Media collections, archival collections, library

Digitizing Archival and Heritage Collections

We offer the highest quality archival scanning and digitization for organizations and individuals who want to preserve and create digital access to their physical assets whether video, film, photos or audio.

Professional experienced scanning knowledge and technicians, along with the best equipment on the market, assures you get just what you need.

Digital transfer services:

Videotape from most NTSC tape formats including, betacam, betamax, 3/4 inch Umatic, VHS and VHS-C, 8mm tape and HI 8mm.

Movie Film from 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm with and without sound

Audio tape from cassettes, reel-to reel, vinyl, and mini and micro cassettes.

Photos, slides, negatives all photo and slide sizes including oversized newspapers and documents

Delivery of digital assets we’ll deliver you final digital files on a CD, DVD, thumb or flash drive, hard drive or load to a server location of your choice.

Some of our clients include:
● Corporations
● Organizations and associations
● Historical collectors
● Museums
● Institutions and libraries
● Foundations
● Communities and local historical societies

We have worked with:
● RMS Titanic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc
● MI State Capitol Historical Society
● MSU Archives & Historical Collections
● MSU College of Music
● MSU Museum
● The Christman Company
● Capital Area Career Center
● Arlington Central Library
● Savannah College of Art and Design
● East Lansing Police Department
● MSU College of Law

Archival Collection Testimonials

RMS Titanic

Many thanks for your wonderful job! I so appreciate how organized you were. I love that everything came back with an excel list and that you provided a master disc for me. Everything looks super. – Rebecca Parker, Registrar of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. and RMS Titanic, Inc.

Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

MSU Archives has worked with Such Media for many years. The staff provide excellent professional service. We have been very happy with the film transfer services they have provided. – Matthew Wilcox, Audiovisual Archivist, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections

Capitol Area Career Center

We have worked extensively with Such Media converting our sizable VHS media library to DVD. Such Media was efficient and did an excellent job of organizing, labeling and packaging our media for easy use and reference. Such Media was a pleasure to work with! – Chris Eaton, Curriculum Director

Michigan State University, College of Music

It has always been a pleasure to work with Such Media! Your response is always quick and reliable and the quality of the work is first rate! I also appreciate that you make every effort to keep costs down . It is reassuring to know that I can expect to receive excellent value at a reasonable cost. I look forward to our future projects. – Dr.Walter Verdehr, Professor of Violin, College of Music, Michigan State University

Maple Valley Schools

We did a major remodel of our high school building and were seeking a new way to display our alumni photographs, which dated back to the late 1800’s. We had over 160 class portraits from three different school districts: Nashville, Vermontville, and Maple Valley. We were able to drop off the photographs in person and explain what we needed.  I felt very comfortable leaving these treasures in their hands. We are thrilled with the end result! Not only did we get high resolution digital images, the files were organized by building, named by graduation year, and delivered on a flash drive making the rest of the project very easy from our perspective. We are now able to show our alumni photos on a new 60″ digital display in the high school. The Such Media staff was easy to work with and the turnaround time was very quick considering the number of photos we had. Such Media gets our highest recommendation! – Michelle Falcon, Superintendent, Maple Valley Schools – Tracy George, Technology Director

Ashley Community Schools Department of Music

Thank you for transferring and preserving the audio history of our music program. It has been pleasant working with your company in ensuring that I as a the customer received what I asked for. – Adrian Cervini, Director of Bands

Video Collection Project Profile

Such Media worked with Premier Exhibitions, the international exhibition company of Titanic artifacts, and RMS Titanic, the company holding the salvage rights to the debris field. 1033 hours of 3/4″ PAL video tape was transferred to DVD and digital video files loaded to back up drives. The video footage converted was from 1987 to 1996 and was being held by a French scientific community. This footage had never been seen before this transfer and will be part of a video database for scientific research. The project took three months to complete.

Slide Project Profile

These slides  are a few of  over 22,000 slides and photos scanned for the RMS Titanic archival collection. The images were from various expeditions to the site used in accessing the condition of the ship and debris field. The digital images are used for educational and scientific purposes. The slide and photos were returned to the archives in archival safe storage boxes along with the digital assets on data DVDs and external hard drives with contact sheets and excel spreadsheets denoting any geological information from the original image.

Scan of archival photo from Titanic collection
Scan of archival photo from Titanic collection
Scan of archival photo from Titanic collection
Scan of archival photo from Titanic collection

About Titanic Found
The idea of finding the wreck of Titanic, and even raising the ship from the ocean floor, had been around since shortly after the ship sank. No attempts were successful until September 1, 1985, when a joint American-French expedition, led by Jean-Louis Michel and Dr.Robert Ballard located the wreck. It was found at a depth of 2 miles (3,800 m), south-east of Newfoundland at 41.726931° N and -49.948253° W.  RMS Titanic Map The most notable discovery the team made was that the ship had split apart, the stern section lying 1,970 feet (600 m) from the bow section and facing opposite directions. There had been conflicting witness accounts of whether the ship broke apart or not, and both the American and British inquires found that the ship sank intact. Up until the discovery of the wreck, it was generally assumed the ship did not break apart. The bow section had embedded itself 60 feet (18 m) into the silt on the ocean floor. Besides parts of the hull having buckled, the bow was mostly intact, as the water inside had equalized with the increasing water pressure. The stern section was in much worse condition. As the stern section sank, water pushed out the air inside tearing apart the hull and decks. The speed at which the stern hit the ocean floor caused even more damage. Surrounding the wreck is a large debris field with pieces of the ship, furniture, dinnerware and personal items scattered over one square mile (2.6 km). Softer materials, like wood and carpet, were devoured by undersea organisms.