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How much does it cost to get my slides scanned?

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Do you or your family have loads of old slides that you’d like scanned and digitised? Big Egg Media have been scanning slides and photos to digital JPG images in Adelaide for around eight years (since 2006), and one of the top questions our customers ask us is “How much does it cost to get my slides scanned?” Keep reading below to find out… Slide Scanning is Surprising Affordable The answer is generally straightforward, but can vary depending upon your individual requirements. For the stock-standard, general kodachrome 35mm slide, our normal price is $1.20 per slide. This gives you a high quality scan to JPG image at a resolution of...

How long does a hard drive last?

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For a long time now hard drives have played a vital role in every area of computing. They’ve played an important part in the development of Mac and PC computers, and as the capacity of hard drives has rapidly increased, they now allow people to store huge amounts of information, videos and music digitally. One question that isn’t often given much thought is: how long does a hard drive last? The standard Australian warranty on many hard drives these days is 1 – 3 years, but do you expect it to die in that time? Or do you expect it to last longer? How long can I expect a new...

Send an Easter eCard!

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To celebrate Easter, why not send an Easter eCard to your family or friends? We’ve chosen a few Easter and egg-related images to get you started. Simply choose a photo below, then enter your details along with the recipient’s email address and click ‘Send eCard’. We hope you have a wonderful Easter! Your name Your email address Your friend's email addresseCard message 563 eCards have already been sent. Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email...

6 aspects to keep your business website fresh

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Just the other day my wife was looking for a podiatrist, so she went to her health insurance provider’s website to search for their preferred podiatrist partners. To her shock, the first number she tried on the list rang through to an accountant! It was obvious that her health insurance provider hadn’t maintained the list of partners on their website, and the podiatrist hadn’t informed the insurance provider when their phone number changed. More often than not, customers will use your website as the first point of contact for your business. If your site contains outdated or incorrect information, this can erode customer trust and confidence. Keeping your website...

Mouldy Tapes on the rise

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As time goes on, more and more old VHS, Beta and camcorder video tapes will be showing signs of age. This can come in many forms, from general poor picture quality and tracking on the TV screen, to physical damage of the tape or outer cassette itself. Tapes can suffer from effects of warping, affected by heat or cold, or becoming overwhelmed by dust, dirt or bugs. One aspect we don’t often think of though, is MOULD. In Australia’s varying climate and conditions, many home video tapes are prime targets for becoming mouldy, usually after being exposed to humid or moist conditions. While initially it may only look like...

Discover Advanced Photo Restoration & Scanning Techniques

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Have you ever wondered what to do with your old photo albums or collection of slides and negatives? If the photos look old or damaged is it even worth trying to resurrect them? The answer is YES! It’s amazing what’s possible these days with modern scanning technology. While cheaper ‘consumer’ scanners are often an attractive option due to their lower price and apparent ease of use, they will only produce poor to average results, limited resolution and correction options, and ultimately won’t be doing your images justice. DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT! On the other hand, higher end and professional image scanners give great results, allowing you to produce...

What’s the best digital video format to store my videos in?

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Are you thinking about making the big move and transferring all your family or training videos to digital video files? This can be quite a daunting task, and at some stage you may be wondering what is the best digital video format to store your videos in. While converting to DVD is still a popular choice, more people are choosing to convert directly to digital video files, and that’s what this article will focus on. We’d like to clarify some of the available options to help you decide the best video format to store your videos digitally. Different people with different purposes What do you want to do with your...

Discover 4 Mothers Day Gift Ideas

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Got Mum a present yet for Mothers Day? If not, discover some great mothers day gift ideas from Big Egg Media that are personal, meaningful, and will last a lifetime. These gifts are also useful and practical, and can be easily enjoyed by the whole family. #1 Convert Your Family Video Tapes to DVD & Digital Converting your videos can be a fiddly process if you try it yourself. We make it easy with a high quality, hassle-free video to DVD conversion service that saves you the time and bother. The conversion of VHS & camcorder video tapes to DVD ensures that your videos will last longer than a...

Your Website Really is Your Online Shopfront

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There was a time when having a brick and mortar location for your business was critical to success. After all, out of sight in many cases really is out of mind. Today, however, even the need for a brick and mortar location might be debated for many types of businesses, take eBay and online banks for example. What is difficult to debate, however, is the impact that the Internet has had on business in general, not to mention the concept individual businesses have of themselves as well as how consumers perceive them. With a well designed website, especially one that is correctly equipped with e-commerce features, businesses can not...