Digital promises. Film delivers.

Suppose you transfer some digitally captured photographic images from a hard drive to a CD. You might consider that your information is now 'archived'.

Proven to have a useful lifespan of hundreds of years.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. While digital media excel at capturing and manipulating images, they lack the chemical and mechanical stability to provide true archiving. CDs typically begin to degrade in as little as five years. What’s more, hard drives fail and computer and operating systems become obsolete over time. When you go to retrieve your information 10 or 20 years from now, there’s a good chance it’s been lost forever.

Now consider film. Chemically, it's been scientifically proven to have a useful lifespan of hundreds of years. Mechanically, it can’t fail because there’s nothing to fail. As a resolution-independent medium, film allows you to easily access the image at any time, regardless of how computer technology evolves in the future. As long as you have a source of light, you’re in business.

In the late-1990s, Hollywood studios first recognized that their digitally stored assets were at grave risk. Working with acmeworks digital film inc., many have archived their programming onto 35-mm film.

DIGINEG Ltd. is making true archiving available to professional photographers, businesses and consumers who have images, data or other information they want to preserve in perpetuity.