8mm Film Transfer Services
Whether you have one reel or a hundred, we provide quality film transfers at an affordable price. Our advanced frame-by-frame transfer technology utilizes top of the line Hitachi broadcast cameras to ensure your home movies look their best for generations to come.
Our 8mm Film Transfer Process
Once we receive your films, they are carefully labeled in the order you indicate and prepared for transfer. Your films are then inspected and cleaned as necessary, and smaller 3 inch reels may be spliced together on to larger reels in preparation for transfer.
A trained operator then utilizes custom-engineered telecine equipment to project your movie film directly into a professional video camera. Our modified equipment ensures the entire frame of film including the sprocket holes is visible during the conversion (the sprockets are cropped out later). Our broadcast cameras offer 40% higher resolution than any MiniDV or DV camcorder. We are capable of focusing on the individual grains of film which makeup each frame. Because the grains of film are visible we can know that the resolution of the transfer is limited only by the film itself and not the camera or transfer process. Your picture will be the absolute best as the film allows it to be.
Once the film is transferred, we create a DVD master with custom chapter markers for each reel. Using top of the line archival grade media (rated for 100 years) and proven thermal printing technology, we create your finished DVDs ready for you and your family to enjoy.
Our standard pricing for 8mm film transfers is $0.20 per foot. There is also a one time $29.99 setup fee per order that includes cleaning, splicing, and your first copy on DVD.
How much film do you have? We compute the length of your film based upon the diameter of your film reels. The following table will enable you to compute exactly how much film you have.
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This pricing guide covers most standard projects we see and gives you an idea of what you can expect to pay. However we understand that each project is unique and our standard pricing may not cover your particular situation. Give us a call and we'll work out a quote for you.