It depends on how much film you have to transfer, but standard film transfer is priced between $.20 and $.30 per foot, which works out to $10 to $15 for a 50-ft reel. Our tiered pricing is based on a per-foot cost at the following levels:
We use an all-digital, aerial-capture process with a 3CCD camera. This method produces the highest possible video quality, with the exception of film scanning, which is usually cost-prohibitive. Learn more about our process.
8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm. We transfer optically- and magnetically-recorded sound.
We transfer both optically- and magnetically-recorded film audio. We optimize the sound quality by controlling the gain and reducing the noise. The audio is then seamlessly integrated with the video.
Your film will be transferred to a high quality DVD-R disc that is compatible with almost all DVD players. We also recommend that you preserve an uncompressed master copy of your film. We usually provide these on master-grade mini-DV tapes.
A single DVD disc holds up to 2 hours of video, which equals about 1600 feet of 8mm film or 3200 feet of 16mm film. For more details see the Film Table.
We use DVD-R format, which is supported by almost all DVD players.
No, the transfer is done automatically by dedicated equipment. However, we will need to glance through parts of your film for quality control and in order to install certain features.