Please complete one or more of the following order forms and enclose it to your parcel, when you send us your film or video material. You can either complete the form online and print it out afterwards or print it out first and complete it manually.
Scan service: Please send us only the image material you wish to be scanned. We completely scan and invoice all the images sent to us. The selection of single images, particular frames from film strips, film rolls or other collections is not allowed. For each kind of film there is a minimum order quantity. If the number of photos to be scanned is below that quantity, the minimum order quantity will be invoiced.
Video digitalisation: By default we digitise every video tape completely, i.e. from the beginning of tape to end of tape and assign general titles, for example Film_01. If you would like to specify ending time or title individually, please additionally complete the form Title list or write the according information on each video tape.
We always send back your film or video material in an insured parcel (500€ insurance). About 4 weeks after payment of our invoice we irrevocably delete your digital picture/video files from our hard disks.
Order form for slides/negatives
Order form for paper photos
Order form for special formats
Order form for our High-End Scan-Service
Order form for video tapes
Order form for Super8/Normal8/16mm/Pathe film rolls
Video title and processing list
By selecting the image format, you specify the desired file format for your image files. Please note that we do not offer all image formats for all kinds of originals (see the according order form). The following image formats are available:
JPG: The JPG format is a compressed image format. An image file, which is originally sized 50 MB, is sized for example only 5 MB after the compression. JPG images need less space on the hard disk and can be opened and edited faster. But the compression is afflicted with slight loss of quality. In addition there is further loss of quality when opening and resaving a JPG image.
TIF: The TIF format is an uncompressed image format, i.e. you get original scans without loss of quality. TIF files are very large - a 4000ppi scan of a 35mm slide is sized over 50 MB, see our website about image sizes. The TIF format is very suitable for archiving your images. For further application, like e.g. viewing on a screen, it is advisable to additionally convert the TIF files into JPG files.
TIF 48-Bit: The 48-Bit files are normal TIF files with 48 Bit colour depth (16 Bit for B/W images) instead of 24 Bit (B/W 8 Bit). Instead of 256 colours per colour channel (red, green, blue) a 48-Bit TIF file contains 65536 colours per channel. TIF-48 is very suitable for archiving and additional editing your images. If you want to extensively edit your scans with Photoshop® or any other image editing software, we recommend the TIF 48-Bit format. These files are twice as large as 8-Bit TIF files.
HDR: The HDR format is a special raw data format by SilverFast (very much like RAW files of a digital camera). If you want HDR scans you get raw files, which can be properly processed only by the SilverFast HDR software. The HDR files are not suitable for direct viewing. With SilverFast HDR you can adjust all scannig parameters by yourself and also specify the output size and the file format (JPG/TIF). You virtually scan your film material by yourself and you can save the costs for a film scanner as we do the hardware based scanning process and you do the raw file conversion with SilverFast HDR. You can find detailed information about this issue in our review on SilverFast HDR.