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The Demand for Modern Scanning Equipment

It is a testament to the quality of nextScan microfilm conversion scanners because many have been running for decades with occasional maintenance. You couldn’t say that about most items you have purchased for the past 20 years. Generational advancements in electronic and computer technology have advanced in that time. Networks and security are at an […]

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What Makes a True Microfilm Conversion Scanner?

Using the right tools for the job is not only common sense. It is a necessity. This is particularly true in the world of microfilm scanners. There are two distinct kinds of microfilm scanners, each with its own variations. The key differentiator is how images are captured, a crucial factor in achieving the best results. […]

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The Wonderful World of Microfilm

If you have made it here, you undoubtedly have worked with some sort of microfilm, but do you know all the different types? Within the world of microfilm there are many film varieties. As printing technology changed and processes advanced, so did microfilm production. Depending on the need of the company or organization, formats and […]

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Microfilm’s Second Life

Our partner in Singapore explains what it’s like to be
one of the few companies still creating new physical microfilm.

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NextScan Completes Delivery of Wide-Format Aerial Film Scanners for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Meridian, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NextScan, a Digital Check company and the world’s leading maker of high-speed digital microfilm conversion equipment, has completed delivery of its new ultra-wide film scanners to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The groundbreaking Apex by nextScan™ machines, capable of digitizing film up to 10.23 inches (260mm) wide, […]

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Digital Conversion Tech Meets Its Match

Rendering wide-format aerial film digitally is no simple task – and required inventing a new high-powered scanner to do the job  By Brad Kvederis High-precision photography represents a unique anomaly in the digital age: one of the rare instances in which the modern, electronic state of the art sometimes struggles to keep up with its […]

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Challenges of Different and Odd Film

From the Summer Issue of the NIRMA Online Magazine As Record Managers, you are very familiar that records come in all types of formats, sizes, densities, colors, and more. And while most are now created with a digital backup, there are still many documents on old analog file types. For the last two decades, the […]

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FlexView Makes HMML Microfilm Scanning Project Possible

A recent installation of a FlexView 300 at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) has tremendously helped technicians increase microfilm scanning output. Records indicate that 207 microfilm rolls were scanned in November 2021 compared to 28 microfilm rolls scanned in November 2020. Learn more from the HMML article.

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FamilySearch Digitizes 2.4 Million Rolls of Microfilm!

Beginning in 1998, with only five employees, FamilySearch set out to digitize their microfilm collection, which was estimated to take 50 years. At that time, nextScan was not even in business. Over the last 20 years, not only was nextScan formed, introduced the Eclipse, and has lead the advancement of high-speed scanning technology which has […]

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NextScan Introduces Eclipse 2000, the Undisputed High-Speed Microfilm Scanning Leader

Meridian, ID, July 8, 2021 – NextScan, the high-speed microfilm conversion scanner division of Digital Check has released the Eclipse® 2000, the fastest microfilm conversion scanner in the world, capable of scanning speeds up to 2,000 frames of microfilm per minute. Fine-tuned mechanics and improved data bandwidth give the new model a more than 60 […]

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