
It’s in the details.
Having a higher picture quality in your 8mm / 16mm film reels allows you to observe and take in the history of your content in greater detail. With a 4K resolution, you have the potential to notice detail that perhaps would have been otherwise overlooked (i.e. the name of a store across the street from your grandparent’s house, a necklace your mother always wore, or the favorite toy you received for Christmas.) Though small, these details can be significant when added to the full context of the time and place of your film.
The test of time.
If you don’t have a television that is already 4K, 2K, or much less HD, is it still worth going for 4K when digitizing your old films? The short answer is yes. Beyond picture quality, what you are essentially buying yourself is more time with your treasured film. As the demand for new and better technology continues to inundate the market, 4K will be here for a while. Don’t get us wrong there are 8K televisions already on the market; however, the difference that is seen by the naked eye is minimal to none. Once your videos have been transferred to a 4K format, Memories Renewed will load your files to a hard drive, which will allow you a variety of ways to use your film files and provide for long term storage.