We utilize the best hardware available for transferring film and it gets the job done right the first time. Customers are usually in the dark about how a transfer is actually done. 95% of the film transfer industry either project film using standard store bought film projectors and video taping off the wall or a mirror, resulting in a serious loss of quality from your original film. We use commercial film transfer machines to convert film to DVD. Old film is brittle. Just running it through that old projector you found at a garage sale can cause irreparable damage. The heat from old-style lamps in projectors can melt the old film in the blink of an eye. Our modern equipment uses LED technology that is brighter than old-style projector bulbs with no heat!
Here is just a sampling of things that we do when transferring your precious memories from old silent film, or even film with sound, to an archival digital format that will not degrade over time:
- Corner To Corner Image Brightness
- Speed Correction
- We stabilize the original film source so that the finished product free of jitter and flicker.
- Clarity & Color Correction
- We utilize equipment that transfers directly to a raw video formats that we can use.
- We babysit the project from start to finish.
- When the job completed, you receive a DVD with label in a DVD movie style & size case with cover insert and a page inside for you to add notes.
Most of us know that old films wear out, and every time they break, there is a memory on those frames of film that is lost forever. A bit surprising to many is that a video tape wears out too—even when it isn’t being played! Video tape works by recording information magnetically onto a thin tape that is coated with tiny particles of iron. As time goes by, the magnetically stored information degrades even when stored under ideal conditions. New tapes are able to hold the magnetic information fine for awhile. Then each pass of the tape over the playback heads of a video player actually physically degrades the thin tape and wears away the tiny iron particles.
We fix, clean, and transfer your old VHS, MiniDV, and Hi8 to digital format on DVD*.
Time is running out to get them transferred!
*Please note that our equipment can be adjusted to allow playback of the best picture possible for most of your video media. Because of possible differences from when your equipment recorded it or damage from heat or over playing, our equipment may not be able to provide ultimate image quality and/or playback may not work at all.
What you receive with your order:
One DVD with label in booklet size case with blank note card. You can give the master to a duplication house and make as many copies as you may need or we can provide copies at $17.00* each.
Set up fee of $32.00
50 feet = $12* Most popular size of film reel. Approx. 2 1/2-3-minutes. 3 inch diameter
100 feet = $24* Approx. 5 minutes 200 feet = $48 Approximately 11 – 13 minutes 5 inch diameter
400 feet = $96* 2nd most popular film reel. Approx. 22 – 26 minutes 7 inch diameter
All video media is $15* an hour.
Chapters added $5.00 each
Captions added $5.00 each
Detailed editing at $75.00 per hour
Your Media & Misc.:
We will take the extreme care of your provided media and/or storage devices. We are not responsible for the loss of your items during shipping. You assume responsibility of proofing all work before a master DVD is burned.
*Plus Maine State Sales Tax, if applicable, and USPS shipping charges. Disscounts apply when transfer 1000 feet or more of film or 6 hours or more of video.
**Due to copyrite laws, we only transfer personal home movies.