How to decide what file format you would like your analog 35mm slides to be transferred to.
By deciding as to what are you going to use it for, you might like to see the following options:
- Digitize slides to preserve for generations to come.
- Enjoy on an HD TV, Tablet, Smart Phones, Computers (PC or Mac).
- E-mail images, upload to website or Social media ( Instagram or FB).
- Good for Powerpoint Presentation or any other documentation.
- Print up to 5x7 size.
Then you would need JPEG basic scan
- Hi quality digital archiving.
- Much better quality than Basic slide scanning.
- Good for Project presentation and Photo Editing.
- Print up to 11 x 14.
You would need Jpeg Hi Resolution Scan
Note: You would need TIFF files
- Tiff file slide scan is for graphic editing purpose only.
- Please remember that you cannot E-mail Tiff files (too big).
- Tiff is NOT for TV or computer viewing pleasure.
- Tiff files need a reasonably powerful computer to handle.
- Highest image quality you can get from your slides.
- Good for Hi quality lossless archiving and heavy photo editing.
You would need Tiff Hi Resolution Scan
How to select best digital file for your Video tape conversion project:
All videotapes are converted to .vob file format at Bayside Digital, it's the industry standard:
How to play .vob files on Windows 10
What is VOB file: As per FileInfo - for more info please check their website:
A VOB file is a movie data file from a DVD disc, typically stored in the VIDEO_TS folder at the root of the DVD. It contains a majority of the data stored on the disc which includes video, audio, subtitles, DVD menus and other navigation contents. VOB files are usually formatted as MPEG-2 system streams and can be opened by various video playback programs
If you would like to play transferred analog videos to digital format on your Windows computer, then the recommended
file formats would be : WMV, AVI, MPR (new PCs) – You may play them with free apps like Windows Movie Player, VCL Video Player (get it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLC_media_player or the FREE download from CNet
For MAC: MOV (Quick Time), MP4 : free apps to play: iMovie, Quick Time Player, VCL
For uploading to Website, iDevices and playing on smart phones: then you need to get them converted to MP4
MP4 is not compatible with every device. Some TV support MP4, but not all of them. So if you want to stream MP4 on TV, you must convert MP4 to TV compatible formats.